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Hot diggity dog: Here’s where to get hot dogs in Greenville

From longtime spots slinging chili dogs to roadside drive thrus and trendier offerings like corn dogs rolled in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, this is your complete guide to Greenville’s hot dog scene.

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Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog. | Photo of Resident Dogs by @thepickensfoodie

The Fourth of July makes me want a hot dog real bad. From neighborhood grill outs to baseball game brats, summer really is the season of the hot dog.

That’s why we asked you for your favorites, and rounded up local spots to grab a dog. We’ll be frank, we know Greenville has other hot hot dog spots. If you’re favorite didn’t make our list, let us know.

The Groovy Dawg, 2830 Wade Hampton Blvd., Ste. 5, Taylors

  • This new spot opened in early 2024 and features pre-designed dawgs or build-your-own.
  • Pro tip: Bring your vegetarian friends for a tofurky dog.

Skins Hotdogs, Multiple locations

  • Since 1946, Skins has been the Upstate’s go-to for a dog, stepping into Greenville in 2000.
  • Pro tip: Try your dog with the secret recipe chili and a side of homemade coleslaw.

Rambo’s Hotdogs, Food cart

  • Established in 2019, catch this hot dog cart around town slingin’ Nathan’s all-beef franks.
  • Pro tip: Follow Rambo’s on Facebook to know where to find them next.

Palmetto Fine Foods, 1209 Laurens Rd.

  • This joint opened in 1959 serving “chilidogs” and has expanded its offerings (think: salads and Greek specialties like gyros) while keeping the staples.
  • Pro tip: If you like your hot dogs deep fried, there’s a corndog on the kids menu.

Tommy’s Snack Bar at Kellett’s Korner, 602 N. Main St., Mauldin

  • You don’t have to be servicing your car to stop by for a dog.
  • Reader review: “Get a two-dog plate all the way — chili (of course there are no beans), mustard and onions, top it with coleslaw and Texas Pete. Half-and-half onion rings + fries. Wash it down with an Arnold Palmer and you’ll see why hot dogs in SC are a different breed than the rest of the country.” — Abbi C.

Resident Diner, Pop up

  • Known as the “Hot Dog Queen of Greenville,” Meredith’s funky toppings on tasty dogs bring a twist to an American classic.
  • Pro tip: Follow Resident Diner on social media to see where they’ll pop up next.

O’Neal Hotdog Shop, 3700 N. Hwy. 101, Greer

  • If you like a Southern dog, this one with chili and onions needs to be on your list.
  • Reader review: “My vegetarian daughter said she would eat meat again for one of their dogs.” — Beth M.

F-Mart, 4268 Geer Hwy., Marietta

  • A fan describes the hot dogs at the F-Mart as “out of this world.”
  • Pro tip: If hot dogs aren’t your thing, another fan called the burgers the “best in the Upstate.”

Northgate Soda Shop, 918 N. Main St., Greenville

  • Not only do they have a great hot dog, but this is one of our favorite spots for comfort food.
  • Pro tip: Summer is also the perfect time to order Danielle’s pick — a Coke float.

Clock Drive-In, 1844 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville

  • Scoundrel Owner and Chef Joe Cash tells us this is the one local menu he’s bringing to a deserted island, shouting out “the hot dog all the way with half-and-half or a double chili cheeseburger.”
  • Pro tip: Order the onion rings.

Corn Dogs by Mr. Cow, 700 Haywood Rd., Unit 2112

  • For a new kind of dog, try a Korean Corn Dog: Choose your filling (beef sausage or cheese), and your toppings (cinnamon, potatoes, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, caramel puffs, fruity puffs, marinara sauce, or condensed milk with kinako — a roast yellow bean powder).
  • Pro tip: This restaurant is inside the Haywood Mall Food Court.

Petee’s Drive In, 1785 White Horse Rd, Greenville

  • Serving Greenville for 40+ years, this spot is also serving up breakfast classics if you’re looking to swing by earlier in the day.
  • Pro tip: You can order online.

Bonus: Costco, 1021 Woodruff Rd.

  • While it may not be a local spot, several of you wrote in about the $1.50 Costco hot dog combo, available on Woodruff Road.
  • Fun fact: It’s been a buck fifty since 1985.
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