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The Best Hot Dog in Every State

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There’s more to a hot dog than you might think.

Hot dogs are a summer staple, and people tend to either love them or hate them. While some of us have been burned by too many bad cookouts, there are many more out there who start craving some salty, meaty deliciousness whenever the weather starts to heat up.

If you are a lover of hot dogs, you know that it’s not just about the meat. You’ve probably judged a dog or two in your life, testing for the quality of its snap, the flavor of the sausage, the quality and balance of the toppings, to get the perfect hot dog experience.

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Luckily, there are so many others like you across the country, and they’re on Yelp. The restaurant rating website compiled a list of the best hot dog joints in every state, based on identifying businesses in the restaurant and food categories with a large concentration of reviews mentioning the word "hot dog.” The site ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning key words.

The result is a comprehensive list of the number one place in each state where people can find the juiciest, tastiest, and most unique hot dog to satisfy their cravings.

You can get the best dog at food trucks, hometown establishments with only the classics, or unique joints with tons of experimental toppings. There’s literally something for everyone. No matter what style of establishment, every place on Yelp’s list has a rating of four stars or above, so you know you’ll be getting a high quality dog.

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