Break for a Dog: Hot Dogs

Looking for the best dog stops in New Hampshire

A Reuben Rottweiller from Double D Dogs.

Photo by Hillary Davis

"A hot dog at the ballpark is better than steak at the Ritz." – Humphrey Bogart. Whether you are a fan of Fenway Franks, Yankee Franks or gourmet franks, hot dogs are America's beloved and much lauded morsel. New Hampshire's dogs are feisty and independent. Follow our lead to some of the state's favorite dog stops.






Phil's Old Fashioned BBQ
Roadside trailer near intersection of Rte. 101A and Rte. 101. 589 Elm St. Milford

Smoked Sausage $5.99 gets you a portion of Phil's hardwood-smoked spicy sausage. If you can't get enough smoke flavor, try his smoked beef brisket, pulled pork and racks or ribs with cornbread.

Tip: Phil's own BBQ sauce is found in the cooler by the stand, chilling on ice.


Double D Dogs
340 Gibbons Hwy. Wilton
(603) 878-2426

Reuben Rottweiller


The $3.25 dog is sleeping on a bed of sauerkraut, sided with Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing. There are cheaper dogs, but go for the Fun Dogs: Cheesy Chihuahua with taco sauce and cheese; Buffalo Bull Dog with buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese dressing; Black and Tan with chocolate and peanut butter, among others.

Tip: They make fresh homemade fries and beer-battered onion rings.


Popper's Artisanal Meats
1 Washington Center, Dover (603) 534-3971

The G Dog

House-made Cabot cheddar, chicken and smoked bacon.

Tip: Hot dogs and sausages are available at Popper's Sausage Kitchen and for order online. Then, pick them up at either the Exeter Farmers Market or the Rollinsford Farmers Market. Click here for more information.


The Sausage King of Nashua
53 Main St. Nashua
(603) 204-5110


A $3.95 dog that has a good bark, the Bullpen is topped with crispy bacon and cheddar and blue cheese dressing. Other choices include the Nor'Estah topped with chili, melted cheddar and lots of jalapenos; Bases Loaded, topped with bacon, cheddar, sour cream and fries.

Tip: Beer served here.


Gilley's PM Lunch
175 Fleet St. Portsmouth
(603) 431-6343

Chili Dog

Pick up your $3 chili dog served from a vintage 1940s diner in Portsmouth. Other dogs: Kraut Dog, Beans & Dogs and classic Hot Dog.

Tip: Open late, till 2 a.m.



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