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1915 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3503
+1 205-251-4540
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Ate at guses for the second time in my life, once about 30 years ago. I'm from Chicago, and I own roccos new York style pizza in branson missouri. I met the owner long ago, know some of his family, this guy is a good man, hard working, and deserved everything he got, and I mean everything. He serves a... More 

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Thank William D
Dallas
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119 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

some really killer hot dogs. Who gets excited about tube meat, right/ Well, done right - they can be a bot of an art form. Forget all that NYC bullsh about dirty water dogs being great and all - ptomaine poisoning anyone? - these dogs are done right, snap when you bite into them and are prepared with great chili... More 

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Thank PrimalEater
Birmingham
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Ive walked past this place a few times and never went in. I finally did and I couldn't be happier that I did. The hot dogs are great and cheap. The employees are incredibly friendly, just an over all great experience

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Thank Donahootraveler
Birmingham, Alabama
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is a small hole-in-the-wall hot dog joint with only seating facing the wall, so don't expect to face your friends when you eat unless it's outside. Very basic here. Just hot dogs, chili dogs and the like. No fries, only chips, no Pepsi, only Coke. Greasy, messy goodness hits the spot. Don't try eating on the run with the... More 

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1 Thank UberUbu
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I enjoy this place!! Not good if you are on a low cholesterol diet though lol...He has been here forever!

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Thank Leslie H
Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Gus's hot dogs downtown Birmingham on 4th Ave N is one my traditional favorites since coming to Birmingham in '99. The place has clearly been here many more years than that, but the same friendly fellow has been behind the counter, George. The dogs are great and he has hamburgers too. Not flashy or huge, just real good! Sauerkraut, chili,... More 

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1 Thank davidaal64
Georgetown, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Gus's Hot Dog was listed in Southern Living as one of the places to eat. Although, the hot dog was not bad, I would not rank it as #1. It was just an average hot dog. However, the employees and customers were extremely friendly and happy to recommend their favorite hot dog. It was a fun experience!

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Thank 538normab
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

When I was there for lunch, it was crowded and the line was out the door, and waiting in line in the cramped restaurant was worth it. The slaw dog and chili dog seem to be the most popular orders.

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Thank Stephanie S
Gallant, Alabama
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185 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

I'm not a hotdog person but his slaw dog makes me beg for more. Hotdogs are cooked on griddle in a small shop. This place is slammed at lunch because it's so good. Great prices. Love it

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Thank Paul B
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

I stopped at Gus's a few weeks ago for a late lunch/early dinner. I ordered a special dog & a regular dog. Since I ordered my special dog "all the way," it was topped with ground beef, onions, sauerkraut, brown sauce, and mustard. It was really delicious. The brown sauce really added some extra flavor to it. The regular dog... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1915 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3503
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-251-4540

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