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Original Hot Dog Shop

412-621-7388  •  $
ADDRESS: 3901 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
CUISINE: Late-Night Dining, Hot Dogs, Subs/Hoagies/Po-boys, Pizza, Burgers, Sandwiches, Seafood, Wings
FEATURES: Handicap Access, Kid Friendly, Smoke Free, Vegetarian Friendly
DESCRIPTION
A true Pittsburgh classic, The Original Hot Dog Shop opened just a block down the street from the old Forbes Field in 1960, right before the World Series and Bill Mazeroski's walk-off home run to win it for the hometown Pirates. Although Forbes Field is long gone, the place locals know as "the O" still draws waves of wiener fanatics through its doors, including Dan Marino, former University of Pittsburgh quarterback and NFL great, whenever he's in town. Grilled hot dogs and wondrously crispy fries twice-cooked in peanut oil are the primary draws, with various hoagies, sandwiches and pizzas also available. Visiting the original Oakland neighborhood location (both other locations are now closed) at 3901 Forbes Avenue means you order your dogs at one counter and fries at another.
"Regular or all-beef, these are fine franks with a seriously meaty flavor, available plain or gooped with cheese or in a 'Super' configuration with cheese and bacon, and with a full array of condiments that include ketchup, mustard, relish, onion, pickle, chili, mayo and kraut."
- Michael Stern, Roadfood.com, Jan. 3, 2008
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Beer available. Serving lunch, dinner and late-night 10 am-3:30 am daily.

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DESCRIPTION
A true Pittsburgh classic, The Original Hot Dog Shop opened just a block down the street from the old Forbes Field in 1960, right before the World Series and Bill Mazeroski's walk-off home run to win it for the hometown Pirates. Although Forbes Field is long gone, the place locals know as "the O" still draws waves of wiener fanatics through its doors, including Dan Marino, former University of Pittsburgh quarterback and NFL great, whenever he's in town. Grilled hot dogs and wondrously crispy fries twice-cooked in peanut oil are the primary draws, with various hoagies, sandwiches and pizzas also available. Visiting the original Oakland neighborhood location (both other locations are now closed) at 3901 Forbes Avenue means you order your dogs at one counter and fries at another.

 
"Regular or all-beef, these are fine franks with a seriously meaty flavor, available plain or gooped with cheese or in a 'Super' configuration with cheese and bacon, and with a full array of condiments that include ketchup, mustard, relish, onion, pickle, chili, mayo and kraut."
- Michael Stern, Roadfood.com, Jan. 3, 2008
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Beer available. Serving lunch, dinner and late-night 10 am-3:30 am daily.

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