Nacho Dog at The Watershed, Haslett

Best hot dog in Haslett. Yes, I am making such a bold statement after only having one hot dog in Haslett that hasn’t come off of my own grill. I am making this statement because it was an excellent dog that you may or may not want to eat with a knife and fork, your call.

My default place to eat in Haslett is The Watershed. Known at other times as Jefferson, Gus’s Watershed, and Mark’s Watershed, the overall look hasn’t changed very much over the past decade, the biggest change coming from a patio that may or may not be swarmed by mosquitoes, depending on the wetness of spring. Just across the street from Lake Lansing South park, the restaurant includes pictures of the amusement park rides that were long ago torn down. Sad as it is to see a rollercoaster meet its end, the thing was probably death trap by the end of its life.

Yes, right – food. I decided on the Nacho Dog, a hot dog smothered with queso and sprinkled with crushed tortilla chips and jalapenos. A tasty, inexpensive meal. There is nothing fancy there, but good stuff piled one atop the other that tasted beautifully. Yes, I used the adverb “beautifully” to describe a hot dog experience. There were four other hot dogs to choose from, but the Nacho Dog sounded the most interesting.

Nacho Dog

Nacho Dog at The Watershed, Haslett

The dog was served with the excellent homemade Shed Chips.  When my wife and I visit, we almost always get an appetizer of Shed Chips, and the side served with the Nacho Dog was very generous. Nice, crispy and seasoned with mystery spice, the appetizer version is served with bleu cheese. Tip, enjoy, repeat. And the draft Sam Adams Pale Ale when excellent with my dinner, because wine with a hot dog just isn’t right.

Come down to the corner of Haslett Road and Lake Lansing Road and enjoy a cool locals bar. And during the warmer months, walk across the street to the Cone Zone for ice cream, followed by a walk through the park, all at one intersection.


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