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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: People attend the Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2018 in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. In 2017 winner Joey Chestnut set a Coney Island record eating 72 hot dogs. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

Attention tailgaters! I did some digging and found the most popular hot dog style by state. You may be surprised what style our state chooses!

How Many DO We Eat?

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC), the average U.S. resident eats about 70 hot dogs per year. That’s about 20 billion hot dogs every year. 9% of the total hot dog sales in America are served in ballparks. From conventrydirect.com

America’s Most Popular Styles

America’s most popular hot dog styles: 

#1 Cheese Dog: A simple mixture of bun and cheese ranked #1 for search volume in 10 states, making it the most popular style. Cheese Dog states include Indiana, Missouri, and Nevada, among others.

#2 Corn Dog: This deep fried dog ranked #1 for search volume in 5 states, like Idaho, Oklahoma, and Alaska. 

#3 Veggie Dog: This meatless dog ranked #1 for search volume in 5 states as well, including Colorado and Virginia. 

#4 Chili Dog: Delaware, Iowa, and West Virginia love their chili!

#5 Completo Dog: This Chilean-style dog won over 3 states—Florida, Louisiana, and Utah. 


To fire up our sizzling study, we compiled a list of over 90 deliciously savory hot dog types from popular websites like Thrillist, Delish, Food Network, and, most importantly, hot-dog.org. Every hot dog connaisseur knows thorough cooking requires a quick sizzling sear. So, to get those tasty grill marks, we analyzed Google Trends search popularity from April 2021 to April 2022 to seal in the flavor.

So, this seasons Patriots tailgating needs all the help we can give it. Let’s take a look at the most popular hot dog style by state!

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  • Most Popular Style By State

    A U.S. map that shows the most popular hot dog style in every state

  • The Most Searched Hot Dog Types Overall

  • Massachusetts Chooses "The Dirty Water Dog"

    While I love my dog on the grill, according to the coventrydirect.com survey, our state loves “The Dirty Water Dog.” If the Northeast isn’t taking a bite of a stretchy cheese dog, they’re eating the dirty-water dogs and rippers. The water isn’t actually “dirty.” The Big Apple’s staple street vendors’ flavorful, juicy dog is simmered in seasoned water, whereas the secret to a good ripper is ripping hot oil for deep frying.

  • My Personal Favorite: New York System Hot Dog

    Hot Dog

    (Actual picture of my hot dogs. ) This is arguably the best tasting hot dog on any planet. This is a wiener, a smaller version of a traditional hot dog. It’s cooked on a skillet type grill. Add in cooked seasoned ground beef, celery salt and onions. The seasoning is cumin, a little chili powder, paprika and all spice.  The flavor combo is explosive. I go to Rhode Island to get these yummy gifts from hot dog heaven.