Hot dogs are the torpedoes of the culinary war against hunger. Launch a full-scale famine attack with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of classic and creative American cuisine and beverages at Merle's Downtown. From its original three-item, hot-dog-centric menu, Merle's Downtown has developed an eclectic selection of sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and sides. However, the hot dog remains king with a slew of inventive franks priced from $1.99 to $4.99 based on size, toppings, and pork futures. Start off with an order of spinach-artichoke wontons ($1.99) and chase it with an excitable Downtown Dog caparisoned in bacon, grilled onions and peppers, and barbecue sauce. Homemade fried chips ($1.99) make good companions for a lonely Memphis Dog, which comes layered with coleslaw, ketchup, and cheese. Innovative diners can engineer their own dog with a choice of four toppings or opt for a lighter sandwich or wrap. Stop and sate a sugar tooth at Sweet Susie's Bakery, which is also located on the premises.
GO magazine and The Awesome Guide to Springfield featured Merle's Downtown. Five Yelpers give the previous location a 3.5-star average, and 85% of Urbanspooners recommend it. Two-hundred Facebookers like it.
- The menu centers around a delicious and creative list of styles of hot dogs, but ventures into burgers, wraps and sandwiches. Delicious homemade sides, headlined by potato selections (fries, homemade chips and tots), won’t push the cost… – The Awesome Guide to Springfield
- For dessert, I had a piece of the triple-chocolate gooey butter cake that was available for $1.99 plus tax. Mmm, chocolate heaven. – Chris M., Yelp
431 S Jefferson Ave.
Springfield, Missouri 65806Get Directions