What Should Tallahassee Eat? – Voodoo Dog

By William Kristoph

Voodoo Dog Review (Tallahassee, FL)

Looking for Tallahassee’s best hot dog? Look no further than the funky little Voodoo Dog in the All Saints District near Florida State University. I finally checked it out last week after numerous recommendations from friends, co-workers and Twitter followers. Voodoo Dog definitely lived up to its reputation of being fast and very tasty.

The Jefferson Voodoo Hot Dog and Cheese Fries

Voodoo Dog (Tallahassee, FL) Cheese Fries
Cheese Fries from Voodoo Dog in Tallahassee, FL
Photo by William Kristoph using iPhone 4.

When I arrived at 4:30 on Friday, Voodoo Dog was basically empty. Instead of looking through the huge blackboard behind the counter trying to figure out what I wanted to eat, I asked the girl at the counter. She recommended The Jefferson, a Voodog Dog (a bacon-wrapped hot dog) with Mac n Cheese on top. I ordered that and some cheese fries and sat down at a table to mess around on Twitter.

Voodoo Dog - The Jefferson
The Jefferson Voodoo Dog is a Mac N Cheese bacon-wrapped hot dog experience.
Photo by William Kristoph using iPhone 4.

Within a few minutes the fries were ready and delivered to my table. Did I need cheese fries? No. Were they great? Heck yes. Normally, I’m not a fan of “pump cheese” sauce, but Voodoo Dog’s cheese sauce has an extra spice too it that made it have flavor that I thoroughly enjoyed. After a few fries, my Jefferson arrived. Heart attack on a bun might be a better name, but I took a deep breath and decided that I would power through this beautiful work of food. Mild, cheesy and gooey Mac n Cheese topped a perfectly cooked, juicy, bacon-wrapped, red hot dog. It needed no extra condiments and tasted great as a stand alone hot dog.

If I had one complaint (I don’t really) it’s that the bun is nothing spectacular or exciting. In one sense, I like that it’s just a vessel for a really great hot dog. On the other hand, there’s a missed opportunity for a superb gourmet hot dog. I’m not complaining, just making a point.

Voodoo Dog lived up to high expectations and I can’t wait to return to try another hot dog, or one of their large hamburgers. I rated Voodoo Dog “I like it” on Urbanspoon.

Voodoo Dog on Urbanspoon

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