Dogwood's Grille and Gourmet Hotdogs from Kings Dominion

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Foodie Friday: Dogwood’s Grille is the New Dog In Town 

Maggie Sellers |
April 23, 2021

Hot dog! Our culinary team is bringing out all of the stops this season and next on the list is the all-new menu and re-naming of an Old Virginia favorite. Formerly known as Wayside Grille, meet: Dogwood’s Grille featuring gourmet hot dogs, cheese curds and more.  

“The name Dogwood’s really helps solidify the theming in that area,” said Ronnie Gillispie, Director of Food & Beverage. “Dogwood’s is in the Old Virginia area of the park, and what a better way to celebrate that than with paying homage to the state flower and tree. Plus, we’re serving up delicious, over the top, gourmet hotdogs. It just fits!” 

Guests will of course be able to enjoy classics such as a Chili Dog or a Corn Dog, but the real signature items come in the form of the over-the-top creations by our Executive Chef.  

“The KD Dog is probably the most over-the-top of the dogs,” said Denis Callinan, Executive Chef. “A juicy, all-beef hot dog topped with our house-smoked pulled BBQ, homemade coleslaw, shredded cheddar and a drizzle of BBQ sauce – this thing is the farthest from something you’d get at a backyard cookout.” 

And, as the park expands its plant-based offerings, guests can delight in the Veggie Dog. This Beyond vegan brat is topped with grilled veggies and a drizzle of spicy brown mustard.  

Another unique item that Chef has his eye on? Cheese Curds – Loaded Cheese Curds. “I thought of these during the park shut-down. I wanted something that was light and shareable to help bring families together,” Chef Denis said. His favorite for pairing with a KD Kings Brew beer? The Loaded Cheese Curds topped with house-smoked pork, BBQ sauce, homemade coleslaw, grilled peppers and onions, and smoked gouda cheese sauce.  “That’s why it’s called the overload. It’s more than two pounds of goodness.”  

As if the dog isn’t enough, each gourmet dog is available as a meal served with seasoned waffle fries. And – Dogwood’s Grille will be a participating location on the Dining Plan


Want a look at the full menu? See below. 


*Chili Dog: All Beef Hotdog topped Beef Chili, Cheddar cheese and Jalapeno 

*Corn Dog: All beef hotdog battered dipped and fried 

*BBQ Dog: All Beef Hotdog with house smoked pulled pork, coleslaw and KD BBQ sauce 

*Veggie Dog: Beyond Vegan Brat Topped with Grilled Vegetables and Spicy Brown Mustard 

Cheese Curds: Crispy fried bites of white cheddar kernels 

Loaded Cheese Curds: Crispy fried bites of white cheddar Kernels Topped with smoked pulled pork, slaw, KD BBQ sauce, grilled peppers and onions, smoked gouda cheese sauce and finished with Green onions 


*dining plan option