Hot Dog World

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Of course I am going to stop in a restaurant that calls itself Hot Dog World. And of course I am going to like it, even if I don’t like it all that much. Its mission in life and attitude are admirable; and the Dixie dog is dandy and the burgers are beautiful in a mid-century American drive-in way. Nothing I’ve eaten is going to make me eagerly detour off the highway for another helping, but if I am in Hendersonville and the yearning for a blubbery frankfurter topped with mustard, onions, mildly spicy beef chili and sweet slaw strikes (as it often does), I know where to go.

Hamburgers, like Hot Dog World hot dogs, aren’t cordon bleu. Continue reading

Of course I am going to stop in a restaurant that calls itself Hot Dog World. And of course I am going to like it, even if I don’t like it all that much. Its mission in life and attitude are admirable; and the Dixie dog is dandy and the burgers are beautiful in a mid-century American drive-in way. Nothing I’ve eaten is going to make me eagerly detour off the highway for another helping, but if I am in Hendersonville and the yearning for a blubbery frankfurter topped with mustard, onions, mildly spicy beef chili and sweet slaw strikes (as it often does), I know where to go.

Hamburgers, like Hot Dog World hot dogs, aren’t cordon bleu. But that’s OK, for there are times when a cheap round of beef, fully dressed and topped with cheese and loaded into a fresh sesame seed bun is just what’s needed. In my book, this one has all the ingenuous charm that is lacking in the corporate-created franchised versions.

A town favorite since the 1980s, Hot Dog World is a nice stop for those seeking a jolly fast food meal for well under $10.

By the way, next to Hot Dog World is Yogurt World, a serve-yourself frozen yogurt shop.

Dishes to try
Hot Dog World, Chili Slaw Dog
Chili Slaw Dog
Mustard, onions, chili, and slaw add up to a nice Dixie dog, here packed into a well-grilled bun.
Hot Dog World, Triple Cheeseburger
Triple Cheeseburger
Although the quarter-pound burgers are boring, three with cheese and the works add up a fun sandwich.
Hot Dog World, Onion Rings & French Fries
Onion Rings & French Fries
Neither the onion rings nor the French fries are memorable, but they do offer the right crispy/greasy syncopated bites while devouring hot dogs or hamburgers.
Hot Dog World, Milk Shake
Milk Shake
The difference between soft serve ice cream and a milk shake? The former comes with a spoon, the latter with a straw.
Directions and Hours
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes
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