Sunday, June 12, 2011


This week Rachel and I decided to get hot dogs at Rocky Mountain Drive-In. We spotted this place last weekend while at the Provo Farmer’s Market; their fancy graphics on the outside caught our attention, as did the shakes they advertised. We figured their hot dogs had to be worth a try.

We arrived, Rachel snapped a picture of me in front of the sign, and walked inside the restaurant only to discover that they had no hot dogs on the menu. Before anyone inside could ask us what we wanted we rushed out of the restaurant laughing but very disappointed. Instead we decided to go to Sonic, the fast food drive-in that was only a few blocks away.

We pulled up to the only open bay and were pleased to see that Sonic had five hot dogs to choose from (including a ¼ pound, foot long Coney). We ordered a New York Dog and a Chili Cheese Coney Dog. Both were only two bucks and made of 100% beef dogs. In addition to the dogs we got some tater tots, onion rings, and a berry-lime slush (it was happy hour; we should have gotten two).

The dogs came packed in these little cardboard trays and covered in a warming sleeve that had a clear “pure beef preview” window. It was kind of neat but also great for eating a messy hot dog inside a car. Both dogs were pretty good for a national chain. While they were 100% beef they still had a bit of a salty taste associated with grocery store hot dogs, but they were way better than Wienerschnitzel. The Coney dog of course came with chili and melted cheddar cheese while the New York dog was topped with spicy brown mustard, grilled onions, and sauerkraut. Of the two I probably preferred the Coney, which is surprising cause I love sauerkraut, a lot.

Overall the experience at Sonic was pretty good. Even though it's a chain, the ability to order from and eat in your car gives it a mom and pop feel, and the food was pretty acceptable and pretty cheap. Since a lot of the places we visit are in Utah many of our readers won’t be able to try most of the dogs we’re eating without traveling hundreds of miles, but most of you can visit Sonic. Try their dogs and let us know what you think.

We went to the Sonic at 1292 N State St in Provo.

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  1. We like the Sonic Chicago dog! That is one of the two things that I will order and actually enjoy from Sonic. The other is the cherry limeade.

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