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O'Betty's Red Hot

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15 W State St, Athens, OH 45701-2511
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Athens, Ohio
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

It's open til 3 most nights which is great if you work late like I do. It's amazing drunk; it's amazing sober by far my favorite place to eat in Athens.

Thank docspence925
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A small place that packs a lot of punch! Toasted buns, crunchy all beef dogs (they have a full vegetarian menu too) & the BEST home made french fries anywhere. All served in the "Weenie Museum", in a burlesque themed decor....while vintage stripper music plays. Each dog is named for a lady, an infamous stripper at that, lol. Specially menu,... More 

Thank MommaB1992
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Wife and I went for a little lunch getaway. We both had the Dixie dog and it was perfect. Chili just right and love the crunch of the dog. Fries are very good to with a good crunch unlike most hand cut fries. Very cool atmosphere too with all the memorabilia on the walls. Loved it!

Thank Chris B
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a hole-in-the-wall off of Court Street, so you'll have to look for it -- but it's worth finding! The decorations are a combo of old pinup photos and hot-dog history, crammed into a small space. And the food is very, very good -- and includes Cleveland stadium mustard as a condiment. You can't go wrong here.

Thank Robert C
East Lansing, Michigan
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Decor is a mixture of - get this - burlesque house and hot dog related historical memorabilia - a crazy combination and yet it totally works! Tiny place, unbelievable hot dogs, brats, and fries. Had been driving too long and we needed a place to stop with the kids - 14 and 8 - this was great fun. Sit in... More 

Thank MichTraveler8
Pennsville, Ohio, United States
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

O'Betty's hot dogs and fries are excellent. The place is small but they served a really good lunch. I could see why they're open late, because these dogs would be good for late night munchies!

Thank Michelle D
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I am a huge foodie so a hot dog joint wasn't on my list of places to try on our visit. So glad we decided to stay another day and check it out. Fantastic varieties of an American favorite made with quality, fresh ingredients. And the fries are hand cut and cooked to perfection. The interior is small and quirky... More 

Thank Granny A
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Delicious hotdogs and French fries. Friendly, helpful staff. Great job guys! Neat little hot dog museum too!

Thank arj_richards
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Best hot dog drunk or sober. I live for a good hot dog and this place is fantastic. Be aware if you are there late you'll be eating on the sidewalk. But I'm telling you that it's so good you won't care.

Thank Jen Z
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Great unique experience PLUS great, inexpensive dinner. We like to try interesting local restaurants when traveling and tonight was a bonanza. Very small - quaint is a better word. Hot dogs however you want them with great suggestions on the menu. Only 7 tables and the cook delivered our food to the table. The hot dogs and the fresh made... More 

Thank Duke G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 W State St, Athens, OH 45701-2511
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
Hot dog restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?