5-on-5: Hot Dog Destinations in Grand Rapids

5-on-5 is our highly-subjective series of lists released on the 5th day of every month. Our goal is to have fun sharing some of our favorites in various categories. From fish to French fries, pizza to pasties, follow our foodie lists for monthly recommendations across Michigan.

What do picnics, baseball game, and campfires have in common? Hot dogs, the all-American summer food! These five Grand Rapids area hot dog joints are worth  checking out during the dog days of summer.

Cook’s Drive-In

Cook's Drive-In Dutton Caledonia Michigan

Cook’s Drive-In of Dutton has been serving up delicious dogs for over 70 years. Check out their signature Grand Rapids Dog (secret sauce, sauerkraut, mustard, relish, and onions) or stick with a classic like the Chili Dog. Root beer floats and ice cream treats make Cook’s a necessary summer stop.

Mad Dogz

Mad Dogz Comstock Park

If you’re a hot dog connoisseur, you’d be mad not to check out Mad Dogz in Comstock Park. Featuring over 20 tempting dogs, it’s easy to find one you’ll fall madly in love with.

One Stop Coney Shop

One Stop Coney Shop has more than just Coney dogs. Indulge your taste buds with their Bacon & Ranch Dog, Picasso Pepper Dog, Chili Cheese Dog, and many more. Other mentionable munchies at this downtown hotspot include burgers, Belgian-style fries, and decadent grilled cheese sandwiches.

1 Bun Restaurant

1 Bun Restaurant Grand Rapids Michigan

Enjoy one of our favorite dogs in Grand Rapids, the Division Dog by 1 Bun Restaurant. Not only do they make a damn good dog, they pay homage to Mr. Fables with their Fabulous 1 Olive Burger. Stop by this eatery for some of the best cheap eats in the city.


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