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Takeout, Seating
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All reviews lunch chilli pinto beans hot dogs cold beer franklin county cheese
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

I go there a couple times a month. Southern style Jessie Jones hot dogs. Their homade chili is what is really good. Friendly down home place. Staff is great, nice people.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dimark2002
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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.

Date of visit: December 2017
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!!

Date of visit: November 2017
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.

Date of visit: August 2017
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

Date of visit: June 2017
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.

Date of visit: March 2017
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.

Date of visit: January 2017
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

Date of visit: January 2017
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