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Jimmy's Famous Hot Dogs

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2728 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2629
+1 919-471-0005
10:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2 locations in Durham. My favorite place for HD's. Gotta have the all beef "all the way" --mustard ,chill, slaw and onions. Both places are sit down and take out. Drive thru at the newest location. Informal atmosphere and reasonably priced . The help works with a smile. Also have burgers , chicken wings fries and banana pudding. Just noticed... More 

Thank stephen l
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

A busy place, with great hot dogs! Everything cooked per order. Old photos on the wall; memorabilia - Lucy & Ethel ... Elvis Presley, etc. I believe this place is owned by a retired Vet. SUPPORT! Your stomach will be glad you did.

Thank TorontoTripping
Roxboro, North Carolina
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My husband & his friend seemed to rather enjoy this place. A bit greasy for my stomach. Family friendly, nice service.

Thank Nicole M
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

What is not to like, simple straight forward burger and dogs. Sure it is greasy and messy but that is an expectation and what makes it good. The crinkle cut fries was just icing on the cake and very affordable for the average joe.

Thank Dan S
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128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I always want to try a local joint when I travel. We decided to try this local place (actually, the 2nd location, for which there is listing; it's on Westpark Drive). Ain't nuthin healthy on this menu. Let's just get that out there, because sometimes a person just wants some fried food! Burgers, dogs, fried bologna, catfish, mac & cheese,... More 

Thank OHsoccermom5
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stopped by while we were in town for a show at the DPAC and the hot dogs were greezy with surprisingly not much flavor and the fries were over cooked. I love a good mom and pop spot but this was just not that good.

Thank Jolanda D
durham, NC
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I visit Jimmy John around 6:00, Sept 28, 2016. I walked in door and a lady was sitting in the drive thru window. That do not look very professional. There were tables that she could have been cleaning while she was waiting for a customer to drive up and the floor was dirty. This is the second time that I... More 

Thank isingle
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

The cashier was nice, but the steamed bun was hard on the ends (go figure), and the chili was dry enough that it fell off my hot dog. The hot dog was not very tasty. My husband had the fried catfish sandwich--he said that was good. BUT the hot dog was a hot mess!!!

1 Thank A. Faye H
Durham, North Carolina
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Jimmy's Famous Hot Dogs are exactly that, they are a part of Durham, North Carolina. It harkens back to a day when, if you wanted a hot dog, you went to Amos 'n' Andy. I was born and raised in Durham and I have vivid memories of the little hot dog diners. Although the hamburgers aren't patted out by hand... More 

Thank Jim M
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18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I didn't particularly enjoy the food here. The cashier was nice and friendly. And I ordered a hot dog combo . I'm not sure what they cook their hotdogs in but that and the fried Chicken tasted like it was vinegar based. I'm just not a fun of vinegar but others might enjoy it.

Thank bee a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 6
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2728 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2629
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-471-0005
Delicious old-fashioned style Hot dog and Burger joint in Durham, NC.

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