Though some might balk at paying more than $6 for a hot dog, take note: These are worth every penny. Good Dog Houston's signature hot dogs were such a hit on the food truck that its owners, Amalia Pferd and Daniel Caballero, were able to open a restaurant and serve their hot dogs six days a week. Every ingredient -- from the condiments to the buns to the dogs themselves -- is made in Texas, and most are produced right here in Houston. Try the Ol' Zapata for a spicy, overstuffed frank, or the New Yorker, which is topped with sauerkraut, a more traditional approach. The restaurant also allows Good Dog to branch out into salads, sandwiches and soups, all of which give the dogs a run for their money.
- Price: $, $$
- Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Alcohol: Beer/Wine
- Reservations: Not necessary
- Parking: Lot available, On-street