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Richmond, Virginia

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2 October 2019

City Dogs is awesome. Went to them with some colleagues for lunch on a whim.  We didn't know it, but the waitress informed us it was hamburger Wednesday three dollar hamburgers if you order a side with it. We all had hamburgers and they were all delicious. The bill was just under seven, I couldn't finish my fries. All of us decided we are definitely coming back. More...

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14 September 2019

I just really love city dogs. Both locations are great. Super vegan & vegetarian options. Vegetarian corn dog nuggets. Vegan chili on your vegan hotdog! The buns aren't vegan, however, they do have vegan Texas toast. Lots of deliciousness for meat eaters. Good prices. Great daily specials More...

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30 August 2019

I have to say, I didn't expect a sit-down place with wait service but that's what it is.  Not formal of course, and I haven't been here late at night with the drunk crowds but I can see that the service can be hit or miss.  I'm a fan of bar seating, and they truly do have a full service bar, plus quite a few hot dog offerings and even a bunch of sandwiches.  The kitchen is very small, and I haven't tried anything but the hot dogs but they're quite good.The hot dog menu is a bit heavy on options with chili, sauerkraut, and salsa but I can see why you'd want to re-use ingredients with such a small kitchen.  The chili is all meat (and a bit of grease) with just okay taste so I wouldn't get it on its own but on most hot dogs it will be fine with onions, mustard, etc.  The buns are soft but hold up to everything just fine and the hot dogs are thin but have just enough snap to be close to perfect.  They definitely leave plenty of room for the toppings.I'd love to have more exciting options, such as a Sonoran Dog instead of the fairly generic Santa Fe Dog, etc.  But I understand the limitations of a tiny kitchen and if the clientele is happy then go with it - take your money and run.  This is a generally well done establishment and I'll be back when I'm in downtown Richmond. More...

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22 August 2019

Definitely one of the best chili dogs in lots of years!  Most everything is homemade and the hot dogs are all good quality brands. The fries are really fresh, hot and crunchy. It's a little loud for lunchtime but that's ok! I will have to go back with my husband. He's a real big hotdog fan. More...

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18 August 2019

Been a long time customer for years. The staff and service are great and they by far, have the best BBQ in the city!

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11 August 2019

I go to City Dogs when I want hot dogs. That says it all. If you want the best in the area (and I believe I've tried them all) this is the place. I love their homemade slaw (secret ingredient - horse radish). Wow. I always go on Tuesdays and I usually get the 2 Dog Combo (2 Richmond dogs with mustard, chili and onions) and a side of either Cole slaw for potato salad. I always sit at the bar for quick refills of soda. The waitstaff and managers are great people. I bought the T-shirt.Nothing better than going to City Dogs on a Tuesday and then heading on over to the Bow Tie for a flic. Gotta get back soon. More...

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9 August 2019

Drunk customers being loud and standing on the table singing for Instagram kinda ruined the entire eating experience. The food was good but the drunk lady was shrieking like a cat being run over by a lawnmower.  Most inconsiderate since 99% of the other folks in there were just fine. More...

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8 August 2019

Cool place and a cool concept. The hot dog link itself is pretty much exactly what anyone could want. Great snap to it. The bun is where I can hope for better. Too much bread and density - especially with such a good hot dog link hidden inside. The toppings are executed as well as can be considering all the cities they're trying to cover. I had the Chicago, Honolulu, and Richmond. I'll be back to keep trying more dogs and other menu offerings. More...

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25 July 2019

Great dogs, sandwiches, fries, onion rings. Great service, friendly staff, relaxed environment. Recommended!

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18 July 2019

First time trying this place and found it on Yelp. They had great reviews and we were not disappointed. They have weekly specials and a great selection of hotdogs and burgers. They do have other selections but we tried their hotdogs and burgers. Also can't beat their prices!! Definitely a must try if you're in Richmond. More...

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18 July 2019

I had a great experience with the food and the service! I had some questions about the vegetarian options and the waitress was super helpful. I decided to go with the Richmond dog with the vegetarian hot dog and chili and with some fries on the side. It took a bit to prepare, but the food was totally worth it for the price and the portions. Really recommend trying out! More...

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5 July 2019

City Dogs has the rare honor, in Richmond, of being truly excellent value; for someone like me that is worth a lot.  Their special on Monday has $1. 50 hot dogs with chili, mustard and onions.  Wednesday is $3.00 cheeseburgers.  It's really easy to eat a full meal, the way you want it, for way less than $10 here.  That's great.The food and service at City Dogs is good. There's a decent variety of hot dog toppings and my food has always been cooked well.  Nothing I've eaten here has blown me away - it's pretty standard stuff that tastes predictable and isn't healthy for you.   That's how it goes - but the value you get here makes it a great selection for someone trying to get a cheap lunch. More...

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1 July 2019

Great selection of regional dogs, with good tap beers,band a lively neighborhood scene to keep one entertained throughout the meal.

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22 June 2019

Super friendly atmosphere!!! The people were great, the food was great! Loved it! We will be back!

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19 June 2019

They changed the menus cleaned it up and staff was great! Will be coming back absolutely loves lunch today :-) my boyfriend out the three dollar burger with fries and I got the Boston dog and the indie dog and some fries! Delicious

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15 June 2019

The hot dogs had a good snap to them but were skinny. I still got a good amount of sides and toppings on my dogs. The patio area was nice and covered. The Cincinnati dog was pretty good. I was not a fan of the Chicago dog but the poppy seed bun was really good. More...

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2 June 2019

I headed here after running the Ragnar Trail - Richmond with three of my teammates. Two of them had been before and promised excellent, no judgment grub. The judgment part was important because we had been running in the woods for 24 hours and hadn't showered yet (Ragnar Pro Tip: Baby wipes save lives). Thankfully the day was balmy and sunny, so we got to enjoy the outside deck. I'm not a vegetarian, but I rarely eat hotdogs because I don't eat mammals, so I was expecting very limited meal options all things considered. I was wrong! They made it really easy to swap a veggie dog for the more traditional meat options, and they tasted really good! Not bland or dry as can happen. My teammates, greater advocates for the consumption of the varieties of meats available, easily agreed to, and then we all loved, the vegetarian option dog bites, which were heavenly morsels that came with a great dipping sauce. I'll absolutely stop in here again. More...

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22 May 2019

Went for dinner there tonight. Had two Coney dogs and Onion rings. They were great.

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21 May 2019

This happens to an awesome hot dog spot with a bar attached. It's hard to tell which came first, but the small bar definitely had a few regulars at it. The dogs are great. Nice flavor combinations and super crisp exteriors. The chilli on the cheese fries has a nice bite, that's more pronounced on the fries than on the coney dog. Prices are very reasonable too. More...

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21 May 2019

Richmond dog + slaw makes a NC "all the way" dog. Delicious

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20 May 2019

Great dogs and incredible prices. Philly and NC dogs were my favorite. Sides are incredible but favorite is the tots!

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19 April 2019

S/o to my first hotdog since lent!!!! (Gave up bread) first off this place... I've passed it a million times while drinking in the fan and never noticed it. It's about the size as like a sub shop I guess.. it has a patio too I think. Anyways my friend and I were here late Thursday night. I got the Coney Island dog and she got the Wisconsin. Everything was on point with my dog, she said she didn't love the peppers on hers. The 2 hot dogs also took like 30 mins to make.. I guess it was a full bar and there was only one waitress on the floor. Ok so this place is kind of tiny and the only thing that ticked me off a bit was that they had a huge band playing. Normally I love live bands- it'd be better if they had the band on the patio or something, the band was soooo loud I couldn't here myself think for the 45 mins we were there. It was SO loud, I could not even here the waitress speaking-- just seemed a little much More...

Reviewed on Yelp

15 April 2019

VCU area dive bar, patio good for large groups

Reviewed on Facebook

14 April 2019

North Carolina Dog and Space Koi!!

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12 April 2019

Great spot! The bartender was so sweet! She had greenish hair and definitely made my day. She kind of reminds you of Winston from new girl (personality wise) and It just felt very refreshing to have someone like her to talk to when you're at the bar.

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9 April 2019

Quck dogs, attentive service. The Richmond dogs had something to be desired but the Philly dog was delish. The cheese dog need something extra as well. For a dive bar-- this place is spot on. Quick and easy food-- easy to get to-- perfect for late night eats More...

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5 April 2019

This was not only inexpensive it was also the fastest service I've ever experienced!! I highly recommend this place after a night out! It's delicious and quick! Josh is the best! More...

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1 April 2019

Mini corn dogs were banging.  The hot dogs had a light snap and the chili was flavorful all on top of the perfect bun.  I had the slaw as a side and it was decent.  Service was good as well.  They have a nice patio to eat on.  They were out of Root Beer though.  My buddy was devastated.I'll be back.  Check them out! More...

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22 March 2019

Great little local hot dog / burger place. Boston HD and cheeseburger both excellent! Very friendly staff!

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20 March 2019

The Cincinnati Dog and tots are the BEST!

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18 March 2019

I love going to this place. Every road trip through Virginia, stopping by in Richmond. This little hole in the wall will give you some of the best damn flavor in the city. Get the philly dog 10/10. Very affordable too. More...

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18 March 2019

Nice food and good service

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17 March 2019

Came here late night after a st Patty's celebration. I actually went to the city dogs downtown earlier that day but I like this place maybe better. Chill bar vibes with live band and outdoor chill patio area. I ordered the Cincinnati dog again for me and my bf and it tasted exactly the same as the other location. Delicious- see my other review for the low down. The servers are probably equally as indifferent and probably tired of dealing with drunk customers. More...

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14 March 2019

The Chicago Style Hot Dog was absolutely amazing!!! It is made just like Chicago style dogs in Chicago. Being a Chicago native it's important to me that Chicago style dogs are made correctly. City Dog made it perfectly.

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14 March 2019

Well worth it and they deliver. I found the dogs had a small snap, sauce was perfect and buns were extremely fresh. I tend to like meat sauce and coleslaw or just plain mustard, unless you're under 15, never put ketchup on a dog. I'd definitely go back

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2 March 2019

Good beer good dogs good people come on

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25 January 2019

Service was fine, price was fine, hot dog (Santa Fe with vegetarian frank) was super. I would subtract one star for no whole-grain buns, but I have to add a star for their participating in this year's Vegan72 celebration. Also a plus: any dog there can be made vegetarian. More...

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5 January 2019

Food, employees and atmosphere is amazing!! love this place!

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18 December 2018

Surprisingly great -- food is awesome and they have a great selection of drafts. Awesome value and quick service.

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10 December 2018

My friends and I stopped by for some good ole dogs in Downtown. The place is always packed with bar seating and a few tables, and some right in front of the grill. We went on a Friday, so it was packed and the server let me know that there's additional seating downstairs! Their list of hot dogs are precise, so you're not going to find a build your own. However, the options are phenomenal. I got the Santa Fe, and it was so interesting to have salsa and guacamole on a hot dog! My friends got the Tennessee Coleslaw and Philly cheesesteak, and they were are all hits! Best part of our visit was the service! They made sure we got our table in the long line. Also, our server was this hilarious old man. Definitely going to come back! More...

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2 December 2018

City Dogs is the place where you can find cheap and glorified hot dogs. The place itself is a little crowded and limited in seating, but the food is worth it. First off, they have a fairly limited selection of beer. I think they had only like 5 on tap but it sufficed. As my friends and I were seated, we were greeted by a very friendly and comedic waiter. He was hilarious and heckled us in the best way possible. While there, I ordered a bold rock and the philly hot dog. The hot dog was amazing. It had all the right flavors and quite a crunch to it too. This place is a gem and perfect for an late night food outing! More...

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8 November 2018

It's all good in the hood. Been a fave spot of mine for some years now.. #SUPERICECOLDPBR'SALWAZSABUCKFIDDY# #DONTFORGETTOGETTHEMOLDBAYWINGS#THEYTHABIZNIZZS#

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27 October 2018

Veggie Dogs! This is the first place I found that offers veggie "soy dogs" that actually taste great, you can order any of their hot dogs with a soy substitute. I ordered to-go so they were soggy when I got home but that was the only downside. The location is a bar type scene and I went on football sunday so it was crowded with screaming locals watching the games, could've been a cleaner place. As for the food I would definitely go again and try out more of their options. Definitely recommend the Santa Fe for those who like something a little spicy. More...

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2 October 2018

I LOVE City Dogs!  Honestly, the hot dogs are reasonably priced and good fresh quality. Also, they have Jameson for $3 on Sunday after 7pm. The rails are $2.50 and a hot dog was like $4. You can have a good time and not spend all your dimes. They have an outdoor patio too. More...

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30 September 2018

Who doesn't love a good hot dog? This place definitely gets it right with their own batter for corn dog nuggets. I had the Cincinnati hot dog with chili and cheese. Hubby has the Honolulu hot dog which has pineapples, provolone cheese and bbq sauce and the Boston dog which had sauerkraut, relish and mustard. We also had the corn dog nuggets which happen to be amazing. All of the hot dogs were good. I would definitely revisit. The fries were also good as well.It's a small cozy location in which I could see why it would stay busy. More...

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28 September 2018

This is the best place in RVA to get a dog. They have 5 different types of dogs (Vienna Beef, Hebrew National, and Sabretts are my fav)Anything from classic chili dog to Chicago style dogs. Their burgers are great too. Great place to watch the VCU basketball games or throw back some cold ones during football seasonA must go if you are in town visiting or just moving in. More...

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