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Brighton Hot Dog Shop

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19065 Perry Hwy, Mars, PA 16046-9401
+1 724-772-6700
10:00 - 22:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

"The Hot Dog Shop" (as we refer to it in our family), is our go-to place for a quick, tasty, economical meal. This place is a lifesaver when we just need a quick drive-through place that isn't a nasty McCoroprate food stop. Fresh fries, hot dogs with chili and cheese, milkshakes so thick you need a spoon - just some... More 

Thank Feisqueen
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming here for almost 15 years and I still love it. The hot dogs, cheese fries and milkshakes (vanilla and banana) are delicious, the food comes quick and the staff is friendly. Love it.

Thank Amanda W
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208 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The hot dogs, hamburgers and fries are good. But what I always get is a bowl of the wedding soup. It's homemade and not too salty.

Thank gandycat
Erie, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Whenever we're on our way to Pittsburgh, we have to make a stop for some eats at the Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe!! Yummy burgers and hot dogs with cheese and chili sauce! And service with a smile!

Thank Neen307
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79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Every time we come to Pittsburgh and Cranberry we stop here...I like there chili cheeseburgers and chili fries the best...must stop for early 80's nostalgia....love it!

Thank Lisa W
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at various locations for over 35 years, and this one for 20, when we come back to Pittsburgh, this is one can't miss place. For those looking for fancy decor or trendy foods, move along. What the Hot Dog Shoppe has done forever is serve inexpensive ($1.25 plain/$1.55 chili cheese) dogs. They make their own hot dogs... More 

Thank Thomas H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

People may argue about which Brighton Hot Dog Shop is the best, but fans of this local chain will tell you that any of them beat any other hot dog joint out there. First of all, it's delicious and seems even more delicious because it's so cheap. The buns are nice and soft, the hot dogs are good, and the... More 

Thank CatyD2013
Hagerstown, Maryland
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226 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

On an Ohio trip,stopped for a quick bite and gave it a try after seeing it on a previous trip. Huge dining area,a basic dog with a few variations,but tasty. Quick service (inside) that didn't cost a mint. I'll be back again when in the area.

Thank ThoughtsofRS
Grecia, Costa Rica
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85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I stopped here two days ago and was very pleased. This place has been around for years and does a great job on dogs and service. I no longer live in the area but I was glad I stopped here.

Thank Bill B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Every time Ive been there and tried to use the drive-through, its been an extremely long wait. On at least two occasions, I've actually left before ordering, the wait had been so long. Food is average; nothing to write home about. Drive through service terrible.

Thank FunMom2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19065 Perry Hwy, Mars, PA 16046-9401
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Mars
  • Phone Number: +1 724-772-6700

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