The Three Hottest Hot Dogs in Lower Manhattan

07/01/2024 in
The Three Hottest Hot Dogs in Lower Manhattan

There are few things as American as eating a hot dog in the sweltering midsummer heat. We’re in for a scorcher this year, which means you should double down on your patriotic gear and lean into this particular Fourth of July stereotype. Here are three downtown spots where you can party in the USA with a hot dog before, during and after the most American day of the year — and if you’re looking for some post-frankfurter downtown spots to celebrate at, we’ve got you covered, too. Liberty and justice and hot dogs for all.

Brooklyn Beef N’ Cheese (70 Pine St.)

If a hot dog craving comes on suddenly, make your way to Brooklyn Beef N’ Cheese, a hearty, meaty food counter inside City Acres Market. Whether you’re invested in a no-frills frank with ketchup and mustard (yes, this is the correct way to eat a hot dog and there will be no further questions at this time), or you’re looking for something more filling with savory toppings, this is your spot.

Shake Shack (Fulton Center)

Hot dogs are a perfect handheld food, which makes them the ideal snack between meal times. For a dog on-the-go, visit the Shake Shack outpost at the Fulton Center transportation hub before or after your commute. If you’re extra hungry, we won’t judge if you finish it on the train. But please be polite and bring napkins just in case.

77 Burger (77 Pearl St.)

While you certainly can eat a hot dog inside, hot dogs are undisputedly best consumed outside in the open air. Pick up any of your favorite classics, including chili and chili cheese dogs, at this burger and hot dog spot, take a little stroll through the neighborhood and enjoy your meat sticks al fresco while people-watching on Stone Street. 

photo: 77 Burger

Tags: fourth of july

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