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Hot Dog Charlie's

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618 Saratoga St, Cohoes, NY 12047-4609
+1 518-235-4494
Today
10:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Cohoes, NY
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Somehow, when the Travel Channel does a show on Hot Dogs, they miss the Capital Region of New York, and the "small hot dog." Now I'm not talking about cocktail franks, I'm talking small hotdogs where you can eat 6, 12, 15, 20 or more at a sitting... Hot Dog Charlie's may not have been the first, but they were... More 

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Glens Falls, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I grew up on these and go there every time I am down that way, please open one in Glen's Falls. The hot dogs are nice and hit and fresh and the sauce is amazing .

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Thank lockdoc
Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I'm from half moon and grew up on Charlie's. I had to take my friend there when we went to visit. And they are just as good as always.

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Lakeville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

If you like hot dogs these are the best. Been around for many many years. Tremendous meat sauce. Recommend getting them with the works. We stop every time we are in the area.

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Thank camelsolutions
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Hot Dog Charlie's has the best french fries!! I love dipping them in cheese sauce. The little hot dogs are so good! Love the chilly sauce! Very good!!

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Thank Wendy W
Laytonsville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Surprisingly tasty mini dogs with the "works" are a unique low priced dining experience. Caution: Unless you like "onion breath" (some do I suppose) bring mints! Hey- you can get the dogs however you like them- but the "works" is a classic choice. Note: It is possible to buy Hot Dog Charlie's unique chili sauce in a jar to take... More 

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Thank PapalBull
Latham, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015

they have a good selection of food besides their great dogs with the works , not my favorite mini dog but worth trying,

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Thank tosh166
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

They have been around forever. Best little hot dogs in the area! Get them with the works, you won't be disappointing!

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Thank Michael M
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

We stopped here and got some hot dogs, loaded fries, and popcorn chicken. The hot dogs taste pretty generic not grilled or anything. The cheese on the fries definitely wasn't home made. The popcorn chicken was my favorite part even though it's a hot dog place. The lady who served us wasn't really listening to us order and was trying... More 

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Thank Lauren U
Windham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

I love Hotdog Charlies' hotdogs. I love the small dogs and would order a couple with the works. I love the sauce.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 618 Saratoga St, Cohoes, NY 12047-4609
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cohoes
  • Phone Number: +1 518-235-4494
Description
Hot Dog Charlie's, family-owned and operated, was founded in 1922 by Greek immigrant Strates Fentekes. Started in Troy, NY, Hot Dog Charlie's has spanned three generations. Our secret recipe of chili sauce with meat is often imitated, but never duplicated. We offer all of the fixings for your hot dog, but suggest our original, chili sauce! Get a regular hot dog or try our mini hot dogs. We also offer onion rings, cheese fries, bacon cheese fries, and more! Join us at Hot Dog Charlie's! Your taste buds will thank you!

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