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Texas Hot Dogs

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1122 12th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3454
11:00 - 20:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been an Altoona tradition. My 67 year old husband remembers going here with his family as a special treat. However, I grew up elsewhere and it is not worth the trip. The hotdogs are meh. Taste like the same dogs you get from a vendor on the street. Nothing special. The chili is less than average. Greasy and... More 

Thank AltoonaHoney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The downtown locale is the coolest & the chili is the best here. Hier's root beer & red birch beer on tap. The waitress is efficient and friendly & service is quick quick quick. Cheese fries & cheese balls are a must. The Texas Hot Dog with everything is the staple, but also the cheese dogs with sweet pickle relish... More 

Thank FattieCattie
Altoona, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Born and raised in Altoona, this is the only place to get a great hotdog. My daughter has moved 2 1/2 hrs away and it's one of the first places she goes to when she comes to town. My brother who lives in Colorado and makes it back here a few times a year can't wait to get to 12th... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great place to eat and has been around for over 95 years. I walk in the door and Bobby knows what I order and I go use the ladies room and it's ready when I come back out. Used to work in town and went there at least once a week. Family owned and started by their father and now... More 

Thank Cathy F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Was expecting something cool, considering I'm from Texas and this place is located in Altoona PA, was disappointed. no different than hotdog anywhere else.

Thank 271charlesp
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Very good hot dog spot. The wait staff is also excellent. My daughter and I go there occasionally. Great place.

Thank MattGenua
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

They best Hot Dogs you will ever eat. You must order your dog with everything on it. Hot dog sauce, mustard and onions. Most like chocolate milk with their dogs but I prefer Pepsi. Chow down,you won't be disappointed!

Thank Melycat
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

When I learned of this place and saw a 99-year history of serving dogs with chili, mustard, and onions, I wanted to come here. The staff were all warm and friendly and knew many of the customers, who appeared to have been coming here for decades. They had a good bean soup, which my wife tried, but the hot dogs... More 

Thank Mark H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Was awesome service with great food !! We will definitely be coming back to eat here when we come stay again

Thank Joyce S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

You can't go to Altoona, PA without trying a famous TEXAS HOT DOG. Be sure to order it with "everything" which is mustard, sauce and onions. They even took Obama there when he was in Altoona. People who grew up in Altoona and left the area always have to have one when they are in town.

Thank travelingduoPa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1122 12th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3454
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: 8149426381

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?