Let’s be frank (pun intended). Somedays, nothing soothes the savage beast like a simple hot dog. Lucky for 727area, we’ve got gourmet dogs, classic Chicago, and chili chompers perfect for Sunday funday baseball and every day you hear the dogs bark! Find them all on our list of the best hot dogs in St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

Biff Burger

With a car classic Friday and bike night Wednesday/Saturday, this St. Petersburg throwback features all-beef hot dogs on a toasted bun (chili, cheese or Jamaican) and a killer corn dog, best eaten with tater tots, slaw, or the best onion rings in town.

Big Jim’s Favorite Steaks, Tavern & Tap

Come in for the classic Philly cheesesteak and craft brews, then indulge your inner child with a hand-battered corn dog and mini mac n’ cheese. 

Bruce’s Chicago Grill & Dog House

While Al Capone gazes down, enjoy a Windy City classic Chicago Vienna Dog in a steamed poppy seed bun with yellow mustard, neon-green relish, dill pickle, tomato, cucumber chopped onion, peppers, and celery salt. 

Coney Island Sandwich Shop

Nothing fancy here, just the best chili dogs, cole slaw, and hand-dipped milk-shakes giving you a bang for your buck in town. No wonder Coney Island has been serving the hungry for more than 90 years!

Dixie’s Dog House

Treasure Island’s frankly fantastic Chicago Vienna dogs are yummy, the chili is homemade, and the milkshakes are creamy and dreamy. You can also chow down on fire dogs, corn dogs, Polish sausage, bratwurst, or gourmet versions wrapped in bacon. 

Five Guys

The crispy hand-cut fries, juicy burgers, and dogs are simply fabulous, especially the cheese or bacon dog with unlimited free toppings (the usual, plus grilled mushrooms, onions, or jalapeno peppers). Even though this a chain restaurant, this burger shop in Clearwater is still worth raving about. 


This Safety Harbor theater/restaurant is a hoot! The quarter-pound, all-beef hot dogs are bacon-wrapped and deep fried with unique toppings such as mac n’ cheese with Carolina bbq sauce, pineapple chunks with teriyaki glaze, and even guacamole with a fried egg. 

Hot Dogs On Main

Choose a skinless all-beef Vienna, veggie, or organic turkey frank and add toppings, or go big dog with the popular Dunedin dog topped with  bacon, blue cheese,  Buffalo sauce, coleslaw, and celery salt.


With a water-view patio out back, cool brews on tap, and four cast-iron burners that yield culinary jewels, the German butcher-sourced frankfurter or bratwurst is finger-licking fab. 

Get a quick bite and burst of big flavor at any of these restaurants offering the best hot dogs in St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

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