What do you consider to be the best hot dog stand in New England? Are there any favorites that you go back to as often as possible? Two of my favorites are Al's Hot Dog Stand in Naugatuck, CT, and Simco's in Mattapan. I also like George's Coney Island in Worcester, but they don't have outdoor dining (unless you sit on the curb out front). [Go here to post a reply.]
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Definitely Flo's in Cape Neddick, ME - mentioned already by someone else. Flo is known for being like the "soup nazi," but her kids may be running it now - order quickly or move along!
Flo's, the best! the relish is the secret, now available at specialty grocery stores.
Flo's on Route One in Cape Neddick, ME for sure! Mayo, celery salt and Flo Sauce!!! YUM!!!
There are a lot of good hot dog stands out there but I will drive miles for a Sausage, onions and peppers from Brian's Father's Hot Dogs in Andover Center. His hot dogs are outstanding too.
Graham's Fall River. Coney Island dogs.
kathy k wrote:
Flos for sure. Never had anything like them. When we first went we were amazed that people were ordering a minimum of 6-12 an order, Then we tasted why!!
Kellys on the beach!
Hot Dog Annie's!!!
Snappy Dogs in Hopkinton
Sarah o. wrote:
Wasses in Rockland, Maine.
Capitol Lunch in New Britain, CT.
Robert Winters wrote:
Casey's in Natick. "I'll take two, all around."
Nick's Coney Island Hot Dogs in Fall River. A local treasure!
David Hep wrote:
Top Dog in Rockport!
Fred's Franks, Wakefield. Cooked over hardwood charcoal and apple wood, all made to order. Nice guy too!
Pace Hot Dogs in Weston, Ma! Best dogs with the best deals!!
Digirati Studios wrote:
Janet's Hot Dogs - stationary food truck.
In Providence. Olneyville NY System Weiner
Caseys diner in Natick! Fantastic old school diner. Order 2 All Arounds.
The Lower Depths in kenmore has great $1 hot dogs, grilled buns, and lots of topping options.
Frates Drive-in in Taunton MA has ridonculous hot dogs. Its gotta be the grilled hot dog roll.
Ed's Weenies in Littleton!!!!
David Froment wrote:
Can't believe that no one has mentioned Yank's Franks in Wells, ME! If Julia Child had a hot dog stand this would be it!!!
Windy City Eats in Weymouth, MA. Chicago-style with the neon green relish and poppy seed rolls. Outstanding!
Gotta be Hot Dog Annie's in Leicester, Mass.
Freds Franks in Wakefield. Pearl hotdogs, chourizo, linguica and the Schnurble!
Al's French Fries - South Burlington VT. Institution.
Chez Lenard's on Main Street, Ridgefield CT
Tex Barry's, Attleboro, MA. This is the only acceptable answer.
Dunton's Dogs in Boothbay Harbor, Maine!
Jack's Hot Dog Stand
North Adams MA
Let's not forget George's Coney Island in Worcester!
Simco's. By the bridge!
Boston Cafe in Gov't Center.
Hot Dog Annie's Leicester Ma. Back in the day 12 for a buck.
chef steele wrote:
I miss Speed's Hot dog Cart in Roxbury
Freds Franks in Wakefield. Cooked over charcoal, the schnurble is the best!
Kevin D. wrote:
simco on the hill....foot long and kevlar best
TOP DOG in Rockport too
When we were kids my dad used to take us to Simco's and get a grilled hot dog on griddled foot long roll. We would watch the Neon sign... Dog wagging his tail.Down route one we would go to Fontaines with the Neon Chicken waving his wing. ahh...Olde Boston!
Rick S. wrote:
It begins and ends with Casey's Diner in Natick. Not only do they taste amazing but they are really inexpensive.
Cheryl B. wrote:
Casey's Diner in Natick!
Richard B. wrote:
I'm a little frightened at how many of these dog joints I have eaten at over the years. Flo's is still the best, with onion sauce, a little mayo and a dusting of celery salt, please. While sitting outside, nursing a beer in a bag, watching a line of from-aways in brand-new stuff from Bean's, trying to look like locals.
Albert B. wrote:
My favorite is New York Lunch on Main St. in Woonsocket, RI.
New England is a hot dog stand wasteland. Nothing like the Chicago haunts or Pink's in LA. If you're on the cape, try The Dog Shack in Dennisport. They do an excellent job.
Bill C wrote:
Puppy Love in Concord NH.
Bill E. wrote:
George's in Worcester, MA
Glenwood in Hamden, CT
Sandy's Drive-In in Sharon VT
Teo's in Pittsfield, MA
Doogies in Newington, CT
CFG....been to both areas....you need to get out more...other than Pinks LA has nothing....Chicago does have good dogs when they're Vienna products....nothing compares to NJ though.
Something I've always wondered about Casey's: will asking them to throw a dog on the flattop get you the boot? I can't stand steamed/boiled hot dogs--they're a tragedy and a waste.
If you miss Speed's, make a pilgrimage to Larry Joe's New England Fire Pit, a hot dog trailer in Mendon. Larry Joe apprenticed under Speed and will tell you the origins of the Speed Dog. He marinates and grills the some amazing dogs, topped with condiments he makes. If you're lucky, he'll even serenade you, accompanying himself on keyboard. Other than Larry Joe's check out Snappy Dogs in Hopkinton, Hot Dog Annie's in Leicester, Blackie's in Cheshire, CT, and Wasses in Rockland, ME.
Moore Dogs-Carver, Ma
Spike's Junkyard Dogs, Allston
Casey's in Natick
Moore Dogs in Carver, Ma
No question, @sullydogs on Castle Island in So. Boston. Any given weekend it is jammed packed. And the same for the week.
Super Duper Weenie in Fairfield CT
Freds Franks Wakefield. Period.
Larry Joe's in Mendon, Ma.
If you liked Boston Speeds you will
love Larry Joe's. Free Entertainment!!!
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