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Old Fashion Hot Dogs

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4008 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113-3713
+1 216-631-4460
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a good and reasonable hot dog, The Hot Dog Inn has some of the best. The chili, that is made on the premises, is just right and has a hint of cinnamon. The restaurant has a huge variety of items that can be added to the dogs with the most purchased being chili, mustard and onions. The... More 

Thank cindy k
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were so excited to finally stop by the neighborhood gem as we always pass it by! We were thrilled to be so impressed. Upon arriving, we were able to grab 2 seats at the bar (the place is pretty small), and the owners greeted us immediately. They are so super sweet and attentive, we had a nice time just... More 

Thank Taylor S
San Juan
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I read the reviews here. So we went. 3 person review board :) Got two chili dogs, cheese, onions, mustard. Anything else on a chili hot dog and you should be deported--to Chicago! Go, Indians!!! Especially Wampanoags. OK, so not the best tasting dogs, but right on mouth feel. No grit or gristle. Smooth, clean. Chili was meh, but the... More 

Thank Aidennosco
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place used to be called hot dog inn back in the day, showing my age, I've been coming here since the mid 1980s, back when it was open all night long, and the place would just be packed full of rowdy bar patrons, but the hot dogs were great and still are! Now it's my son's favorite place, and... More 

Thank greenyoshi
Columbus, Ohio
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Ok my boyfriend and I were on a quest for hotdogs! So we drove up to Cleveland to see about Old Fashion Hotdogs, and boy were we wowed!! The hotdogs here are amazing!! I recommend the Slaw dog if you have never heard or even had it...I recommend that you do. We had 3 slaws 2 originals and 1 with... More 

Thank Michelle S
Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite place for a late night snack. They offer tofu options so a great place to bring vegetarian friends. The chili cheese and coleslaw dogs are my staple. The chili cheese fries are also amazing especially when you ask them to make the fries well done. If you've never been before i highly recommend it if you... More 

Thank XenoMorphica
Boise, Idaho
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40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

The chili dogs are incredible, best I've ever had, and the owners are so sweet. Been open since 1928, and I can see why. Fantastic.

Thank Emma A
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Well, I said I'd be back and I went. Don't know who owned it prior to that review that was so bad, or maybe it was an off-week, BUT I went back in August, 2015 and although no one in the car wanted to try it again after that bad experience - I went in - alone! I got 3... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This is the best ever chilli cheese onion slaw dog around! We've been coming here for years. Our son who is now 16 couldn't wait to get his license to be able to drive to get his favorite hot dogs! We've been coming here and although it's not fancy it's the food and service that makes up for it. The... More 

Thank Barbara D
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

I don't know who owns it now, but we've been going to this establishment since we were kids and that's about 50 years of loyal patronage and whoever has it now as I hear it from several - it SUCKS. The hotdogs are small and have that southern snap to them. The sauce "is NOT" the same and they said... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4008 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113-3713
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-631-4460

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?