The 10 Best Hot Dogs in San Francisco

Is a hot dog a sandwich? Wherever you stand in this timeless debate, just know that San Francisco has plenty of tasty options to help you form your decision.

From Korean-inspired corn dogs to German bratwursts, here are 10 great spots to satisfy your cravings.

1. Rosamunde Sausage Grill

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating, Indoor dining
Address: 2832 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 970-9015

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Right above the Mission / 24th Street is this neighborhood gem. Locals love to rave about Rosamunde’s sausages and beers. They have an impressive selection for both, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy a nice casual meal with friends. For those who are vegetarian, they serve delicious meatless sausages as well.

2. Stix

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Closed: Wed)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 1353 Taraval St San Francisco, CA 94116

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If you’ve never tried corn dogs with a cheesy and crunchy Korean flair, check out Stix in the Sunset district. The corn dogs are flavorful with perfectly melted cheese, and they are covered by everything from Panko to ramen. The dogs go well with waffle fries and lemonade. Their milk tea is also delicious.

3. Berliner Berliner

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Price Range: | Hours: 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM (Tues), 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Wed), 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Thurs), 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Fri-Sat), 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Sun) Closed Monday
Open During COVID for: Takeout, Outdoor seating
Address: 545 Haight St San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 795-1457

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You could make a strong case that the Germans do sausages the best. Nestled in the Lower Haight district, Berliner Berliner serves wieners and bratwursts with bacon sauerkraut, spicy mustard, and curry ketchup. Their pretzels and beers complete the German experience; who needs to go to Germany when you can experience their signature food in town?

4. Willkommen

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM (Mon-Fri), 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sat-Sun)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating
Address: 2198 Market St San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 766-9225

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Willkommen means “welcome” in German, and you are welcome to try their assortment of sausages, including vegan and vegetarian options. They also serve a decent selection of beer on tap and wine. It’s a spacious location on Market street with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating options.

5. Hi-Way Burger & Fry

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Sun-Thurs), 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Fri-Sat)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 3853 24th St San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 641-6000

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Hi-Way Burger & Fry masters the simple and delicious burger. In addition to the popular burgers and fries, they also serve a delicious hot dog. So if you ever find yourself in the Mission or Noe Valley, drop by to get a meal that will leave you completely satisfied. Try a Flat-top Frank or a Chicago dog.

6. Gott’s Roadside

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating
Address: 1 Ferry Building Ste 6 San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 318-3423

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Hot Dog
Hot Dog $6.99
$6.99
Wisconsin Burger
$11.99
California Burger
$14.99
The San Francisco Ferry building houses many fine restaurants, and Gott’s Roadside is one of the most popular. Enjoy burgers and hot dogs with a beautiful view of the bay and the Bay Bridge. There are many menu items, but for hot dogs, you can choose between their Fearless Frank, a Works Dog, or a Chili Cheese Dog.

7. 4505 Burgers & BBQ Restaurant

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Indoor dining
Address: 705 Divisadero St San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 231-6993

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4505 Hot Dog
$8.10
Hot Link
$7.06
Cobb Salad
$13.35
One of the most hearty restaurants in San Francisco is 4505 Burgers & BBQ on Divisadero Street. They are famous for their BBQ platters that remind you of the great platters of the South. You can’t go wrong with their pulled pork, brisket, or burgers. Just know that if they specialize in meat, their sausages and hot dogs are top quality too.

8. Umai Savory Hot Dogs

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Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 845 Market St Ste FC-7 San Francisco, CA 94103

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Truffle Dog
$13.50
Kyoto Fire
$8.50
Tokyo Signature
$8.50
Right in the heart of downtown, the bright lights of Umai Savory Hot Dogs illuminate the food court in the Westfield San Francisco Center. Unlike some of the other hot dog restaurants, Umai truly specializes in all types of hot dogs - from the Bacon Cubano hot dog to the Manhattan Dog. Every option has a creative assortment of toppings that will make you want to come again.

9. Bacon Dog Cart

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Price Range: $ | Hours:
Open During COVID for:
Address: San Francisco, CA 94110

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Not all the best hot dogs are found in brick-and-mortar restaurants. Bacon Dog Cart is a hot dog stand located in the Mission district, and you can smell the greasy aroma of bacon from down the block. Try their bacon and hot dog with onions and peppers - you won’t regret it. You can also find the cart outside of the Giants Park on game days.

10. Tony’s Cable Car Restaurant

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 2500 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 931-2416

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The bright red diner on Geary Street advertises hot dogs along with cheeseburgers, chili fries, and other American favorites. Wash down their tasty dogs with some of the best shakes in town. Tony’s is a local favorite, and remember to bring cash as it is cash only.