Mar 8, 2011

Review: Sonic - New York Dog

Sonic's new New York Dog is one of four new premium beef hot dogs at Sonic and features an all-beef normal-sized hot dog nestled in a soft bun and topped with sauerkraut, spicy brown mustard, and grilled diced onions.

It's available now for an introductory price of $1.99.

I don't normally eat sauerkraut so the New York Dog is somewhat of a new flavor for me. I've been to Grey's and Papaya King in New York but didn't get the dogs with kraut. I will say that while the hot dog wiener at Sonic is mostly good, I wished that they'd grilled it more for some texture and insofar as a New York hot dog goes it lacks a natural casing and the requisite snap that comes with.
There was a bit too much mustard on my New York Dog but it wasn't particularly strong or spicy. I would have liked some sinus-clearing mustard action. The sauerkraut doesn't have the same vinegary sweetness that a pickle has, it's more of a mild tang. It wasn't as crunchy as I would have liked. The onions added a nice bit of onion flavor and sweetness.

I liked the way the squishy soft bun cradled all the ingredients. Overall, Sonic's New York Dog was interesting but not something I'd get again. I don't think the combination of sauerkraut and mustard does it for me at least not on Sonic's New York Dog.

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Nutritional Info - Sonic New York Dog (164g)
Calories - 350 (from Fat - 170)
Fat - 19g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 1290mg
Carbs - 32g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 14g


  1. I've been to Manhattan and Chicago, these are a disgrace. I ordered both just to try them out. Don't waste your money. Crummy little dog, not like NY. No taste whatsoever. I can't even begin to explain how they have disgraced a Chicago dog. Some things just need to be left to those who know what their doing.

  2. This is the least appealing of the new Sonic dogs to me, but I'm glad you reviewed it. I was interested in the spicy mustard... but apparently it just doesn't cut the mustard. ;)

  3. It's "those who know what they're doing."

  4. I guess the reviewer meant, "the New York Dog is something of a new flavor for me," not someone.

  5. Actually I meant "somewhat." It's been fixed thanks.

  6. i would like to eat this one as well

  7. I just had 2 New York dogs. I really liked them. I will get again.


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