A lot of hot dogs are consumed over the July 4th weekend, and the Hot Dog Hall of Fame couldn’t have opened at a better time. This new restaurant within Universal Orlando’s CityWalk is one of many that have opened this year. As posted previously, there are several new restaurants replacing culinary concepts to help revitalize this entertainment complex.

Hot dogs are one of America’s most popular foods. In fact, many of us glue ourselves to the television every year to watch the hot dog eating contest which takes place over the holiday weekend. While I love a good hot dog, it pains me to see these contestants stuff one after another into their mouths. It’s just so hard to stop watching!

The Hot Dog Hall of Fame features stadium-style seating. These seats come from stadiums all over the United States. There is also artificial turf and bleachers to make you feel as if you are in the stadium. The hots dogs also come from some of our nation’s famous ball parks. Craving a loaded Chicago dog? Stop by this new restaurant and treat yourself! Perhaps you prefer a brat from Milwaukee. They have them too. However, you may want to reconsider putting ketchup on your dog. To many culinary experts, this is just not acceptable (and possibly un-American!). Perhaps the best feature at this new restaurant is the gourmet mustard bar!

Located across from Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food which opened in February of this year, this new Orlando restaurant is easy to find and sure to be a popular quick eating alternative. Hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Prices range from $9 to $14, so I doubt you will want to get into a hot dog eating contest at these prices, but one or two are sure to fill you up.

If you are looking for a place to eat your favorite hot dog, be sure to check out the Hot Dog Hall of Fame. If you are open to other American favorites, be sure to save a night for a dinner show. While hot dogs are not on the menu at Capone’s Dinner & Show, feel free to stuff yourself with many other American favorites. Kids (and adults) love the pizza and chicken bites. Picky pasta eaters get to create their own combination of pastas and sauces. Let’s not forget the meat carving station where you can sample three delicious freshly roasted meats. Best of all, tickets are half price when you purchase them online.

This new restaurant at Orlando’s theme parks is sure to be a hit. Another hit you don’t want to swing and miss is Capone’s Dinner & Show. Let Al and the gang take you out to a different type of ball park and immerse yourself in 1930’s gangland Chicago. It’s a blast!

Capone's Dinner Show Bootlegger Cartoon

Last Updated on July 7, 2014