Sandwiches in Review: Steak and Shake’s Carolina Slaw Steak Frank
November 14, 2011
A while back, Steak ‘n Shake introduced a line of hot dogs topped with various cheeses, sauces and other stuff. They’re not unlike their regionally themed burgers in terms of ingredients, and come with fries and a drink. I’ve been dragging my feet on trying one. Hot dogs aren’t a super high quality meal, and while they’re a staple of ball parks and food courts, the idea of going out to eat and ordering one over a burger doesn’t seem too appealing to me. I finally bit the bullet and decided to try the Carolina Slaw.
And I’m really glad I did. If you’re going to order a hot dog from a restaurant, Steak ‘n Shake is the place to do it. While “signature steak franks” sounds a bit grandiose, but this is actually a genuinely high quality, tasty frank. The Carolina Slaw’s hook is the addition of cole slaw and mustard. It’s good cole slaw, and there’s plenty of it. It adds a nice texture to the dog, and is light enough that it doesn’t overpower the meat. All in all it’s a clever idea executed well with top shelf ingredients.
The Carolina Slaw, like other steak franks, runs for about $4-5 as a combo. I’d definitely recommend the one I tried, and would be willing to try another one. Like I said before, it’s rare that I recommend a hot dog from a restaurant that serves other things, but this is one to try.