Famous dogs

You know how I said I was spending Saturday in the Hanover area?
I used my weekend plans as an excuse to try a Hanover-area specialty that I hadn’t had before – the downtown Famous Hot Weiner!

Despite being pretty familiar with the Hanover area, I’d never eaten at the original location at York Street and Broadway, just the newer one over at Dart Drive and Eichelberger Street.

So when Hubby suggested that we stop in with Sarah for our Saturday night dinner, I was totally up for it.

I went with a twist on my favorite – hot dog with ketchup and mustard – the twist being the last-minute addition of bacon after I heard another diner order it.

Sarah went with plain dog. Nothing on it.


We all shared some really, really good fries.

And Chris went for it, ordering two “famous” weiners with their “everything” – onions, mustard and the special Famous Hot Weiner chili sauce.


I have never seen so many onions in one place before!!

All in all, it was a good meal. I like my dogs basically burnt, so mine was a little light for my taste, but still yummy. Chris polished almost all of his two off, and Sarah did a great job on hers. And the fries… wow! I really liked those. (Yes, I’m a big kid at heart.)

The whole weekend was great, and I have some more pictures to share of letterbox hiking, the Summer Blast and more, but those will have to wait. Back to work for now!

About Joan

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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6 Responses to Famous dogs

  1. Mike says:

    I agree that the weiners and fries are very good at that location. However, our very own Weiner World has texas hot weiners that are just as good without the drive. Don’t think I ever had one with bacon.

  2. Jo says:

    Bet they taste much better now that the place isn’t full of ciggy smoke as it was when I was there a few years ago.
    Mike–where’s the place you’re talking about?

  3. Mike says:

    Weiner World is located on Industrial Highway next to the Christian Book Store. Behind the McDonalds on Memory Lane.

  4. Hubby says:

    I am also a big fan of Ernie’s Texas Lunch, and their weiners, on Chamersburg Street in downtown Gettysburg.

  5. Dan Stief says:

    If you find yourself at Wiener World. Be sure to try some mints. They are Naylor Candie’s Mints. Without a doubt the best mind in the world.

  6. Steve B. says:

    I personally still perfer Texas Hot Lunch on Carlise in Hanover. Wonderful memories of walking by and getting a nose full of the scent of hot dogs.

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