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Dawg House

1360 East St., New Britain, CT - (860) 224-2636
Dawg House is a tiny eatery with only a few inside seats and a bunch of picnic tables outside. Its very inexpensive menu includes split and grilled hot dogs, steamed cheeseburgers and superb chili dogs.
100% Approval Rating (3 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Strand Dog
Fried Potatoes
Avery's Soda
Steamed Cheeseburger
Hot Dog

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"A while ago I posted a photo album on Roadfood's Facebook page titled "Roadfood You Can't Eat Any More," featuring pictures of beloved restaurants that have gone out of business and some of the great dishes they served. One such place I did not include was Strand Lunch ..."   [Read More]
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Scott Morris
March 14, 2011
"I thought the dogs were cooked to perfection, split down the middle and browned for a nice snap. The meat sauce is excellent, and definitely rivals the other local spot for dogs, Capitol Lunch. I would recommend anyone who has a craving for a quality hot dog to ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1360 East St., New Britain, CT
(860) 224-2636

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Specialty of the house: a Strand dog. A sign above the order area reads, ''When You're in the Dawg House if you say 'with everything,' 'the works,' 'strand dog,' 'house specialty,' 'the best you have,' I hear 'hot dog with mustard and onions and Strand Lunch sauce.'' Although I grew up eating Chicago hot dogs and still love them the most, this lovely weenie makes me proud to be a citizen of Connecticut.
"Specialty of the house: a Strand dog. A sign above the order area reads, ''When You're in the Dawg House if you say 'with everything,' 'the works,' 'strand dog,' 'house specialty,' 'the best you have,' I hear 'hot dog with mustard and onions and Strand Lunch sauce.'' Although I grew up eating Chicago hot dogs and still love them the most, this lovely weenie makes me proud to be a citizen of Connecticut."
Michael Stern





As its name suggests, the Dawg House specializes in wieners. But it is a central Connecticut diner and, honoring local food tradition, it also serves a fine steamed burger gobbed with steamed cheddar cheese.
"As its name suggests, the Dawg House specializes in wieners. But it is a central Connecticut diner and, honoring local food tradition, it also serves a fine steamed burger gobbed with steamed cheddar cheese."
Michael Stern


When you order a hot dog at the counter, you also specify which condiments you want. This one has relish and yellow mustard. (Spicy mustard also is available.)
"When you order a hot dog at the counter, you also specify which condiments you want. This one has relish and yellow mustard. (Spicy mustard also is available.)"
Michael Stern


Avery's soda is bottled in New Britain. This one is root beer, and it is creamy-good.
"Avery's soda is bottled in New Britain. This one is root beer, and it is creamy-good."
Michael Stern


For me, Dawg House dogs are too good to waste appetite on a side dish, but if you must, these superspiced fried potatoes with cheese and bacon fill the bill quite nicely.
"For me, Dawg House dogs are too good to waste appetite on a side dish, but if you must, these superspiced fried potatoes with cheese and bacon fill the bill quite nicely."
Michael Stern


The Dawg House is easily accessible from Route 9. Be advised that seating inside is extremely limited.
"The Dawg House is easily accessible from Route 9. Be advised that seating inside is extremely limited."
Michael Stern



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