Whether it’s a basic dog with mustard or something a little more exotic like a pizza or falafel dog, Americans eat a heck of a lot of hot dogs while watching the game.
In honor of tailgating season, we compiled a list of Tulsa’s top hot dogs. Pick them up before the game or take inspiration and make your own combos at home or outside of the stadium.
Chicago red-hots at Savastano’s
105th Street and Memorial Drive, Bixby
Savastano’s sells a Chicago dog. A Vienna Beef frankfurter is served piping hot with all of the traditional toppings in a steamed poppy seed bun. Toppings include yellow mustard, bright green Chicago-style relish, chopped onions, tomatoes, a pickle spear, sport peppers and a dash of celery salt.
The Denver Dawg at Gnarley Dawg
6011 S. Mingo Road
This beef hot dog is topped with blue pepper ranch, Sriracha-mayo ketchup and an awesome mac and cheese. It was one of our tasters’ favorites. And if that doesn’t appeal to you, Gnarley Dawg has plenty of other hot dog choices.
Lumpia dog at Ri Le’s
4932 E. 91st St.
This is definitely not your typical hot dog, but once you know these exist in Tulsa, you won’t be satisfied until you get one. Imagine a hot dog, split lengthwise and filled with an egg roll filling and then wrapped with a spring roll wrapper and fried. It’s served with a pineapple dipping sauce.
Chong Hot Dog from The Dog House
food truck and hot dog carts
The Chong hot dog from The Dog House includes peanut butter, pickles, cream cheese and Sriracha sauce. This is definitely a unique topping for a hot dog, and tasters described it as craveworthy.
304 S. Elgin Ave.
You can pick up house-made sausages and hot dogs to grill at home or order them already dressed. Find a Chicago Dog with pickles, sport peppers, tomato, onion, mustard, neon relish and celery salt; chili-cheese dogs or the innovative vegetarian Falafel Dog.
325 E. M.B. Brady St.
The Sonoran Dog starts with a house-made wiener from sister restaurant Fassler Hall and adds cheddar, pickled peppers, mayo and bacon.
Carl’s Coney Island
4285 Southwest Blvd.
Try the basic cheese coney or the kraut dog. Both are extraordinarily mild, with an almost sweet character to them.
Coney Island Hot Weiner Shop
108 W. Fourth St.
There’s a hint of cinnamon in the chili served atop the coneys at the legendary Coney Island Hot Weiner Shop, 107 N. Boulder Ave.
Jim’s Coney Island — Never on Sunday
1923 S. Harvard Ave.
Jim’s Coney Island Greek restaurant is a popular midtown spot for coneys, but it’s hard to pass up the delicious Greek specialties, such as gyros, souvlaki or grape leaves. So it’s probably best to get one of each when you stop in here.
Allen’s Coney Island
5151 S. Peoria Ave.
Allen’s Coney Island celebrated its 30th birthday last year and has sold countless coneys to hungry Tulsans during that time. Diners can jazz up their items with a variety of table sauces, including Allen’s proprietary Puttin On Da Dog Sauce made with habanero peppers, carrots, onions, lime juice, vinegar, garlic and salt in regular or hot.
There are multiple locations of this regional Tulsa-based chain for coneys, and we love the basic coney topped with hot sauce.
8104 S. Sheridan Road
We love the variety of sausages offered at Siegi’s, and you have to try the frankfurter. According to Siegi’s, it’s a “kid favorite.”
Driller Dog at ONEOK Field
201 N. Elgin Ave.
Nathan’s is the brand of choice at the ballpark for Tulsa Drillers and Tulsa Roughnecks games. And the veggie dog is one of the best in town.