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Guida's

484 Meriden Rd., Middlefield, CT - (860) 349-9039
The extra-long hot dogs at Guida's drive-in are so tasty that we sometimes get it plain, just to savor the simple, perfect combination of high-flavored frank and butter-mellow bun. But of course there is a full roster of available toppers, including three kinds of mustard, chili and cheese.
88% Approval Rating (17 votes)

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
ten-inch hot dog
Rancher
Chili Dog

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Guida’s hot dogs are excellent ten-inchers -- slim, taut franks in a natural casing tied with a rough (but oh-so-charming) knot at one end. Cooked on Guida’s grill until they develop a mottled, crackling skin, the hot dogs are bedded in split-buns that have been ..."   [Read More]
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Alex Bozzi
July 08, 2005
"Breakfast is quite exceptional. The pancakes, while huge, are very light and fluffy. One can get fresh fruit added to them for a special treat. None of that canned, goo-laden fruit-like food product here. There should be waffles, but one cannot expect everything! ..."   [Read More]
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Barbara Young
August 25, 2010
"There was a time you could not find a parking spot in Guida's large parking lot. People were lined up out the door to place there order. They made the "BEST" hot dog this side of Heaven. We thought we would give the grand kids a treat so we stopped at Guida's about ..."   [Read More]

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484 Meriden Rd., Middlefield, CT
(860) 349-9039

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Split buns such as this are a New England custom; their design makes them easy to butter and cook on the grill right next to the handsome hot dogs they envelop.
"Split buns such as this are a New England custom; their design makes them easy to butter and cook on the grill right next to the handsome hot dogs they envelop."
Michael Stern





What is missing from this picture of two ten-inch chili dogs? The answer, of course, is mustard. A line of the right yellow stuff finishes off the sweet, meaty chili with authority.
"What is missing from this picture of two ten-inch chili dogs? The answer, of course, is mustard. A line of the right yellow stuff finishes off the sweet, meaty chili with authority."
Michael Stern


Guida's menu boasts of serving Angus burgers. The meat does taste good, but I felt the patty a bit stingy on size. The 'Rancher' configuration adds a delicious tangle of fried-soft onions on top, plus cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce. The bun is soft and absorbent and, while by no means a sophisticated breadstuff, the perfect mitt for this drive-in sandwich.
"Guida's menu boasts of serving Angus burgers. The meat does taste good, but I felt the patty a bit stingy on size. The 'Rancher' configuration adds a delicious tangle of fried-soft onions on top, plus cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce. The bun is soft and absorbent and, while by no means a sophisticated breadstuff, the perfect mitt for this drive-in sandwich."
Michael Stern


Moose tracks ice cream: vanilla loaded with mini peanut butter cups and crisp chocolate chunks
"Moose tracks ice cream: vanilla loaded with mini peanut butter cups and crisp chocolate chunks"
Michael Stern


The Rancher plate includes not only a deluxe hamburger but a serving of pretty good French fries.
"The Rancher plate includes not only a deluxe hamburger but a serving of pretty good French fries."
Michael Stern


At the junction of Route 66 and 147, Guida's has been a hot-dog haven for more than half a century. Not visible left of the photo: picnic tables for al fresco dining.
"At the junction of Route 66 and 147, Guida's has been a hot-dog haven for more than half a century. Not visible left of the photo: picnic tables for al fresco dining."
Michael Stern


The two-for-one special is a great bargain. A pair of these hot dogs is twenty-inches of tube steak. With a side of fries or onion rings and a milk shake, that's a mighty meal.
"The two-for-one special is a great bargain. A pair of these hot dogs is twenty-inches of tube steak. With a side of fries or onion rings and a milk shake, that's a mighty meal."
Michael Stern


The crispy wiener ends that hang out of the bun beg to be bitten off first.
"The crispy wiener ends that hang out of the bun beg to be bitten off first."
Chris & Amy Ayers


The cheese underneath has already melted from the heat and helps to bind this chili dog together. Notice the sweet chunks of onions and chili meat here.
"The cheese underneath has already melted from the heat and helps to bind this chili dog together. Notice the sweet chunks of onions and chili meat here."
Chris & Amy Ayers



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