steve's hot dogs owner steve ewing photo by greg rannells

Steve’s Hot Dogs will close after 11 years

Steve’s Hot Dogs & Burgers owner Steve Ewing announced via Facebook yesterday, Jan. 26, that he will close the restaurant at 2457 Magnolia Ave. after service on Saturday, Feb. 1.

“To our many regular customers, I want to say THANK YOU. The community built around our restaurant has been incredible,” the post read.

Ewing started Steve’s in 2008 as a hot dog cart and opened as a brick-and-mortar on The Hill at 2131 Marconi Ave., three years later. In 2014, Ewing opened a second location in Tower Grove East, partnering with neighbor Tick Tock Tavern to provide food service for its patrons, as well as its own clientele. 

The franchise became known for its creative hot dog offerings, like the Bacon Bacon Jamaican, the Al Hra-BRAT-ski, the Gorilla Mac & Cheese Dog and the Back Yard BBQ Dog.

In late 2019, the Hill location closed on The Hill and incorporated its lunch service into the Magnolia location.

Ewing did not immediately return request for comment. 

Tick Tock owner Fred Hassel said he is not aware of a new concept for the Tick Tock space at this time. 

Adam Rothbarth is the staff writer at Sauce Magazine.