Ever since Charles Feltman, a German immigrant, opened the first hot dog stand on Coney Island in 1870, Americans have been in love with the hot dog. It's a perfect American summer staple and one that's worthy of its own holiday, like today! So whether you like it grilled, fried, with onions, smothered in relish, or just plain, here are the top 5 spots in Irving to get your hands around a hot dog. Enjoy!


Shake Shack

7170 N. State Hwy. 161

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Shake Shack not only serves delicious shakes and burgers, their hot dogs are mouthwatering juicy and fresh. Sink your teeth into a hot-off-the-grill, 100% all-natural Vienna beef hot dog served on a toasted non-GMO potato bun - fixed any way you like it. While you're there, grab one of their pies for dessert because the Las Colinas Shack donates 5% of their pie sales to Kidd’s Kids.  Now that's a win-win.  LEARN MORE  |  MENU


Big State Fountain Grill

100 E. Irving Blvd.

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Served with house-made chips and pretty much any condiment you want, the hot dogs at Big State Fountain Grill live up to their name - they're Big. You can start with a regular hot dog or their delicious jalepeño and cheese hotlink. For just a bit extra, you can add fries or tots, chili and cheese, or just enjoy it plain with mustard or ketchup. Be sure to get one of their handmade, silky smooth shakes to go with it.  LEARN MORE  |  MENU



3048 N. Belt Line Rd.

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To me, the most unassuming restaurants are the best. It's like what poetry is to literature, very few words packed with rich meaning. Technically, Unicorndog sells hot dogs smothered in cornbread and deep fried, otherwise known as a corndog. But this little package packs a big flavor. They serve a variety of corn dog flavors, including mozzarella, cheddar, original and bacon options. They also serve popcorn chicken, french fries, funnel cakes, shaved ice and more. LEARN MORE  |  MENU


Sonic Drive-in

5 locations in Irving

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You have to be really hungry to finish one of Sonic's Foot-Long Conies, a whopping quarter pound hot dog. Or you can share it with the hubs or kids. Sonic also offers up a Chili Cheese or All American hot dog. And what better way to complete your meal than with Sonic's famous Tater Tots and hand-crafted drinks? It's a party for your mouth!  MENU



Various Irving Locations

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Headquartered right here in Irving, 7‑Eleven stores are offering $1 Quarter-Pound Bite® all-beef hot dogs on Thursday, July 23 at participating locations while supplies last. Add ons like hot chili, melted cheese, onions, relish, diced tomatoes, pickles, mayonnaise, sauerkraut, jalapeños, salsa, pico de gallo and, of course, ketchup and mustard are free of charge. Wait, it get's even better. Because 7‑Eleven is still celebrating its birthday with 7‑Eleven Week offers, you can wash down your Big Bite hot dog with a free Big Gulp® soft drink, which is Thursday's free item featured on the 7‑Eleven’s smartphone app. LEARN MORE