They have some fine dogs and other goodies. It may be for the best that they're usually closed when I drive by. If they were open a little longer, I might be a lot fatter.
I really enjoy Jack's; my kids and I both treat it as an experience. It's a kitschy, unpretentious time-warp to roadside independents of yore. And you know what? It is actually inexpensive, like a ramshackle hot dog joint should be! Not too common around here, however.
To give a place one star when you didn't even try their food? WTF? 8pm isn't that early.
Jack's is great. They let us have a birthday party without having to pay anything, and gave us a discount because we bought a lot of hot dogs (which they didn't have to do). Not to mention the hot dogs were actually good and creative. As for closing at 8, it's for the better. If you are eating hot dogs after 8, you are just contributing to the obesity problem in this world.
I went to Jack's last year with my mom for the first time and we both liked it a lot. I have seen it advertised and talked about a lot over the years and then decided to visit. My mom loved the old antiques. It's definitely a new twist on hot dogs. But I don't like sweet potatoes so I didn't eat that. When you go, bring the kids and a camera!
I still crave the Skoogie dog "all the way" whenever I drive on Coleman Blvd in Mt P. When I'm really hungry I also get a chili slaw dog. Yum. Don't forget the seasoned fries.
I am simply mind-boggled by the negative reviews here. Jack's Cosmic Dogs is the best hot dog joint I have ever been to. Honestly, 5 Guys makes a very good dog, but Jack's is still top notch. Alton Brown, of the Food Network, says this joint makes the best hot dogs he's ever had. When people come to visit me, this is top on their list of places to go for lunch.
Their fries are also phenomenal, especially if you like peanut oil and shoestring fries. Short of duck fat double fried, these are basically as good as it gets. The Rover pork roll, black bean cake, and some of the other items (still served in a hot dog bun) are also fantastic, showing these guys aren't just a one trick pony.
There's a good kitchy atmosphere, with root beer floats, old road side decor, etc.
Quite simply, professional national food critics rave about this place. People who visit will go out of their way to eat here (see the picture of Bill Clinton on their website). Do not listen to the naysayers, this is a must eat in Charleston.
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