There is something just right about a well-made hot dog. From satisfying flavors, to the delicious toppings, to the perfect atmosphere, all of these elements come together to create the ideal hot dog joint. To find your hot dog fix in the state of Iowa, you don’t have to travel very far, and whichever one of these best hot dog joints in Iowa you do choose, know that your appetite will always be satisfied.
Serving the Sioux City public since 1918, the Milwaukee Wiener House is the perfect spot to go for some classic dining options. Complete your meal a bottled soda at the Wiener House, and feel yourself take a step back in time towards when this iconic establishment first opened. While the ambiance has had some remodeling and renovations in recent years, you’re still guaranteed to get the good service and fresh ingredients that has kept this community staple establishment open for almost an entire century.
The Flying Wienie of Cedar Rapids has been serving up Chicago-style dogs and friendly service since 1999, and while the world has changed quite a bit since that time, the fresh ingredients and smiles on their faces have remained the same. Whether you opt for mustard and relish or go for some chili cheese, if you are looking for hot dogs made to order, or any of The Flying Wienie’s other delectable menu options, if anything is guaranteed upon visiting this fast, food environment (not too be confused with fast-food) is that your taste buds will be satisfied.
Truly a Des Moines staple, Ted’s Coney Island is perhaps best known for its gyros, but if you’re not really in the mood for some house-made tzatziki sauce, then the Chicago-inspired dogs found at Ted’s Coney Island will surely hit the spot. Ted’s is more than just an order-and-go situation though, and with a bright atmosphere and central location on Ingersoll Avenue, Ted’s has blossomed into a community spot where locals and tourists alike flock to get some good food and better company.
Nothing quite beats the appeal of getting a hot dog on a street corner from a friendly vendor, and a perfect example of that can be found on the streets of Le Claire with the Iowa-famous Hot Dog Guy. The Hot Dog Guy food cart is the most popular street vendor in Le Claire, partly due to the fact that he is Le Claire’s only street vendor, but mainly because the high-quality sausage he serves has that nostalgic taste of times ago when all you needed to make your day was a fresh dog, some condiments and perhaps a side of chips. Also available for private parties, be sure to check out The Hot Dog Guy’s Facebook page for when and where he’ll be setting up shop next.