July 4th Dining Suggestion at Universal Orlando

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As operations slowly return to normal at Universal Orlando, this year a special celebration for July 4th will be happening. Since more hot dogs are sold in the USA on July 4th than any other day, where do you get the best hot dog at Universal Orlando? I suggest The Hot Dog Hall of Fame in Universal Orlando CityWalk.

This food option resides near Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food. The theme of this food kiosk revolves around baseball. Seating resembles baseball seating. Some of the seats came from actual Major League Baseball stadiums. The menu for Hot Dog Hall of Fame rates as simple. The hot dogs draw inspiration from the professional baseball cities. The current menu options are:

Chicago: Vienna all-beef dog, poppy-seed bun, neon relish, sport peppers, diced onions and tomatoes, celery salt.

Colorado: Nathan’s Famous hot dog, grilled peppers & onions, sauerkraut.

Kansas City: Vienna all-beef dog, pulled pork, coleslaw, pickles, barbecue sauce.

Boston: Kayem all-beef dog, toasted New England-style bun, spicy brown mustard, diced onions, relish.

Washington: Hebrew National dog, buffalo sauce, coleslaw, bleu cheese dressing, celery salt.

New York: Sabrett all-beef dog, sauerkraut, mustard.

Arizona: Vienna all-beef dog, smoked bacon, pinto beans, grilled onions & peppers, cheese.

Milwaukee: Bratwurst Sausage, hoagie roll, grilled onions, spicy brown mustard.

Detroit: Koegel dog, Abbott’s Coney chili, diced onions.

Each of these options costs below $10. You may add fries or potato chips for $1 more. I recommended the fries. The fries taste okay. However, you get a portion size for $1 than would cost more for same quality inside the theme parks. As of the time of writing, the prices for this location remain the same as last year. I realize I just executed the blogger’s curse so everything will cost more by the time you visit. I apologize as always.

In addition, they sell vegan options, Italian sausages, gluten free options, foot-long versions, and a two-foot-long variety. Building on the baseball theme, guests may purchase Cracker Jacks, peanuts, and ice cream while you watch a baseball game on the big screen.

These hot dogs fail to qualify as fine dining. However, they taste better than quick/counter service options inside any Orlando area theme park. In taste tests, these hot dogs are among the best theme park quick service versions anywhere. If you are looking for a break from the theme park and desire an inexpensive meal, this place works as a fantastic option. These hot dogs will not change your life. However, they might make your July 4th celebration more festive without killing your budget.

As always, eat like you mean it!


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