Arbetter Hot Dogs

8747 Bird Rd.
Miami, FL 33165
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  • Sun-Thu 10:30am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-9pm
  • $
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Smoking, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
It's not necessarily the hot dogs themselves that are better at Arbetter. Rather these mild mixed-meat skinless franks are, with their pleasantly inoffensive, neutral nonflavor and noncolor, ideal blank canvases for the three garnish combinations that made Arbetter's rep when this family-run place opened more than 40 years ago. The basic onion/relish dog is nicely tangy, and the sauerkraut/mustard dog, featuring beautifully buttery cooked-all-day tender kraut, is even better. Its rich and flavorful but not overly hot homemade all-meat (no beans) chili topping from an old Arbetter family recipe and a garnish of diced raw onion adds that reassuring subliminal message that diners are consuming a healthful greenish vegetable that doubtless counteracts the menu's cholesterol count -- so hey, have another.

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