Hot dogs, franks, weiners, weenies, or redhots. Whatever they're called and however they're topped, hot dogs are a perennial favorite of Americans across the country. They're also a classic staple for those on a budget -- even when dining out; hot dogs are often one of the least expensive options on the menu. In celebration of National Hot Dog Day, Cheapism set out to find 25 highly rated hot dog joints that offer a basic dog for less than $5. The result is a mix of classic shacks and shops that have survived for more than a century, along with newcomers that are testing diners' palates with unique flavors and exotic meats.
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