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O'Betty's Red Hot

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15 W State St, Athens, OH 45701-2511
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11:00 - 03:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Columbus, OH
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235 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hot dog/sausage bar is small. The food was good although the loaded fries were soggy. It’s also not very clean. But for a quick bite with fun decorations, you can’t go wrong.

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Thank Anne_from_Ohio
Dublin, Ohio
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

On one of the tryke rides, we stopped at O'Bettys since they were listed high on Tripadvisor restaurants in Athens. I now understand why they have such high ratings! Hubby had a chili dog and cajun fries, I had a Blaze hot dog with garlic fries. The hot dogs were large and tasted smoky, best tasting hot dogs ever. You... More 

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Thank Elaine H
Lexington, Kentucky
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

O'Betty's is both restaurant and hot dog "museum." We had read outstanding reviews of this quirky hole in the wall, very literally, in Athens, but our visit exceeded even our high expectations. You order at the counter, and then can sit in either of the two "dining rooms." The first immortalizes the burlesque dancers after whom their hot dogs are... More 

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1 Thank BluegrassBrad
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Cool eclectic location in this college town. Brought my family based on the reviews from Yelp and they loved. No one was not disappointed. Twice fried French fries were great and the chili cheese dogs went fast. My Mata Hari (homemade coleslaw and chili) was every bit of 5 stars. The beef dogs are fat and tender, grilled up better... More 

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1 Thank Chike W
Athens, Ohio
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

It's open til 3 most nights which is great if you work late like I do. It's amazing drunk; it's amazing sober by far my favorite place to eat in Athens.

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Thank docspence925
Wellston
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A small place that packs a lot of punch! Toasted buns, crunchy all beef dogs (they have a full vegetarian menu too) & the BEST home made french fries anywhere. All served in the "Weenie Museum", in a burlesque themed decor....while vintage stripper music plays. Each dog is named for a lady, an infamous stripper at that, lol. Specially menu,... More 

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Thank MommaB1992
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Wife and I went for a little lunch getaway. We both had the Dixie dog and it was perfect. Chili just right and love the crunch of the dog. Fries are very good to with a good crunch unlike most hand cut fries. Very cool atmosphere too with all the memorabilia on the walls. Loved it!

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Thank Chris B
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a hole-in-the-wall off of Court Street, so you'll have to look for it -- but it's worth finding! The decorations are a combo of old pinup photos and hot-dog history, crammed into a small space. And the food is very, very good -- and includes Cleveland stadium mustard as a condiment. You can't go wrong here.

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Thank Robert C
East Lansing, Michigan
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Decor is a mixture of - get this - burlesque house and hot dog related historical memorabilia - a crazy combination and yet it totally works! Tiny place, unbelievable hot dogs, brats, and fries. Had been driving too long and we needed a place to stop with the kids - 14 and 8 - this was great fun. Sit in... More 

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Thank MichTraveler8
Pennsville, Ohio, United States
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

O'Betty's hot dogs and fries are excellent. The place is small but they served a really good lunch. I could see why they're open late, because these dogs would be good for late night munchies!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 03:00
Thursday
11:00 - 03:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 W State St, Athens, OH 45701-2511
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
Description
Hot dog restaurant

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