Best Hot Dog

Shady Grove

Restaurant choices along this stretch of Barton Springs Road are certainly staggering, but if a person has a jones for a hotdog, Shady Grove is the answer. Not too many establishments go to the trouble of making this old-fashioned specialty into a meal, but Shady Grove does; its deliciously grilled hotdog and a half (exactly what one would expect, a frank bisected lengthwise with another half dog lying next to it on a toasted bun), is a sufficient stopper to almost any appetite. Flanked by a side of fries, the hot dog and a half will give most diners second thoughts about ordering dessert afterward.

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