PETE'S FAMOUS HOT DOGS

1925 Second Avenue North
Birmingham AL
(205) 252-2905

Open Daily Til 6 PM

Pete's Hot Dog's dates back to 1920.  I'm guessing that makes Pete's one of Birmingham's older restaurants.  I know it has to be Birmingham's smallest.  Since 1948 a guy named Gus has been running Pete's.  That's Gus and wife Janet to the right.

Birmingham has it's own hot dog culture, sort of a Coney Island dog plus.  The plus is sauerkraut, and a dog ordered "all the way" comes with kraut, fresh chopped onions, mustard and Pete's meat sauce - a spicier and meatier than normal version of Coney Island sauce.

For a history of Pete's Famous and the other Greek owned Birmingham restaurants check out the Southern Foodways Alliance's oral history here.  Click

May 05

 

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