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Hot Dog Pete’s Is Now Open on Georgia Avenue in Summerhill

Charcoal-grilled hot dogs loaded with toppings, waffle fries, and milkshakes

Hot Dog Pete’s
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Hot Dog Pete’s opened last week on the edge of Georgia Avenue in Summerhill, near Georgia State University’s stadium. The hot dog joint, owned by Nick Pihakis of Jim N’ Nick’s Bar-B-Q, is open for dine-in service, but includes options to order online for takeout or delivery via DoorDash.

The restaurant shares patio space for up to 50 people with forthcoming doughnut shop Hero Doughnuts, based in Homewood, Alabama.

Pihakis named Hot Dog Pete’s for his business partner, Pete Graphos. Graphos founded Alabama-based chain Sneaky Pete’s Hotdogs in 1966. The Atlanta shop pays homage to Sneaky Pete’s 50-year hot dog legacy in Alabama, and features an original “secret sauce” created by Graphos.

Hot dogs are cooked over charcoal, then dressed to order from a variety of toppings. Eight specialty hot dogs, including a vegan option, are listed on the menu, along with sides like onion rings, waffle fries, loaded fries, and collard greens cole slaw. Drinks such as floats, milkshakes, and eventually a handful of beers are also available on the menu.

Eater Atlanta reached out to Pihakis for more details.

Hot Dog Pete’s joins Little Bear, Halfway Crooks Beer, Big Softie, Little Tart Bakeshop, Junior’s Pizza, and Wood’s Chapel BBQ now open on Georgia Avenue. Modern American diner Concept, Redacted bar, game bar Press Start, and Mexican gastro pub D Boca N Boca should all open within the next year.

Take a look at the menu:

Open Monday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

33 Georgia Avenue, Atlanta.

Little Tart Bakeshop

68 Georgia Avenue Southeast, , GA 30312 (404) 348-4797 Visit Website

Halfway Crooks Beer

60 Georgia Avenue Southeast, , GA 30312 (678) 705-5530 Visit Website

Wood’s Chapel BBQ

85 Georgia Avenue Southeast, , GA 30312 (404) 522-3000 Visit Website

Big Softie

68 Georgia Avenue Southeast, , GA 30312 Visit Website