Everyone at Bubba’s Garage loves a good hot dog. We first learned about Hillbilly Hot Dogs while watching one of our favorite food shows, “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” on the Food Network. When we saw that we would be in the area while on travel, we knew we had to stop. Our road trip brought us near Huntington, WV and we planned our day so that we would make it to the wiener stand before the earlier Sunday closing time.
It was a 6 hour trip but after chowing down on a Rahall's Red Hot Weenie I knew we had made the right decision. It’s a grilled spicy Mettwurst on a toasted bun topped with nacho cheese, sautéed peppers and onions, jalapenos, hot mustard, and sauerkraut! Peg’s choice was the deep fried A La Cheesy Beefy Weenie. There are dozens of dogs that you can and they are all awesome! If you don’t like dogs (shame on you!) they also have “Bubba Burgers”, chicken, subs, and “Rabbit Fixins” (salads). Don’t forget to pick up a t-shirt on your way out. The Huntington restaurant is easy to find on 3rd Avenue.
Just one week later we found ourselves craving some more Hillbilly Hot Dogs heaven so we entered the address into our GPS for the original location in Lesage, WV for our return trip home. We thought the Huntington location was fun but it didn’t even compare to the original!
You can’t help but smile with the the campiness of the décor. You can sit outside or grab a table inside one of their school busses. We can see why the Travel Channel rated this place #15 in the 101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown. I decided that I needed to try one of their signature weenies before we left. It is called the “Home Wrecker!” It’s a 15” 1 pound deep fried weenie. After it is loaded up with toppings it weighs in at a whopping 3 1/2 pounds. Wait a few hours and you will know why they call it the Home Wrecker.
The people are great, the décor is silly, and remember if you want a hot dog, Hillbilly Hot Dogs likes to say “We got the Weenies.”