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The Best Places to Get a Hot Dog in Denver

7-Eleven says it sells about 100 million hot dogs every year− more than any other retailer in America. However, if  a convenience store doesn’t sound like your ideal hot dog spot, Denver has several reputable alternatives. 

We polled the staff here at RedPeak, and the following are our recommendations.

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The Top Five Places to Get a Hot Dog in Denver

1. Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs

2148 Larimer St. // View on Foursquare

Jim Pittenger, aka Biker Jim, repossessed cars for a living before opening his hot dog cart and, eventually, a brick-and-mortar. Diners can expect non-traditional brats (think reindeer and wild boar), and quirky toppings, such as Coca-Cola-soaked onions and harissa-roasted cactus.

2. The Über Sausage

1535 Central St. // View on Foursquare

This joint’s sandwiches are made using naturally raised, handmade bison, chorizo, chicken, beef, veal and pork sausages, and artisan-baked buns. Toppings include fruits, veggies, and homemade sweet, savory and spicy condiments.

3. Mustard’s Last Stand

2081 S. University Blvd. // View on Foursquare

This eatery’s specialty is “the best Chicago-style food outside of Chicago.” Its Vienna beef hot dogs have all-natural casings and are topped with conventional, no frills condiments and veggies, including mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, pickles, hot peppers and sauerkraut.

4. Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs

3525 E. Colfax Ave. // View on Foursquare

New Jersey-based Thumann’s supplies this place’s hot dogs, which are nearly 1/4 of a pound, made with a blend of beef and pork, and have a smokey flavor that “snaps” when you take a bite. They’re served atop Oroweat Coney-style buns and toppings vary, from spicy mustard and coleslaw to bacon barbecue sauce and Owner Steve Ballas’s chili con carne.

5. The Hawt Dog & Sausage Eatery

3030 E. 2nd Ave. //View on Foursquare

The hot dogs and sausages here aren’t served on a bun. Instead, they’re  wrapped in dough (made fresh daily) and baked until they’re golden brown. The meats are charbroiled and stuffed with house-made ingredients. The Hawt’s dressings, sauces, chips and tator tawts are also made in house.

Now it’s your turn. Who serves the tastiest hot dogs in town? Tweet us your top picks!

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