Best of Boston

Best Hot Dog

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, […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»
2007 Best Hot Dog, Fenway Frank

Lower Depths Tap Room

Boston
Street meat is a gambler’s pleasure—you never really know what you’re getting. Better to load up on the $1 franks at this Kenmore dive. Bonus: […] read more»
2004 Best Hot Dog, North

Top Dog of Rockport

Rockport
Forget any preconceived notions of what a hot dog is: Top Dog outdoes them all with all-meat dogs in natural casings that lend a juicy […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»
1985 Best Hot Dog

Karl’s Sausage Kitchen

Saugus
Available only to take out, however. read more»
1983 Best Hot Dog

The Black Forest

Boston
Upscale eat-and-run. 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»