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Botsford Drive-In

282 S. Main St., Newtown, CT - (203) 426-4279
Hot dogs are the specialty of the house. They are long, chewy ones that extend far beyond the soft, split New England-style buns in which they're nestled. Available configurations include a "Works" dog with mustard, relish, and sauerkraut, a "Texas" dog with hot chili, a "Messy" with the Works plus onions and chili, and a "King," which is Works, onion, bacon, cheese, and chili.
88% Approval Rating (9 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Hot Dog With Onion Sauce
Chili Dog

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"As professional travelers, we sometimes ask ourselves why we settled down in Connecticut. One answer is pizza: the best is here. Another good answer is hot dogs. We'd venture to say that there are more good hot dog joints per capita in Connecticut than in any ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

282 S. Main St., Newtown, CT
(203) 426-4279

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, 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
This picture shows not only the sweet, garlicky onion sauce, but also the generous length of the hot dog -- base price, $1.25! -- as well as the classic split-top Yankee bun.
"This picture shows not only the sweet, garlicky onion sauce, but also the generous length of the hot dog -- base price, $1.25! -- as well as the classic split-top Yankee bun."
Michael Stern





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"This "Works" dog is resting on its wrapper on a car seat ... the location where most Botsford drive-in hot dogs are consumed."
Michael Stern


We do love plump hot dogs, but there is something extremely appealing about these tube steaks that shrivel a bit when they fry, and snap when bitten.
"We do love plump hot dogs, but there is something extremely appealing about these tube steaks that shrivel a bit when they fry, and snap when bitten."
Michael Stern


A close-up of Botsford chili. At $2, a chili dog is twice the price of a standard long dog, but there's a lot of extra meat here.
"A close-up of Botsford chili. At $2, a chili dog is twice the price of a standard long dog, but there's a lot of extra meat here."
Michael Stern


There's a broad parking lot all around, but barely room to stand inside at the order windows.
"There's a broad parking lot all around, but barely room to stand inside at the order windows."
Michael Stern



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