Phillyist reviews Bootsie’s, 38 S 19th Street.
On the whole, Bootsie’s is certainly better than your everyday fast food, but it’s certainly more expensive, too (especially when you start adding toppings). If you go, go for a specialty sausage, hot dog, or burger as opposed to your everyday variety. It may cost you a little more, but it will also keep you from having the same complaint as my friend. You can get an angus burger at Burger King, but where else are you going to find a kobe beef hot dog?