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Cow Dog

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215 E. Holland next to Plaine Coffee, Alpine, TX 79830
11:30 - 15:00
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Wed - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Cow Dog. Staple of Alpine, Tx. You've got to be kidding. I take friends here at least once a month, and I watch as they order over 5 dollar, uh, cow dogs, with everything from chili to Maine toppings, and my head spins, and the memory of yesteryear's acid reflux problems come screaming back. As I mentioned in a review... More 

Thank old5andymer
San Antonio, Texas
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great place to grab an artisan hot dog. Saw it featured on "The Daytripper" and it did not disappoint. We all shared each other's. The variety is so great that you can find something to your taste. Family run.

Thank CiboloCoach
Courtenay, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

It's not easy to find quick food in Alpine. There's either high end dining for rich ranchers, or humble diners for the budget conscious. Of those, open hours are unpredictable. "Closed due to lack of staff." "Closed Tuesdays." "Open 11 am - 3 pm" are signs that'll confront you if you don't plan ahead. Cow Dog, a food truck specializing... More 

Thank LuckyLulu88
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a great variety of hot dogs. Friends and I went and one friend and I bought different ones and split them so we could try the different type. We got the The “El Pastor” and The “Artisan”. Both were really good, made fresh as we waited. Also loved the Tater Flops with the green chili.

Thank Colleen C
Alpine, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Every time I visit the Cow Dog, the food is great and at a great price! Allan has imaginative combinations that, at first glance, may seem most unlikely. But try them! One of my favorites is the El Pastor with pineapple and cilantro green sauce. My mouth is watering just thinking of it! Whether for a fast lunch or a... More 

1 Thank TheTexasBlondie
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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185 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We ate here twice while on vacation. My daughter said it was the best chili cheese dog she has ever had. I really liked the two dogs I tried. I had the Wing Dog and the Hangover. The Hangover was my favorite. Hot dogs come in two sizes... one is your normal sized dog and the other is much bigger.... More 

1 Thank superbford
Marathon, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Best ever gourmet hotdog I have ever tasted. Super fresh and they use a high quality all beef dog. Will be back soon!

1 Thank srubyacs
McKinney Texas
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Wife and I stopped in this place right before they closed at 3. Glad we did. We split a chili dog and it was delicious. The owners are very nice and help you out with your order. I would definitely recommend.

1 Thank Jeff4798
Alpine, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

My sister took me to eat there and we had such a great hot dog, nothing like I was expecting. ready to go back.

1 Thank 372debbien
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Cow Dog is a camper converted to a food truck. They serve various hot dog, sausages, and potatoe cake is their basics offerings. You can get many toppings and they are creative with their dogs. They serve many different dogs/sausages from Mexican to German and lots in between. Sometimes is so messy you get knife and fork. Outdoor eating place... More 

2 Thank Dennis Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 E. Holland next to Plaine Coffee, Alpine, TX 79830
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Alpine

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?