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Dew Drop Inn

1808 Old Shell Rd., Mobile, AL - (251) 473-7872
The Dew Drop Inn is not by any standards deluxe, but it is culinary royalty. This is the restaurant that introduced hot dogs to southern Alabama! The hot dogs are presented in toasted buns, topped with cool sauerkraut, a moist layer of sweet beefy chili, mustard, ketchup, and a pickle slice. Some aesthetes order them upside down (the dog sits atop the condiments) and others like them "shaved" (without kraut).
76% Approval Rating (25 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Dew Drop hot dog
Dew Drop Cheeseburger

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (1)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The Dew Drop Inn is not by any standards deluxe, but it is culinary royalty. This is the restaurant that introduced hot dogs to southern Alabama! The date was 1924, and proprietor George Widney soon became known as The Hot Dog King. Hot dogs are still the prime ..."   [Read More]
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Jim Palm
December 25, 2005
"Being a couple of Parrotheads, we just had to go try the cheeseburger, and I have to say that I was disappointed with it. After having a cheeseburger in paradise at Margaritaville this one was below par. Now the hot dogs are something totally different - we were in ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1808 Old Shell Rd., Mobile, AL
(251) 473-7872

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Unless specified otherwise, your hot dogs will come garnished with ketchup, mustard, pickle, sauerkraut and chili.  These dogs are much beloved in Mobile!
"Unless specified otherwise, your hot dogs will come garnished with ketchup, mustard, pickle, sauerkraut and chili. These dogs are much beloved in Mobile!"
Cliff Strutz





The upside down dog has the bright red wienie nestled atop the condiments.
"The upside down dog has the bright red wienie nestled atop the condiments."
Cliff Strutz


This small, slim cheeseburger is said to have inspired Jimmy Buffet to songwriting history.
"This small, slim cheeseburger is said to have inspired Jimmy Buffet to songwriting history."
Cliff Strutz


The crunchy exterior and soft onion interior make an unbeatable combination.  My cousin proclaimed these big, thick onion rings some of the best he has ever had.
"The crunchy exterior and soft onion interior make an unbeatable combination. My cousin proclaimed these big, thick onion rings some of the best he has ever had."
Cliff Strutz


Jimmy Buffet has said that it was at the Dew Drop Inn that he learned to love cheeseburgers.
"Jimmy Buffet has said that it was at the Dew Drop Inn that he learned to love cheeseburgers."
Michael Stern


The Dew Drop Inn proudly bills itself as
"The Dew Drop Inn proudly bills itself as "Mobile's Oldest Restaurant.""
Cliff Strutz



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