Donavon’s Steamin Weenies is new in Haysville

Donavon’s Steamin Weenies is a new 1950s-looking hotdog restaurant that opened a month ago at 418 W. Grand in Haysville.

Owners Don and Yvonne Avis named the restaurant by combining their first names. It specializes in black angus hot dogs, brats, hot links and Polish sausage and also serves giant loaded baked potatoes, chili Frito bowls and sides such as cole slaw and baked beans. (Here’s the full menu.)

Yvonne, who grew up in California, loved a restaurant called Casper’s Famous Hot Dogs, which has several locations in the Bay area. She wanted to replicate that type of restaurant here.

I’ve been hearing lots of good things from readers who’ve visited the new the restaurant, which is set up in a space that was most recently a barber shop. According to Don, steaming weenies keeps them from getting soggy and gives them a more crispy skin.

Donavon’s Steamin Weenies is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 316-522-3647.