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Sam's Hot Dog Stand

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1214 W Main St, Northgate Plaza to left of McDonalds, Salem, VA 24153-4710
+1 540-382-8099
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Salem, VA
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Sam's is a hot dog and BBQ stand with no inside for sit-down eating and no rest room, just the window to order and pick up. Two dogs cost about $4.25 with tax but they are the best in town with the homemade spicy chili. I like mine "all the way" with coleslaw. The buns are always soft and warm... More 

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Thank greenprof2
Roanoke, Virginia
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I love this place and so does my dog. I stopped for a couple to go and my dog got one as well. It's not lighting fast but it is reasonably quick and tasty. I will be back, the dog is going to make sure of it.

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Thank Roanoketraveler888
Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

If you need something quick and cheap but very good to eat, don't miss Sam's Hot Dog Stand! Great 'Dogs, great chili!

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Thank Jeff G
Salem, Virginia
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Always ask them to overfill it as I have been pleased with the amount on the dog when I do this......

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Thank Salemtransplant1
Salem, Virginia
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

The best hot dog in the valley. The chili is not spicy. The toppings are great and the buns are warm and soft. I don't go there often because of the difficulty in getting back in traffic. The drive-thru is ridiculously slow because the line is held up until the car in the front of the line moves out onto... More 

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Thank Aubrey L
Roanoke, VA
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376 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Absolutely love their hot dogs, but you are limited to the drive through as they do not have a dining area. We usually get our food and head down the street tom the duck pond to eat. Traffic back out to Main Street can also be a problem during busy times but it's worth the hassle for a great hot... More 

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Thank Hokiechip
Salem, Virginia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

By far the best hot dogs in Salem ! It is never hit or miss. Always what you expect. It I only drive-thru but that is just fine. Never miss a chance to grab a dog and go!!

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Thank becky w
Islamorada, Florida
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

Great hot dogs any way you want them. Quick drive thru and friendly service. At busy traffic times it was difficult to get back out in the road but worth the trouble.

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Thank 540jeb
Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

If you want an inexpensive meal and like a hot dog with flavor in the toppings but not so much flavor in the dog, you'll be satisfied with Sam's. You can't beat the prices, and the drive-thru is convenient. However, if you want a meaty, juicy, substantial hot dog, go elsewhere. This hot dog, to me, is bland and tasteless.... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

Hot dogs are just too expensive. There is no place to sit down and and average dog is an average dog.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food
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Lunch
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Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1214 W Main St, Northgate Plaza to left of McDonalds, Salem, VA 24153-4710
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 540-382-8099

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?