Hank’s Haute Dog on Coral Street has become a popular spot for a gourmet dog on the islands. Since it’s opening in 2007, it has been featured in both Food and Wine and Bon Appetit Magazines, and more recently on the Food Network’s popular show Diners Drive Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri.
Hank’s is far from the $1.50 hot dog and drink combo you can find at Costco in both price and flavor. You certainly won’t find a duck and foie gras hot dog or truffle mac and cheese at Costco, but you will be paying roughly $7 per dog at Hank’s. But it’s well worth it.
Their regular menu offers a variety of dogs- the Chicago, Polish, Chicken and Chorizo, just to name a few. And each dog comes with special toppings from mango relish to daikon meant to bring out the flavor of said dog. The daily specials are where you really see the gourmet dogs come out from Kobe Beef to Lobster to Duck and Foie Gras.
The sides that Hank’s offers are just as good and gourmet as the dogs. Their fries are cooked in duck fat, making for a crisp calorie filled delight, which can be ordered with wonderful dipping sauces. Hank’s even offers dessert- crème brulee. Delicious.
Expect to see a line at Hank’s, no matter what day of the week. But on the weekends, the line will definitely be longer. Especially since some of their best specials are offered on Saturday and Sunday, the duck and foie gras dogs and the Kobe beef dogs.
In its 3 years since it’s been open, Hank’s Haute Dogs has really established itself as place to go. So, if you haven’t yet, indulge yourself and have a deep fried hot dog with some duck fat fries and get to the gym tomorrow.