Skippy’s Hot Dogs

Just recently a hot dog place downtown was featured on PBS, and was named the number one hot dog joint in the city!  We had never been there so we decided it was time to check it out.

It’s called Skippy’s and it’s located on fourth street in downtown Winston-Salem. We must have walked past this place a bunch of times but have never gone in. One of my friends even worked there for a short time!

It’s a small place with only a couple tables, but it was packed when we arrived shortly after it opened.  The smell of toasted buns, fries and hot dogs filled the air oozed out onto the street, growing stronger as we approached. There was a long line, almost out the door, but I happened to see one empty table which I immediately snagged and guarded while Steven stood in line to place our order.

What makes Skippy’s unique is that their buns are made out of pretzel dough. The inside is brightly colored and adorned with vintage pretzel tins, giving it a fun and kitschy atmosphere.

They serve a variety of sandwiches as well as many great hot dog combos. They even have a veggie dog option which I was excited to see!

I decided to forgo the veggie hot dog on this trip because I wanted to try one of their delicious looking pretzels and save room for fries. They use an authentic Pennsylvania pretzel recipe at Skippy’s; they even had a baker from Pennsylvania stay with them for a while to tech them how to make the best pretzels!

Steven got the chili cheese dog and said it was delicious. 

All of their fries are hand cut and the buns are lightly toasted.

I can’t wait to go back and try their veggie dog!

I can’t believe we had never been here before and it was right under our noses. I wonder what other places in town are waiting for us to discover them.

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7 thoughts on “Skippy’s Hot Dogs

  1. Oh now that looks a tasty pretzel and i'm not even a big fan of them, love the look of the chili dog too! I've been realizing that a lot of the best places are the ones right on our doorstep too, especially ones that might not look especially eye catching from the outside, but man, some of them do some great food!

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  2. This place looks so cute & sounds amazing! All the photos have me drooling, I'm excited to load up on carb ~that pretzel is so beautiful!!! I've got to check out all those pretzel tins. Now that is a collection.

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