Food & Drink

Toronto’s Top Dogs: when street meat gets dolled up

Published On 11/27/2013 Published On 11/27/2013
Fancy Franks Toronto
Renée S. Suen
Renée S. Suen
Renée S. Suen
Renée S. Suen
Renée S. Suen
Renée S. Suen
Renée S. Suen
Renée S. Suen
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1. WVRST 609 King St W, Toronto, M5V 1M5 (Niagara)

Located in the Entertainment District, WVRST serves a wide variety of dogs and sausages, from traditional bratwursts to fancy kangaroo, pheasant or elk varieties, with toppings such as sautéed onions and sweet peppers. The space likens a traditional German beer hall, with wide communal tables, dim lighting, and of course, plenty of bottled, canned, and on tap beer.

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2. Fancy Franks 326 College St, Toronto, (Harbord Village)

This gourmet hot dog shop dishes out a myriad of out-of-the-ordinary dogs, including those with PB&J, Korean beef ribs and kimchi, and even mashed potatoes, smashed peas, and gravy.

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3. Don Don Izakaya 130 Dundas St W, Toronto, M7A 2C7

Located on Dundas St W, this hot doggery serves up a Japanese-style hot dog that originated in Vancouver.

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4. Real Sports Bar & Grill 15 York St, Toronto, M5J 0A3

A haven for all things Jays, Leafs, and Raptors, this Entertainment District sports bar has you covered with classic bar bites -- such as the popular foot-long hot dog wrapped in bacon -- a 39-foot HD big screen, and over 126 draught taps. A list of cocktails is also available, but we suggest the Puck Bunny -- a mix of raspberry vodka, cassis, pomegranate juice, lemonade, and soda.

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5. The Dog House 40 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2X2

Located inside the Air Canada Centre, The Dog House serves up quality Nathan’s dogs to hungry sports fans and concert goers.

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6. Footy’s Footlongs 170 Princes Blvd, Toronto, M6K 3C3

Footy's serves up some hot and steamin' dogs to hungry soccer fans at BMO Field.

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7. The Little Dog 367 Manning, Toronto, (Little Italy)

These guys serve up your classic Montreal-style steamie, made with pork, beef and chicken, and topped with a blanket of coleslaw, mustard and onions.

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8. The Saint Tavern 227 Ossington Ave, Toronto, M6J 2Z8

This gastropub and steakhouse also features a raw bar, plates to share, and late night and brunch menus that can satisfy even the most picky of palates.

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