07/16/2014 06:05 pm ET Updated Sep 15, 2014

The 10 Best Hot Dog Stands in the U.S.

A staple of busy city street corners, baseball games and backyard parties, the hot dog is perhaps America's original fast food. While the formula is simple — a cooked sausage served inside a sliced bun — the variations are endless. From chili-slopped Coney Island hot dogs to all-beef, veggie-topped Chicago-style dogs, preparations vary from region to region — and we love them all. Whether you prefer your hot dogs haute cuisine or served plain with mustard, take a look at's list of the Top 10 Hot Dog Stands in the U.S. to find the finest frankfurters across the country.

Fritzi Dog
6333 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Known for his innovative contemporary American cuisine, chef Neal Fraser puts a new "haute" in dogs at Fritzi Dog. This sunny stand at the Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles features dogs locally made from humanely raised livestock.

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Hot Doug's
3324 N. California St.
Chicago, IL 60618

Hot Doug's in Chicago is turning off the grills for good as of October 4, 2014, so time is running out to enjoy specialties like foie gras and Sauternes duck sausage with truffle aïoli, foie gras mousse and fleur de sel.

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