Jim’s Drive-In wins ‘Best Hot Dogs in the Valley 2023’

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV

After two rounds of intense competition for the title of “Best Hot Dogs in the Valley 2023,” the readers have spoken. Your winner is…Jim’s Drive-In of Lewisburg!

Round 1 saw more than 20 nominees for “Best Hot Dogs” from across the Greenbrier Valley and the Meadow River Valley. More than 4,000 votes were cast over three days, and the Top 5 emerged–The Dawg House food truck, Dave’s Hot Dog Stand in Renick, The Meeting Place in Alta, Dairy Queen in Hinton, and Jim’s Drive-In in Lewisburg.

Round 2 saw that Top 5 compete against one another for votes. And it came down to Jim’s vs Dave’s. Jim’s jumped out to an early lead, after being in control of Round 1. But Dave’s Hot Dog Stand in Renick, backed by a loyal customer base, stormed ahead to take the lead after two days of voting. Over the final two days, Jim’s recaptured the lead and never looked back.

Not only is Jim’s the top of the heap now, but they have been for decades. Their drive-in located just outside downtown Lewisburg on Rt 60 West is a traffic hazard most days because of all the cars that come to eat hot dogs, hamburgers, and milkshakes.

What set them apart in this competition? Readers commented on the quality of the toppings, the toasted English buns, and the friendly service. Jim’s is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday each week from 10am-3pm. Cash only. 

Here are the full results of your votes:

1st, Jim’s Drive-In, 45%

2nd, Dave’s Hot Dog Stand, 38%

3rd, The Dawg House, 8%

4th, Dairy Queen Hinton, 6%

5th, The Meeting Place Alta, 2%

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! A special thanks to Sunset Berry Farms for sponsoring, Gateway Industries for designing the trophy, and all the readers who voted! We will need your help on the best pizza around very soon…

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