775 Alt. A1A
Jupiter, FL 33458
While I am out of the snow, doing some fishing down in sunny (but chilly) Florida, I thought I might show some of the treasures that Jupiter has to offer. The Dune Dog is one of my favorites, because in this land of expensive meals, this place is a cheap, island-style bungalow that serves up some ridiculously good hot dogs and burgers. They also have waffle fries that are mighty tasty, and some other daily specials that make it one of the best values in the area.
This place really is a hole in the wall, but it's definitely worth checking out. Below is a lobster salad wrap, which was a daily special. Nice chunks of lobster mixed with a good deal of shredded-style lobster, shredded cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce and just a bit of lemon to keep it fresh and light. A definite winner.
Of course, I had to go with some waffle fries, and a footlong. I mean, it IS the Dune DOG, right? So the Leroy Brown's Junkyard Dog was calling my name. A footlong grilled dog topped with chili, "pushcart sauce," cheese and diced onions. The "pushcart sauce" is an onion and tomato sauce that is straight out of my dreams. This stuff was so good, I mopped up the remains with my finger. Keep an eye out for this, because it's coming to my barbecues next summer.
There is no easy way to eat that dog. Just pick it up, start biting, and stop when you get to cardboard or your finger. It's quite worth it. The waffle fries or "Yankee Nachos," come piled high with onions, chili, cheese, scallions, tomatoes and jalapenos. I am always a fan of waffle fries, and these are no exception. One of the best parts about this place, is that you can grab a picnic table, grab a beer and enjoy the open air seating. All in all, it's great to find a family-run dive that serves up no frills fare, in the land of frills.