Skip to main content

Johnnie's Dog House mixes standard fast food with originality

I love hot dogs. I always have. At restaurants, BBQs, and picnics, I have never understood why anyone would get a hamburger when they could have a delicious, juicy hot dog.

So when a fast food restaurant opened on route 202 that sold primarily hot dogs instead of hamburgers (a rarity in the fast food world) I was overjoyed. And Johnnie's Dog House didn't disappoint.  Even you burger-loving folks should give it a try, just like I've tried Jakes, Charcoal Pit, and Five Guys.

First off, their hot dogs aren't those questionable "what's it really made of" dogs that you get at the ballpark. Each dog is either 100% beef, turkey, or veggie. I can't speak on the veggie dog, but from experience I know that the beef and turkey dogs are delicious. Considering Johnnie's Dog House works hard to offer the best product possible, I'm sure the veggie ones are great. too.

After starting with a high-quality dog, Johnnie's adds toppings that you've probably never put on a hot dog before. The Jersey Style Dog has grilled potatoes, peppers, and onions. I know you're raising your eyebrows at potatoes on a hot dog, but don't knock it before you try it. For a just as interesting, but slightly more messy, dog, try the Boston Back Bay Beanie Weenie. It's smothered in black beans and onions. Then of course, there's the Texas Tommy. It's a hot dog that's been wrapped in bacon, deep fried, and then topped with cheese. On a list of the worst foods ever for you, the Texas Tommy is probably in the top 10. That doesn't make it any less delicious though!

For those of you who get dragged to the Dog House and don't want to try a hot dog, the restaurant also offers sausage and peppers, pulled pork, and fresh cod fillet sandwiches. Then, to compliment your dog (or sandwich), try some of Johnnie's sides, like mac and cheese, onion rings, and milkshakes. For those of you that can hear your arteries hardening already, remember, a trip to Johnnie's Dog House doesn't have to be terrible for you. Choose a turkey or veggie dog, skip any cheese toppings and fried sides, and you'll still get to experience Johnnie's great tasting food.

You should trust me on this. I'm an expert on dogs.

For more info: If it's about hot dogs, email me at For Johnnie's Dog House, call (302) 477-1440.


  • Zoe 5 years ago

    I don't actually like hot dogs, but I know many people do, and so if I was with someone who was desperate to get themselves on the outside of this horribly processed food product, it's a relief to know I could at least accompany them and have something to eat myself whilst mocking them.