Doggy Style now open

Tim and Robi (left to right) at Doggy Style

This time, I mean it. Really. Doggy Style East Coast Hot Dogs (4455 Stone Way N, adjacent to Big Wheel) is open for business. How do I know this? I’m munching on a New Yorker now (hot dog with sauerkraut and mustard) for lunch, and it’s good. More on that later.

I met with Robi who had been hired by owners Odie and Michael to set up the stand, and he gave me the skinny on the whole “open/closed/open/closed” situation. Owners Odie and Michael had a soft opening back in July when they put up the sign, but the city came in and basically told them to shut down until they got this huge list of items required to operate. So, it took a little bit of doing, but now the city is content and Doggy Style is open.

Hours are Sunday, and Tuesday-Thursday from 11am – 7pm (closed Mondays). They’re going to try out later hours on Fridays and Saturdays (this weekend, they’ll try staying open ’til 10pm to see how they do), and they’ll be willing to extend those weekend hours to 2am if there’s a big enough crowd for late night.

They’ve got all kinds of dogs including a Classic Dog for $2.25, a Mac & Cheese Dog for $3.60 (it’s got steak bits and mushrooms too), a Pizza Dog for $3.30, a Veggie Dog for $4.25, and a Chili Dog for $2.95 (the chili is beef with ground beans), a Seattle Dog for $3.25 (with cream cheese, chives and bacon bits), and a New Yorker (sauerkraut/mustard) for $3.25. You can get either beans or potato salad sides for a little extra, and nachos. Right now, it’s cash only.

And how was my New Yorker? Very good, thank you! The dog was steamed for the perfect snap. The sauerkraut and mustard were tasty, and the grilled bun provided a little extra crunch which was a nice touch!

This is Doggy Style’s only location but Robi also told me that eventually, they’ll have a traveling cart to go into the U District and other nearby neighborhoods.

If you stop in, say “hi” to either Tim, Robi, or Jamie (who is a familiar face in Wallingford since he also works for the Rusty Pelican), and tell them Wallyhood sent you!

  • http://www.felsputzer.com Chris W.

    OMG, OMG, mac & cheese dog? There goes my diet.

  • Lauren

    Notice any chicken or turkey sausages on the menu?

  • Sally

    YAY!!! so excited.

  • http://www.busygamernews.com Jacqui

    We were there Saturday – no chicken or turkey sausages, but the guy working (think it was Jamie) said they are about to start adding things to the menu. He also said the money is going out the door as fast as it comes in – so any support we can give them will help keep these delicious dogs around!

  • YoM

    Why so much for the veggie dog? Bummer.

  • Jen

    Well my husband and I tried the place out on Sunday and were not very happy about it (we split a New Yorker and a Seattle dog). The buns and dogs themselves were good and did remind us of the hot dogs from back home (I am from NY and he is from PA). But if a little stand is going to fill a tiny niche market like this they really need to do everything top notch. For example, the potato salad should be homemade at the very least. If they can make the beans and chili too, that is even better. I will say I was happy the bacon on the Seattle dog was real bacon and not bacon bits. Hopefully as they expand the menu the other products in the supporting roles of hot dog feasting will improve as well.

  • tim

    hi, iam a friend of the owners. i know for a fact that they’re changing the chili sauce. it’s going to be flown in from back east. they’ve only been open less than two weeks and are working the kinks out. we all love the wallingford neighborhood, stop in again and taste the improvements yourself. have a great day….tim

  • Dave

    I had a New Yorker hotdog today and it was very tasty. Good quality, the sauerkraut was nice and tangy. The potato salad was OK although not homemade. All this for a bit more than five bucks. The counter man, Tim, is efficient and fun to chat with.

  • Julie A.

    I tried their chili dog today and it was quite good, but I told the server that I had expected more chili. He said he’s hop to it.

    He’s fun and cute. I will be back.

    Julie Anderson, Fremont

  • bmacke

    So I went there last night around 6:30 PM and they were closed again. I give up.

  • Loelita

    When I have gone to the dog stand I noticed they have a few people buying up the dogs? wow!! so when I ordered a few hot dogs and got the beans they we almost out and i was glad to see and hear that they are doing good. We needed a small joint like this one in our town. Also I love the buns! You never see those kinds of buns in seattle.
    I can’t wait for the weekend to see what’s going to be in my Tummy next.
    Thanks doggy style.

  • Kyla Marrie

    I also went on, I think that same day Bmake said they were gone around 6:30pm? And when I went I was told they ran out of alot of stuff thinking it was going to be a normal day of sales but seemed happy that they ran out of food. So business must be good?

    I’ll still come back!!!

  • chuckles

    I.m so glad that they are here to stay and have opened to the public. Love the catchy name and love the hot dog buns. If they keep having happy people serving the food and making us feel welcomed, then that’s all that matters and i’ll be back
    Good luck guys!

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