Monday, July 12, 2010

Let's Eat!: Ormsby's Atlanta

Ant & I are always on the look out for new restaurants in the metropolitan-Atlanta area to check out. Around the 4th of July, the Atlanta Journal Constitution featured a piece on great hot dogs and being from Detroit, the home of the world famous "Coney Dog", we decided to check out one of the spots and let you guys know what we thought. Enter Ormsby's Atlanta. Tucked away in the burgeoning Westside neighborhood of Atlanta, Ormsby's is the definitive tavern. Complete with a wood motif and comfortable furnishings, Ormsby's gives the feel of a member's only speakeasy. With a menu that includes a range of burgers, sandwiches and interesting daily specials, we quickly focused in on the hot dog portion of the lineup. The signature dog is titled the "Abe Froman" and is otherwise known as a Chicago Dog. Piled high with mustard, onion, relish, a dill pickle spear, tomatoes, sport peppers and a dash of celery salt, the Abe Froman's centerpiece is an all-beef hot dog from Usinger's, a famous Milwaukee sausage maker, and a expert poppy seed bun form local bread-maker and fellow pub, Holeman & Finch.

I wasn't sure how I was gonna feel about this loaded dog, but I can honestly say it was one of the best hot dogs I have ever had (note: a Coney Dog will forever hold down the #1 spot). The hot dog comes with your choice of fries (regular or sweet potato wedges) or onion rings. The rings were beer battered and some of the better ones that I have had. With a multitude of dipping sauce options, I settled in on the peppercorn steak sauce which can only be described as dope. I plan to return to Ormsby's to check out their extensive beer menu an try out some other offerings on their menu, but off the Abe Froman alone, this spot gets my recommendation.


  1. WOW! so how does it compare to a regular 6mile in the hood coney dog???