I had the opportunity to meet up with several Women On Wheels® members from Buffalo, NY on Saturday afternoon in a daytime journey to Mentor, OH. One of my friends who's a local to the area suggested that we try Scooters Dawg House (9600 Blackbrook Road, Mentor, OH 44060).
|Its simple exterior only hints of the absolute goodness inside.|
|Here's the Super Dawg with Scooter's smallest serving of fries. Yikes.|
This Super Dawg required a lot of napkins, but was so worth the mess. The actual hot dog was a delectable 12" pure-beef wiener. I enjoyed the additional chunks of beef in their homemade chili which complemented the sauerkraut very well - and I don't even put sauerkraut in my normal hot dogs! That disappeared very quickly.
With the plethora of delicious toppings and preset combinations (custom orders welcome and unlimited condiments provided) I don't know how you could go wrong here. There's even a "Naked Dawg" for the purists out there - and with that fresh and distinct taste of a true beef hot dog, I don't blame anyone for just enjoying that.
This is, by far, NOT one of your ordinary hot dog stands. Don't come here and expect some off-the-shelf, generic taste (go to the food court at Costco for that stuff). And if you're a motorcyclist, it's one of the best places to take a break during a long ride or to cap one off with its easy-to-find location off OH-44.
I'll definitely add this to my list of delicious, cheap eats in Northern Ohio. Scooter's is a seasonal restaurant, so this is a MUST if you're up in this area between Spring and early Fall. The next time I come back, I want to top off my meal with one of their premium ice creams. Like a needed another reason to ride my motorcycle 170 miles one-way from Columbus for good food.
To check out their menu (and drool for a while), visit http://www.scootersdawghouse.com/.
Special thanks to my buddy in Mentor for the recommendation and the ladies of the Mz. Behavin' Chapter of Women On Wheels® for riding over from Buffalo, NY to enjoy this wonderful hot dawg stand with me yesterday!