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Cow Dog

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215 E. Holland next to Plaine Coffee, Alpine, TX 79830
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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Alpine, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hot dogs at their best, Kosher hotdogs as well! easy to find and next to the laundromat and centrally located in Alpine! Since I am simple, It is always just a dog with cheese and catsup.

Thank Watercolorpainter52
Laguna Beach, CA
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156 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always try to stop here whenever I'm in Alpine. Great dogs, nice people and very fair prices. Probably have been there four or five times. Right in the center of town.

Thank TravelsWithStephen
Blanco, Texas
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good dogs! Saw this on the Daytripper and wanted to try it. We were not disappointed. The hot dogs were very good. Too many to choose from! It does get a line at lunch but they do a good job moving you thru and getting the food out. Plenty of outside seating. Prices are reasonable.

Thank tffarms03
Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must stop!! It is just unbelievable flavor. If you love hot dog this is heaven. If you love food this is your mecca. These people are super nice and food is great.

Thank Funyfyrman
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for some dogs. I had the wing dog, someone else in our party had the pizza dog, among others. Let me tell you, you won't find a better hot dog anywhere else! Beyond yummy. The people are very friendly also and always have great customer service!!

Thank flamelily01
San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
7 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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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

1 Thank CiboloCoach
Courtenay, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

1 Thank LuckyLulu88
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 colleenc279
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

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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?