When you think of The Hill in Saint Louis, most people would think of fine Italian cuisine. This place will shock you, or it did me. You have to give Steve a lot of credit to put a hot dog in an Italian district. I guess regardless of what nationality you might be, and you can still appreciate a good dog.
Steve’s Hot Dog serves Nathan’s Frankfurters from New York and smokes them for 30 minutes. They offer several different toppings that are just as good as the dogs. Combined, they make an incredible combination.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Nathan’s Frankfurters, they only sold about 425 million dogs last year, and they are a publicly-traded company. Apparently, this hot dog business is BIG BUSINESS. Steve is using only the best ingredients.
Steve’s Hot Dog is rated very high every place you look. 98% with one famous rating place, Google 4.6 Star, and his Facebook page are just about as busy as it gets. 7843 Facebook likes, 1190 have rated it, and 5133 visitors. I will not bore you with any more details. I think his Facebook page speaks for itself until you visit and try their 1/4 lb. smoked dogs. Moist and full of flavor. They offer Fitz’s products, which is always a treat.
The place is clean, and the staff is friendly. It’s in the heart of The Hill, so it’s a great place to make a small getaway to try Steve’s Hot Dogs on The Hill. It’s impressive that Steve took something so simple and obviously figured out how to do it better. While it is new, 2 1/2 years, the place’s popularity is soaring, evidenced by his Facebook page. Steve is also known for his role as lead singer for the famous St Louis band, The Urge. Steve is obviously one of those guys that will succeed at whatever he does.
Update as of February 14, 2015. Steve has added a location at 3457 Magnolia Avenue, Tower Grove, MO. Phone
I stopped in a couple of weeks ago, and the quality remains consistent.
They are located at 2131 Maconi Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Phone 314-762-9899.
UPDATE: location has closed.
KSDK video – Sept 22, 2011.
St Louis Restaurant Review RECOMMENDs this place and congratulates Steve and his staff on a job well done. We give them a 4.5 Star Rating.
We originally published this post on April 3, 2014, revised and republished it on February 14, 2015, and April 22, 2015.