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Rawley's

1886 Post Road, Fairfield, CT - (203) 259-9023
Rawley’s is a Gold Coast snack shack with blue ribbon red hots cooked in a deep fryer, then finished on a griddle so their skins turn crusty. The tube steaks are bedded in buns that have been toasted on the same luscious griddle and they are dressed with your choice of condiments. The traditional Rawley’s "works" dog is smothered with mustard, relish, sauerkraut and a handful of crunchy cooked bacon shreds.
86% Approval Rating (36 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Deep Fried dog w/Works
French Fries

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (9)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Rawley’s is a Gold Coast snack shack with blue ribbon red hots. At noon, mobs of hungry Fairfield County citizens throng the short counter and handful of booths off to the side to ingest delectable dogs that are cooked in a deep fryer, then finished on a griddle so ..."   [Read More]

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1886 Post Road, Fairfield, CT
(203) 259-9023

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served: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
The Crown Prince of hot dogs: a Rawley's frank topped with mustard, relish, sauerkraut, and  succulent nuggets of just-fried bacon.
"The Crown Prince of hot dogs: a Rawley's frank topped with mustard, relish, sauerkraut, and succulent nuggets of just-fried bacon."
Michael Stern





On the left, a 'works' dog; on the right, mustard and relish.
"On the left, a 'works' dog; on the right, mustard and relish."
Michael Stern


The natural casing on Rawley's dogs gets crisp and crunchy at the end of the tube steak.
"The natural casing on Rawley's dogs gets crisp and crunchy at the end of the tube steak."
Michael Stern


Rawley's wood-paneled walls are covered with signatures, drawings and mementoes of diners who felt the urge to leave their mark.
"Rawley's wood-paneled walls are covered with signatures, drawings and mementoes of diners who felt the urge to leave their mark."
Michael Stern


Fairfield County's definitive hot dog joint, since the late 1940s. It is not unusual to see luxury cars parked alongside tradesmens' vehicles in the parking lot: Rawley's hot dogs appeal to all walks of life.
"Fairfield County's definitive hot dog joint, since the late 1940s. It is not unusual to see luxury cars parked alongside tradesmens' vehicles in the parking lot: Rawley's hot dogs appeal to all walks of life."
Michael Stern


The French fries are thick and spuddy; at the bottom of the cardboard boat are plenty of crisp, crunchy pieces.
"The French fries are thick and spuddy; at the bottom of the cardboard boat are plenty of crisp, crunchy pieces."
Michael Stern


Nick Frattaroli, who owns the next-door Dairy Queen, bought Rawley's from Chico Bielik late in 2002. Nick vows to keep everything exactly as it's always been.  Amen to that! Here, Nick uses tongs to open up a hot dog bun. The buns, with their soft insides and crisped surface, are a little-appreciated, but essential part of Rawley's excellence.
"Nick Frattaroli, who owns the next-door Dairy Queen, bought Rawley's from Chico Bielik late in 2002. Nick vows to keep everything exactly as it's always been. Amen to that! Here, Nick uses tongs to open up a hot dog bun. The buns, with their soft insides and crisped surface, are a little-appreciated, but essential part of Rawley's excellence."
Michael Stern


These beauties have just been plucked from the frying oil, where their skin rips and tightens.  They are then rolled on the grill to turn crisp.
"These beauties have just been plucked from the frying oil, where their skin rips and tightens. They are then rolled on the grill to turn crisp."
Michael Stern


Rawley's semi-outdoor seating area, where customers on bar stools trade wise cracks with the staff and with each other.  There is a dining room with booths to the right.
"Rawley's semi-outdoor seating area, where customers on bar stools trade wise cracks with the staff and with each other. There is a dining room with booths to the right."
Michael Stern



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