Things I Love – Bill’s Hot Dogs

If you think hot dogs are disgusted…just stop reading. I know they are full of nitrates and God knows what. Have you not read about my love of livermush {oh shut up autocorrect…it is a word}? Anyways…moving on. Bill’s Hot Dogs is a hole in the wall place in Washington, NC. I am not overstating hole in the wall. In operation since 1928, the original location is on the waterfront downtown (another in a nearby shopping center). There isn’t a lot still downtown due to a downtrodden economy but Bill’s is still cooking. There is nothing fancy, flashy…hell there aren’t even chairs. The screen door is wound really tight and slams behind you and the sign has seen better days…

Bill’s does one thing…hot dogs.  Greasy, delicious hot dogs. They have 2 condiments.  Nothing else. Red hot dogs cooked in grease, mustard, onions and their famous navy bean chili.  You can get a soda from the cooler if you want or some Lance chips…but that’s it.  They must be rolling in cash.  The line is always long but you can only order hot dogs…so it isn’t like you are waiting for a picky person. Their overhead has to be minimal.  3 ladies work the assembly line with no smiles.  Writing it out…it sounds pretty awful actually but the hot dogs and the chili..PERFECTION. So if you are ever in eastern NC and looking for a special place…check out Bill’s. You won’t be sorry.

6 thoughts on “Things I Love – Bill’s Hot Dogs

  • November 28, 2011 at 9:52 am
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    I think I just luv you (& Bill’s)! Don’t ever ask those ladies for ketchup either – they give you the evil eye! I always crack up to see someone ask for it!

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  • November 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm
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    That should be “Little Washington.”

    That reference might be a northeastern NC thing, though.

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    • November 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm
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      You are correct. My bad. When you are there, you just drop the little.

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    • May 10, 2017 at 1:23 am
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      I love Bill’s Hot Dogs! However, I want to set the record straight. North Carolinians prefer “The Original Washington.” Washington, NC was the first Washington in the country.

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  • January 27, 2012 at 3:35 am
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    Love Bill’s Hot Dogs.
    Oh & that’s my friend’s car in the middle ha ha! He use to live in an apartment near there.

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