In this day and age of 20 page Greek mega-diner menus, a traditional hot dog restaurant like the Famous is refreshing. Yes, they’ll do you a hamburger, and they’ll cook you up a breakfast. But when a place advertises hot dogs on the sign out front, why would you order anything else?
And these don’t disappoint. Before dogs are cut down the middle about 3/4 through, and then cut about every inch. They’re opened up and grilled flat on the griddle. The bun is lightly toasted. A layer of mustard, of chili sauce, and a mound of chopped raw onions finish it off.
For such a simple dish, every hot dog place seems to put its own twist on the old standby. The Famous Restaurant’s chili sauce is a bit darker and sweeter than other Texas Hot Wiener places in the area.
The restaurant is a time warp. While it’s not my preferred decade, it’s always nice to see places so well preserved. Orange vinyl and wood grain formica set the tone. The grill is in the front window, as is typical with these storefront Texas Hot places, and the counter dominates the seating, as it should.
The Famous Restaurant is located at:
652 W Market St
York, PA 17401
Another entry in the Weiner/Wiener spelling debate.
The York, PA, Famous Restaurant spells it Wiener
The Texas Hot Weiner lunch in Hanover spells it Weiner
The Famous Lunch in Hanover spells it Wiener on their wall signage, and Weiner on their neon.
Curtis’ in Cumberland, MD spells it Weiner
Ernie’s in Gettysburg spells it Weiner
while I too love these places, I will say I am not a fan of split hot dogs (also known as “butterflied”). I prefer my dogs whole even if it takes longer to cook.
Don’t forget http://dallashotwieners.com/ !
These are in York, PA… not New York, Richard. BTW, though.. I DID try this place when I visited Kingston, NY. Not bad. Liked the “Hot” in the dog.
If this is the place, I ate there some fifty years ago. Fantastic
Im confused according to website this place is closed Saturdays but today is Sat Oct 8 2016 and we nust had a great breakfast someone needs to update the hours
Just had a great breakfast so im confused it says closed Sat well today is Sat Oct 8, 2016 so someone needs to update the hours on your website Will keep coming back friendly people and good service and yummy food give it a high 5