Kid-Friendly Hot Dog Joints in Des Moines

Kid-Friendly Hot Dog Joints in Des Moines

With the Cubs in the World Series many families, here in Des Moines, have been glued to the TV, making sure not to miss a minute of this historic season.  Nothing screams “baseball food” more than hot dogs, and it’s no surprise that Des Moines area restaurants take them to an extremely delicious level. Whether your family favors a plain old dog, or smothered in chili and onions, read on to find your next favorite spot to bring a bit of the ball park home during the World Series. 

George the Chili King

5722 Hickman Road • Des Moines, IA • (515) 277-9433

If you’re hungry for an All-American favorite or a good bowl of chili, pop on over to George the Chili King on Hickman. This locally owned restaurant has been serving great food in Des Moines since 1952. Order yourself a Coney Island (hot dog topped with chili, diced onions, and yellow mustard) or a plain old dog and cheer on the boys in blue.

Jim’s Coney Island

3700 SW 9th Street • Des Moines, IA • (515) 243-9608

It doesn’t get any more family friendly than Jim’s Coney Island, a family owned business that has been serving up tasty dishes in Des Moines since 1971. If you order a chili dog, it will come “Des Moines style” garnished with a small dill pickle spear. So grab a seat, dig into a hot dog, tenderloins or gyros (or take it to go) and then go home and cheer on da Cubs.

Ted’s Coney Island

3020 Ingersoll Avenue • Des Moines, Iowa • (515) 243-8947

Since hot dogs and nostalgia go together, enjoy them at an old-school sensation, Ted’s Coney Island. This Des Moines favorite has been in business for more than 30 years.  Known for their Coneys, Chicago Dogs, Tenderloins, Burgers, Gyros, Falafel, Hummus, Onion Rings, Fries and Greek Salads you won’t have to watch the big game on an empty stomach. 


Who makes your favorite hot dog in Des Moines?  Let us know in the Comments below!

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