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George's Coney Island Hot Dogs

158 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA - (508) 753-4362
Posted By Stephen Rushmore on 5/25/2009 12:25:00 AM
Just a two-minute detour from Route 290 in Worcester, MA led me to an absolute treat of an old-fashioned hot dog eatery. For over 80 years George's Coney Island Hot Dogs have truly been a local favorite. Everything about the restaurant oozes Roadfood - the large neon sign outside with a 10-foot hotdog, the long counter with over 100 hot dogs grilling, the enormous tub of mustard waiting to be tossed onto the dogs, the well-worn eating booths with completely illegible graffiti, and a menu with prices that make you think you have stepped back in time.

The menu at Coney Island is straightforward - the classic order is a hot dog with mustard, chili and onions. They also have hamburgers and some basic sandwiches, but considering the overwhelming number of hot dogs on the grill, it is obvious that the dog is the prized food option. Coney Island also offers a complete choice of both soda and beer.

The dogs are relatively thin with a proportionate amount of mustard, chili sauce and onions. The chili, which is the key ingredient, is a thin and mild homemade variety that functions as a gluing agent for the other ingredients. The result is a tasty and moist dog that goes down in just a few bites. Plan on ordering two or three to fill your appetite.

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Notice the chili is nearly as voluminous as the thin wiener.
"Notice the chili is nearly as voluminous as the thin wiener."
Stephen Rushmore





This finely made homemade chili can make anything it touches an instant roadfood hit.
"This finely made homemade chili can make anything it touches an instant roadfood hit."
Stephen Rushmore


Standard with chili, mustard and onions.
"Standard with chili, mustard and onions."
Stephen Rushmore


Not to be overlooked at George's are the pickles which are fantastic
"Not to be overlooked at George's are the pickles which are fantastic"
bill eaton


One look at the grilled dogs and mustard bowl and you know they must serve thousands of these in a day.
"One look at the grilled dogs and mustard bowl and you know they must serve thousands of these in a day."
Stephen Rushmore


It is refreshing to find a place near Boston where you can still get a great wiener for just over a dollar.  Look at the chocolate bar below the menu named
"It is refreshing to find a place near Boston where you can still get a great wiener for just over a dollar. Look at the chocolate bar below the menu named "HERE SHE IS" instead of "HERSHEY'S"."
Stephen Rushmore


The eating stalls have been worn in so much that the graffiti is completely illegible.
"The eating stalls have been worn in so much that the graffiti is completely illegible."
Stephen Rushmore


This used to be a horse stable before the restaurant moved in.
"This used to be a horse stable before the restaurant moved in."
Stephen Rushmore


This is a picture of George's Coney Island's neon sign.
"This is a picture of George's Coney Island's neon sign."
BEARLEY


The neon sign has all the makings of a great Roadfood joint.
"The neon sign has all the makings of a great Roadfood joint."
Stephen Rushmore



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