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Guida's

484 Meriden Rd., Middlefield, CT - (860) 349-9039
Posted By Alex Bozzi on 7/8/2005 3:09:00 PM
Breakfast is quite exceptional. The pancakes, while huge, are very light and fluffy. One can get fresh fruit added to them for a special treat. None of that canned, goo-laden fruit-like food product here. There should be waffles, but one cannot expect everything! Lunch is quick and good, if a bit greasy. Hot dogs are crisp with a good snap to them. Buns are split top, buttered and grilled, the way the Almighty meant them to be. Nice milkshakes.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Split buns such as this are a New England custom; their design makes them easy to butter and cook on the grill right next to the lovely hot dogs they envelop.
"Split buns such as this are a New England custom; their design makes them easy to butter and cook on the grill right next to the lovely hot dogs they envelop."
Michael Stern





What is missing from this picture of two ten-inch chili dogs? The answer, of course, is mustard. A line of the right yellow stuff finishes off the sweet, meaty chili with authority.
"What is missing from this picture of two ten-inch chili dogs? The answer, of course, is mustard. A line of the right yellow stuff finishes off the sweet, meaty chili with authority."
Michael Stern


Guida's menu boasts of serving Angus burgers. The meat does taste good, but I felt the patty a bit stingy on size. The
"Guida's menu boasts of serving Angus burgers. The meat does taste good, but I felt the patty a bit stingy on size. The "Rancher" configuration adds a delicious tangle of fried-soft onions on top, plus cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce. The bun is soft and absorbent and, while by no means a sophisticated breadstuff, the perfect mitt for this drive-in sandwich."
Michael Stern


Moose tracks ice cream: vanilla loaded with mini peanut butter cups and crisp chocolate chunks
"Moose tracks ice cream: vanilla loaded with mini peanut butter cups and crisp chocolate chunks"
Michael Stern


The $6.25 Rancher includes not only the deluxe hamburger but a serving of pretty good French fries.
"The $6.25 Rancher includes not only the deluxe hamburger but a serving of pretty good French fries."
Michael Stern


At the junction of Route 66 and 147, Guida's has been a hot-dog haven for more than half a century. Not visible left of the photo: picnic tables for al fresco dining.
"At the junction of Route 66 and 147, Guida's has been a hot-dog haven for more than half a century. Not visible left of the photo: picnic tables for al fresco dining."
Michael Stern


The two-for-one special is a great bargain. A pair of these hot dogs is twenty-inches of tube steak. With a side of fries or onion rings and a milk shake, that's a mighty meal.
"The two-for-one special is a great bargain. A pair of these hot dogs is twenty-inches of tube steak. With a side of fries or onion rings and a milk shake, that's a mighty meal."
Michael Stern


The crispy wiener ends that hang out of the bun beg to be bitten off first.
"The crispy wiener ends that hang out of the bun beg to be bitten off first."
Chris & Amy Ayers


The cheese underneath has already melted from the heat and helps to bind this chili dog together. Notice the sweet chunks of onions and chili meat here.
"The cheese underneath has already melted from the heat and helps to bind this chili dog together. Notice the sweet chunks of onions and chili meat here."
Chris & Amy Ayers



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