309 W. 4th St.
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
This small brick restaurant packs a big taste. A lunch-time institution, Green’s does not offer a lot of flash or ambiance, but the food quality is high. In fact, many of the “fancy” hot dogs other establishments have on their menus can be trumped by the “classic” hot dogs served by Green’s. Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Matt’s Chicago Dog
19732 One Norman Blvd., Ste. 330
Cornelius, N.C. 28031
The Chicago-dog style is among the best hot dogs in Charlotte, too, at Matt’s Chicago Dog. And you don’t have to be a Cubs fan to appreciate the Vienna Beef hot dogs that Matt’s Chicago Dog serves. One bite, and it’s a home run. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
City Hot Dogs
1408 East Blvd.
Charlotte, N.C. 28203
City Hot Dogs can do it all with a hot dog. If you want it char-grilled, deep fried, skinned or made into kosher in just seven minutes, no problem. Specializing in Chicago-style dogs, the little Dilworth Gardens establishment also offers a Veggie Dog and Veggie Chili.