Relish Ottawa’s best hot dogs

While a hot dog a day won’t keep the doctor away, it will certainly keep your hunger at bay. This is especially true at these local hot dog spots.

Elgin Street Diner

374 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1N1

There’s rarely a bad time for hot dogs. Luckily, Elgin Street Diner is always open. All of their hot dogs come with their famous fresh cut fries, coleslaw and a wedge of dill pickle. Their chili cheese dog is an all-beef frank with chili and your choice of cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, Gouda or Monterey Jack.


1096 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y5

Hintonburger uses only fresh, local and handmade ingredients in their food. When it comes to hot dogs, there are a few choices. There’s the Devonshire, a foot-long jumbo hot dog, The Light Rail, a six-inch jumbo chilidog that comes with fresh cut of fries and a drink, or the O-Train, a foot-long of the same variety.

Burger & Shake

5510 Limebank Rd, Gloucester, ON K1X 1E9

An Ottawa staple, Burgers and Shakes offers a hot dog that will combat any hunger. Their jumbo hot dog combo is a seven-inch dog that comes with small fries and a can of pop. Add cheese, bacon, poutine or onion rings to your combo to get the most of Burgers and Shakes fresh and delicious offerings.

Zak's Diner

16 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, ON K1N 7A1

Zak’s Diner is open 24/7, which gives you all day to give their hot dogs a try. You have a couple options at Zak’s: there’s the bacon cheese dog, which is two hot dogs topped with bacon and cheddar and the chili cheese dog, comprised of two hot dogs topped with beef chili and a three-cheese blend.

The King Eddy

45 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P4

The King Eddy is the place to go for hot dogs in the ByWard Market. You can’t go wrong with either their corn dog or their flat top dog, a foot-long served with your choice of King Eddy sauce, King Eddy relish, ketchup, mustard, mayo, Dijon, tomato, lettuce, red onion, dill pickle or bread and butter pickle.

Vera's Burger Shack

3657 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2H 8X3

Vera’s Burger Shack is a small burger chain, with a few locations in Ottawa. Try their all-beef Vera dog, or go with the chili cheese dog, a custom made hot dog topped with house made chili. Make your order a combo with regular fries and a bottomless fountain pop, or substitute your fries for either onion rings or sweet potato fries.

Bantam Train Yard Llc

525 Industrial Ave, Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z1

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is a casual fast food restaurant chain across the world that offers handcrafted hamburgers, hot dogs and fries. Choose from their kosher style hot dog, cheese dog, bacon dog or bacon cheese dog, with as many toppings as you can handle at no extra cost.

Burgers N' Fries Forever

329 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1X9

Summer is when Burgers n’ Fries Forever fires up the grill for their flame-grilled hot dogs on fresh, locally made buns. The ‘Dawg is a seven-inch beef frank, with two basic toppings, while the BFF ‘Dawg is a seven-inch beef frank, with caramelized onions, cheddar cheese and Burgers n’ Fries Forever sauce.

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