Hot Dog World

Drive-In | Hamburgers | Hot Dog
Worth a return

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.

What to Eat
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
closed now
Monday10am - 9:30pm
Tuesday10am - 9:30pm
Wednesday10am - 9:30pm
Thursday10am - 9:30pm
Friday10am - 9:30pm
Saturday10am - 9:30pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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