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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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New York
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95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the best hot dogs I've ever had. Cow Dog is a taste of what Austin used to be: a little bit funky, but totally chill. Seemed like a family run operation. I had a dog with home-made apple chutney. Absolutely awesome! Skip Marfa---go eat lunch in Alpine.

Thank plt981
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Green Chili Cheese Dog with Frito's on top. Glad I got a large because I was hungryyyy. Along side, a super cold Mexican Coke. Yum all the way!

Thank Deb K
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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278 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

If you visit Alpine the Cow Dog is a must visit place. It specializes in hotdogs of all descriptions. They are prepared in an old Winnebago RV and the tables are both inside and outside in an old gas station. They come in two sizes, regular and footlong. Great place and it is always packed.

Thank JimH88011
Alpine, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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167 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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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115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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 22 December 2016 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 4 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 

1 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

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