I had high hopes for Alphadog Grill, I really did.
I drive by the adorable bright yellow building on Park St. nearly every day & I always think to myself “I gotta try that place“. Alphadog Grill has a great outdoor seating area & a large variety of gourmet hot dogs (with a few vegan & vegetarian options as well). From a cursory glance at the drink menu, it appears as though they have decent happy hour specials too.
My mom chose the Das Weiner - a grilled bratwurst with sauerkraut & spicy brown mustard:
I picked the Vegan dog with vegetarian black bean chili & cheddar cheese:
While the vegan dog was actually a good fake & had a great texture, I didn’t find anything that special about the meal. It just wasn’t that good. My mom agreed about hers as well – it was okay, but nothing to write home about. If your specialty is hot dogs, I kind of expected to be wowed… & I just wasn’t. Very anti-climatic. The service was rather slow too (which is a huge pet peeve of mine).
Needless to say, I’m not exactly chomping at the bit to go back. Can’t like everything, right?