Great gourmet hot dogs in Quebec City

Tired of the same old same old? Switch it up a little and go on the hunt for a fabulous hot dog. This American street food is no longer just for ball parks and barbecues. Throughout Quebec City you'll find everything from the most basic steamed dog to gourmet hot dogs you never would have imagined.

Chez Ashton

2700 boul Laurier, Québec, QC G1V 2L8

A popular fast food-style restaurant in Quebec City, Chez Ashton has some unique varieties of hot dogs on their menu. With a claim that their dogs are 50 per cent larger than their competitors’, they encourage you to try yours with finely shredded cabbage and mayo, a fresh take with peppers and onions, or to dare to try their speciality hot sauce with white cheddar. Round out your meal with poutine – Chez Ashton is rumoured to have some of the best around.

Bar L'Inox

655, Grande Allée E, Québec, QC G1R 2K4

This hot dog is not one to share with the kids. Although this place is one you might not consider a typical spot to find a standout hot dog, they elevate this common sandwich to new heights. Bar L'Inox, well known for their pub grub, serves up a large sausage-style wiener, mild or hot, on a baguette. Pair it with your choice of mustard and an ice cold beer for a relaxing and filling bite.

Pat Retro

1983, rue de Bergerville, Québec, QC G1S 1J7

Feel like taking a step back in time? Pat Retro's '50s style diner has the look and feel of an authentic diner from days gone by. The fun atmosphere is only half the reason to stop in, though – the menu offers seven different hot dogs to choose from. Try the Quebec favourite: Hot dog du Lac, featuring mayo, mustard, thinly sliced coleslaw, cheese and, if you want the full experience, crispy fries.

Auberge Saint-Antoine

8 rue Saint-Antoine, Québec, QC G1K 4C9

The hot dog comes in many forms, and you can trust Panache mobile, a pop-up restaurant associated with Auberge Saint-Antoine, to inspire you to discover – and rediscover – this classic dish. Try their lobster roll – lobster served in a hot dog bun with avocado, accompanied by a salad and fries – made available between May and October. Enjoy it out on the terrace for a truly fulfilling experience.

Le Coin De La Patate Inc

1974 rue de la Faune, Québec, QC G3E 1L5

In business for more than six decades, the small franchise Coin de la patate is still going strong. Travel back in time with their hot dog served "Colisée style", perfect for those who wax nostalgia for this well-known Quebec establishment. Choose your flavour: plain, cheese, bacon, spicy, cabbage, Michigan or – for the daring – cheese and bacon. All you’re missing is the smell of the rink and it’s like you’re back at the Colisée, watching the game.

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