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Hot Dog Charlie’s

618 Saratoga Street, Cohoes, NY - (518) 235-4494
One of the grand old hot dog stands of upstate New York, Hot Dog Charlie’s features the mini dog, a three-inch, natural-casing wiener nestled in a custom bun and slathered with their famous Greek-style chili sauce. Three or four make a meal, but leave room for their top-notch cheeseburger, each a hand-formed patty of beef ground fresh daily.
100% Approval Rating (3 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Mini Dog
Cheeseburger
Chili Sauce
Fish Fry

Highlighted Reviews

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Chris & Amy Ayers - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Discovered on a Roadfood gathering in Albany, Hot Dog Charlie’s is one of a handful of stands in the area (including Famous Lunch and Gus’s) that feature mini dogs slathered with Greek-style chili sauce. Founder Strates Fentekes opened New Way Lunch in 1922 and sold ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

618 Saratoga Street, Cohoes, NY
(518) 235-4494

http://www.hotdogcharlies.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Two of these mini dogs with chili sauce were enough, but we were clearly in the minority of eaters around us. Four minis seemed to be the mean on this day.
"Two of these mini dogs with chili sauce were enough, but we were clearly in the minority of eaters around us. Four minis seemed to be the mean on this day."
Chris & Amy Ayers





As wonderful as the mini dogs are, this handsome cheeseburger, hand-formed from fresh-daily ground beef, is truly stupendous with sweet grilled onions.
"As wonderful as the mini dogs are, this handsome cheeseburger, hand-formed from fresh-daily ground beef, is truly stupendous with sweet grilled onions."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Originally a meatless option on Fridays but now available anytime, this hefty fish fry is nestled in a regular hot bun and doused with tartar sauce.
"Originally a meatless option on Fridays but now available anytime, this hefty fish fry is nestled in a regular hot bun and doused with tartar sauce."
Chris & Amy Ayers


These three-inch mini wieners cover the surface of the grill, almost crowding out that fresh ground beef patty.
"These three-inch mini wieners cover the surface of the grill, almost crowding out that fresh ground beef patty."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Take home a jar of Hot Dog Charlie's famous chili sauce to have on hand for guests and no-fuss meals.
"Take home a jar of Hot Dog Charlie's famous chili sauce to have on hand for guests and no-fuss meals."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Once named New Way Lunch when it first opened in 1922, Hot Dog Charlie's is a undeniable beacon for hot dog and hamburger lovers in greater Albany.
"Once named New Way Lunch when it first opened in 1922, Hot Dog Charlie's is a undeniable beacon for hot dog and hamburger lovers in greater Albany."
Chris & Amy Ayers



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