The Best Hot Dog Places in North Carolina

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Are you searching for the best hot dogs in North Carolina? Look no further than the iconic Bright Leaf Hot Dog, a Southern classic for over 80 years. Made from fresh, local beef and pork with a unique blend of seasonings, these red franks are a must-try. You'll find local, quality hot dogs at the following restaurants, food trucks, and grills across the state. Enjoy a true North Carolina tradition!

Benson

Grill on the Hill

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@carolinapackersinc Visited Grill on the Hill in Benson, North Carolina to eat a delicious Bright Leaf Hot Dog 🌭 😊 #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #besthotdogs #nc #gottobenc #ncfoodie #ncfoodfinds #redhotdogs ♬ Fast Car - Luke Combs

Directions: 3405 NC-242, Benson, NC 27504

How do they cook their hot dogs? fried or grilled

What toppings do they offer? bacon, chili, jalapeno, ketchup, lettuce, mayonnaise, mustard, onions, pickles, slaw, tomato and cheese.

 

The Redneck BBQ Lab

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@carolinapackersinc Enjoying a chili dog 🌭 at @theredneckbbqlab 🤤 #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #foodreview #besthotdogs #nc #gottobenc ♬ My Town - Montgomery Gentry

 

Directions: 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!

 

Broadway

Dips & Dawgs Deli

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@carolinapackersinc Enjoying a Bright Leaf Hot Dog at Howard's Dips & Dawgs in Broadway, NC 😊 🌭 🍦 #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #redhotdogs #hotdog #foodreview #besthotdog ♬ Made 4 - Vincent Mason

 

Directions: 120 N Main St, Broadway, NC 27505

How do they cook their hot dogs? steamed but will air fry upon request

What toppings do they offer? chili, slaw, cheese, jalapenos, onions, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, and more!

 

Clayton  

J-Top's BBQ Shop

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@carolinapackersinc That's a good lookin' dog 🌭 right there 🤤 #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #hotdog #nc #ncfood ♬ original sound - Carolina Packers Inc 🌭

Directions: 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!

 

Jones Cafe

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@carolinapackersinc Jones Cafe is located in downtown Clayton, North Carolina and serves Bright Leaf Hot Dogs 🌭 😁 #brightleaf #brightleafhotdogs #foodreview #joco #besthotdogs #nc #ncfoodie ♬ Grew Up On That - High Valley

Directions: 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, jalapenos, pickles, relish, and more!

 

The Grocery Bag

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@carolinapackersinc Reply to @ashleythompsonbbq @thegrocerybag ( aka Percy Flowers) located at the busiest corner in Clayton has sold more than 8 million hot dogs 🌭 #brightleaf #brightleafhotdogs #hotdogs #nc #nccheck ♬ Sunroof - Nicky Youre & dazy

Directions: 4879 NC-42 Clayton, NC 27527

How do they cook their hot dogs? steamed

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

 

Dunn

Hot Dog and Hamburger Haven

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@carolinapackersinc Hot Dog & Hamburger Haven in Dunn, North Carolina #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #foodreview #hotdog #nc #ncfood ♬ Love You So - The King Khan & BBQ Show

Directions: 700 E Cumberland St, Dunn, NC 28334

How do they cook their hot dogs? steamed or fried

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

 

Mama Ruth's

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Directions: 1269 E Cumberland St, Dunn, NC 28334

How do they cook their hot dogs? grilled

What toppings do they offer? mushrooms, jalapenos, slaw, onions, mayo, ranch, BBQ sauce, mustard, pickles, ketchup, chipotle mayo and garlic parm mayo, and more!

 

Sherry's Bakery

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@carolinapackersinc Enjoying some Bright Leaf Hot Dogs 🌭 and doughnuts 🍩 at Sherry's Bakery in Dunn, North Carolina #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #besthotdogs #nc #foodreview #hotdogs #ncfoodie ♬ original sound - Carolina Packers Inc 🌭

Directions: 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

Baker's Grill

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@carolinapackersinc Ronnie's Lunch is now Baker's Grill! Great spot to eat hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, and more! 😊 #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #nc #joco #hotdogs #ncfood #ncfoodie #foodreview ♬ Grew Up On That - High Valley

Directions: 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!

 

Food City Grill

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@carolinapackersinc Food City Grill in Four Oaks, NC 😋 #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #hotdog #nc #nccheck #foodreview ♬ Love You So - The King Khan & BBQ Show

Directions: 300 E Wellons St #B Four Oaks, NC 27524

How do they cook their hot dogs? fried and boiled

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

  

Four Oaks Restaurant & Grill

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@carolinapackersinc Four Oaks Restaurant & Grill in Four Oaks, NC 😉 #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #foodreview #besthotdog #gottobenc #nc #redhotdogs ♬ Gone To Carolina - Album Version - Shooter Jennings

Directions: 203 W Wellons St. Four Oaks, NC 27524

How do they cook their hot dogs? fried

What toppings do they offer? mustard, ketchup, chili, onions, slaw, shredded cheese, cheese slices, and more!

 

Holt Lake Sweets & Things

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@carolinapackersinc 🥳 GRAND OPENING at Holt Lake Sweets & Things 🌭 🥮 🍰 🧁 🍭 🍬🍫🍦 😋 #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #smallbusiness #ncfoodfinds #nc #ncfoodie #foodreview #redhotdogs #besthotdogs ♬ More Than My Hometown - Morgan Wallen

Directions: 311 N. Main St., Four Oaks, NC 27524

How do they cook their hot dogs? hot dog roller

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

 

Goldsboro

Rudy's Mart

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@carolinapackersinc Eating some hot dogs 🌭 at Rudy's in Goldsboro, NC #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #foodreview #besthotdog #gottobenc #nc ♬ Different 'Round Here - Riley Green

Directions: 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!

 

Stay Sweet Bakery and Ice Cream Shop

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@carolinapackersinc Stay Sweet Bakery & Ice Cream Shop located in Goldsboro, NC #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #hotdog #nc #besthotdogs #ncfood #foodreview ♬ Home in My Mind - Scotty McCreery

Directions: 469 Buck Swamp Rd. Goldsboro, NC 27530

How do they cook their hot dogs? steamed

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

 

Pikeville

Pikeville Dawg House

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@carolinapackersinc Pikeville Dawg House 🌭 😋 #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #besthotdogs #redhotdogs #foodreview ♬ I Ain't Worried - OneRepublic

Directions: 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

Char-Grill

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@carolinapackersinc Enjoying a Bright Leaf Hot Dog 🌭 at one of Char-Grill’s locations 😊 #brightleaf #brightleafhotdogs #besthotdogs #foodreview #ncfoodie ♬ Johnny B. Goode - Remastered - Chuck Berry

 

Directions: 9601 Strickland Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

How do they cook their hot dogs? grilled (upon request) or steamed

What toppings do they offer? ketchup, mustard, chili, onion, slaw, and cheese.

 

Sean's Shack

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@carolinapackersinc Sean's Shack in Raleigh is all about fresh local ingredients. Their hot dogs 🌭 are "good and messy!" 😋 #brightleafhotdogs #hotdog #nc #raleigh #fyp ♬ Yummy - Justin Bieber

Directions: 2840 E Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604

How do they cook their hot dogs? grilled

What toppings do they offer? homemade chili and slaw, mustard, ketchup, avocado, cheese, pico de gallo, bacon, fried and grilled onions, BBQ sauce, and more!

 

Steve's Place

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@carolinapackersinc Steve's Place Deli in Raleigh, NC was voted the Best Hot Dog Shop in the Triangle #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #nccheck #nc #restaurantreview #hotdogs #besthotdogs ♬ original sound - Carolina Packers Inc 🌭

Directions: 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!

Selma

Pixie Dust Lunch Box & Bakery Shoppe

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@carolinapackersinc Chowing some Bright Leaf Hot Dogs 🌭 at Pixie Dust in Selma, NC #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #hotdog #besthotdogs #foodreview #ncfoodie ♬ She Had Me At Heads Carolina - Cole Swindell

Directions: 107 N Webb St, Selma, NC 27576

How do they cook their hot dogs? steam and then griddle finished

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

 

Smithfield

Cricket's Grill

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@carolinapackersinc Replying to @itsthechad we enjoyed a hot dog at Cricket's Grill in Smithfield, North Carolina #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #hotdog #foodreview #ncfood #nc ♬ FEEL THE GROOVE - Queens Road, Fabian Graetz

Directions: 506 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577

How do they cook their hot dogs? fried

What toppings do they offer? mustard, ketchup, chili, slaw, lettuce, tomato, bacon, relish, and more!

 

JD's Country Store

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@carolinapackersinc Stopped at JD's Country Store Grill for some dogs 🌭 😉 #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #hotdog #foodreview #besthotdog #ncfoodie ♬ Different 'Round Here - Riley Green

Directions: 4549 Wilsons Mills Rd. Smithfield, NC 27577

How do they cook their hot dogs? fried

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

 

The Chicken Barn

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@carolinapackersinc Chowing some Bright Leaf Hot Dogs 🌭 at The Chicken Barn in Smithfield, North Carolina 😋 #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #besthotdogs #gottobenc #nc #foodreview #ncfoodie #ncfoodfinds ♬ Fast Car - Luke Combs

Directions: 703 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577

How do they cook their hot dogs? fried

What toppings do they offer? ketchup, mustard, chili, onion and slaw!

 

Zack's Char-Grill

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@carolinapackersinc Replying to @darbygarrettgilchrist Zack's is open and has great hot dogs 🌭 #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #foodreview #besthotdogs ♬ Sunroof - Nicky Youre & dazy

Directions: 618 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577

How do they cook their hot dogs? fried

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

 

Wilson

Krueger's Candies

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@carolinapackersinc We visited @kruegerscandies in Wilson, North Carolina and their hot dog buns are so fresh and delicious 😍 #brightleafhotdogs #hotdog #northcarolina #nc #ncfoodie ♬ Sunroof - Nicky Youre & dazy

Directions: 116 Nash St SW Wilson, NC 27893

How do they cook their hot dogs? hot dog roller grill and serve with FRESH HOMEMADE BUNS

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

 

Wilson's Mills

White Swan Express

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@carolinapackersinc Lunchtime 🌭 at White Swan Express in Wilson's Mills, NC 😊 #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #nc #nchotdogs #besthotdogs #foodreview #ncfoodie #ncfoodfinds #findbrightleaf ♬ Home in My Mind - Scotty McCreery

Directions: 3655 Wilson Mill's Rd, Smithfield, NC 27577

How do they cook their hot dogs? fried and then grill finished

What toppings do they offer? mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, chili, slaw, 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.

Questions? Contact us or to find the best hot dog restaurant near you.