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Arbetter Hot Dogs Compliment - Great place to eat

Review by Dr. Jeecheroo on 2006-12-20
COCOA, FLORIDA -- While I was down in Florida doing some research work at Kennedy Space Center, I stumbled upon this place called Arbetter Hot Dogs in Cocoa. I for one am a sucker for old, individually owned fast food joints because they're usually better than huge corporate joints. I was correct on my assumption. The restaurant is old (I'm guessing it has been around since the 60s or 70s), but nothing has changed. They still take orders by pencil and paper and shout to the back cook to make the stuff. Plus they have millions of things to choose from, including some nice combos. Anything from hot dogs with various toppings to cheese fries to nachos to fried clams, etc. They also have a wide variety of ice creams. Only problem is its a bit pricy and they only accept cash (no credit/debit). I like their deep fried (and when I mean deep fried, I mean DEEP) corn dogs and french fries. The restaurant is small but it's always kept clean and there are old signs faded out from the sun, which is a nice touch. Too bad there is no music playing. Boston's "Let me take you home tonight" would have been a nice touch. I think zzrokk should go to this place and review it next.
Comments:14 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-12-20
Posted by Sparticus on 2006-12-20:
Thanks Doc. I'm planning a trip down to that area in April. I just may stop by and check this place out. If you are ever in the Chicago area, check out Portillo's. They have great "chicago style" hot dogs among other things.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-20:
Thanks for the review! Every once in a while, I crave a good hot dog. We are going to be in Cocoa Beach mid Feb.
Posted by Dr. Jeecheroo on 2006-12-20:
If you plan on going over there, It's right next to Byrd Plaza off of US1.
Posted by Gando on 2006-12-20:
oh yeah! Portillo's is my favorite hot dog place. My second favorite is SuperDawg!!

Yum!
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2006-12-20:
I'll be down in Titusville the week between Christmas and New Years'. I'll make the drive over to Cocoa one lunchtime to try it out. Thanks!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-20:
I'm thinking of taking a trip to the area, I'll check it out. Thanks Doc.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-20:
Thank's Doc I am planing a trip to see my bother who works for Kennedy Space Center as well I will have to try this place out.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-20:
Really Lid? I wonder if your brother works for my brother there?
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-20:
What does your brother do?
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-20:
He's in charge of the Kennedy Space Heaters.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-20:
Sheriff.. LOL!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-20:
Hot dogs, cheese fries and nachos. Just the right place for zz who says that good food is a passion of his.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-20:
I believe only "good" food is a passion of his.
Posted by tander on 2006-12-20:
Too funny!

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