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Al's Hot Dog Stand

248 South Main Street, Naugatuck, CT - (203) 729-6229
Al's is a vintage roadside eatery that specializes in foot-long hot dogs in grilled buns and extra-hot relish to top them.
83% Approval Rating (12 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Hot Dog
Sausage
French Fries
Fried Clams
Hamburger

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"I do not think Al's hot dog is the greatest, but its hot relish is on a par with the best in Connecticut (as wienercentric as it is, Connecticut sports an abundance of excellent hot relish toppings), and the place itself is glorious. This personality-plus eat-shack ..."   [Read More]
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Stan Olszewski - Photos (5)
August 11, 2005
"Right off Route 8 in Connecticut (Exit 26 - Naugatuck) is a Hot Dog oasis, run by two ladies, that is certainly worth the stop. The menu runs the regular gamut of fast food fare ranging from hamburgers, steak sandwiches, and sausage, to seafood, along with various ..."   [Read More]
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Sam Chester
August 26, 2014
"I stopped for lunch at Al's yesterday on my way back home from NYC. It is very conveniently located off Rte. 8 and there is an exit ramp right by the parking lot, so it is easy on-off. Over the years Al's has not changed a bit - it is still owned by the same family who ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

248 South Main Street, Naugatuck, CT
(203) 729-6229

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
With relish! Relish and a squiggle of mustard put Al's foot-longs onto the hot dog honor roll.
"With relish! Relish and a squiggle of mustard put Al's foot-longs onto the hot dog honor roll."
Michael Stern





Most customers think of Al's as a summer-picnic sort of place. It is that, but it also has indoor seats for cold weather (and air conditioning inside if it's really hot).
"Most customers think of Al's as a summer-picnic sort of place. It is that, but it also has indoor seats for cold weather (and air conditioning inside if it's really hot)."
Michael Stern


I don't know where Al's tables and chairs come from, but I doubt if they are standard restaurant-supply store inventory.
"I don't know where Al's tables and chairs come from, but I doubt if they are standard restaurant-supply store inventory. "
Michael Stern


The service area of Al's. (Order and pick-up windows, menus, and outdoor seating.)
"The service area of Al's. (Order and pick-up windows, menus, and outdoor seating.)"
Stan Olszewski


Main sign on top of the building. Can be easily seen from Rt 8.
"Main sign on top of the building. Can be easily seen from Rt 8."
Stan Olszewski


Long shot of Al's from across the parking lot.
"Long shot of Al's from across the parking lot."
Stan Olszewski


Electric signs. I assume they look better at night.
"Electric signs. I assume they look better at night."
Stan Olszewski


Our lunch for the day. Mine, with ketchup, yellow mustard, and pickles on the left. My brother Steve's on the right with chili and plenty of raw onions.
"Our lunch for the day. Mine, with ketchup, yellow mustard, and pickles on the left. My brother Steve's on the right with chili and plenty of raw onions."
Stan Olszewski


While they may start as assembly-line crinkle cuts, Al's fries are expertly cooked and arrive with a bit of crunch to their skin and fluffy insides.
"While they may start as assembly-line crinkle cuts, Al's fries are expertly cooked and arrive with a bit of crunch to their skin and fluffy insides."
Michael Stern


Customers do all the hot-dog dressing themselves.
"Customers do all the hot-dog dressing themselves."
Michael Stern



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