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JK's

126 South St., Danbury, CT - (203) 743-4004
JK's Texas hot wieners are plump little sausages, split lengthwise and cooked until slightly crusty on the surface, loaded into a big spongy roll, then topped with mustard, onions, and hot sauce with a chili-pepper kick. Some connoisseurs order them with cheese, chili, and/or bacon in addition to the usual condiments; it’s also possible to get a heap of excellent house-made slaw on top or to get the bun toasted.
91% Approval Rating (24 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Bowl of Chili
French Fries with Gravy
Texas Hot Wiener
Ice Cream Soda
Milk Shake
Onion Rings
Grape-Nuts Pudding

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
" JK’s looks like any modern fast-food restaurant, but photographs on the wall tell another story: decades of weenie history. The nostalgic black-and white pictures show JK’s with its hot-dog sign hanging over Main Street many years ago; interior pictures show a ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

126 South St., Danbury, CT
(203) 743-4004

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Two classic JK's Texas hots, topped with mustard, onions, and hot sauce.
"Two classic JK's Texas hots, topped with mustard, onions, and hot sauce."
Michael Stern





JK's makes impressive ice cream sodas, like this lovely pink strawberry one.
"JK's makes impressive ice cream sodas, like this lovely pink strawberry one."
Cliff Strutz


French fries are availabe on a plate or in a basket, topped with cheese and/or gravy. Another option is seasoned curly fries with cheese and bacon bits.
"French fries are availabe on a plate or in a basket, topped with cheese and/or gravy. Another option is seasoned curly fries with cheese and bacon bits."
Michael Stern


The onion rings, with their wicked crunch, were a favorite with the group.
"The onion rings, with their wicked crunch, were a favorite with the group."
Cliff Strutz


In the foreground: a bare Texas Hot Wiener. In the background: a Texas Hot topped with chili and cole slaw. We paid 10 cents extra to have the bun toasted, but next time would save our money. The normal soft bun is a better mitt for holding one of these short but meaty franks, especially if it's loaded.
"In the foreground: a bare Texas Hot Wiener. In the background: a Texas Hot topped with chili and cole slaw. We paid 10 cents extra to have the bun toasted, but next time would save our money. The normal soft bun is a better mitt for holding one of these short but meaty franks, especially if it's loaded."
Michael Stern


JK's always has rice pudding and Grape-Nuts pudding for dessert. The latter is pictured here. Note the copious veins of softened cereal spread throughout the custard.
"JK's always has rice pudding and Grape-Nuts pudding for dessert. The latter is pictured here. Note the copious veins of softened cereal spread throughout the custard."
Michael Stern


Our milk shake was so thick that a straw stood up easily (but was of little use sucking up the drink, which must be gulped). The silver serving beaker held another glass-and-a-half. The blurry pictures on the wall behind the milk shake show JK's many incarnations through the decades since it began in the 1930s.
"Our milk shake was so thick that a straw stood up easily (but was of little use sucking up the drink, which must be gulped). The silver serving beaker held another glass-and-a-half. The blurry pictures on the wall behind the milk shake show JK's many incarnations through the decades since it began in the 1930s."
Michael Stern


Jane, me, Seafarer John, and Gail (Mrs. Seafarer) polish off a bunch of Texas hots and milk shakes. I must say, the waitress was patient indeed when my camera didn't work right. And when the first picture proved too dark, she was happy to take another. Good service!
"Jane, me, Seafarer John, and Gail (Mrs. Seafarer) polish off a bunch of Texas hots and milk shakes. I must say, the waitress was patient indeed when my camera didn't work right. And when the first picture proved too dark, she was happy to take another. Good service!"
Michael Stern


Here is JK's wall of accolades from local celebrities, including beloved WTNH newsman Dr. Mel.
"Here is JK's wall of accolades from local celebrities, including beloved WTNH newsman Dr. Mel."
Michael Stern



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