Indulge in Long Island’s Best Hot Dogs

An American classic, the humble hot dog has come a long way from simple mustard-topped origins. But to be frank, one will find a completely different take on the barbecue favorite depending on where it comes from—a hot dog stand, deli or burger joint. Check out five of the best spots to order a perfect frankfurter.

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Charlie’s Legendary Hot Dogs, Islip Terrace

After a decade hiatus, the iconic hot dog stand founded by namesake Charlie and Rose Summa is back by popular demand. The brand was revived by the couple’s daughter, Jeanne Summa-Becvar, who began bottling the signature onion toppings two years ago, only to hear the public begging for the hot dogs once more. Situated in the parking lot in Islip Terrace, the truck serves up the steaming hot dogs on Italian bread for two bucks. Address: 16 Lowell Ave Click to taste

Local Burger Co., Bay Shore

While it’s obvious that the burgers here live up to being the titular dish, this joint also serves up some killer dogs. Whether you’re in the mood for the plain and simple classic with mustard and sauerkraut or the full nine with mustard, relish, onions, tomato, banana peppers, pickles and celery salt, always count on a nitrate-free, grass-fed beef frank at the core of this meal. Phone: 631-647-8300 | Address: 62 E. Main St Click to taste

The North Fork Food Truck, Southold

Out East, you’ll find a proper dog at the Food Truck in North Fork Table & Inn’s parking lot. This cash-only, no-frills establishment open only on the weekends focuses on local food, serving up artisan all beef hot dogs from upstate sausage producer Hartmann’s on a toasted roll from NoFo staple Blue Duck Bakery. Looking for a savory addition to this classic dish? Add apple cider vinegar-glazed onion to your next frank. Phone: 631-765-0177 | Address: 57225 Main Rd Click to taste

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Various Locations

What would this list be without Coney Island’s most iconic frank? The famous hot dog stand founded by Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker has become as American as baseball—and has even become the first-ever official hot dog of the MLB to prove it. Click to taste

Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen, Various Locations

Ben’s has served the best franks in town for years with Ronnie Dragoon at the helm of this deli empire for more than four decades. Its “two specials” entrée serves up quarter pound franks (Hebrew National kosher ones of course), grilled or boiled with classic sides of baked beans and fries to accompany them. Click to taste