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A Look at This State Street Spot for Hot Dogs and Hawaiian Shave Ice


Where: 505 State St., 963-4233.

What: A small specialty hot dog and Hawaiian shaved ice shop serving lunch, afternoon snacks, and late-night eats.

How Much: Hot dogs $3-$5.75, Hawaiian shaved ice $3.

<strong>Mad Dogs:</strong> Ieva Banyte enjoys a Chicago Dog.
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Paul Wellman

Mad Dogs: Ieva Banyte enjoys a Chicago Dog.

The Dish: Ketchup red-painted windows and mustard yellow tables decorate this compact lunch-into-late-night State Street eatery. Steaming franks and fries fresh from the fryer are relished by late-night crowds who form a long line out the door waiting to sink their teeth into one of the menu’s 10 tasty dogs. These Mad Dogs range from the Original Ball Park Frank to the veggie dog, from the smoked Santa Fe turkey dog to the spicy tequila chicken sausage. Enjoy comfort-food sides such as churros, crunchy jumbo pickles, and chili cheese fries. Patrons may leave with a mustard-stained top or a Hawaiian shave ice-dyed lower lip, but if ever you were to deem a spot worthy of a belt-unnotching splurge, this is the place to do it. -Joanie Hudson

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Mad Dogs

505 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
805-963-4233. More Info

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