The canvas is simple: tubular meat, squishy bun, maybe a squirt of mustard. But when that simple combination is done right, a hot dog becomes more than the sum of its parts, a meal that’s simultaneously low brow and divine. Just like the best sushi in Las Vegas, the best hot dogs in Las Vegas come in all shapes and sizes: from sausages topped with relish, ketchup, mayo and mustard to classic franks, wieners and wurstels. Sure, you might find some delicious variation of the food at the best buffets in America, but there is something about each one of the hot dogs below that makes it truly top-notch. And, remember, no sausage experience is complete without a cold beer in hand (here are the best places to drink craft beer in Las Vegas… You’re welcome).
The 15 best hot dogs in Las Vegas
From mayo and ketchup-topped sausages to delicious franks, wieners and wurstels, here are the best hot dogs in Las Vegas
Best hot dogs in Las Vegas
Check your diet at the door of this Los Angeles import, which specializes in bacon-wrapped hot dogs and deep-fried desserts. While the official lineup has a scant five franks, those in the know go off-menu with the Mutt, a combination of the Red Dog (spicy tomato chili sauce, chipotle aioli and onions) and the Green Dog (chimichurri sauce, guacamole and cilantro) that packs a flavorful wallop. Try to save room for an order of the dirty corn or some deep-fried Oreos for dessert.
Love him or loathe him, Gordon Ramsay knows a thing or two about making food you want to eat. Exhibit A: Gordon Ramsay BurGR, where the menu is full of high-calorie temptations, from the Pork Belly “Hot Pockets,” to the Uber Cheese Burger and the Sticky Toffee Pudding Push Up Pops. Hell, even the quinoa salad sounds delicious. And hidden at the bottom of the menu you’ll find the chef’s take on a chili dog: an all-beef frank simmered in hellfire sauce and grilled then smothered in roasted Fresno peppers, jalapeños, cheddar, avocado, onions and chipotle ketchup. Be sure to order a milkshake for when your mouth needs a break.