The votes are in, and despite a heavy weight fight between some local hot dog defenders, Gus's in Watervliet wins the poll for the Albany areas favorite hot dog joint.

When it comes to hot dogs, the Albany area knows what they like.  In a recent poll we asked where your favorite place to grab a dog is, and Gus's in Watervliet won in a landslide.  The well known hot dog joint took home 50% of the votes, with Tommy's hot dog truck in Greenville coming in second place with 30% of the votes.

As a huge fan of Hot Dog Charlie's, I was surprised to see that it didn't put up more of a fight, coming in third place.  Charlie's barely edged out Famous Lunch in Troy.  Wall Street Dogs & Deli in Albany rounded out the five choices, only taking home .7% of the overall vote.   Now all of these places have their own brand of delicious dogs, but Gus's seems to be the place to go.

The thing that people seem to really like about Gus's is their signature meat sauce, and very affordable prices.  Since1953 they have been doing it their way, and it seems to be working for them.  If you haven't checked out Gus's yet, then you have obviously been living under The Egg, because this is one Albany area dive that is worth a second glance.

Check out the original poll and see all the results.