Zombie Dogz

Dayton-based food truck
Dayton, OH 45459
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Another of the many food trucks which have popped up in Dayton over the past few months, Zombie Dogz specializes in some very elaborate hot dog creations. It’s sort of a hard food truck to come by, they appear occasionally on the weekends at local bars and public places, and then you’ll see them at big events. But you give this food truck on try and it will be the kind of place you want to make a special trip to try. It’s the kind of cool, creative and unique fare that’s just a little addicting.

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The menu has about 15 different hot dog creations on the menu, of which five to seven are available at any one time. The hot dogs are huge, all-beef types, and a ton more filling than you might have thought, well worth the price.

  • Grande Zombe: My favorite was the Grande Zombe, which is topped with a spice queso sauce, cilantro, bacon, sour cream, and crushed corn chips. There’s no real food equivalent that I can think of with the end product; kind of like a mashup of a quesadilla and a hot dog. It’s awesome.
  • Juan of the Dead: Topped with pulled pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. It’s amazing, the pork has a sweetness that complements the saltiness of the pickles perfectly. I got it because it seemed a lot like a Chicago-style hot dog, but the website says it’s supposed to evoke more of a Cuban style sandwich. I think that’s the best part of the food that Zombie Dogz makes; the flavors and the combinations are very original. Some of the hot dogs have a vague resemblance to a more familiar dish, but everything is different; the flavors can only found there.
  • Dead Dixie: Apples, Gorgonzola cheese, smoked bacon. What an interesting combo. But it delivers; this dog is wonderful.
  • Diablo Dog: Spicy salsa and jalapeno topped bacon make this dog an assertively warm combo. It’s taste but you get that warm heat right at the end.

With a really neat concept and some great, friendly people to run it, Zombie Dogz has to be one of my favorites among the new food trucks. I really wish they appeared more often, in fact, it’s a little frustrating that the opportunities to try such great food are so few and far between. But the next time they come through my neck of the woods, I think I’ll make a special trip.


  • Zombie Dogz is a pretty rare sight, apparently they’re only active on weekends. Check up on their website or Facebook for a schedule.
  • The menu seems to change depending on the day, but a complete list of options is on the website.
  • Also, they cater and do special events, if you’re super sold on the place you might be able to invite them to a party.

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2 thoughts on “Zombie Dogz

  1. Just tried Zombie Dogz last weekend while they were stopped at the Austin Landing in Springboro. I haven’t hopped on the food truck craze yet, but this was a fun afternoon out. There was a bit of a line, which was a good sign to me and part of the experience. I waited with a few friends and our kids. We liked all the hotdogs we tried and also bought some chips and drinks. If they were in my area, I would stop by again!

    1. I have to say, I’m just blown away at how well the community has received them. I was at the first food truck rally and they had an unbelievable line. I heard a lot of people liked what they had, too.

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