About us

How Dave's Dogs started

Dave began his journey in 2014 when he became tired of his 9-5 job. He started brainstorming on what he could do to keep himself busy in the evenings when he needed to clear his mind. He came up with the idea of  HOT DOGS. Hot dogs because its the all American staple and he knew that ketchup, relish, mustard were not the only thing that would go well on a dog, he knew you could dress them up and make some creative dogs that anyone could enjoy. 

Sure enough in November of 2014 he finally opened his hot dog cart on Milpas Street in Santa Barbara. He remembers how that first night he only sold 6 hot dogs, but that was still an excitement. Eventually he worked his way up to selling 20 dogs a night and then 5 months later he became more popular with the locals and with his social media presence that eventually he left his job to be free and follow his dream and his new found love, Hot Dogs. 

In September 2017 he was finally able to take his creativity and his love for food to a new level by opening up his brick and mortar. 

Dave is always so appreciative of his locals, his community and his day one supporters because he knows that without their support and their trust he would not be where he is now. So thank you to all who continue to believe and to support this young local entrepreneur. 


Dave's quote to live by " Never give up!"

Chicago dog

YELP ! "Hot Dog"

Dave's Dogs was listed as #6 on the Yelp blogs Top 10 Wieners in America, on July 2017. 

Ali Khan and Dave

Dave's Dogs on the Cooking Channel

Dave's Dogs had the pleasure of being selected to be on the Cooking Channel on their show Cheap Eats which aired May 23, 2018.

Make sure you check it out; Season 4 Episode 11 titled Santa Barbara Bargains.

Readers Choice Award 2018

Dave's Dogs Grill wins the Santa Barbara News Press: Readers' Choice Award in the Hot Dog category for 2018.


Thank you to all of our supporters who voted, we are so grateful. 

Hungry? Order for pickup or delivery.

Order Online