Road Trip Inspiration: Hillbilly Hot Dogs Postcard

Road Trip Inspiration: Hillbilly Hot Dogs Postcard

Recently, I wrote about my friend Chris and how he sends me postcards from the places he visits on his motorcycle. Last week I received a card from Hillybilly Hot Dogs in Lesage, WV.

The card looks like a folksy representation of a roadside shack you might see being reclaimed by the land in the mountains somewhere. But… it’s a restaurant. And, I think I must go.

Google Streetview of Hillbilly Hot Dogs:

My daughter and I looked at their menu on their website when the postcard came. Apparently, they serve up 2 and 3-foot hot dogs as well as something called The Homewrecker.

WHAT’S ON IT…
Jalapeños, sautèed, peppers and onions, nacho cheese, habenero, chili sauce, mustard,slaw, lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheese, piled high on a 15-inch, 1-pound all beef weenie in a big ‘ol bun! As Sharie says, “It’s 15-inches of pure eatin’ pleasure!!”

I’ll have to take a pass on that, but I’d like to see someone else take one of those down. Hoooo lawdy – the aftermath must be misery. It has probably more than earned its name.

A few years ago, I became aware of HHD when it was a bonus location during the Void Rally. It was a stop I’d chosen but ultimately dropped because my schedule was too tight. In a few weeks, I’ll be hitting the road for a little ramble and I think I’ll have to rectify missing it.

As I think about it, I believe I must’ve passed HHD riding along Route 2 toward Point Pleasant in 2009. We were on our way from Kentucky back to New York. I can’t recall if we passed through Point Pleasant on purpose or if it just happened to be on the way. All I know is I saw the Mothman. And now, I need to see myself a West Virginian hot dog.

6 Replies to “Road Trip Inspiration: Hillbilly Hot Dogs Postcard”

  1. Mona and I passed it on our first Mason Dixon rally and have wanted to get back “off the clock” ever since. I managed to fit it into our vacation plans for early October on our route home. FJR Forum friend of ours ate a Homewrecker. Of course he also did one of the 2 lb. challenge burgers at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA . The pictures of both events are not pretty.

    1. We sat looking through the menu together with equal parts interest and revulsion. She thinks it’s “pretty cool.”

      Neither one of us knew what the hell “hot dog sauce” is and greed it sounds gross. 🙂

  2. They did a whole segment on this place on Diners Drive Ins and dives. We’ve talked about taking a ride up there.

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