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Mutt’s Amazing Hot Dogs: truly unique

by | July 12, 2011 | 20 Comments


Mutt's Amazing Hot Dogs

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1400 NW 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Exterior of Mutt's Amazing Hot Dogs in Oklahoma City

Chances are you’ve heard of Mutt’s Amazing Hot Dogs. If you haven’t heard of Mutt’s, you’ve likely heard of Mutt’s sister restaurant, Big Truck Tacos. If you haven’t heard of Big Truck Tacos … well, you’ve likely been living underground for awhile. For if restaurant popularity were gauged solely by number of Facebook fans, Big Truck Tacos, with nearly 19,000 presently, would likely be the most popular local restaurant in Oklahoma City.

And with this overwhelming wind of support at their backs, the folks at Big Truck Tacos have launched a new restaurant which, in my opinion, is one of the most unique restaurants in our fair city.

I’ve been to Mutt’s Amazing Hot Dogs about five times now in the past few weeks. This is pretty unusual for me. As a person who makes an ongoing effort to try new places, it’s rare for me invest so many meals at a single place in such a short amount of time. But Mutt’s keeps drawing me back. There’s so much on the menu I want to try. It’s the type of place you can keep visiting over and over and always try something new.

Plus, there’s good value to be found here. Sure, there are some specialty hot dogs with exotic meats and toppings (see below) that cost close to $10 each, but there’s also the “Best in Show,” where you have your choice of a beef, chicken, or falafel dog (that’s right, falafel!) on a very tasty, grilled artisan bun dressed up how you like it for $3 (see a pic). In my opinion, this is one of the best values in town. One hot dog each plus a generous side of fries for $2.50, and you’ve got dinner for two for less than $9.

Of course, if you’re up for spending a little more, the options are, quite literally, limitless. There are over ten “standard dogs” which all start with a beef frank dressed up in an incredible variety of ways. There are “stretch dogs” which use a longer, 10″ beef frank. And then there are nearly 15 “specialty dogs,” which are built on franks made from chicken, andouille sausage, wild boar sausage, spam, rabbit sausage, kobe beef, lamb sausage, bison, falafel, italian sausage, duck sausage … etc. At Mutt’s, dogs are prepared in just about every way imaginable from bacon-wrapped to chicken-fried, and they’re topped with some of the most creative concoctions you’ll find anywhere.

No, this is not your standard hot dog place. There’s nothing like it in Oklahoma City.

Now, since I’d never had a Kobe Beef dog before, and since it was one of the most expensive on the menu, I gave the Ardee Dog a try just to see how a $9 hot dog tastes. The Ardee is topped with truffle aioli, potato salad, blue cheese, and fried onions. It is truly something to behold (see a pic) and definitely a knife and fork type of hot dog.

The Ardee was good with a truly unique flavor combination and I really enjoyed it. But, to be honest, I don’t think I’d spend $9 on it again when there are so many other great options available for less. On the other hand, I highly recommend the Slum Dog for $5.50 (see a pic). The chicken dog used is quite spicy and filling and the curried cabbage with apple-sriracha aioli brings a flavor I truly enjoyed.

On the “standard dog” side of the menu, I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve tried. The S’noran ($6 – see a pic) offers a bacon-wrapped beef frank with cheddar-jack cheese, pico de gallo, mayo, chipotle ketchup, pinto beans, sliced avocado, and mustard. Great flavors and beautifully presented. The Windy City ($4.50 – see a pic) is an excellent Chicago-style classic, and The Pitbull ($4.50 – see a pic) is definitely the hottest hot dog I’ve ever eaten with serrano, habanero, jalepeno and poblano peppers, onion, cilantro-lime aioli, and pepper jack cheese. Yes, it is very, very hot. Consider yourself warned.

When I first heard about Mutt’s opening, I read an article indicating they would be serving some house-made franks. But in talking with one of the owners on opening night, I found this is not true. At least for now, the franks are being sourced. Honestly, when I first saw their menu, I couldn’t imagine how they could possibly make all of those franks in-house, so this makes much more sense. However, I was told they do have the equipment needed to make their own and there may be some house-made specials in their future. I look forward to seeing if that comes to pass as it could become a pretty exceptional treat.

In addition to the vast selection of hot dogs, Mutt’s offers a good line up of side orders as well. I was really excited to try their Duck Fat Fries ($5 – see a pic) to see how they compared to regular fries. My opinion — I prefer the regular fries, especially since they cost half as much. At $2.50 and sized to share, Mutt’s regular fries are excellent (especially enjoyed the bit of sea salt sprinkled on) and I appreciate that they truly are sized for two people. Again, a great value. The duck fat version was fine, but I didn’t feel it warranted the extra $2.50.

I really enjoyed the fried pickles ($4 – see a pic), which in Mutt’s case are pickle spears, not slices. They come six to an order which is enough to share with two or three. Other sides include Deviled Eggs, Red Skinned Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Chili, and Veggie Chili.

When a place has such an extensive menu, it’s hard to do it justice in a short review, but suffice it to say I have been really impressed with Mutt’s. I always enjoy something unique and Mutt’s has that nailed. But beyond that, I feel they’ve done a great job creating a balanced menu which offers some great value options as well as some opportunities to splurge. This makes it a very easy place to visit again and again, knowing that you don’t have to break the bank to try something truly unique to Oklahoma City.

Have you been to Mutt’s? Please tell us what you’ve tried and what you think in the comments below.

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  • Grant says:
    July 12th, 2011 at 3:14 am   

    You didn’t mention the corn dogs and corn dog bites which are quite good when they fry them not lumpy. For me the Big Easy and the Dyn-o-Mite are awesome and things I like again and again (I have been 5? 6? times?). I do like the dock fat fries sans truffle oil.

  • Tim says:
    July 12th, 2011 at 7:27 am   

    Thanks, Grant. I haven’t had the corn dog items yet though I think the corn dog bites are an especially good option for kids, if you have enough kids to share an order of six. However, when I took my 9 year old he opted for the best in show. Haven’t yet taken the whole family and when I do the corn dog bites will likely be in our order.

  • Cindy says:
    July 12th, 2011 at 8:10 am   

    I have to give a big thumbs up to the corn dogs as well. Also, I kinda prefer the regular fries but I like my side items simple.

  • Cult of Nobody says:
    July 12th, 2011 at 8:12 am   

    Haven’t tried the corndogs??? I can’t walk in the place without having a Thunderbolt!!!

    The cheese corndog is pretty good too but they really shouldn’t call it a corndog when it doesn’t have a dog in it.

  • Debbie says:
    July 12th, 2011 at 10:25 am   

    Husband & I have been twice – packed both times but they do a great job of turning tables. We shared the regular fries both times – loved the sea salt. I have had the Thunderbolt stretch corn dog – very good but fell apart. We both tried the Hogs Gone Wild specialty dog the second time. We hope they start allowing people to make changes to the specialty dogs soon since they don’t now. We both thought the wild boar sausage dog & the carmelized balsamic onions were delicious! Husband said if he could have just had that with a little mustard, it would have been great. He didn’t like the arugula pesto that I thought was just OK and neither one of us liked the cherry cream cheese – tasted weird, was an ugly tan color and oozed all out of the bun making a big mess! Still want to try the fried pickles & some of the other dogs. This is a good addition to OKC restaurants.

  • Mark says:
    July 12th, 2011 at 2:32 pm   

    We were not impressed! Stale bread, cold meat, just not an experience we care to have again.

  • Clarence G. says:
    July 12th, 2011 at 2:44 pm   

    Amazing place! Can’t say enough positive things about Mutt’s. I am still working my way around the menu, which is tough because a number of their dogs are awesome. The fried pickles are a nice surprise as well. I have to say I have been looking forward to Mutt’s for quite a long time. I used to have to stop by a gas station for a hotdog fix, but now with Mutt’s, an actual hotdog place….life is good. Just today, it was the Dyno-mite. I do remember reading about Mutt’s having specials, there was a reference to a Lobster Roll, can’t wait for that one.

  • Kevin says:
    August 4th, 2011 at 7:35 am   

    Woof! Then woof another one down and call it a party.

  • Jennifer P. says:
    August 24th, 2011 at 1:52 pm   

    I LOVE Mutt’s! I wish I lived closer so I could eat there more. It has become my lunch place at least once a week. The other day they ran a special dog that was bacon wrapped had chipotle ketchup, mac n chz and tons of deliciousness on it- I wish it was a permanent menu item. I haven’t tried the corn dog but I can only imagine it is amazing after seeing my sweet man devour his. I plan on trying everything eventually. Next up- the ardee dog! :-)

  • Duane Boyd says:
    October 11th, 2011 at 6:52 pm   

    I really like Mutts. Great selection. Look forward to going back and working my way through the menu

  • Pamela duran says:
    October 24th, 2011 at 10:13 am   

    I don’t like all beef frankfurters. Please add the pork ones.

  • ArmyRecon says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:14 pm   

    So glad to see so many photos posted so that viewers can see first hand that these are much more than hot dogs. Despite living right down the road, I avoided Mutts for the longest, thinking it was another cute hipster fad “oh we’re selling gourmet hot dogs, how ironic!”. Boy was I WRONG. Mutts is FANTASTIC! The menu is huge and offers some of the most unique, delicious items in OKC. You just want a chili dog? Oh yeah, you better believe they have almost an entire separate menu of the classics, from Coney Island, to Chicago Style. All served on delicious buns ( I don’t know if they bake them, but they certainly aren’t your average store bought, and they have a variety of buns also). Add to that the fact that there is a nice selection of gluten free items, they’ll make you any menu item as a burger, and the staff is simply phenomenal, and you can quickly see that Mutts aims to please.

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