Wild About Harry’s – Dallas

1 Aug

Since 1966 there has been this kitschy lil’ place called Wild About Harry’s that is your classic malt-shop-vibe- type joint that is known for killer hotdogs and amazing custard.
I feel absolutely silly living here this long and NOT knowing about this place.   It’s throwback.  It’s retro.   It’s just a cool place that the entire family can enjoy.
This was my first time and I was in a bit of a rush so I just grabbed your basic mustard-dog to-to.   I wasn’t expecting much – as it’s just a hot dog…and I considered myself pretty well versed in the subject matter.   The custard….I would wait for another day.
What I got was perhaps the best hot dog I have had in quite some time.   Even though it’s just a simple mustard-dog…not piled high with crazy toppings…it was very very good.     Wild About Harry’s is NOT content with just throwing some random dog on a bun.   These are VIENNA BEEF dogs from Chicago and are served on the Chi-town  traditional popy-seed bun.    Having never had an actual Chicago dog – I was surprised.   I enjoyed that dog something fierce.
The joint itself is cool and the staff are super-friendly.  The atmosphere is full-on happy because…hello… it is a hot-dog and custard joint….how could you be in that place and STILL be in a bad mood?
Best Hot Dog I have had in Dallas.   Period.
Wild About Harry’s
Address: 3113 Knox St, Dallas, TX 75205
Phone:(214) 520-3113

2 Responses to “Wild About Harry’s – Dallas”

  1. Abby August 13, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    I just read that Harry died and remembered reading your review a little while back. 😦

    • junkfoodcritic August 23, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

      Yeah that was sad news. Never met the man but he has brought so much joy to people through that little shop. Hope they continue to expand and open the second location in Deep Ellum I heard about.

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