Is there anything more classically American than a hot dog? From hot dogs topped with homemade chili to all-beef delights, Mississippi is no amateur in the hot dog game. No matter how you like your hot dog, you can find just about any style in the Magnolia State. Here are the best hot dogs in Mississippi.
Ward's is a true Mississippi institution, with 40 locations all located within the state. Ward's is famous for its homemade root beer and made from scratch chili, and there's nothing better than one of Ward's chili cheese dogs with a side of spicy fries and a root beer. If you live in Mississippi and you've never been to Ward's, stop in the closest location and grab a combo today!
Charlie Graingers might not be native to Mississippi, but we're proud they brought their hot dogs to the Magnolia State. Whether you're looking to top your dog with Jamaican relish, pimento cheese, Sriracha, baked beans, or any of the traditional toppings, you can't go wrong at Charlie Graingers.
Small Time Hot Dogs packs a big punch. This colorful food truck can be found in Winona, Grenada, Kosciusko, and all around the state. They post their locations daily on their Facebook page. In addition to their gourmet hot dogs and sausages, they offer nachos, fried pickles, and much more. Locals say to try the fried green tomatoes with crawfish sauce.
"0% Swan, 0% Dog, 100% Delicious.” Swan Dogs is a mobile food cart that has built its success on their all-beef Swan Dog. The Swan Dogs are so popular that owner Phil Swan has begun selling them by the case. Swan Dogs has carts in Gautier, D'Iberville, Pascagoula, and Hattiesburg, and they appear at a number of events all along the coast. Keep an eye on their website and Facebook page for cart locations!
If you live in the Delta, you've no doubt heard of Velvet Cream, or The Dip as it's often called. At the Velvet Cream you'll find way more than just hot dogs, but try to resist the temptation to order one of everything. Their dog prices are extremely reasonable, so feel free to add on an order of fries—but an order is so large you just might want to share it!
Hot Dog Man is a great example of keeping it simple in order to focus on execution. This unassuming carry-out hot dog stand serves some of the tastiest treats in Vicksburg. Come in and grab a jumbo dog, a Frito pie, or a barbeque brisket sandwich. If you're a fan of Cajun food, you'll probably want to order the boudin, a mild sausage/rice blend locals can't get enough of.
The food cart and truck trend is exploding in Mississippi, and this is one of the best examples. Rob Lehman and Al Brown, who are both natives of Michigan, have been operating Capitol Coney Island since 2015, and their calendar is only getting busier. Along with their regularly scheduled stops, they also appear at a number of Jackson-area events. Keep up with their location on Twitter.
If you're looking for an out-of-the-way place that consistently serves great hot dogs, you must try Skeet's Hot Dogs in Columbus. Patrons of Skeet's love the atmosphere and great selection. In addition to their delicious Chicago-style hot dogs, Skeet's also serves fish, ribs, and much more.