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“A+ burger in a cool joint”
Review of Gus's Hot Dogs

Gus's Hot Dogs
Ranked #10 of 33 Quick Bites in Birmingham
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The current Gus may not be from the original Greek family who developed this hotdog three generations ago, but his is world class and definitely worth sampling when in Birmingham - even Alabama! The place is small- not more than a walled counter wide with customers ordering for take away and eating in. The hotdog is smothered in a meat sauce which gives the unique flavour. There is seating for 12 persons tops but service is brisk and all customers leave smiling. It is excellent low cost, filling, street food and a favourite memory of the culinary variety in Birmingham.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KiminGranCouva
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This tiny joint is a fun experience. One can tell that it is a local standard by the diverse clientele, including men in suits, t-shirts, and work shirts. It is inexpensive, and the dogs and burgers, all produced on the same tiny hot griddle, were very good. My daughter declared the hot dog to be in her top 5 of all time, if not no. 1, high praise indeed. The ordering process is a bit confusing, but it all worked out.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome! Fantastic hot dogs, and hamburgers! My daughter said it was the best hot dog she ever had. You know it's good by the diverse clientele that stand in line outside the door. If you are looking for an "off the beaten path" kind of place, this is it. Don't expect to sit down and eat though, as there are just two tables outside this tiny place. So much better than a typical chain.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This place is an institution in Birmingham. Gus's has a new owner now but the same great dog is served. LA is still on the grill and the smile and attitude of the new owner makes this a very special place. It really doesn't matter if you get a regular dog, a slaw dog, a special dog, a burger or one of their other great sandwiches -- they're all good.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I am so glad we stopped in to try their world famous (or infamous) hot dogs. Wow! I have loved Cincinnati chili dogs since I was a kids and these were just as great. I loved the level of spicy and savory. I wish I had ordered more than one. Next time I will!!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank sallyq1955
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