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Bill’s Hot Dogs – Eastern NC’s Best Hot Dog

Bill’s Hot Dogs in Washington, NC is an institution

Bills Hot Dogs is a Mom and Pop eatery that serves up great hot dogs in Washington NC. Read more on Chloes Blog. @Bigmill | www.chloesblog.bigmill.com/bills-hot-dogs-eastern-north-carolinas-best-hot-dog

Bill’s Hot Dogs in Little Washington, NC

It doesn’t matter if you like hot dogs or not — you just have to eat a Bill’s hot dog if you are in Washington, North Carolina. Bill’s has been open as a hot dog “stand” since 1928 and it hasn’t changed much; not that I can see.

Located on Gladden Street in “Little” Washington, NC, it is just a short distance from the Pamlico River. Bill’s is an institution for most everyone who has ever lived in Washington or eastern North Carolina. For the locals, this is Road Food at its best.

Bills Hot Dogs is a Mom and Pop eatery that serves up great hot dogs in Washington NC. Read more on Chloes Blog. @Bigmill | www.chloesblog.bigmill.com/bills-hot-dogs-eastern-north-carolinas-best-hot-dog

Bill’s Hot Dogs are red, and they are served with the famous chili

The menu is simple: hot dogs, chips, soft drinks – that’s it and the menu hasn’t changed since they opened. Stand in line and place  your order – cash only, take out only. The screen door slams and you know another customer has arrived.

Bills Hot Dogs is a Mom and Pop eatery that serves up great hot dogs in Washington NC. Read more on Chloes Blog. @Bigmill | www.chloesblog.bigmill.com/bills-hot-dogs-eastern-north-carolinas-best-hot-dog

The door slams and you know another customer has arrived

The hot dogs are deep fried in very hot oil, which, until recently, was lard. Orders are placed through a round hole in the glass that separates you from the hot dog chefs. Just like a well-oiled machine, a woman who looks like Aunt Bea plucks a hot dog out of the hot oil and with a deft motion the famous yellow mustard-chili sauce is slathered on the bun, then the dog is added and finally onions on top – this is “All the Way.”

Inside Bill's Hot Dogs in Washington, NC looks just the same as it did back in 1928. The menu hasn't changed either.Read more about this local favorite on Chloes Blog. @bigmill | www.chloesblog.bigmill.com/bills-hot-dogs-eastern-NC-best-hot-dog

Step up to the glass partition and order your hot dog

The hot dog is laid on that ubiquitous waxy-thin paper and like magic, it is rolled up and passed to the next woman who stuffs the dogs in a paper bag. Next, step up to the cashier with your chips and tell her what kind of drink you want (soft drink, that is). If you are lucky, your small Coke-in-a-bottle might have some ice crystals in it.

Bill's Hot Dogs in Washington, NC looks just the same as it did back in 1928. The menu hasn't changed either.Read more about this local favorite on Chloes Blog. @bigmill | www.chloesblog.bigmill.com/bills-hot-dogs-eastern-NC-best-hot-dog

Bill’s Hot Dogs — the best Hot Dogs in eastern North Carolina

And out you go to savor your Bill’s Hot dog (or two). I usually drive or walk down to the waterfront on Stewart Parkway to watch the boats and enjoy this part of Americana. I’m so glad that some things don’t change.

Bills Hot Dogs-the best in eastern NC has its own special recipe for meatless chili. Read more on Chloes Blog. @BigMill | www.chloesblog.bigmill.com/bills-hot-dogs-eastern-NC-best-hot-dog

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Bill’s Hot Dogs
109 Gladden Street, Washington, NC tel. 252-946-3343
Open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

DISTANCES FROM:

108 miles east of Raleigh, NC
125 miles south of Norfolk, VA
19 miles south of Big Mill Bed & Breakfast in Williamston, NC   |  252-792-8787

Latitude: 35.54364 / Longitude:-77.05819

Chloe Tuttle Big Mill Bed and Breakfast near Greenville NC

Author: Chloe Tuttle

I am a farm girl who sailed the world, returned home to the family farm and opened Big Mill Bed and Breakfast. Join us for a quiet getaway 252-792-8787.

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