Food Porn: Ted’s Hot Dogs (Orchard Park)

For the majority of our readers, you probably already know about Ted’s Hot Dogs.  The popular local chain is extremely well known in this area and for good reason, they keep things simple.  They offer the always wonderful Sahlen’s hot dog, cooked on a charcoal grill (not fried on a flat stove) at pretty cheap prices.  Now we’ve already covered Ted’s on Buffalo Eats but it was their Walden Galleria location which wasn’t a great example.  The location has since closed down, most likely a causality to the rapid expansion of the Galleria and their dining options.  We were long over due to make a stop back and while we running some errands in the southtowns we decided to visit their Orchard Park location.

Every time I walk into this specific Ted’s I am transported back to being a teenager and visiting this location during our high school free periods.  I haven’t visited a lot since then but aside from some minor increases in price, everything seems to be exactly the same.

Quick Info:

I ordered the Foot Long Hot Dog ($3.50, pictured on top) with everything on it; pickles, onions, a spicy home made pepper sauce, relish, ketchup and mustard.  I think Ted’s Foot Long is my favorite hot dog in Buffalo, while Alli may love her Chili Texas Dogs from Louie’s for me a large pickle and their spicy sauce is all I need.  Alli ordered a regular dog ($2.50, pictured above) with their cheese sauce on top.

Normally I order their Fried Onion Rings, which are fantastic but they also extremely greasy and I wasn’t sure my stomach was in the mood for that.  So we split an order of fries ($2) instead which were good but not as delicious as the Onion Rings.  Along with my food I tried their Loganberry milkshake, something I’ve never ordered before.  The milkshake was refreshing and had a milk-heavy consistency like Taffy’s Milkshakes do (aka easy to drink with a straw), however I didn’t really notice any loganberry flavor.  It was mostly vanilla and a light strawberry flavor.  Maybe that’s just how the do a “loganberry” shake or maybe my order was messed up.  It was still good but it wasn’t anything special or unique.

Even though Ted’s is open year round, for me it’s still a place I like to visit every summer.  It’s cheap, quick and simple.  If for some reason you live in Western New York and you’ve never visited a Ted’s Hot Dogs, you really need to get on top of that.

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