Maui’s Dog House. Best Hot Dogs In Wildwood, NJ


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Maui’s store front.  A very welcoming place.

OK. I am a little embarrassed to say this, but I waited for well over a year to go to Maui’s Dog House. Last year was my most famous trip to Wildwood, NJ due to an engagement to my now fiancé. While her and I were there, I was on a quest to find a unique or well know eatery. In one of the tourist books, it mentioned Maui’s. I was sold. But this visit didn’t go so well. …And here, I shall tell you a tale….(cue hazy flashback scene).

Arlene and I spent a good amount of time on the Wildwood Boardwalk just walking around from shop to shop. We were both in bliss due to my proposal to her two days earlier. We were acting like kids riding the go-carts and mini golfing. That’s what our vacation was all about. It wasn’t the best of days though, due to high humidity. I made the mistake of drinking sugary drinks in the heat and a massive migraine snuck up on me.  But this wasn’t your ordinary migraine, no. It was a hell of a lot worse. It was a migraine so bad that I was seeing double. I have had my migraines before and this one was by far the worst I ever had. Migraine aside, it was lunch time and we needed to eat. We left the boardwalk, hopped in the car and made our way to Maui’s. When we arrived, we were seated at their outdoor seating colorful picnic tables. We ordered our food, but by this time my migraine had doubled in pain to the point where Arlene really started to worry. She was worried because I took one bite of my hotdog and that was it. I didn’t eat anymore. I am known for always eating! I would eat at my own funeral! 
Well said
We left Maui’s and all I remembered after that was waking up around 6 p.m., several hours after lunch, with a taste in my mouth. It was the hotdog. Normally it would be disgusting, but all I knew was that must have been one hell of a delicious hot dog because the residual aftertaste was still lingering in my mouth and it was phenomenal.
So back to reality. For over a year I waited for my revenge on the hot dog that I was unable to eat. Twelve long months and the time was now. The decision was made that we would go directly to Maui’s Dog House before checking in to the hotel. Maui’s is famous for their delicious German Franks made up of beef, pork, and veal. They have 29 different hot dog choices to choose from and where else can you go to be served out of an actual dog bowl. When we arrived I took no time leaping out of the car and making my way to the bright yellow awning. You cant miss Maui’s. It has a bright yellow awning with yellow and orange metal picnic tables.  
Drunken Horse on the left and Chicago on the right. Notice the real dog bowl.
Arlene and I were seated right away and I took right to the menu. I remembered my hotdog from last year and knew that I would be ordering that for sure, a classic Chicago. A hot dog topped with  spicy  mustard, raw onions, pickles, hot  peppers with  tomatoes and celery salt  My second choice; The Drunken Horse. Maui’s famous home made hot dog with sauerkraut cooked in local brewed beer and their “KILLER” horsey mustard. As a side, Arlene and I split Maui’s famous salty balls. Yeah…that’s what they are called. They are little golden potatoes cooked and coated with salt, and a small cup of melted butter for dipping. Amazing! I have never come across any other place with this. Maui is a genius for presenting his salty balls, a delicious treat. 
So good!
As soon as I got my two hot dogs, I took no time in devouring them. Maui’s has easily the best hot dog in Wildwood and possibly the best hot dog I have had…ever! Maui’s is a family friendly place with a fun atmosphere and food that’s to die for. They don’t just have hot dogs for those who are not into the frank. They also have been featured on Guy Fieri’s Diner’s, Drive-in’s and Dives. But now Maui’s is on Food Dudes! Maui’s, you just got Food Duded. I love this place!
Maui’s Dog House
8th &  New Jersey Avenues
Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 846-0444
http://www.mauisdoghouse.com/

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