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5376 Franklin St, Virginia Route 40, Rocky Mount, VA 24151-5398
+1 540-483-3403
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  • Very good47%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“chilli” (5 reviews)
“pinto beans” (3 reviews)
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5376 Franklin St, Virginia Route 40, Rocky Mount, VA 24151-5398
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you go at a regular meal time, be prepared to wait. Hot dogs fixed the way you want with fresh bread. Pinto beans that are wonderful.

Thank bandittef
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I didn't think they made hot dog places like this anymore. One hot dog all the way and that includes fantastic chili, for a buck fifty. I could have eaten $15 worth, but showed self control. The restaurant and its crowd reminded me of a...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Be prepared to stand to wait for a seat at the counter or a table if you are there during lunch. Worth the wait. The gals who work there very nice.

Thank cart54
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Bowling's has been making hot dogs for years and years. Without a doubt - the best hot dog in the state!! Great local hangout for many people, but I just get it and go!! The BEST!!

Thank Reefus69
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

You might drive right past this local favorite, but be sure to turn around to enjoy the hot dogs, cold beer and friendly atmosphere of Bowlings. Nothing fancy, but it is definitely worth the stop.

Thank Leigh D
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great hot dogs and cheese. Great people own the place. If you are on your way to Ferrum College you got to stop by Bowlings. You will never regret it

Thank Brute64
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Bowlings was voted # 10 for best hot dog in Virginia. I think it was an article in "Our State Magazine.

Thank Norman B
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Are you a hotdog lover, if so then go by Bowling's on Franklin St. Have the best you can get anywhere, add some fries to your order and enjoy your meal.

1  Thank riteobie
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stopped in and had 2 hot dogs, wedge of cheese and a soda.Hot dog buns were steamed (very soft) and chili was very pleasant to taste. Cheese was good but small (should have ordered 2 wedges). Was very impressed with the food. Will go back,...More

Thank mels220
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I think this is one of those restaurants in Virginia that sells food just so that it can satisfy the strict Virginia ABC laws to sell beer (which I'm sure that it does). Alot of folks drinking beer here, which is fine. I observed no...More

Thank David S
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  • Address: 5376 Franklin St, Virginia Route 40, Rocky Mount, VA 24151-5398
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: +1 540-483-3403
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