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Texas Hot Dogs

1122 12th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3454
+1 814-942-6381
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hot dog” (71 reviews)
“chilli” (18 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
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American, Fast food
1122 12th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3454
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Service was great, clean eatery, and reasonable priced. I have been to Altoona many times to visit relatives and had never been here. The dogs were average for me. Nowhere as good as what I have had in Chicago. The mac was also O.K. It...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I love the downtown site, hot dogs, fries and big glass of birchbeer. Good service with a smile. Hotdogs are always fresh, served on a warm soft bun. I love the old booths and the atmosphere.

Thank Robin G
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Hi Robin, So glad you stopped in for a visit to our local diner. I hope you come back to enjoy a lunch or dinner with us again. Truly appreciate that you took the time to write a positive review. Thanks!

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service, Hot dogs are great, that is there special. Nice atmosphere, if you like dogs, stop

Thank Jim G
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Jim, as our name implies we surely do make "Texas" hot dogs. I am so happy you liked the diner. We are definitely a nostalgic place. Downtown Altoona for 100 years this January. Thanks for being one of our customers.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

best hot dogs in the USA. service is great and prices are just right. never had a bad meal or service. fast and friendly.

Thank jhorsefarm
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to join us for LUNCH. Hope that you enjoyed the meal and will visit again soon.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

This has been an Altoona tradition. My 67 year old husband remembers going here with his family as a special treat. However, I grew up elsewhere and it is not worth the trip. The hotdogs are meh. Taste like the same dogs you get from...More

Thank AltoonaHoney
Management response:Responded 20 June 2017

Sorry your experience was less than you expected. We try to make our customers happy and hopefully you will give us another chance. Donwtown Texas Hot Dogs strives to make to keep the traditons of our family business alive. We hope that a customer will...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The downtown locale is the coolest & the chili is the best here. Hier's root beer & red birch beer on tap. The waitress is efficient and friendly & service is quick quick quick. Cheese fries & cheese balls are a must. The Texas Hot...More

Thank FattieCattie
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Wow, thanks for noticing our very hard working servers. The staff here at Texas Hot Dogs appreciate the positive feedback. We are coming up on our 100 year anniversary and we really hope you will visit us again in the near future.

Reviewed 18 February 2017

Born and raised in Altoona, this is the only place to get a great hotdog. My daughter has moved 2 1/2 hrs away and it's one of the first places she goes to when she comes to town. My brother who lives in Colorado and...More

Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

How about that, your family enjoys being a part of our hot dog family. Bonding over the "texas" hot dog and the nostalgic diner that trys hard to never change... We thank you for being loyal fans. Wishing you and your family safe travels. See...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great place to eat and has been around for over 95 years. I walk in the door and Bobby knows what I order and I go use the ladies room and it's ready when I come back out. Used to work in town and went...More

Thank Cathy F
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Cathy, thanks for visiting. We are going to celebrate 100 years this January. Hope you continue visiting and enjoying our business DOWNTOWN. Yes, it was quite the event when Barak Obama visited us downtown. He was very fond of our hot dogs (without the onions),...More

Reviewed 10 February 2017

Was expecting something cool, considering I'm from Texas and this place is located in Altoona PA, was disappointed. no different than hotdog anywhere else.

Thank 271charlesp
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Very good hot dog spot. The wait staff is also excellent. My daughter and I go there occasionally. Great place.

Thank MattGenua
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Appreciate that you took the time for a review. I hope you and your daughter will join us for lunch again. Downtown will be celebrating 100 years of business very soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 7
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1122 12th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3454
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 814-942-6381
Old fashioned diner orinally established in 1918. Downtown Altoona, PA. Known for its famous Chili Hot Dogs and Macaroni served smothered in Cheese and Chili Sauce. Family owned and operated by Members of the Lamont/George family for nearly 100 years. Stop in for the delicious draft Rootbeer. Prices are reasonable.
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