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The Hotdogger

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129 E St, Davis, CA 95616-4658
+1 530-753-6291
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon 11:00 - 19:00
Tue 11:00 - 00:00
Wed 11:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Davis, California
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

A long-established restaurant, the Hotdogger is popular with students, residents and tourists alike. Located downtown, service is fast and the quality of the food is very good. Great for a snack or a quick bite to eat, you will be very satisfied.

Thank Millicent C
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

The world needs places like The Hotdogger. I'm not quite a regular, although about twice a month for a dozen or so years might just qualify. Great for a date, or dads, take the kids here. Chili dog, the Chicago, or the Dogfather...you can't go wrong. My guess: that's true with anything on the menu.

Thank politeonplanes
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

It may be small , but it's a must when you are in Davis to stop by and grab a delicious hot dog ! There is something for everyone to try and taste . Fun and flavorful !

Thank Kim K
Davis, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

The hot dog or has a small storefront with outdoor seating, and take away hotdogs. Their business is the size of a generous closet.yep, despite those humble beginning's they never cease to amaze me with delicious hotdogs. I have personally eaten their hotdogs, Polish sausage, and corn dogs, and all were wonderful.in addition, I'm Saturday mornings they have a stand... More 

Thank Joe Z
Vacaville, California
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177 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

My husband and I went here for hotdogs one evening, and I was really disappointed. After being told what GREAT hotdogs they had here, I was not impressed. The hotdog wasn't even as good as the Brendan Theater in Vacaville (who actually make really good hotdogs). My husband had the chili dog, and he said it was okay, but he... More 

Thank beaglemom22
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

I always look forward to one of Hotdogger's specialty dogs when in Davis. This trip (October 2013) was as good as always, their 'chicagp dog' with german mustard!

Thank smallplates
Davis, CA
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

The Hotdogger is one of those hole in the wall locations you dream of knowing when you go to a new town. The hotdogs at the main location are excellent quality and it always feels like going to a party when you are at the TINY shop. If you are lucky enough to find the Hotdogger stand at the Davis... More 

Thank iclaire
Davis, California
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

This tiny, somewhat grungy, little shop (seating inside for two, outside for about four) serves up some AMAZING hot dogs. If it's something not usually served, like chicken linguica, you might have to wait a bit. Always friendly service, sometimes open late, and great food makes the Hotdogger a place I will continue to visit.

Thank Gabe A
Davis, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

This tiny restaurant cooks up the best dogs anywhere. Lot's of toppings or with just the mustard and sauerkraut, this is a great place to grab a quick and satisfying bite to eat.

Thank TenderGreens
Davis, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

Teeny tiny hot dog bar (most people eat at tables outside, or "to go") plus a cart at nearby Farmers Market. Eccentric, funny manager (owner?) may offend some who don't appreciate his sense of humor, but everyone is genuinely helpful, food is fresh & if you want a hot dog (or any other sausage, from Hot Link to Polish to... More 

Thank kbikski

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 E St, Davis, CA 95616-4658
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
  • Phone Number: +1 530-753-6291

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