Pulliam’s in Winston-Salem ranked “Best Hot Dog in the South”

Congratulations to Pulliam’s Barbeque in Winston-Salem because, according to the Winston-Salem Journal, they have been named the best hot dog in the South by Every Day with Rachel Ray Magazine. I have never really been a huge fan of Rachel Ray. Her personality kinds of pisses me off a little bit because she is overly peppy and her catch phrases really grind my gears. However, she does cook a lot with hot dogs with slightly disgusting recipes like Mac and Cheese Dog Casserole and Hot-Dog-a-Bobs so I guess we should consider her somewhat of an expert in this area.

However, she wasn’t actually the one touring the country and tasting the dogs. Every Day with Rachel Ray hired out the job to three bloggers over at SeriousEats.com, one of our favorite foodie sites, to travel the country and find America’s best hot dog. It sounds like an awesome job (which I would gladly accept…hint hint…) but it might be a little while before I wanted to eat a hot dog again…no matter how good it is.

Credit: SeriousEats.com

Pulliam’s specializes in the Southern style dog: mustard, chili, slaw & onions. They serve a classic Southern red dog then grill/char the bun and add a little bit of their homemade hot sauce (optional). If you crack up a bottle of Cheerwine alongside that, it sounds like you’re pretty much in hot dog heaven. The Roast Grill in Raleigh and Pauly Dogs in Durham also made the brackets but got knocked out in the first and second round, respectively.

Thanks to Yarddawg for passing this one along to us! We are going to Pulliam’s Barbeque to give their dogs paired with a bottle of Cheerwine soon so stay tuned for a review in the next month or two.


Do you feel like your favorite North Carolina hot dog spot got left out? Post a comment below and let us know so we can check it out!

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I am the founding blogger of Eat It, North Carolina. I started Eat It, North Carolina because I am always looking for awesome, local restaurants in different places around North Carolina but have never been able to find one place on the Internet that lists them. I'm a recent graduate from East Carolina University & currently live in Greensboro. I like all types of food but am a sucker for Chinese and greasy spoons.
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7 Responses to Pulliam’s in Winston-Salem ranked “Best Hot Dog in the South”

  1. Yarddawg says:

    When you decide to go let me know. You may need a tour guide.

  2. Charlie Brinson says:

    Thanks Yarddawg! I might have to take you up on that!

  3. Adam Chaney says:

    Charlie… my buddy… I know you have it on your to do list but hands-down, Bill's hot dogs in little W. are the best hot dogs in our great state! The best way to enjoy these dogs is by boat. There’s nothing like cruising down to the Washington waterfront on a beautiful spring or early summer day, parking your boat at the community docks and walking a block or so to Bill’s to pick up a few to go. Hop back on the boat, take a little cruise around the sound and wash em’ down with a couple of cold beers.

    Oh, and when you do get down there, don’t forget to bring me back a couple of em’ all-the-way!

    • Charlie Brinson says:

      Preciate it, Chaney…I have only been to one restaurants (Down on Main Street) in little Washington but I will have to check out Bill's next time I am going through there.

      We might have to make our way down there on weekend and check it out!

      – CB

  4. […] may have already seen the post we did on Pulliams in Winston-Salem and how Rachel Ray Magazine recognized them as the Best Hot Dog in the South. […]

  5. Amanda says:

    Dick’s Hot Dog Stand … it’s a landmark in wilson nc… they have the BEST hot dogs anywhere and so much more to choose from.

    • Charlie Brinson says:

      I just tossed it on the to-do list and will definitely be hitting it up on my way to go see the Pirates play once football season comes around.

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