The Best Hot Dog Places in North Carolina

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North Carolina is home to many authentic, delicious foods. One of the most famous, unique foods you'll find in Eastern North Carolina is a Bright Leaf Hot Dog. It's not like other franks. Bright Leaf Hot Dogs are red, made with fresh, local pork and beef with a unique blend of herbs and spices, giving them a distinctive flavor that has made them a southern classic for more than 80 years.

Here's a growing list of local restaurants, carts, food trucks and grills that serve North Carolina's famous franks...

 

Angier

Daddy Bob's Barbeque

Location: 333 N Raleigh St E, Angier, NC 27501

How do they cook their hot dogs? fried - on a flat top with butter

What toppings do they offer? slaw, BBQ slaw, jalapeno slaw, chili, cheese sauce, onions, mustard, ketchup and more!

 

Benson

Glenda's Sweet Shoppe & Grille

Location: 302 S Wall St, Benson, NC 27504

How do they cook their hot dogs? fried - in a commercial air fryer

What toppings do they offer? mustard, relish, slaw, chili, onions, and more!

 

The Redneck BBQ Lab

Location: 12101 NC-210 B, Benson, NC 27504

How do they cook their hot dogs? boiled

What toppings do they offer? chopped brisket, mom's homemade chili, pickled okra, mustard, slaw, onions, and more!

 

Clayton

Jones Cafe

Location: 415 E Main St Clayton, NC 27520

How do they cook their hot dogs? slow simmer in a special blend of oils (secret family recipe)

What toppings do they offer? mustard, chili, slaw, onions, and more!

 

JoCo Hot Dog Palace

 

Location: hot dog cart primarily found in Clayton, for next event go here: https://jocohotdogpalace.com/

How do they cook their hot dogs? starts in a cast iron skillet then moved to the grill to finish

What toppings do they offer? mustard, chili, slaw, onions, spicy mayo, queso, pineapple salsa, cheese wiz, sautéed onions, and more!

 

J-Top's BBQ Shop

Location: 8948 Cleveland Rd. Clayton, NC 27520

How do they cook their hot dogs? grilled

What toppings do they offer? mustard, chili, slaw, onions, BBQ sauce, and more!

 

Dunn

Hot Dog and Hamburger Haven

Location: 700 E Cumberland St, Dunn, NC 28334

How do they cook their hot dogs? steamed or fried

What toppings do they offer? homemade chili, slaw, mustard, ketchup, diced onions, and more!

 

Sherry's Bakery

Location: 122 N Wilson Ave. Dunn, NC 28334

How do they cook their hot dogs? anyway you like - cold, grilled, fried (vegetable fry oil), and burnt too

What toppings do they offer? mustard, chili, slaw, onions, and more!

 

Four Oaks

Ole Time Grill

Location: 101 W Wellons St, Four Oaks, NC 27524

How do they cook their hot dogs? fried - in grease

What toppings do they offer? homemade chili, slaw, mustard, onions, and more!

  

Goldsboro

Rudy's Mart

Location: 1000 Jordan Blvd, Goldsboro, NC 27530

How do they cook their hot dogs? boiled

What toppings do they offer? mustard, ketchup, chili, onions, slaw, relish, and cheese!

 

Pikeville

Pikeville Dawg House

Location: 202 Goldsboro St. Pikeville, NC 27863

How do they cook their hot dogs? steamed

What toppings do they offer? chili, onion, ketchup, mustard, jalapenos, pickles, green relish, red relish (very popular), slaw, and more!

 

Raleigh

Steve's Place

 

Location: 6320 Capital Blvd # 119, Raleigh, NC 27616

How do they cook their hot dogs? steamed or grilled

What toppings do they offer? homemade chili and slaw, mustard, pimento cheese, onions, mayo, jalapenos, grilled peppers and onions, relish, and more!

 

 

We love our community and appreciate every one of the businesses that serve Bright Leaf to their customers.

You'll find Bright Leaf Hot Dogs in more grills and restaurants than you see here. More businesses will be added over time.

Feel free to contact us for questions or to find a hot dog joint near you.

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