It seems as though hot dogs are synonymous with hot weather, baseball and outdoor activities. In which case, it’s not so hard to understand why July was listed as National Hot Dog Month. To celebrate this great food, we have listed the places where you can eat the best hot dogs in Denver!
Best Hot Dogs in Denver
Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs started off as a sidewalk food cart in Downtown Denver by Jim Pittenger (aka Biker Jim). After Pittenger’s hot dogs became so popular, he started to open more and more food carts around town. Eventually Pittenger realized that Denver simply loves his hot dogs so much, that it was time to open a brick-and-mortar location. That’s when Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs opened up in the Ballpark neighborhood. At Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs, you can expect to find traditional hot dogs, speciality hot dogs (such as the bacon wrapped hot dog), and not-so-traditional hot dogs made from elk, veal, buffalo, reindeer, pheasant… and even rattlesnake!
Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs is located at 2148 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Billy’s Gourmet Hot Dogs
Billy’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, by Executive Chef Bill Feid (Billy) Sr. and Billy Jr., offers Chicago-style hot dogs made from Vienna Beef®, as well as speciality hot dogs made from Pork, Kobe Beef and even corn dogs! Billy’s is located in the Five Points neighborhood and even late at night you can find this eatery packed with people waiting in line to get their hot dog fix.
Billy’s Gourmet Hot Dogs is located at 2445 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205.
Mile High Vienna Stand
Mile High Vienna Stand, founded by Sonny Jarock and Jeremy Williamson, has two stands in the city of Denver. Their original location is in the Santa Fe Arts District, while their newest one is in the Ballpark neighborhood. Mile High Vienna Stand offers Chicago-style hot dogs made from Vienna Beef®, as well as Italian Beef and sausages. They also offer a daily Hot Dog Happy Hour, from 3pm to 5pm. where you can get a Chicago dog and french fries combo for $3 plus get a can of Chicago’s own Old Style beer for $2.
Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs
Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs, founded by Steve Ballas and his wife Linda, has been a Denver staple for the past 11 years, and its hot dogs are still talked about around town! Steve’s offers hot dogs that each resonate with a different US area. Enjoy menu items such as their Atlanta Slaw Dog, California Dog, Dallas Dog, Memphis Dog and more (yes, of course they also have a Denver Dog as well!).
Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs is located at 3525 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206.
Rhein Haus Denver
Rhein Haus Denver is definitely not your typical hot dog eatery. This two-story, elegant 14,000 square-foot restaurant is a place where you can go on a date… and enjoy hot dogs! The cuisine is Bavarian, and its menu features items such as house made sausages (aka Bratwurst), pretzels, and other authentic eats. They even offer 24 different German and local beer drafts, a Bavarian-inspired cocktail list, and four indoor bocce courts.
Rhein Haus Denver is located at 1415 Market St, Denver, CO 80202.
The Uber Sausage
The Uber Sausage is a different take on your traditional looking hot dog. Instead of a traditional sausage and bun, their hot dogs resemble sandwiches. You can even get your hot dog in a French Baguette, a Grilled Tortilla, or even ditch the bread entirely and make it a salad. The Uber Sausage currently has two locations in Denver. The original eatery is located on East Colfax, while their newest location, Uber Eats, is in the LoHi neighborhood.
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