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Best in the State of South Carolina
Do you love hot dogs? Well if you live in or near South Carolina’s Low Country, or you’re visiting, you’re in luck. Located in Charleston, SC is the best hot dogs in the state of South Carolina. They may even be the best in the whole southeastern US!
A Low Country Institution
Located on US Hwy 17 in Mount Pleasant, SC, just outside of Charleston, is a local gem: Jack’s Cosmic Dogs. They are consistently voted the best hot dog in Charleston. Alton Brown of Food Network fame said they are the best hot dog he’s ever eaten. Most recently, the First We Feast voted Jack’s the best hot dog in South Carolina!
A Quirky Step into the Future & the Past
Jack’s Cosmic Dogs opened in the 1990’s and has a quirky 50’s roadside attraction theme. They are a contradiction with their futuristic space theme and their old fashioned classic food. It is a match made in heaven. It is family and dog friendly. Even if I didn’t already know how good they were, I’d still have to stop by the coolness of the building alone! No visit to Charleston South Carolina is complete without a stop at Jack’s!
The Charleston, SC eateries are genius at what I have dubbed “casual gourmet”. They take southern classics and put an upscale spin on them. Homemade sweet potato mustard and blue cheese slaw elevate classics like the humble hot dog to new heights! Something as simple as hand cut fries made fresh to order also makes such a difference. It is all served in a casual, fun atmosphere. Eating at Jack’s is not a meal, it’s an experience!
Everything at Jack’s is delicious, especially the local draft root beer! Here is a list of our favorites clockwise from top left:
Cheryl: My favorite is their flagship Cosmic Dog: Blue Cheese Slaw & Sweet Potato Mustard
(I have good taste, this is Alton Brown’s favorite too)
Tom: Planet Dog: Jamaican Relish (sweet peppers, onion, & watermelon) with yellow mustard
Rhiannon: Rocket Corn Dog kids meal
Scout: French Fries, of course!
Jack’s Cosmic Dog
Are you in your car headed to Charleston, SC yet? You should be. I’m craving one right now! Charleston is an excellent travel destination with something for everyone: families, foodies, sports fans, craft beer lovers, history buffs, and outdoor adventurers. You name it, Charleston has it. Whatever type of travel or trip you’re there for, it won’t be complete without a visit to Jack’s Cosmic Dog!
If you’ve been to Jack’s, what did you think? If not, what and where is the best hot dog you have ever had? Have you been to any other First We Feast Best of Hot Dogs locations? Let us know in the comments!
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