The Hot Dog Stand was an idea brought to life by owners Mary and Ibrahim through Ibrahim’s love of hot dogs. Along with the obvious gap in the market, it was this idea which has them opening Dubai’s first ever gourmet hot dog stand.
Located in Dubai Marina, THDS serves not only hot dogs but bite size appetizers, Cincinnati style pasta, 3 types of fries, sides, desserts and soon to come, milkshakes. They have a lovely outdoor grassy seating area with picnic tables for dining outside and a few higher tables inside with very cool lights made out of mason jars suspended from the high ceiling.
I was lucky enough to be able sample the existing menu as well as the new additions.
From the starters we tried the jalapeno poppers and mini cheese bites. The mini cheese bites were the winner for me with a flavorsome crunchy coating and gooey cheese center.
We got to try their soon to be added milkshakes in flavors chocolate and banana and Oreo which are served in glass mason jars with handles. The Oreo was the most delicious rivaling the Oreo shakes in most burger joints here in Dubai.
For mains we tried the Cheese Coney and the Mexican Hot Dog. The Cheese Coney was my favorite due to the soft texture and chili cheese flavor.
You can choose to make your hot dog into a meal with either a freshly made bean salad or homemade coleslaw in a cute little jar with fries & drink.
We also got to try two new flavors of hot dogs which are yet to be released. A buffalo flavored hot dog with buffalo sauce, celery and ranch sauce and a NY style hot dog with BBQ sauce, onions and bacon. I’m a big buffalo wings fan so the Buffalo dog won this round. The celery adds a nice crunch and the sauce itself had me questioning whether I was actually eating buffalo wings or a hot dog. So unique and creative.
We got to sample the Cincinnati style pasta which is a secret recipe chili on top of spaghetti with two types of cheese, mature and cheddar. If you’re craving home style comfort food then this is for you. I enjoyed mixing the cheese through the pasta so it melted.
Last but not least somehow we managed to fit in dessert! But seriously how could one say no to Churros? Freshly cooked doughnut sticks served with chocolate and caramel sauce was the perfectly sweet ending to a variety filled meal.
THDS also provide delivery service and are open until 1am on the weekends and will be offering valet parking for those that commute by car.
Keep an eye on their social media pages for the new menu additions and limited time specials from this innovative couple.