So, there were three Jack’s Cosmic Dogs locations in Charleston. It’s a local restaurant with amazing hot dogs, sandwiches, fresh cut fries, milkshakes and sundaes, and delicious spicy ranch. I am a southern girl, after all, and ranch is important to me.

When the West Ashley location switched over to a mexican restaurant a couple years ago, I definitely had a “McKayla is not impressed” moment. (Although I LOVE that mexican restaurant now.) When their James Island location closed, things may have gotten a little misty in my eye area. 

I’m not above crying over hot dogs. 

Ok, maybe I didn’t cry, but Jack’s was one of our favorite places to go to get a quick & easy, delicious meal because the James Island location was right down the street from our house. The day I found out I had a nodule on my thyroid that could have been cancerous, that’s where Brandon took me afterwards to brighten my day. It’s just good, comforting food.

I realize that this has been a ridiculously long intro for a hot dog restaurant, but can you tell I love it? If you’re in Charleston visiting, or if you live here and haven’t ever tried it, make the trip over to Mount Pleasant to the original and only Jack’s Cosmic Dogs for one of those delicious dogs, just like we did the other day.

Have you ever been to Jack’s Cosmic Dogs? If not, you’re missing out! 

This is not a sponsored post, but if you’re reading this, Jack, feel free to pay me in cheese fries.



  1. January 13, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    Jack's is on my list of places to visit after i have my baby (unfortunately hot dogs are on the do not eat list)….so it's already been a long 7.5 months. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  2. January 13, 2015 / 5:11 pm

    Ha I love everything about this post! I definitely feel the same way about certain restaurants and I'm definitely not above crying over them 🙂 Hopeful to be in Charleston twice this summer and I'm definitely adding this place to my list!!!

  3. January 13, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    I love Jack's Cosmic Dogs! There Galatic dog is my favorite! We went once this summer, but now you've got me wanting to go back!

  4. January 13, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Hahaha I've been there once and I remember it was SO good! Must go back next time I'm in Mt P!

  5. January 14, 2015 / 5:39 pm

    I've never been to Jack's but we frequently go to Perfectly Frank's in Summerville. It's been on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. So good!

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