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Doogie's

2525 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT - (860) 666-6200
Doogie's two-foot hot dog is nothing short of astounding. One of them, in its long, long bun, looks like a hero sandwich fit for four, especially if it is loaded with sauerkraut, chili, onions, bacon, cheese, etc. Beyond hot dogs, Doogie’s sells all sorts of other sandwiches, including a wide variety of terrific Philly cheese steak variations, a hot lobster roll, and excellent hamburgers
85% Approval Rating (27 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
2 Foot Hot Dog
sassy relish
Butter Burger
Philly Cheese Steak
16-inch Hot Dog
Boomburger
French Fries

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (12)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Doogie's two food hot dog has returned! Gone a while when supplier Grote & Wiegel went under, it is now back, better than ever, made by Martin Rosol meatpackers in neighboring New Britain. It is an astounding dog just to look at, resembling a hero sandwich fit for ..."   [Read More]
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Tom Davis
August 02, 2005
"We ordered the two foot dog and a lobster roll to split. The lobster roll was buttery and quite tasty but not overflowing with lobster. Still, definitely worth ordering. My dining partner is not as adventurous as I am, so we ordered our hot dog plain and added our own ..."   [Read More]
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Scott Morris
March 06, 2011
"The hot dogs are only so-so, lackluster, and somewhat greasy. The chili tastes like it's out of a can, as does the cheese sauce. The curly fries are decent. My overall opinion is that they don't make a majority of their offerings; they are either frozen and then ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2525 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT
(860) 666-6200

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Ahh, wiener forever! All kinds of toppings are available, including beans, chili, and pulled pork, but being a man of simple taste, I like mine with only mustard and Doogie's excellent hot relish
"Ahh, wiener forever! All kinds of toppings are available, including beans, chili, and pulled pork, but being a man of simple taste, I like mine with only mustard and Doogie's excellent hot relish"
Michael Stern





Doogie's boasts that it serves the 'Best Philly Outside Philly.' It is mighty good, especially the chunky, moist, full-flavored beef and caramel-sweet onions. The cheese here is a little wan, but I managed to polish it off with ease!

Options include: BBQ sauce, hot peppers, lettuce & tomato.
"Doogie's boasts that it serves the 'Best Philly Outside Philly.' It is mighty good, especially the chunky, moist, full-flavored beef and caramel-sweet onions. The cheese here is a little wan, but I managed to polish it off with ease! Options include: BBQ sauce, hot peppers, lettuce & tomato."
Michael Stern


Doogie's is an inconspicuous drive-in on the Berlin Turnpike. It is easy to miss, unless you look for the Ruth's Chris Steak House next door. The two eateries are about as different as restaurants can be, except for the simple fact that both define their own form of excellence.
"Doogie's is an inconspicuous drive-in on the Berlin Turnpike. It is easy to miss, unless you look for the Ruth's Chris Steak House next door. The two eateries are about as different as restaurants can be, except for the simple fact that both define their own form of excellence. "
Michael Stern


The two-footer was off the menu for a while, but returned in full glory in March, 2012.
"The two-footer was off the menu for a while, but returned in full glory in March, 2012."
Michael Stern


ChiTownDiner cradles a two foot Boston dog (bacon and baked beans) during the 2012 Connecticut Roadfood Bus Tour.
"ChiTownDiner cradles a two foot Boston dog (bacon and baked beans) during the 2012 Connecticut Roadfood Bus Tour."
Cliff Strutz


Here are the rules by which Doogie's operates.
"Here are the rules by which Doogie's operates."
Michael Stern


Not everything at Doogie's is huge.  Last time we visited, one of the day's specials was a basket of mini corn dogs.  Our friend Jim Rains, a native Texan, believed that these little dogs were nearly as good-tasting as those served at the Texas State Fair:  high compliment indeed!
"Not everything at Doogie's is huge. Last time we visited, one of the day's specials was a basket of mini corn dogs. Our friend Jim Rains, a native Texan, believed that these little dogs were nearly as good-tasting as those served at the Texas State Fair: high compliment indeed!"
Michael Stern


Just for the record, I photographed this two-foot hot dog before putting on any condiments. The picture does show how nicely the taut skin of the wiener gets charred on the grill.
"Just for the record, I photographed this two-foot hot dog before putting on any condiments. The picture does show how nicely the taut skin of the wiener gets charred on the grill."
Michael Stern


On a turnpike crowded with come-hither signs and billboards, Doogie's is a relatively modest place.  But its cuisine is a cut above.
"On a turnpike crowded with come-hither signs and billboards, Doogie's is a relatively modest place. But its cuisine is a cut above."
Michael Stern


Rock Aronheim (Doogie): Connecticut's Hot Dog King.
"Rock Aronheim (Doogie): Connecticut's Hot Dog King."
Michael Stern


A sign above the condiment bar advises, 'Life's a dream when you have our Sassy Relish.'
"A sign above the condiment bar advises, 'Life's a dream when you have our Sassy Relish.'"
Michael Stern


Doogie's dogs are cooked on the grill, then charred over coals if desired. Two-footers, waiting to be cooked, are in the background.
"Doogie's dogs are cooked on the grill, then charred over coals if desired. Two-footers, waiting to be cooked, are in the background. "
Michael Stern


A Doogie's dog (topped with sauerkraut) is shown next to a normal-size lobster roll for comparison.
"A Doogie's dog (topped with sauerkraut) is shown next to a normal-size lobster roll for comparison. "
Michael Stern



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