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Hot Dog Charlie's

618 Saratoga St, Cohoes, NY 12047-4609
+1 518-235-4494
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good55%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“hot dog” (9 reviews)
“chilli” (2 reviews)
“works” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Fast food
618 Saratoga St, Cohoes, NY 12047-4609
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

I don't care where you get your Charlie's Hot Dogs, Albany, Cohose, Rennslear or Troy. They are the greatest. A Charlie's Hot Dog is truly a gustatorial delight. Just the aroma is enough to give me wonderful olfactory dreams for months. I've been eating Charlie's...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Love Hot Dog Charlie's special little chili dogs. Have been eating them since the 1970's. The food, prices, and service are all good. Too bad they don't spend money on the building. Limited dine-in which is OK for the Summer but you freeze in the...More

Thank 53DaveG
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Somehow, when the Travel Channel does a show on Hot Dogs, they miss the Capital Region of New York, and the "small hot dog." Now I'm not talking about cocktail franks, I'm talking small hotdogs where you can eat 6, 12, 15, 20 or more...More

Thank DJZacBarr
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I grew up on these and go there every time I am down that way, please open one in Glen's Falls. The hot dogs are nice and hit and fresh and the sauce is amazing .

Thank lockdoc
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I'm from half moon and grew up on Charlie's. I had to take my friend there when we went to visit. And they are just as good as always.

1  Thank 73Sparky
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

If you like hot dogs these are the best. Been around for many many years. Tremendous meat sauce. Recommend getting them with the works. We stop every time we are in the area.

Thank camelsolutions
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Hot Dog Charlie's has the best french fries!! I love dipping them in cheese sauce. The little hot dogs are so good! Love the chilly sauce! Very good!!

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Surprisingly tasty mini dogs with the "works" are a unique low priced dining experience. Caution: Unless you like "onion breath" (some do I suppose) bring mints! Hey- you can get the dogs however you like them- but the "works" is a classic choice. Note: It...More

Thank PapalBull
Reviewed 8 February 2015

they have a good selection of food besides their great dogs with the works , not my favorite mini dog but worth trying,

Thank tosh166
Reviewed 3 October 2014

They have been around forever. Best little hot dogs in the area! Get them with the works, you won't be disappointing!

Thank Michael M
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 618 Saratoga St, Cohoes, NY 12047-4609
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cohoes
  • Phone Number: +1 518-235-4494
Hot Dog Charlie's, family-owned and operated, was founded in 1922 by Greek immigrant Strates Fentekes. Started in Troy, NY, Hot Dog Charlie's has spanned three generations. Our secret recipe of chili sauce with meat is often imitated, but never duplicated. We offer all of the fixings for your hot dog, but suggest our original, chili sauce! Get a regular hot dog or try our mini hot dogs. We also offer onion rings, cheese fries, bacon cheese fries, and more! Join us at Hot Dog Charlie's! Your taste buds will thank you!
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