Using a pillowy bun as a barrier, hot dogs are safely protected from environmental hazards such as open manholes and greasy-handed schoolchildren. Enjoy snugly shielded franks with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of classic American fare at Dot'z Dawgs and Drafts.
The cooks at Dot'z Dawgs and Drafts grill hot dogs, sling pizzas, and roll wraps to craft a menu of American favorites. Diners can douse a foot-long hot dog in chili and cheese ($2.99) or forsake ketchup with a Chicago-style hot dog, which instead festoons itself with a pickle spear, tomatoes, and peppers ($3.59). Whole cheese pizzas ($12.99) feed parties of plus-one, and the Sha-Na-Na cheese nachos ($3.29–$4.99) drench corn chips in melty queso and all the fixings. To cleanse sustenance-quenched palates, Dot'z also scoops 11 flavors of ice cream, including rainbow sherbet, pistachio, birthday cake, and mint chip. Though the Yakety Yak sundae's syrup and topping may anchor eaters to in-shop consumption ($2.69), the three-scoop king cone ($2.99) boasts toteability for a beachside stroll or an impromptu back-flipping contest.
Dot'z retro-style façade beckons eaters with its sunny-yellow exterior, silvery roofing, and blazing neon signage. The beach-adjacent eatery welcomes four-legged companions, and an outdoor playground entertains kids with hula hoops and rousing debates on the ethics of peeking during hide-and-seek. Every third Saturday of the month, owners of vintage and classic cars cruise by the shop in their throwback rides as part of Dot'z Cars on the Coast event.
Dot’z Dawgs & Drafts
Dot’z Dawgs & Drafts transports diners back to a simpler time—a time when food was no-fuss and comforting and the world moved at a slower pace. There, diners drink beers and chow down on Chicago-style hot dogs, pizza, and wraps while gazing at vintage Coca-Cola advertisements and the photos of old Hollywood starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball that encompass every inch of free wall space. Amid the 1950s montage, vinyl-and-chrome chairs—striped with the scarlet and silver colors of a retro diner—tuck themselves beneath simple silver tables.
After dinner, patrons grab ice-cream cones and head outside for a stroll along Corpus Christi Beach. The adjacent outdoor playground area is perfect for entertaining kids with hula-hoops and rousing debates on the ethics of peeking during hide-and-seek.
2825 N Shoreline Blvd.
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