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Tom's

37 State Rd., Whately, MA - (413) 665-2931
A Tom’s long dog audibly snaps when you sink your teeth into it. Foot long and packed into natural casing, it comes in a soft split bun and is well-nigh perfect with nothing more than a line of mustard and spoonful of relish and raw onion spread across the top. But Tom’s offers a full array of toppings, including chili, bacon, kraut, and cheese, as well as the quasi-ethnic Mexican dog with spicy jalapeno cheese and a Tom’s Special with tomato sauce and cheese.
70% Approval Rating (17 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
fries
long hot dog
root beer
Baked beans (half pint)
French fries
Chicago Dog

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (1)
Roadfood.com Editor
"A Tom’s long dog audibly snaps when you sink your teeth into it. Foot long (far beyond the bun) and packed into natural casing, it is pale pink and quite literally bursting with flavor. It comes in a soft split bun. It is well-nigh perfect with nothing more than a line ..."   [Read More]
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Dominick DePaolo - Photos (2)
November 29, 2011
"I was driving home to New Hampshire from a Thanksgiving holiday break in Connecticut, and I wanted something to eat that would be quick and good. I remembered stopping at Tom's on a motorcycle trip in the fall of 2010, so I sought it out again. I arrived to find that ..."   [Read More]
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David Smey
November 09, 2007
"On a trip from the mountains of New Hampshire back to New York City, we carefully scanned the Roadfood book for a dinner destination. Tom's jumped off the page, because we LOVE the CT hot dog stands: Super Duper, Rawley's, Swanky Franks, not to mention our New York ..."   [Read More]
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Everett Logan
November 01, 2007
"I've been to Tom's many times, as I live about a half-hour away and it's on a route I drive frequently. As a native New Yorker and lifelong hot dog connoisseur, I don't give praise to hot dog joints lightly. Tom's would get a big thumbs-up from me but for one ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

37 State Rd., Whately, MA
(413) 665-2931

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served: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
the dogs here have a nice snap to them from the natural casing
"the dogs here have a nice snap to them from the natural casing"
bill eaton





On this battered tray are four-star eats:  a long dog, fully dressed, and an order of superlative French fries.
"On this battered tray are four-star eats: a long dog, fully dressed, and an order of superlative French fries."
Michael Stern


Since the last time I visited (summer 2010) Tom's has expanded their restaurant to accomodate customers all year long.  I had the ''Chicago Dog'' and it was excellent!  My dog had a plain hot dog with nothing; she loved hers too.
"Since the last time I visited (summer 2010) Tom's has expanded their restaurant to accomodate customers all year long. I had the ''Chicago Dog'' and it was excellent! My dog had a plain hot dog with nothing; she loved hers too."
Dominick DePaolo


Stopped in on my way home from Thanksgiving down in CT.  I parked next to the new signage announcing year-round service at Tom's.  My dog waited patiently in the van for her lunch.
"Stopped in on my way home from Thanksgiving down in CT. I parked next to the new signage announcing year-round service at Tom's. My dog waited patiently in the van for her lunch."
Dominick DePaolo



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