Gene's proves the theory that a business can survive doing one thing and doing it well. For over 50 years, Gene's has served hot dogs and beer. Period. Sure, you can get a Penrose sausage or a bag of chips, but brew and dogs are the main draw. The dogs are not fancy, but they are tasty and the beer is always cold. Very reasonable prices, excellent service. A cozy community hang out.
A small place, Gene's is packed on Friday and Saturday nights, particularly in football season when old grads return to their haunts. There is a large free parking lot around the corner that can fill quickly. If you park on the street, pay attention to the blue or other colored curbs if you don't want to be towed.