Best Hot Dog: Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
248 S. Fourth St., 614-824-4673,

Who would ever imagine a hot dog feeling like a gourmet meal? At Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace, it's just that.

The locally-owned joint serves up a variety of dogs - including vegetarian ones - at reasonable prices for lunch, dinner and late-night snacks.

The hot dogs are loaded with amazing toppings like mango chutney, kim chee and corn relish.Sides include tater tots, nachos and coleslaw.

Runners-up: Wholly Joe's, Phillip's Coney Island