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Jimmy's Famous Hot Dogs-Guess Rd


2728 Guess Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 471-0005
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Photo of Scott Tice Scott Tice
Feb 5, 2022 5

Great authentic place to get delicious hot dogs or hamburgers. They also have other items that are amazing too. Wonderful customer service

Photo of Tonya Adams Ruffin Tonya Adams Ruffin
Mar 2, 2022 5

The food is good. My food was really good. I had a footlong hot dog with onion rings and tea. What I liked about the onion rings is even if you put them in the microwave is they still stay crispy. Highly recommend their burgers.

Photo of Malinda E Malinda E
Mar 23, 2022 5

I've never had a bad food experience with this restaurant. The staff is always pleasant. Nice atmosphere. Food always tastes good. It's prepared while you wait, so it's hot and fresh. I had fried fish for the first time. It was very good. Can't wait to go back.

Photo of Derrick Carpenter Derrick Carpenter
Jan 29, 2021 5

Some great hotdogs! Probably, the best in Durham. I always get the #1 (2 hotdogs with an order of fries), Jimmy's way, with the beef dogs for $1 more. Totally worth it!

Photo of John Griffis John Griffis
Jan 17, 2021 5

LOVE Jimmy's!!! Great food, good prices, nice staff. Just an all around good place.

Photo of Brian Denton Brian Denton
Jan 5, 2021 5

After driving by about a million times, I decided to stop in tonight. The 4-piece catfish combo was DELICIOUS - as well as being a TON of food. I will certainly be back!!!

Photo of james ray james ray
Jan 11, 2021 5

Awesome food nice and fresh best hot dog I've eaten in North Carolina in years I encourage anybody to go there can't wait to get back

Photo of L T L T
Dec 10, 2020 4

Food and service were great, but the status of the facilities affected the experience (staff mopping making smell/taste of cleaner permeating entire eating area while trying to eat; bathroom smelled of urine)- just get your order to-go!

Photo of Ashley Hunt Ashley Hunt
Dec 10, 2020 5

Me & my client eats from here three times a week or more they have the best catfish and shrimp and the chicken but everything I have eaten from there is awesome 🤤

Photo of Don Corly Don Corly
Dec 9, 2020 4

Good dogs. Good sausage dogs too. Not expensive n u get real ballpark style dogs. Good eat.

Photo of B T B T
Oct 11, 2020 5

Dogs are great. Other people tell me how good other things are on the menu, but i love the dogs!

Photo of Jason Sloan Jason Sloan
Sep 1, 2020 4

Always a good trip to Jimmy's when the hankering hits

Photo of Ron Jarvis Ron Jarvis
Oct 13, 2020 3

The hot dogs are good (upgraded to the Nathan's) and the combo with fries and a drink was a reasonable price. My wife had the cheeseburger combo and it was also good. The service was fast.

Photo of Sheila Barbour Sheila Barbour
Oct 1, 2020 5

Great little spot! Awesome desserts especially the banana pudding 😋

Photo of Sue Miller Sue Miller
Sep 26, 2020 5

Great quality food and fast service at an affordable price. Delicious!

Photo of William May William May
Aug 31, 2020 5

Great food at a great price

Photo of Glen Fellman Glen Fellman
Jul 24, 2018 3

Jimmy's on Guess Rd is the original location of this small local chain of quick serve restaurants. The location used to be JJs Chicken and Fish. Now they make cooked to order burgers, dogs, fried fish, and fried chicken. The food is fresh, tasty and reasonably priced making it popular with all sorts of people. I had the single burger combo done traditional style with LTO, ketchup, mustard, mayo and pickled jalapenos. The pattie was smallish but flavorful and juicy. The toppings we're fresh and the bun was crispy on the outside and soft inside thanks to some time on the flat top. The fries were hot and crisp but ordinary crinkle fries. The decor is cheery but a little dingy. If you're a little snobby, it's not for you. If you want tasty fresh food that is cooked fast the old fashioned way, then give Jimmy's Famous a try.

Photo of Karen Hall Karen Hall
Sep 19, 2020 5

Karen @ Jimmy's is very sweet and goes beyond to make sure the your food and your order is correct. Great place to go for Lunch!!

Photo of Ken Smith Ken Smith
Aug 22, 2020 5

Tar Heels know that there is nothing like a hotdog, "all the way" (for you Yankees that means with chilli, slaw, mustard and raw onions- with respect to Sabrettes with carmalized onions or mustard and kraut). The real genuine deal is harder and harder to find - though Cook Out makes a good effort. Jimmy's is the way they were when I was a wee slip of a lad and they are as deeelicious as I remembered them ever being. Cash only and don't forget the companion burger all the way and real honest to God banana pudding. It don't get better than this!! Mmmm-mmm!!

Photo of Amy L. Amy L.
Jul 16, 2020 3

My grubhub driver was great. The food was good, but totally not what I ordered. I selected the traditional hotdog with chili, mustard, onion and slaw. The grubhub app then requires 1 single topping selection. I chose chili. All I got as a topping was chili. If I'm supposed to select toppings, it should have allowed me to pick all 4, instead of only allowing 1. If, by selecting the one with 4 toppings listed, I still should have been able to select or deselect as required. I'm not sure if the app is incorrect or if my order was, but it will definitely influence my choices in the future.

Photo of etisha crow etisha crow
Jul 6, 2020 5

Food was excellent. Flavors were great. Best ever. Like the hotdogs. I had the number 4.

Photo of William E. Lewis, Jr. William E. Lewis, Jr.
Jul 22, 2017 4

You can't say much for the decor, except it's an old Waffle House. Despite the diner type feel of my visit, the food actually wasn't that bad. Visiting Durham, North Carolina, to see an old friend, I stopped in about ten minutes before closing time. Ordering the Jimmy's Famous Hot Dog Combo, I would eat back at my hotel while catching up on e-mail, etc. 2 hot dogs "All the Way," french fries and a drink. A quick order - I had driven ten hours from South Florida and wasn't really paying attention to the menu. I didn't realize until later that they were turkey rather than beef. With that said, the dogs weren't bad. I met Billy - apparently one of the owners. Nice enough guy and we spoke for a few minutes while waiting on my order. When returning to my hotel a few moments later, I found that my combo order had 3 hot dogs rather than 2. Not a bad fast food experience. All the way hot dogs weren't bad and no complaint about the french fries either. Take out bag had napkins and other condiments. Soft drink was a pour your own after being handed a cup. Convenient location to major highways and plenty of hotels. I would visit again if ever returning to the area. Bill Lewis Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Photo of CaLecia Fleming CaLecia Fleming
Jun 27, 2020 5

They have great catfish... surprisingly. I'm not a local but someone local put me on to it. Good desert options and sides. So far I've been happy with the service.

Photo of Kentoria Wright Kentoria Wright
Jun 19, 2020 5

Great food. But, the stud at the register with the short dreads is rude, and shouldn't deal with customers. *Update: I went for lunch and my experience was very pleasant. The food was great, as usual. I'll be back for dinner 😩❤

Photo of Sal Sal
Feb 18, 2020 5

Best burger I ever ate! I shouldn't have found out about this place because that means I'll be driving a really long way to get the best burger because no other restaurant will ever measure up! Also they now take credit cards, apparently they only used to take cash.

Photo of Samantha Comfort Samantha Comfort
Jan 26, 2020 5

Seriously good food. Great value.

Photo of LIsa Albertson LIsa Albertson
Mar 3, 2020 5

Hotdogs have a magnet that draw my husband in. Really good hotdog & not greasy!! Glad we stopped!!

Photo of Joe Warmelink Joe Warmelink
Feb 15, 2020 5

A great old-school mix between a diner and a drive-in. Basic burgers, hot dogs, fried catfish, and wings. They served Nathan's All-Beef dogs for a slight upcharge from the standard Carolina red dog. Great prices two. A combo burger, hot dog, and fries is less than $8.

Photo of Bronz Stars Bronz Stars
Jan 27, 2020 4

Pretty nice Lil spot my family loves the fish and fries. And the wings aren't bad either the food is always hot. We eat here at least once a month and always satisfied. New menu

Photo of William Covington William Covington
Jan 12, 2020 4

Hot dog was good, but the wings left a little to be desired. I'm going to give them a second chance to make a first impression because they were highly recommend.

Photo of Henry Carmichael Henry Carmichael
Jan 2, 2020 4

We ordered the four piece catfish and eight piece wings. The food was served in large portions and more than expected, freshly fried to order. We had eat sides first allowing the freshly fried chicken and fish to cool. It was truly a step up compared to the ready made heated under the warming light chicken and biscuit locations across the street. I loved it and will stop in when visiting the area.

Photo of Colette Arnold Colette Arnold
Nov 29, 2019 5

Great food. Great and Friendly customer service. Awesome banana pudding. Coming back, for sure.

Photo of Roann Lara Roann Lara
Dec 19, 2019 5

I’ve been to this location several times. Its conveniently located, easy to get to. This location isn’t super huge although none of them are. This one is always busy. The service is fast and food comes out quick. I love their corndogs here at this location I don’t know what it is, but their corndogs here are great I tried them at their other location and I wasn’t a fan. The staff is friendly and helpful my first time at this location I told the cashier what I wanted and she told me the best way to get it so I got the best deal and I didn’t even know they had a meal for what I wanted. THEY ALSO HAVE FRIED OKRA!!! I love fried okra aside from King’s their okra is bomb they’re crispy and always hot. Definitely recommend this location over the others

Photo of Emerald Graves Emerald Graves
Nov 25, 2019 4

If you got a taste for a old school hot dog, Jimmy's the place. Catfish pretty good too. Oh and don't forgot the lemonade.

Photo of Audra _ Audra _
Nov 21, 2019 5

Seriously good takeout food. Staff is pleasant and helpful in finding something you'll really enjoy. I haven't had chicken this melt-in-your-mouth tender unless I painstakingly made it at home. And my mom's catfish was equally hot and tender. My husband didn't want anything and then ended up eating my fries and half of my chicken. So you can definitely get away with sharing a meal. Nothing was greasy or cold, and it was at least 15 minutes home in a chilly car. Sorry I didn't take pictures, we ate it all immediately!

Photo of B. Bowen B. Bowen
Feb 12, 2022 5

Nice family ran hot dog and hamburger shop! Definitely noticed that the staff knew and remembered many of the regulars who came in for lunch. Nice to see a staff that was so friendly and knew their clientele so well. The atmosphere is cozy and the food is delicious. Definitely a spot that is worth visiting as the food is yummy and affordable.

Photo of rhonda clyde rhonda clyde
Nov 18, 2019 5

I love this place, Jimmy's has the best hotdogs and the only people that I know that have turkey hotdogs. Great service even better food! I knew they would last a very long time because they care about their customers and their food is the best!

Photo of Danny Wilkerson Danny Wilkerson
Nov 9, 2019 5

Love this place my brother's and cousin we enjoy coming here every Friday.

Photo of Rachel Aloma M Rachel Aloma M
Nov 14, 2019 5

The food is always dank, and the woman at the cash register (forgot her name) is the sweetest! Love coming here.

Photo of miriam vizcaya miriam vizcaya
Nov 1, 2019 3

Great fish, great food. But is extremely annoying that every time we come to eat there’s a lady cleaning the floor with a very strong cleaner. Can somebody do something about that?

Photo of TheSenri21 . TheSenri21 .
Aug 17, 2019 5

Love their wings. Very personable place. I go a few times a month.

Photo of Walter Champ Walter Champ
Aug 21, 2019 5

Jimmys is always good. This Guess Road location was no let down. We do the chicken all Flavors. Burgers and dogs also good.

Photo of Lillian Chen Lillian Chen
Oct 9, 2019 5

so gooooood. fast service, friendly staff, great portion for the price. and when they tell you they have great okra and chili, they are not lying.

Photo of Robyn Miller Robyn Miller
Oct 3, 2019 5

Great hot dogs and fish. Cashier is 100% friendly all the time. She makes your day warm and wonderful!

Photo of Kat Kat
Jun 29, 2019 5

Love their Cajun catfish; mom loves hot dogs; coleslaw great too

Photo of Tamika Gamble Tamika Gamble
May 16, 2019 5

Excellent food and great customer service. My family and I will definitely be back!

Photo of #Jamminmartha #Jamminmartha
May 8, 2019 5

Great hamburgers, made when you order. Your food will be hot! Friendly employees. Good prices.

Photo of Kim Caldwell Kim Caldwell
Mar 21, 2019 4

Good place! Has been here a long time, has great memories on the walls, nice and clean. Enjoyed the food and will be back. Basic hot dogs, hamburgers but very fresh!

Photo of Barbara Lyons Barbara Lyons
May 6, 2019 3

Quality of food has dropped steadily in past few months. Fish use to be whole pieces and very good. Now seems to be cheap broken pieces that don't taste the same. Banana pudding use to be excellent. Couldn't stand to finish it. I am done with them.

Photo of Shelia Joyce Shelia Joyce
Apr 15, 2019 4

Food was great and so was the person that took my order. However the person who gave me my food left a lot to be desired. Asked for ketchup and hot sauce and you would have thought I asked them for the impossible. Just gave me a look cf total contempt (and yes I did say please and thank you). Think I will stick to the Mebane location at least everyone is nice to you there.

Photo of Tyrone Moore Tyrone Moore
May 18, 2022 4

The food was great! It was my first time there and I truly enjoyed the food. But there was one thing that bothered me, I saw a worker take some fries out of a to go order and dump them back in the fry basket. Then when some new fries were done cooking they were dumped on top of those fries. That was a concern for me. Other than that, everything else was good.

Photo of Susan Hindman Susan Hindman
Jun 5, 2022 5

Good catfish sandwich and tartar sauce. Good onion rings and slaw. The fries tasted a bit peculiar. Fresh banana pudding. Good prices and friendly service.

Photo of Anjelica Rice Anjelica Rice
Jun 13, 2022 5

Guys, omg!!!! I'm in love. This was my family and I first time going here. I looked at the menu before leaving the house and wrote the order down. My husband placed the order and the young lady at the counter was kind enough to help. You can tell this is one of those "we treat our customers like family" places because they greeted a regular by his name and asked if he wanted his usual.

Photo of Regi Taylor Regi Taylor
Jul 29, 2022 3

Chose the 21 piece Catfish, service was great, first time customer. Followed the review of another person and was not as impressed with the results. The Catfish was very hot, however it had too much batter for my taste. I'm sure it is satisfying to others but I would rather have less batter. Overall my first experience was positive and I will return to purchase other items.

Photo of Robert Addison Robert Addison
Jul 20, 2022 3

It always been great food there. If it isn't They will make it right. Great friendly people who work there. I've been there so many times they all know me and always asked me how I'm doing. Great cook's and cashier's. Great hotdogs and hamburgers and french fries.

Photo of Jessica Scott Jessica Scott
Sep 8, 2022 4

If you love a good hotdog such as myself... this is the place for you to try. The line was long but that's expected at a restaurant with tasty food. The workers did get everyone through the line in a timely manner. The hotdog was good and juicy with a soft bun nothing to fancy. The chilli on it made it standout from any other hotdog I ever had! The chicken wings was perfect size, fresh, crispy, and seasoning was not over powering. The dining area is on the small size and have a old fashion look to it but it was clean. Food was great, nice staff, and clean dining area. I would recommend this place you will not be disappointed.