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Tony Jr's Hot Dogs in Norfolk, VA

Ron Rosenbaum | Aug 30, 200212:22 AM     14

Anybody been to Tony Jr's hot dog stand lately? There are two locations, one at the Waterside complex and the other on Lafayette Blvd., right across the street from Tony's hot dog stand.

Do not, under any circumstances, go to Tony's in the brick building. You want to go to Tony Jr's, which is sort of a hot dog cart, on what used to be a used car lot, surrounded by a chain link fence, located directly across the street from the brick building. This is where you'll find one of the world's best hot dogs.

Tony's across the street used to belong to Tony Sr., who made a great dog. After his death, it went to the step mother rather than to Tony Jr. People who know the difference go to Tony Jr's. The Lafayette Blvd. location is open Mon thru Sat from about 11 to 5 only. It's a small Hormel frank with a natural casing, on a steamed bun, with a finely ground all meat chili, delicately spiced, but with a peppery afterbite. Your only choices of toppings are mustard, onion, and the chili. The location at Waterside is pretty good, and I'll go there in a pinch, lets say if I'm passing through town after 5, or on a Sunday.

When Tony Sr. was in business, you would find people from all walks of life, Doctors, laborers, salespeople, executives, bums...all there to eat the best hot dog in town. Tony Jr. learned the hot dog business from his dad.

Any other Tony's Jr. fans out there? If you're passing through Norfolk/Va. Beach, it's worth a side trip. Happy eating.

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