Welcome to Groupon, Rochester! For $5, our inaugural deal gets you $10 worth of hot dogs, sandwiches, and more at Dogtown, located at 691 Monroe Avenue in Rochester. Since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Rochester: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (15 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll be emailed a gift certificate the next morning. You can print your Groupons, or redeem them with our iPhone app. Use them whenever you want until the deal expires—today's expires in January 2011. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
Using a pillowy bun as a barrier, hot dogs are safely protected from environmental hazards such as acid rain and greasy-handed schoolchildren. Enjoy snugly shielded franks with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of specialty hot dogs, sandwiches, drinks, and more at Dogtown.
Drawing hot dogspiration from across the nation, Dogtown uses local Martusciello's French rolls and Zweigle's German-style franks to create a custom menu of linked meat and veggie options. Specialty hots include the Cincinnati Red Dog smothered in Dogtown chili sauce and sprinkled with cheddar ($2.99); the St. Bernard with sauerkraut, swiss, and mustard ($3.49); and the Irish Setter, robed in corned beef, kraut, swiss cheese, and Russian dressing ($3.79). Herbivores can harness garden goodies including a veggie dog ($2.99), grilled portobello sandwich ($4.99), and a different vegan selection prepared every Thursday.
A dogged bun often craves the company of a fried potato, and Dogtown serves up lightly breaded Dogtown home fries ($1.99), regular french fries ($1.99), and sweet potato fries $2.79) to satisfy salty crunch desires. Stop by the locally loved snack shack, brace elbows against the indoor or outdoor tables, and chomp your way through a solid selection of delectable comestibles. Burgers and sausages are huge, the fries are fresh, and any one of the mouth-watering dogs can quell an appetite for fare as American as taking off school to celebrate Burton Gilliam's birthday.
- Fran and Peg Basil had a concept: inexpensive, regional-style hot dogs done as well as possible at bargain prices. And so it is at Dogtown, a City Newspaper Critic’s Choice for scrumptiousness and value. – Adam Wilcox, Rochester City Newspaper
- Dogtown is a place where ingredients collide in a unique way. Zweigle's hot dogs are sandwiched between strips of bacon or smothered in salsa or baked beans, but always cradled in Martescuillo's French bread. – Metromix
- The dogs and sweet potato fries are always tasty, plus I really enjoy downing my meal with some good old Stewart's. – Roni S., Yelp
- Best Hots Place in Rochester.... Best hot dogs I ever had, finally a tasty hot dog not covered in slop! Fresh toppings, huge choices ! – Foodguy160, Urbanspoon