Photo by Steven Depolo

July 18 is National Hot Dog Day, which begs the question, where can one hungry for a frankfurter find the tastiest tube steak around?

The public voted Charlie’s Legendary Hot Dogs the Best Hot Dogs on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition, breaking Ben’s Kosher Deli’s three-year winning streak in the category.

The beloved franks served at Charlie’s Legendary Hot Dogs are a Long Island favorite. Locals line up for their favorite toppings, though there’s no debating that Charlie’s onion sauce is truly “legendary.” Luckily, you can take home a jar when you order your dogs.

Started in 1963 by a disable veteran of World War II, Charlie’s remains a family-owned business. When the beloved Brentwood stand briefly closed, fans of Charlie’s clamored for its revival. Fortunately, they got their wish, so you can enjoy a Charlie’s hot dog with chili, cheese, or, yes, the famous onion sauce at their Islip Terrance location.

To find all the other 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2019 Best of Long Island program through Aug. 31.

Charlie’s Legendary Hot Dogs is located at 16 Lowell Ave., Islip Terrace. They can be reached at 631-617-3480 or charlieslegendaryonions.com

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