Delux Dogs of Coronado is Now Open - 943 Orange Avenue

The much-anticipated wait for Coronado’s very own gourmet hot dog restaurant is finally over! Delux Dogs, located at 943 Orange Ave, is now open!

Replacing Stretch’s Café, the renovation is beautifully and creatively done. The color scheme is lovely and gives off a very beachy feel.

They use Chicago's own Vienna brand 100% all beef hot dogs along with a Bread & Cie bun. There are many dog choices, but they also have a great salad and delicious side orders! To drink they have 2 amazing lemonade choices (Delux hand squeezed and desert pear infused) and a selection of fountain drinks. They also have ice-cream sandwich choices for dessert. Delux Dog owners, Kirsten Bertz and James, have applied for a beer/wine permit and are just waiting on the approval.

The restaurant has a sound system with upbeat music and the décor is fabulous. When I visited the restaurant, business was booming! People were crowding to get their delux dogs! We ordered a Ruben, a New Yorker, a Delux Top Dog, and a Delux Chopped Salad. All four were wonderful and cooked to perfection.

The previous location for Stretch's Cafe is now Delux Dogs.

It was packed at lunch when we stopped by.  A slender space with seating on both sides.

Menu as of 4/21/12 - subject to change. 

The Delux Top Dog, 50/50 tots (regular and sweet potato) and an 'Orange' special.

The Delux Chopped Salad.

A close-up of the 50/50 tot basket with spicy kicker sauce.

Visit the Delux Dogs official website:

So come by to support our local businesses and get a delicious gourmet hot dog today!



Nadine Monzon

Online Editorial Intern


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Tags: business, dining

Comment by Anne Covington Morse on April 22, 2012 at 3:46am

I can't wait to try it! Everything looks great!

Comment by Robin Privett on April 23, 2012 at 9:51am

Everything but the "dogs" look wonderful.  I really wish people could start to connect with the world and life around them and understand that cows want to live and raise their young, just like dogs, cats and people.  Cows are beautiful, sentient beings and they are at the mercy of humans who only show compassion for animals they have as pets.   It's sad that people are selective with their compassion. We have so many restaurants in Coronado that already have sentient beings on the menu.  It would have been nice to embrace an alternative and healthier business.   Nadine, you are a great journalist, and did a very nice job writing this article and taking pictures...I just wish you had gotten to write about something that benefits all. 

Comment by Kirsten Bertz on April 23, 2012 at 10:08am
Robin, I respect your opinion and compassion for living things. Please know that we offer a veggie dog not only because many people would like a healthier option, but also to recognize those who hold beliefs similar to yours.
Comment by Bill on April 23, 2012 at 11:07am
This place is fantastic! I've been waiting ever so patiently for you guys to open, and the food doesn't disappoint. We gotta find someway to incorporate poultry into the mix so I can get all 3 food groups on one dog; beef, pork, and poultry. Maybe some duck fat fries on top of a bacon wrapped dog... Mmm... or Foie Gras... Ok, now I'm getting hungry again.
Comment by Roger Wilbanks on April 23, 2012 at 11:15am

I didnt even know about this until I walked past this weekend. Looks great and cant wait to try it!

Comment by Coronado Fitness Club on April 23, 2012 at 11:42am

Great food and awesome owners/manager/staff!!!!

Comment by Robin Privett on April 23, 2012 at 12:29pm

Thank you Kirsten.  That is very thoughtful of you and it's much appreciated by a very large and growing number of the population.  My family and most of my friends who are Vegetarian and/or Vegan give a thumbs up to the efforts of many restaurants who realize they have an ever increasing population to serve who want delicious and healthy options in which no animal suffered and then was killed.  I will have to order take out and try your veggie dog and the sides that are depicted in the pictures Nadine took for the article.  Thanks again. 

Comment by Julie Overstreet on April 23, 2012 at 12:41pm

Wow - Stretches that is not!  What a great storefront makeover!

Comment by JAESON GOMEZ on April 23, 2012 at 3:28pm

Me and my daughter came here last night and we loved it. The dogs were fantastic. And the fries are incredible this will be our Sunday dinner for awhile.

Comment by David Adams on April 25, 2012 at 6:09pm

The salad at Delux Dogs IS the best salad I've ever had!

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