Update: Now, also located in Orem, UT, American Fork, UT, and Lehi, UT. Soon Salt Lake City, UT?
Welp, we finally made it.
My little family and I have lived in Utah County for five years now. We had been told about J Dawgs way back then and numerous times within. We even lived IN Provo for a year and a half and didn't make it in. We didn't avoid per-say, we just simply procrastinated is all.
This fella greeted us with a great big smile and a very welcoming "what can I get for you?" He then handed Cameron a big J Dawgs sticker and he was suddenly Cameron's new best friend.
I love the short, simple menus that frequent a cheap-eats restaurant.
I chose beef (always 100% beef at J Dawgs) with everything except jalapenos. Mark chose polish with everything. The kids had beef with pickles. Apparently, they also have un-listed items like spicy mustard or light sauce and even a special lingo for the regulars.
I wanna be a regular!
And Tim's chips? Always yum....
Cameron ate his whole dawg of course. He loved it.
We were, by far, not the only family there with little ones. Nor would you be the only one who was by yourself. In fact, near our table there was a family of six and also a lady eating by herself. I would totally cheat on my dinner to have a J Dawg.
Messy. Juicy. Delicious. We loved their "special sauce". The sauce is clearly what keeps customers coming back for more. The sauce is sweet (we Utahns like sweet) and oozes nicely in between the criss-crosses that are sliced lovingly on top of the grilled dog. You can purchase a bottle of special sauce in-store, too. Nice! And the buns--fresh, soft, and baked locally--deserve their very own separate blog post.
Okay, so the top reasons that keep J Dawg customers coming back?
Freshly baked buns.
Criss-crossed grilled dogs.
Fast and friendly service.
In a nutshell, this place is like the In-N-Out of hotdogs....