Dougiedog is Vancouver's 1st true original hot dog joint! With over 20 varieties of all-natural hot dogs to choose from, make your meal a combo with homemade mac 'n cheese or chili made fresh daily, and over 10 varieties of root beer to choose from!
I have heard nothing but good things about Dougiedog from random people as well as friends who keep telling my fiance and I that we need to get out there and try it. Well we found ourselves in vancouver and decided that we would try it out. When we stepped through the door we were greeted by probably one of the happiest and most enthusiastic people i have ever met in my life. He was happy to explain what hotdogs they had instead of leaving us to stand there and read through the entire menu in silence. He also cracked jokes and paid full attention to us while we decided, seeing as we had never been there before. My fiance decided on The Krif Dog and i decided to go with the mac and cheese side because i wasn't hungry enough to eat a whole hot dog and i have a very large soft spot for mac and cheese. We got a drink with our combo and decided on a gladd bottle of root beer. There are SO many choices and i took us a few minutes before we decided to go with the butterscotch rootbeer. Let me tell you that rootbeer was the most delicious thing that i have ever tasted and i am in love with A&W. The man behind the counter was also nice enough to let us try the rootbeer that they had on tap just for a comparison (it was amazing to but we were both in awe of the butterscotch). He then we to work making our hot dog and side, we watched him make it all himself and then brought it out with a very short wait time. The hot dog was delicious, though i wouldn't expect any less from a hot dog joint. The mac and cheese... well lefts just say could have eaten the whole pot in one sitting and never felt quilty about it.
We ended up purchasing a bottle of the butterscotch rootbeer to take home with us because it was that good and left feeling full and satisfied. I would recommend this awesome eats place to anyone who loves a jazzed up hot dog or amazing mac and cheese!!
I went there for the first time a few days ago with my girlfriend and first thing I thought of was....oh, no tables just stools....I am not a stool person, hard to sit hard.
Good service.....friendly....the guy at the cash register was telling us what sells and what's popular. The girl next to him had her long hair down and not tied up.
In all my reviews that's a NO NO. Please tie up the hair and wash your hands.
The hot dog was ok.....not really what I expected. I know they use good quality food items but I kind of like the taste better just at Costco....and it's cheaper.
My friend and I agreed on this first time visit!
Went here for a quick bite at around 6:30 on Saturday before a show downtown, as a treat. I only generally eat a smokie or a dog while camping which is rare enough. Ordered a pair of "West Enders" which we didn't realize were a whopping $10 each - yes, for a hot dog. The sign said tomatoes, green onions, cheddar and mayo. While that sounds appetizing, what arrived was an absolutely massive bun with a thin, greyish-pink weiner hidden deep inside that appeared to have been boiled. The cheddar was clumped and tasteless and the whole thing was absolutely drenched in mayonnaise. A few tiny chopped pieces of tomato were sprinkled here and there. I had two bites and basically felt sick to my stomach from the slick, tasteless mayo.
What I was expecting was a nice grilled hot dog a la the many hot dog carts that litter the sidewalks of the city (from which I will never eat, if only because not one of them are accompanied by a handwashing station).
This was the worst hotdog I have ever had, and that's after a childhood full of boiled weiners on dry buns with mustard and ketchup.
And no A/C and absolutely no room in the place, packed shoulder to shoulder with sweaty cross-eyed weirdos. Ugh, what can I expect, I suppose, for eating on Granville Street?
When my office told us that we would be receiving a catered lunch from the Dougie Dog food truck, I was excited as I had only heard good things about their food. Choosing from a slimmed down version of their varied menu, I decided to go with the Dougie Burger, however when I went down to the food truck to place my order, the burger had a look I didn't like. My co-worker had ordered the burger and did not get to choose what kind of cheese she had and they used back bacon instead of regular bacon. I changed my mind and ordered the Bacon Chili Cheese dog with fries instead.
With only a small group of 6 or 7 people waiting to be served, it took the cooks almost 20 minutes to make my hot dog and fries. They also only had 2 kinds of drinks to choose from - root beer and diet root beer. Once I had my food, I was very disappointed by the taste. There was nothing special about the hot dog itself - the cheese was barely melted, the chili didn't have the nice beefy flavour one wants out of good chili and the wiener itself slid right through the bottom of the bun. The fries were good but needed salt as they had none.
Overall, I was unimpressed by their food and their service. The food was flavourless and the service was slow. The co-workers that I spoke were also similarly disappointed by their food. I have no idea where they get their great reputation from, but it does not seem deserved. I will not be going back for seconds.
I'm a little surprised to see all this hot dog activity in Vancouver lately (Japadog, Dougiedog, etc). I've never thought of Vancouver as a hot dog city. Nonetheless, glad to see we are at the culinary cutting edge here.
Like Japadog, these are creative, gourmet-style hotdogs. But Dougiedog is more traditional -- more in line with North American hot dog tradition (though they do serve an amazing Korean-style Seoul Dog and other international dogs as well).
The kitchen is impeccably clean which I like to see. To be honest, I am afraid to eat from street-side hotdog carts.
But it's really the flavors that make this place a must-visit. They use all different kinds of custom locally made wieners, with different spices and peppers and the like infused in the meat, depending on which dog you order.
For example, I often eat one called a mariodog which has some kind of hot peppers and I believe cheese? also embedded in the meat. It's this approach to the layering of flavors, starting with the meat, that makes the overall product a winner.
Very friendly and enthusiastic service too. Recommended.
I have to agree with Kate on this one. The hot dogs are exceptional and the owner gives this place a really good vibe. The guy sure loves taking about hot dogs in all shapes and forms. A real character.
There isn't much seating here so it's best for a quick bite or take out.
There must be at least 30 or 40 different hot dogs on the menu including some really wild and creative options. For example dogs with Asian or Indian flavors. Or something called a Trailerpark Hotdog with crumbled potato chips and squeeze cheese.
The meat is good. The buns are good. The flavors are great.
A little more seasoning in the Mac and cheese might be nice but the owner told me he is watching his salt.
It's clear the proprietor of this restaurant loves hot dogs and it shows in the food -- creative, gourmet hotdogs made with top notch ingredients. Just thinking about it gets my mouth watering.
I've tried several of the creations here including the Super Mario Dog, Seoul Dog and a couple of novelty dogs including one with mac and cheese in the bun (the name escapes me). I think it is the meat that makes these dogs so good. Each dog has a locally made custom wiener. The Mario dog seems to have some kind of peppers and spice in the meat. Delicious.
Also I think it helps that the wieners are steamed (traditional American style) rather than grilled. They're very juicy.
The house root beer is a nice complement.
If you are looking for greasy, street-food hotdogs or sausages this may not be the place for you. Not much grease or sodium here.
My only beef is that the prices are just a tad higher than I am used to paying for a hot dog. Most of the good ones are in the seven dollar range. Worth it, though. I'd like to see some lunch specials.
My favorite late night place to grab something to eat..
Couple of reasons why its a big thumbs up for me.
1. A great selection of original custom hotdogs. Yup..I'm Korean so my big thumbs up for the Seoul Dog!!
2.This place has the best root beer selection in the city and their original root beer is the bomb! There is something special about a dog with a great rootbeer.
3.I love the Mac n Cheese. I enjoy having a nice side dish with my hotdog.
4.I enjoy bringing my buds. My friends enjoy the hotdog themed atmosphere. Yes, you can easily enjoy a hotdog from a cart but I enjoy the whole atmosphere as well as the food.
I'm a regular!!!
I'm a very healthy eater. I'm always all against fast food (you know why) because they usually have too much salt, fat and preservatives. The last time I had a street hotdog was probably in 1999. However, I love Dougiedog, cuz it's definitely different. I love the fact that Dougiedog is made from all natural ingredients. There is no sodium and preservatives. I like to eat something that I can trust.
The taste is incredible. Now I'm a regular to Dougiedog. My all-time favorite is the Seoul Dog - the spice of the kimchi and the flavor of the Korean BBQ beef go perfectly with the steamed sausage and the fresh bun. That just gives full satisfaction.
The last time I went to Dougiedog. Dougie asked me if I felt like crying because of anything. I was surprised at the question, so I said "no, not at all." -- which was true, since I was having a great night with my date. After I ordered, then I noticed a girl having wet tears in her eyes. She just had a bad night. To cheer her up, Dougie gave the girl her favorite dog for free. Ok, at that time I understood why the question and realized Dougie would've offered me a free dog. The girl did leave happily after having a free tasty gourmet dog. What a great guy, Dougie!
These hot dogs are really good. Way better than Japadogs! The buns were really fresh and not mealy. We tried the Mushroom Swiss Melt( fresh mushrooms, melted cheese) and Rueben (sauerkraut, bratwurst,melted swiss) and both were equally good. We like the fact that the the dogs are all natural without preservatives. Also the weiners had a nice crunch to them.
The owner and staff are super friendly and helpful. The premises were very clean also.
Will certainly return to try some of the other offerings.
Ok so I like to eat hot dogs and I thought I would try out dougiedog. Have had japadogs and other various hotdogs on the streets of downtown Vancouver. I walked by there a month or two before I actually tried it and was intriged by the hot dog statue with the cape. So after watching a movie I headed down to Granville with the intention of going to dougiedog. I was greeted by an employee and he was friendly, said they had the best hotdogs in town.he suggested I try the super Mario hotdog and I went for it. Before I ate he rang it into to til and I was somewhat surprised that the were charging 7+ dollars for a hotdog. I thought to myself well this better be good and tasty. To my dissapointment it was not what I expected. Small hot dog with some toppings and a unique taste but not at all filling. I felt ripped off and unsatisfied. Anyways my point is if your hungry don't eat here as you will not be satisfied when u are done.