Jul 6, 2023 - Food and Drink

Dogma Grill: Much more than franks

People stand at a walk-up food counter on a sunny day

Dogma Grill sells much more than hot dogs. Photo: Deirdra Funcheon/Axios

👋 Deirdra here. For years, I've driven past Dogma Grill's tiny building but never stopped in — and you've probably done the same.

What's happening: It's very rare for me to crave a hot dog, but on a recent afternoon approaching the Fourth of July, I was feeling some kinda way.

Quick take: Dogma is hidden from busy Biscayne Boulevard by hedges. My curiosity about how a place that just sells hot dogs can stay in business has always been outweighed by the stress of pulling off to see if there's parking.

💭 My thought bubble: Dang, I've been missing out!

  • In addition to a dozen-plus hot dogs with creative toppings, Dogma also has five kinds of cheesesteaks, sloppy Joes, po'boys, Italian sausages, bratwurst and burgers.
  • I tried a Chicago dog ($5.75), which was loaded with toppings, and golden onion rings ($5). Both felt like decadent summer treats.
  • That hedge does a decent job of blocking the road and providing a cute, pet-friendly patio to sit and eat.
  • Lots of people seem to know what's up, because there was a line to order at the walk-up window.

If you go: Open 11am–10pm Monday–Saturday, 12pm–9pm Sunday at 7030 Biscayne Blvd.

  • And yes, there are a few dedicated parking spots on the side!

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