Bethel Hot Dog Palace

Chili Parlor | Diner | Drive-In | Hamburgers | Hot Dog | Sandwich Shop
Worth a detour

The Bethel Hot Dog Palace, which has dubbed itself “A Great American Diner,” used to be the Roadside Chili House, and although the name has changed, the cuisine’s the same. The star of the show is not chili (it never was), but a foot-long, natural-casing Hummel brand hot dog that comes covered with chili. You also can get the dog with cheese, bacon, and/or onions. If your frankfurter aesthetic is of the Bauhaus school, you can have it plain, presented in a nice, grill-toasted bun. The ultimate configuration, with everything on dog or burger, here here known as Texas-style.

The chili is fine-grind beef with a just a whisper of tongue-tingling kick. Containing no beans or other vegetables, it’s more a meat sauce than a meal; and I would imagine that a bowl full of it would be monotonous. On hot dogs or hamburgers or piled onto French fries, it’s a dandy halo.

To drink, on the side: a milk shake, please. Available flavors include chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and orange Creamsicle.

What to Eat
Bethel Hot Dog Palace, Texas Dog
Texas Dog
Texas Dog: a voluptuous foot-long wiener topped with a mantle of melted cheese, a spill of peppery chili, lots of bacon, and raw onions. The bun is toasted and in comparison to its ingredients tastes almost sweet. This is not a sophisticated frank, but when the Tube Steak Siren calls, it fills the bill.
Bethel Hot Dog Palace, Chili Dog
Chili Dog
This handsome chili dog only comes in the footlong length, and we should've ordered chili fries for extra spiciness.
Bethel Hot Dog Palace, Texas Burger
Texas Burger
The Texas Burger is named because it includes a layer of all-beef chili below the meat.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday11am - 4pm
Monday11am - 8pm
Tuesday11am - 8pm
Wednesday11am - 8pm
Thursday11am - 8pm
Friday11am - 8pm
Saturday11am - 8pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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