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Review of Hot Dog Heaven

Hot Dog Heaven
Ranked #614 of 3,790 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: US$ 1 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Fast food
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
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“good hot dogs”
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Once again a great hot dog old style hot dog stand very busy worth the wait

  • Visited January 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A regular staple for Friday lunches.”
Reviewed 3 August 2011

I am very fond of this place and love the food. I recommend to anyone in the area.

I have been dining here since 2007 and it hasn't changed one bit except for the parking lot due to the expansion of Colonial Dr and I think they purchased a new AC. They sell traditional Vienna hot dogs and products.

My traditional purchase is the Regular Chicago Dog Basket, everything on it, and Coleslaw for the side. That costs about $5.23 after tax. It's a traditional Chicago dog. They serve up more golden fries than you could ever need in the basket and the slaw is good, too.

Seating is on benches outside with stools and bars inside. You can purchase a refillable cup for $1.99 (approx) and refills of that cup are $0.35 forever. Bring the cup back and get the equivalent of a soda can worth of soda for $0.35. They have AWESOME shaved ice comparable to Tijuana Flats.

If you don't have a refill cup, drinks are kind of expensive. Also, I don't feel that the jumbo or spicy dog are worth the upcharge as the fries and side on the basket are more than enough food. Also, the line can sometimes get long around peak hours. Come before 11:45 or after 12:25 most days to avoid waiting about 5-8 minutes. They're quick to handle the line. I usually come at 11:30 and have 0-3 people ahead of me. The line stays inside in the AC, though.

It is hot dogs and fries so I can't upsell you on the taste and flavor any more than it is. It is a family owned and operated business. The food is a GREAT value and I like it.

  • Visited August 2011
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Orlando, Florida
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“Don't waste your time”
Reviewed 26 July 2010

Hot Dog Heaven has good hot dogs. That was the positive part of the review...now on to the rest. After waiting in line almost 15 minutes to order, two jumbo chili cheese dogs and a large root beer cost over $11. Once you order, you can choose to sit outside in the stifling heat, listening to the constant roar of Colonial Drive traffic. If you choose air conditioning, hopefully you'll be lucky enough to get a window seat inside, otherwise you'll be sitting at a small counter facing a wall. The food is good, but not nearly good enough to justify the price. To top it off, drink refills are 35 cents. This must be one of the only places left in the world that charge for refills. The place is always busy so someone's making money...they're just not making any improvements in the place or giving the customer a decent value for the money.

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Orlando, Florida
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“Real Chcago Hot Dogs”
Reviewed 20 June 2010

One of the few places in town where you can get a real Chicago hot dog. It is a natural casing frankfurter with emerald relish, tomatoes, celery salt and sport peppers. I will put up their french fries against anyone's. I just wish that the widening of SR50 didn't make the parking so tough.

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“Best Hot Dog in OTown”
Reviewed 29 April 2010

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