After trying out eight different hot dog joints around town, I'm excited to share my top picks with you. From the classic ballpark-style dog to more unique options, there's a hot dog for everyone in Bastrop.

So, whether you're a local or just passing through town, get ready to take a bite out of Bastrop's best hot dogs!

Dugson Dogs

Dugson Dogs
🗺️ Sidewalk, 904 Main St, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-308-8156
Sunday: 11 AM–6:30 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11 AM–6:30 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–6:30 PM
Friday: 11 AM–6:30 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–6:30 AM

First of all, the atmosphere is inviting and relaxed, perfect for grabbing a quick bite or enjoying a casual lunch. As for the hot dogs, they offer a variety of unique toppings that add an extra kick to the classic dog. I recommend trying their signature "Dugson Dawg" with jalapeños and chili. The bun was freshly baked and held up well under all the toppings.

And let's talk about their fries - crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. They were so good that I might have forgotten about the hot dog for a moment!

Overall, Dugson Dogs offers a great selection of dogs with creative toppings and unbeatable fries. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Bastrop.

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Roadhouse Bastrop

Roadhouse Bastrop
🗺️ 2804 TX-21, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-321-1803
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Monday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM–9 PM

Upon entering, I was greeted with a warm smile and an even warmer atmosphere. The menu offered a variety of options, but I was only there for one thing: the hot dogs. And boy, did they deliver! The juicy, plump sausage on a fluffy bun was cooked to perfection and had just the right amount of toppings. I couldn't help but let out an audible yum after each bite. Overall, Roadhouse Bastrop is definitely worth a visit if you're in the mood for some top-notch franks.

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Sonic Drive-In

Sonic Drive-In
🗺️ 103 Perkins St, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-321-4455
🌐 Website
Sunday: 8 AM–11 PM
Monday: 7 AM–11 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM–11 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM–11 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–11 PM
Friday: 7 AM–12 AM
Saturday: 7 AM–12 AM

From the moment I pulled up to the retro drive-in, I knew it was going to be a wild ride. The menu offered an array of options, but I immediately knew what I wanted: their famous chili cheese coney. The hot dog was juicy and full of flavor, topped with perfectly melted cheese and savory chili. And let's not forget about the tater tots! They were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside - a perfect complement to my coney. The service was fast and friendly, with carhops skating around delivering orders. Overall, Sonic Drive-In is a great place to grab a quick and delicious bite to eat.

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🗺️ 492 State Hwy 71 West, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-332-2867
🌐 Website
Sunday: 8 AM–10 PM
Monday: 8 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 8 AM–10 PM
Friday: 8 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 8 AM–10 PM

First off, let me just say that the ambiance of the place is pretty cool. As I walked in, I was greeted with a friendly smile and an aroma that immediately made my mouth water. I ordered their famous The Original sandwich and boy, oh boy, it did not disappoint! The bread was so fresh and the ingredients were top-notch. It was like a symphony of flavors in my mouth.

What stood out to me the most though, was their unique hot dog option called The Big Cheese. It's a hot dog smothered in cheese sauce and topped with crispy bacon bits. Let me tell you, it's not for the faint-hearted! But if you're feeling adventurous and hungry enough, give it a try!

Overall, Schlotzsky's in Bastrop is definitely worth a visit. Their menu has something for everyone and their attention to detail is second to none. Just make sure you come with an empty stomach because you won't want to miss out on anything this place has to offer!

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Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard

Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard
🗺️ 601 Chestnut St Building C, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-988-7036
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–9 PM
Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–11 PM

First off, the atmosphere of this place is amazing! The yard area is perfect for a relaxed and comfortable dining experience. As for the food, I ordered their classic hot dog with all the toppings, and boy was it delicious! The bun was soft and fresh while the sausage had a juicy flavor that left me wanting more. Their fries were also top-notch; crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Overall, I would highly recommend Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard to anyone looking for a scrumptious hot dog experience in Bastrop.

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Lakehouse 1441

Lakehouse 1441
🗺️ 395 FM1441, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-321-3199
🌐 Website
Sunday: 12 PM–12 AM
Monday: 12 PM–12 AM
Tuesday: 12 PM–12 AM
Wednesday: 12 PM–12 AM
Thursday: 12 PM–12 AM
Friday: 12 PM–12 AM
Saturday: 12 PM–1 AM

Upon entering the establishment, I was greeted with a warm smile and a pleasant atmosphere that made me feel right at home. The menu offered an array of delicious options but my eyes were immediately drawn to their hot dog selection.

I decided to try their signature hot dog which was topped with caramelized onions, bacon bits, and a special sauce. With each bite, I could taste the quality of the ingredients and the attention to detail put into making this hot dog.

The bun was perfectly toasted, the toppings were balanced, and the hot dog itself had a satisfying snap. It's safe to say that Lakehouse 1441 has earned its spot on my list of top hot dog spots in Bastrop.

If you're looking for a delightful dining experience with exceptional food, Lakehouse 1441 is definitely worth checking out.

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Tough Cookie Bakery

Tough Cookie Bakery
🗺️ 601 Chestnut St D, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-629-6936
🌐 Website
Sunday: 8:30 AM–6 PM
Monday: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM–6 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM–6 PM

Upon entering the bakery, I was greeted by the sweet aroma of freshly baked goods. The display case was filled with an impressive array of treats, making it tough to choose just one. I eventually settled on a chocolate croissant and a latte.

The croissant was flaky and buttery, with just the right amount of chocolate filling. It melted in my mouth like a dream. And the latte? Perfection.

The staff at Tough Cookie Bakery were friendly and knowledgeable about their products. They even gave me some great recommendations for other places to try in Bastrop.

Overall, my experience at Tough Cookie Bakery was delightful. If you're looking for a sweet escape from your day-to-day routine, this is definitely the place to be!

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Kyoto Sushi & Asian Cuisine Bastrop

Kyoto Sushi & Asian Cuisine Bastrop
🗺️ 696 hwy 71 west, Ste 1a, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-412-6666
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–9:30 PM
Monday: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
Monday: 4:30–9:30 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11 AM–2:30 PM
Wednesday: 4:30–9:30 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
Thursday: 4:30–9:30 PM
Friday: 11 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–10 PM

As I entered the restaurant, I was greeted by the aromatic smells of fresh sushi and Asian cuisine. The ambiance was serene, with soft lighting and calming music playing in the background.

I ordered a few different sushi rolls and was pleasantly surprised by the exquisite presentation of each dish. Each roll was beautifully crafted with meticulous attention to detail.

The flavors were fantastic - from the spicy tuna roll to the crunchy tempura roll, every bite was a burst of flavor in my mouth.

Overall, I would say that Kyoto Sushi & Asian Cuisine Bastrop is definitely worth a visit for anyone looking for some delicious sushi and Asian cuisine. It's a great spot for a date night or just a casual dinner with friends.

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Susan Wright

Susan has a passion for helping small, locally-owned restaurants and businesses to tell their stories and showcase their unique offerings to the public. With a loyalty to her hometown of Austin, TX, Susan is committed to making sure these establishments get the recognition they deserve. Outside of work, Susan enjoys exploring Austin's food and music scene with friends, hiking in the nearby hill country, spending time in nature, and savoring every bite of barbeque she can find.