Best Hot Dog in Boston

2014 Best Hot Dog

Simco's

Mattapan

What, you might ask, is the only thing better than a hot dog? A footlong. And what’s the only thing that can improve such perfection? The addition of a buttered,…Read More

2013 Best Hot Dog

Simco’s

Mattapan

There’s no seating at this Mattapan institution, so after ordering at the window, be prepared to tear into your thin, footlong dog—slathered with chili, onions, and mustard and wedged into…Read More

2012 Best Hot Dog

Boston Super Dog

Roxbury

Not all dogs are created equal. There are the flavorless grocery-store tubes (we’re looking at you, Oscar Mayer), and then there is the behemoth from food truck Boston Super Dog…Read More

2011 Best Hot Dog

Sullivan’s

Boston

Where Carson Beach and Fort Independence meet sits a summer shack that’s been a Southie icon for 60 years. There you’ll find plump, grilled Kayem franks topped with fixings and…Read More

2009 Best Hot Dog

Speed’s

Roxbury

At $7, Speed’s may seem pricey. In truth, we’d cheerfully pay twice that for this humongous all-beef dog with cider tang, slathered in barbecue sauce and served (if desired) with…Read More

2008 Best Hot Dog

Speed’s Famous Hot Dog Wagon

Roxbury

Though they must dine amid the swirling dust and big-rig exhaust of Newmarket Square, frankfurter fiends would endure far worse in the name of Speed’s mighty all-beef dog, which gets…Read More

2008 Best Hot Dog

Speed’s Famous Hot Dog Wagon

Roxbury

Though they must dine amid the swirling dust and big-rig exhaust of Newmarket Square, frankfurter fiends would endure far worse in the name of Speed’s mighty all-beef dog, which gets…Read More

1992 Best Hot Dog

Speed’s hot-dog cart

Boston

You’ve got to taste them, preferably with the special sauces, to believe them. Exra “Spee ” Anderson is one of the Hub’s great culinary treasures…Read More

1991 Best Hot Dog

Speed’s hot-dog cart

Boston

If you haven’t had a Speed Dog (with these special sauces), you don’t know from hot dogs. Ezra “Speed” Anderson is one of the Hub’s greatest culinary treasures…Read More

1989 Best Hot Dog

Boston Speed’s Hot Dogs

Boston

A dog is a dog is a dog—until you get to Boston Speed’s little trailer. Speed serves up wolfhound-size hot dogs (specially made according to his secret recipe) in a…Read More

1982 Best Hot Dog

Coffee Cup

Boston

Bound to be a controversial choice. Better ask for Bernie when you get there…Read More

1975 Best Hot Dog

The Underdog

Cambridge

The Underdog, 6 Bow St., Cambridge, is top dog in our book. The franks are meaty and tasty—the stuff of an Oscar Mayer dream. Marty’s Famous, on Cambridge Street opposite…Read More

1974 Best Hot Dog

H.M. Stevens

Boston

It’s no secret that hot dogs taste best at baseball games. H. M. Stevens’s Fenway offerings are nothing to fast for, but the setting makes them most palatable. The Indoor…Read More

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