Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Road Trip: Hillbilly Hotdogs (From Diners, Drive-ins & Dives)

Over Labor Day weekend, my parents and I went to visit my Grandparents (my Mom's parents) in W.Va. Every year, since about 1999, we have passed this place called Hillbilly Hotdogs on Rt. 2 in W.Va. We always thought the place was a dump, and every year when we drove by, joked about how we would never eat at that place, and how could this place still be in business!

Abby and I in front of the Hillbilly Hotdogs sign

Well a few weeks ago, Hillbilly Hotdogs was featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives on the Food Network. I called my Mom and Dad and told them to make sure to watch, and we were all amazed that this place was so popular! There were people from FL and CA that had stopped by to visit, all because of the show!

Dad ordering us some hot dogs

Well of course my Dad and I decided we just had to stop on the way to visit the Grandparents. I don't think my Mom was all too excited, but she was a good sport. We each had a hot dog, and they were only about $1.59 each (a pretty good bargin for a place so famous!).

Their indoor dining is in the school bus (this cracked me up!)

They are very well known for their Homewrecker which is a huge hotdog that sells for $14.99. If you can eat the whole thing you get it for free.

Here's Guy on the show enjoying the Homewrecker.

Ok, I'll admit the hotdogs were pretty good, and they were a bargin at only $1.59 each! Not sure if we will make this a regular stop, but it was fun to see what that place was all about. And now we can say we have been to a dive featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives!

This is my second Food Network restaurant (Paula Deen's The Lady & Son's was my first), and I am hoping to visit even more in the future. My next stop is hopefully Neely's BBQ restaurant in Nashville, TN (now if only I can convience my boyfriend to go on another road trip!)


  1. How fun is this!!! What a great road trip. :) XOXO

  2. Wow. That place does look sketch. And the indoor dining is hilarious. Thats cool that you got to eat there. I want to go on a road trip to the most famous restaurants around the country. How much weight do you thnk a person would gain n that?