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The Roast Grill Hot Weiners

#113 of 1,141 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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7 S West St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1849
+1 919-832-8292
11:00 - 16:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ambience and food was better than anticipated! Now wonder why it took us 48 years to drive downtown to experience sitting on a barstool, ordering hot dogs all the way---NC style with mustard, cole slaw, onions and chili---, bottle Coke, and baklava. No frills, just good food and hospitality!!! Certainly won't wait another 48 years to return :-).

Thank 19ann37
Archers Lodge, NC
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Roast Grill is in a cozy little spot downtown Raleigh. You know what to expect when you go: NO KETCHUP, limited menu, hot dogs cooked the right way, and drinks. Dining area is small, turnover is quick, and the decorations are fantastic! Always a treat when the owner is working and the tootsie roll is a nice touch for my... More 

Thank S C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Quirky joint. Good dogs and nothing else. No ketchup allowed. Cramped inside, often with lines out the door. Worth checking out...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Love The PLACE!! Always take a friend who has not been there before. Once the shock is over then ENJOY!!

Thank Tarver S
Atlantic, North Carolina
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The menu is not large. Hot Dogs, Drinks, Chips, Cake, and Baklava. All of which are good. NO KETCHUP ALLOWED!

Thank damondowneastnc
Santa Monica, California
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Without a doubt, the best hot dog I have ever had. "Burnt with mustard and chili" is absolute heaven. I go to Raleigh at least 2x a year, and Roast Grill is always my first stop. Love the dogs and love the owner, George!!!

Thank MikeSantaMonica
Brier Creek, NC
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

To be fair, I did not actually visit the Roast Grill. A co-worker of mine went there on his lunch break and brought back 20 something hot dogs for a bunch of us. Hot dogs were tasty and had really good toppings. Chili was delicious. And this review is having ate them after the drive back to Brier Creek with... More 

Thank G_R0M
Sydney, Australia
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166 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

A waste of 47 years of my life I say ! I've been missing out on the best hotdogs ... That are served here ! Could very well be the best in the world ! Big call but surely better than the Sydney Zoo 😀 I popped in 16 June 16 and the owners and I shared a few stories... More 

Thank Robert S
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158 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

The Roast Grill is a Raleigh institution since 1940, and you have to go there for the atmosphere, the people, and George as much as for the food! We got our hot dogs burnt with chili, mustard, and onions. We sat at the bar, directly across from the grill, and we were able to see George prepare the hot dogs... More 

Thank charliespr
Sanford, North Carolina
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91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

The Roast is nothing fancy . If your looking for a great basic hotdog this is the place . Their chili is awesome and the snap of that grilled dog is a welcomed sound . Top it of with a cold beer or a bottled coke and you have all you need . I would suggest you order two at... More 

Thank CFI1985

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 S West St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1849
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-832-8292

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