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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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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place was a great place to go or take your family to for lunch while in Alpine! After watching the Daytripper, we got the hot dogs he recommended which had apricot chutney on it- it was wonderful!! Great prices. It's a food truck and so seating is outside at tables under an old gas station awning OR you can... More 

Thank Tarrah L
Alpine, Texas
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Can't go wrong with Allen's wonderful Franks. Biggest drawback is the line to order, which says it all!

Thank Watercolorpainter52
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We all had great hot dogs (I liked the one with kraut) and then enjoyed ice cream at the adjoining coffee shop/ laundromat. Hip place to hang out in Alpine.

Thank go2bedlam
Isles of Scilly
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I had a veggie fritter. It was delicious and the order-taker was quite precise- "it'll be 7 minutes." and it was. It was spicy, filling and fresh. It cost just over $3. Support these guys! They are good! My partner had a pulled pork sandwich and loved it.

Thank Keri J
New York
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95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 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 105 helpful votes
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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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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175 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, 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?