Because it's buried under a thick canopy of mustard, onion, sweet-pickle relish, a dill-pickle spear, tomato slices, pickled peppers, and celery salt—and notably lacking in ketchup—a Chicago-style hot dog can be difficult to identify. Learn its distinguishing characteristics with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of dogs and drinks at The Dog of Nashville. Almost as renowned as the Dog's dogs are its onion rings, which Nashville Scene dubbed Best Onion Rings in 2008.
Because every good dog needs a front porch to laze on, The Dog's laid-back outdoor patio enhances the seasonal flavors of the signature creations on its menu. Road-tested favorites include The Rise and Shine bacon-wrapped dog, with melty cheese and a fried egg ($4); the Barnyard, heaped with pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and slaw ($4.50); classic corndogs ($2.50); Philly cheese dogs with sautéed peppers, onions, mushrooms, and provolone ($4.50); and the divine Chi Town dog ($4.25). Tubular-meat iconoclasts can also find a full range of turkey dogs, Vienna beef dogs, veggie pups, Polish sausages, and bratwursts ($3–$3.50 for the basic meat-bun combo). And for less than a buck per ingredient, build your own handheld cuisine with chili, guacamole, sauerkraut, slaw, baked beans, sautéed mushrooms, cucumbers, cream cheese, and more.
Nashville Scene awarded The Dog of Nashville Best Onion Rings in 2008, saying:
- Perfectly balanced between lightly fried breading and thick, substantial onion slices, served with their horseradish mustard house sauce, this is what true onion ring fans have been waiting for. – Jason Shawhan, Nashville Scene
- Amazing! This place is a gem...Serving up massive 1/4 pounder hot dogs on your choice of 5 rolls with literally over 30 different menu options to choose from, or of course you can always create your own. – Caleb P., Yelp
The Dog of Nashville
When it comes to hot dogs in Chicago, ketchup is a four-letter word. And while Windy City native, Adam Deal, offers a real Chicago dog at his place, The Dog of Nashville, he’s not one to discriminate against the forbidden condiment—or any others, for that matter. Deal and his hand-picked team of cooks assemble more than a dozen varieties of franks piled with everything from the Chicago essentials—mustard, chopped onions, tomato, relish, sport peppers, celery salt, and a dill pickle spear inside a poppy-seed Bears helmet—to more unconventional varieties, such as bacon and a fried egg or pulled barbecue pork and coleslaw. Their creations have captured the media’s attention, including a number one spot on Nashville Scene’s “Best Hot Dog” list in 2011 and in 2012. Of course, every hot dog needs a side, so Deal offers seven of them, treating diners to fries and homemade chips as well as award-winning onion rings.
Hillsboro West End
2127 Belcourt Ave.
Nashville, Tennessee 37212Get Directions