138 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
Monday-Thursday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm
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Dexter Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama has been at the front door of many historical moments. The order to start the American Civil War was sent by telegram from Dexter Avenue. In April, 1886 the “Lightning Route,” America’s first electric street car system, began transporting riders on Dexter Avenue. Later, among the wonderful ironies of history, on the very same street, Martin Luther King, Jr. accepted his call to ministry, and in that church, began America’s march toward civil rights for all. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat on the same street. Dexter has been an avenue of change over its many years. Much of America’s history has been marked by events that occurred on this street, and for a century, there has been a constant presence, Chris' Hot Dogs.
Founded in 1917, Chris' Hot Dogs have been enjoyed by every walk of life. Chris’ is a place where everyone, including young and old, rich and poor, black and white, from any country are welcome and can all dine harmoniously in this wonderful institution. We’ve had customers from every state in the Union, and countless guests from other countries. Some of our more notable patrons include Franklin D. Roosevelt (who would frequently ask for a box of the world famous hot dogs as his train stopped in the Montgomery’s Union Station), Harry Truman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Presidents Bush 41 & 43, Jimmy Stewart, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Clark Gable, Tallulah Bankhead, Whoopi Goldberg, countless sports stars and every Alabama Governor since 1917.
Please join us and be included in the history of Chris’ Famous Hot Dogs. We would love to meet you.
Christopher Anastasios "Mr. Chris" Katechis