Hot Diggity Dog: 5 Best Hudson Valley Hot Dog Spots
We've got the Top 5 Hudson Valley Hot Dog Spots.
According to National Day Calendar, National Hot Dog Day celebrates a summertime staple on a bun annually on the third Wednesday in July. There are so many great hot dog choices right here in the Hudson Valley, NY area, and we had one of the biggest responses to any food poll we have ever done when we asked the Hudson Valley what their favorite go-to hot dog spot was in the area.
As a kid growing up in the Hudson Valley, a favorite spot for me was the Sabrett truck off exit 19 on I84 that was around for many years throughout the 1980s and 1990s. I remember mom always stopping when we'd pass by to get us kids lunch, and it would always be one dog with chili and another with cooked onions. That's the same way I order them today whenever I stop at a hot dog joint.
One of the top Hudson Valley hot dog spots for decades was Smith Street Hot Dogs. Smith Street Hot Dogs was located at 105 Smith St in Poughkeepsie and was a family-run business that had been around for 50-plus years, offering authentic, city-style Boar's Head hot dogs. Those who have experienced the timeless "Smith Street Dog" know. They ranked on our list of Top 5 Favorite Hudson Valley Hot Dog Spots in 2022. It was announced back in 2021 that the legendary Hudson Valley hot dog stand was for sale after 50 years, and they closed their doors on July 1.
Top 5 Favorite Hudson Valley Hot Dog Spots
Holy Dog at 44 W Main St in Middletown is the newest spot on our list, having opened 10 years ago. Established in 2012, the hot dog joint has gotten a lot of publicity ranking on Google's top dog list at number 1 in "Upstate NY", number 3 in the state, and number 38 in the nation! This is according to Lohud. They took the number 5 spot on our list.
4. Pam's Bun 'N' Run
Pam's Bun 'N' Run in Pleasant Valley has been serving for over 35 years, having been established in 1986. The popular hot dog truck that sits near the creek of Rt 44 ranks number 4 on our list.
3. Dallas Hot Weiners
Dallas Hot Wieners has been a Hudson Valley area tradition for 85 plus years. With locations in Kingston, Saugerties and Lake Katrine, the family business serves up legendary hot dogs. One must try their famous secret sauce. Dallas Hot Wieners ranks number 3 on our list.
2. Carole's Hot Dogs
Carole's Hot Dogs in Hyde Park is a very popular spot that debuts on our list this time around. You can't miss the truck at its spot off St. Andrews Rd, which has been there for as far back as I can remember, many years. I've often stopped by to grab the 2 hot dogs, chips & soda deal. Gotta love the Sabrett 100% all beef hotdogs with the "snap", served up daily at this spot. Carol's Hot Dogs ranks number 2 on our list.
Pete's Hot Dogs located at 239 S William St in Newburgh is celebrating 90 years this year! Established in 1932, the family business continues to deliver the absolute best hot dog in the Hudson Valley. Pete's takes the top spot at number 1 on our list.
By an overwhelming majority, Pete's Hot Dogs in Newburgh was voted best hot dog spot in the Hudson Valley. Not surprising as Pete's continuously wins out every year in Boris and Robyn's Battle of the Best, including this year.