Old Original Levis Hot Dogs

Levis Hot Dogs - Photo via PhillyHistory.org

Ah yes, we remember it well. The old Levis Hot Dogs on 6th Street between Lombard and South, opposite Starr Garden, always a favorite spot after little league baseball.

Of course if this old photo prompts you to reminisce, we suggest grabbing a hot dog and Champ Cherry Soda from Moe’s Hot Dog House at Grays Ferry and Washington and then driving over to the North Star Bar where you can lunch as you gaze up at the original Levis neon sign.

507-519 South 6th Street [PhillyHistory.org]

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  • Is that the same sign that is now on The North Star?

  • ops, I see that it is!

  • coolgeek


  • I don’t know about anyone else, but I grew up in Detroit with Coney dogs. They’re definitely the best in my opinion!

  • jon

    i am the great grandson of levis and just found this post . i worked in the store when i was a little boy, i am 47, my greatgrandmother ,grandmother and aunt all ran the store till my grandmother died and my mother wanted no parts of it.the best i can recall it was sold out of the family and i had nothing left but fond memories. i wish sometimes i had the chance to keep it going.

  • The original recipe all beef levis hot dogs are being made and sold at several locations in the area. See web site. Soon to be packaged and available retail.

  • andrew betancourt

    i grew up at 5th and Catherine on Kauffman st. and went to st. Stanlislaus school. we would walk up to Market St. to the department stores and go by Levis hot dogs for a dog and a soda and the wonderful pickles which were cut and placed in paper cups. I am so happy when I read that this business is still going. I remember many places on south street too, this was in the early 40’s, in 1950 we moved to port Richmond.
    I now live in San Francisco in the center of the city but still return to Philadelphia annually.