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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
Works hot dog
Chili Dog
Hot Dog With Onion Sauce

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 other ..."   [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 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 as well as the classic split-top Yankee bun."
Michael Stern





This 'Works' dog is resting on its wrapper on a car seat ... the location where most Botsford drive-in hot dogs are consumed.
"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 cook, 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 cook, and snap when bitten."
Michael Stern


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