Dog Fight – Round One

Usually I save hot dog consumption for ball games, but a group of us decided to see if we could find (and agree on) the best hot dog in the Asheville/Hendersonville area. We’re not talking about all-beef, bratwurst, or any kind of specialty dog – just your basic hot dog.

The only criteria for contestants is that the restaurant have the word “Dog” in its name somewhere.

These posts will be short and sweet: basic comments, who won and why.

First up, Hot Dog World vs Dog Town

Hot Dog World
Image: Hot Dog World


Dog Town
Dog Town

Hot Dog World
226 Kanuga Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739-5220
(828) 697-0374

Hot Dog World on Urbanspoon

Hot Dog World

This is the line that forms “out the door” at Hot Dog World almost daily.

Hot Dog World


Hot Dog World

Foot Long with mustard, chili, onions and slaw ($3.09) and a Cheese Dog with mustard, chili and onions ($1.59).

Hot Dog World

Kraut Dog with mustard, chili and onions ($1.59).

Dog Town
4195 Old Haywood Rd
Mills River, NC 28759

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Dog Town


Dog Town

Dog Town Special with mustard, chili and onions ($1.29) and a Foot Long with mustard, chili, onions and slaw ($3.19). Sweet Tea with free refills ($1.59).

Dog Town

Kraut Dog with mustard, chili and onions ($1.59) and a Dog Town Special with mustard, chili and onions ($1.29). Two small Old Fashioned Mild Shakes ($2.25). Large is $3.89.

The winner of Round One is . . . Hot Dog World!

Because: all around dog flavors bigger and better than Dog Town’s bland contenders. Toppings at Hot Dog World were also more flavorful.


  • Shakes at Dog Town are some of the best in town. That includes ice cream places. I threw my shake out at Hot Dog World because it tasted like a McDonald’s shake, made from a mix with with little or no ice cream.
  • Dog Town’s Sweet Tea was “perfect” according to the judge who ordered it. Not too sweet, but sweet enough.
  • Hot Dog World served sweeter Sweet Tea.
  • Dog Town’s slaw tasted better to the judge who had the Foot Long at both places.

Round Two Coming Up!

5 Responses to Dog Fight – Round One

  1. Great idea! Great post! Looking forward to Round 2.

    You’ve made me want to go on a hot dog hunt!

  2. You might what to try the following:

    The Great American Hotdog
    808 Greenville Hwy, Hendersonville

    Hot Dogs & More
    5839 Asheville Hwy, Naples

    Papa’s Dog House
    104 West Blue Ridge Road, East Flat Rock

  3. A few more suggestions if willing to venture outside Hendersonville proper

    Mr. Hot Dog
    3749 S. Sweeten Creek Rd. Unit #3, Arden

    Celebrity Hotdogs
    1409 Brevard Rd., Asheville

    Hot Dog King
    63 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville
    4 S. Tunnel Road, # 4, Asheville

    Also, they serve a decent dog at McCormick field when the Tourists play

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