Monday, December 27, 2010

The Dune Dog

775 Alt. A1A
Jupiter, FL  33458
(561) 744-6667

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.


Marge said...

I'm going to Jupiter in a week and a half and I CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on one of those hot dogs.

Philly Phoodie said...

You HAVE to try the Food Shack too. It's pretty awesome. Long waits sometimes, but worth it. Also Captain Charlies Reef Grill has the best ice cream ever. Homemade oatmeal cookie.

Marge said...

Couple'o'things-- I've been in Jupiter for the past 5 days. Recap post to follow, probably sometime Friday. I went to the Dune Dog and had both the Chicago Dog and the Junkyard. I then had a major stomach ache and, before long, was in a coma. Totally worth it. We are going to the Food Shack tonight. Went to Captain Charlies a few nights ago. Blueberry Oreo ice cream was out of control. Also the Hog Snapper was great, too. Also, lots of old people here.

Philly Phoodie said...

Oh the ice cream is so damn good. Food Shack is great. Don't let the wait discourage you. Not as many old people there. There are some cool nightlife spots too, if you like douche bags. And old dudes.