Moe's

Moe's

I’ve driven past Moe’s several times, but not often when it’s been open. It’s just open during breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday. I keep making a mental note to stop by.

Kraut and Mustard

Kraut and Mustard

Kraut Dog Detail

Kraut Dog Detail

There were several dogs on the menu, so I wasn’t exactly sure what to pick. I started with a classic combination of a dog with just sauerkraut and mustard . This was simple, but a good dog. The dog itself was pretty juicy and quite thick, bigger than average size, a Dietz and Watson quarter pound dog. The sauerkraut was average, nothing special there. Overall, not bad at all, but not life changing.

Mac and Cheese Dog

Mac and Cheese Dog

Mac and Cheese Detail

Mac and Cheese Detail

I also went with the Connie Mac–a more ambitious mac and cheese dog. I had high hopes for this oddball combo, but realized it really didn’t have great mac and cheese on it. It reminded me of the sort of mushy bland mac and cheese that I was subjected to at school lunch time. Didn’t really do it for me. The boiled or steamed dogs had a nice red color, slightly split ends. The bun was slightly softened by being steamed in the foil/paper wrapper while I took it home to eat.

The dogs themselves were pretty good, but I’m not sure I’ve found the best topping options. There were lots of other combinations on the menu, seemed like there might be some good ones. I saw that a special Harry Kalas dog was advertised by the cash register after I ordered. I think this was a deep-fried dog with bacon and mozzarella sticks on top. I’m really wondering how that one is. There were several variations of deep-fried dogs available.

I think more research needs to be conducted at Moe’s Hot Dogs, but the sauerkraut mustard dog was decent. The place was packed with a lot of working class folks on their lunch breaks, so Moe’s must really be doing something right.

Here’s a review from Holly Eats and another from Mac and Cheese. Moe’s is also the spot where Drawing for Food got its start.

The Third Dimension

The Third Dimension

Verdict: Not bad, many more hot dog options to try.

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One Comment to “Classic and Mac and Cheese Dogs, Moe’s Hot Dog House, Philadelphia”

  1. [...] HK dog isn’t on the official Moe’s printed menu above the counter, but instead is listed hand-written on a board near the cash [...]

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