Hippo’s Hot Dogs Troy Review and menu info. Hippo’s Hot Dogs Troy serves Chicago-Style hot dogs, sausages, and coney island fare in their Troy MI location on Rochester Rd just north of Maple (15 Mile Rd).
Hippo’s serves Chicago-Style hot dogs, sausages, and coney island fare in their beyond casual sit-down restaurant. The decor is bright, offbeat and hasn’t been modified in ages – but that’s part of the charm of the place. You can eat a great lunch while you pour over the restaurant’s history and check out funny 8×10 autographed glossies of long gone Detroit media personalities that have ventured into Hippo’s through the years. If it sounds like I’m insulting the decor, I’m not. The walls are also adorned with tributes of gratitude for Hippo’s whose owner, Gene Lukas, is a fixture in the community and donates Hippo’s hot dogs for numerous community events and charitable causes. It’s a fun restaurant to eat at much like Lipuma’s Coney Island in Downtown Rochester MI.
The most famous menu item at Hippo’s is the Hippo Dog. A Hippo Dog is a Chicago-style hot dog (mustard, relish, onion, pickle and peppers served on a seasoned bun). I’ve tried to duplicate the Hippo’s Hippo Dog at home with little success. Hippo’s uses a seasoning on them that puts the taste over the top. Hippo’s Hot Dogs serves 8 different hot dog and coney varieties. In addition to the hot dogs, Hippo’s serves Polish Sausages, Italian Beef Sandwiches, brats, chicken, soups, salads and french fries. The french fries are incredible! I also highly recommend the Italian Beef Sandwich.
Hippo’s is extremely affordable and endeared itself to my family because they were very willing to work with my daughter’s numerous food allergies. Plus, the taste of all the Hippo’s hot dogs is fantastic.
The food at Hippo’s is a good value and it’s a place kids love to go. You may not think of traveling too far in Oakland County to go to a hot dog place but Hippo’s is worth the trip. Trust me, Hippo’s is pretty far from my house but we seem to always make a special trip to Hippo’s when we’re craving affordable comfort food in a fun atmosphere.
Hippo’s Troy has catering for parties large and small.
Hippo’s Hot Dogs Hours
Mondays – Saturdays – 10a-5p
Sundays – Closed
Hippo’s Hot Dogs Troy
1648 Rochester Rd
Troy, Michigan 48083
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For more info on Hippo’s Hot Dogs Troy, visit www.hipposhotdogs.com.