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Original Hot Dog Shop

3901 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA - (412) 621-7388
Here are fine franks with a seriously meaty flavor, available plain or gooped with cheese or in a “Super” configuration with cheese and bacon, and with a full array of condiments that include ketchup, mustard, relish, onion, pickle, chili, mayo, and kraut. On the side, you must get French fries. Big O fries are legendary, crisp and dark gold with a wicked crunch.
90% Approval Rating (30 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
French fries
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (2)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The Original Hot Dog Shop has quite a large menu, including pizza, hoagies, fish sandwiches, and hamburgers; but if the name of the place doesn’t clue you in to what’s good, the view behind the counter will. There on a broad grill are row upon row of lovely hot dogs – ..."   [Read More]
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Rod Teel
July 31, 2006
"As a grad of the U. of Pittsburgh, I gotta tell you that the Original Hot Dog Shop is known around campus as the "Dirty O." Now I won't say it's exactly dirty... shabby would be more accurate. The hoagies and cheesesteaks have a great reputation, but the hot dogs ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

3901 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 621-7388

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:Yes
Takeout Counters:Yes
Here is one with sauerkraut and one with chili, mustard and onion.  If you ask for mustard here, you get brown mustard.
"Here is one with sauerkraut and one with chili, mustard and onion. If you ask for mustard here, you get brown mustard."
Cliff Strutz





The amount of fries you get at the
"The amount of fries you get at the "O" is legendary. This is a medium, which could easily feed 3-4 people."
Cliff Strutz


The grill at the O is a lovely sight; its piggy aroma is intoxicating.
"The grill at the O is a lovely sight; its piggy aroma is intoxicating."
Michael Stern


The Big O is a favorite of students, night owls, and wienerheads from all over town.
"The Big O is a favorite of students, night owls, and wienerheads from all over town."
Michael Stern


1960 was a great year for Pittsburgh.  Maz beat the Yankees in the World Series and the Original Hot Dog Shop opened its doors for the first time.
"1960 was a great year for Pittsburgh. Maz beat the Yankees in the World Series and the Original Hot Dog Shop opened its doors for the first time."
Cliff Strutz



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