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Swanky Frank's

182 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, CT - (203) 838-8969
Swanky Frank's is a highway dog house that has served its raunchy-good wieners to generations in search of cheap eats in lower Fairfield County. What makes these dogs especially great is that they are cooked the Southern Connecticut way, meaning they are deep fried, emerging from the oil with a crunch to their skin and insides that are drippingly luscious.
82% Approval Rating (39 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
French fries
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Swanky Frank's is a highway dog house that has served its raunchy-good wieners to generations in search of cheap eats in lower Fairfield County. It has been a dump for years; even as the management and personnel behind the worn-out counter have changed, the mischievous ..."   [Read More]

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182 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, CT
(203) 838-8969

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Mild, meaty chili is just one of the extras you can have the kitchen put on the hot dog before it is served. Others include bacon, sauerkraut, cheese, lettuce and tomato.
"Mild, meaty chili is just one of the extras you can have the kitchen put on the hot dog before it is served. Others include bacon, sauerkraut, cheese, lettuce and tomato."
Michael Stern





Fries are served in a basket lined with wax paper.
"Fries are served in a basket lined with wax paper."
Michael Stern


A Swanky Frank dog topped with the house relish and crisp raw onions and served in a bun warmed on the grill. Great eating! It is possible to pay extra to have your wiener split and grilled rather than fried.
"A Swanky Frank dog topped with the house relish and crisp raw onions and served in a bun warmed on the grill. Great eating! It is possible to pay extra to have your wiener split and grilled rather than fried."
Michael Stern


Crispy-skinned, deep-fried, split and grilled hot dog fresh from the grill.
"Crispy-skinned, deep-fried, split and grilled hot dog fresh from the grill."
Donald Thompson


For the sake of the picture, we left this Swanky Frank temporarily undressed.  Note how taut the skin is.  Straight from its hot-oil bath, it is ready to burst open at first bite.  First, please pass the mustard...
"For the sake of the picture, we left this Swanky Frank temporarily undressed. Note how taut the skin is. Straight from its hot-oil bath, it is ready to burst open at first bite. First, please pass the mustard..."
Michael Stern


A deep fried dog, dressed, and a basket full of hot French fries:  wiener cuisine gets no better than this.
"A deep fried dog, dressed, and a basket full of hot French fries: wiener cuisine gets no better than this."
Michael Stern


The closer I get to the bottom of the basket, the more I like Swanky Frank's French fries. This is where all the crunchy bits and squiggles of potato are found. And yes, I DO like a lot of salt on my fries!
"The closer I get to the bottom of the basket, the more I like Swanky Frank's French fries. This is where all the crunchy bits and squiggles of potato are found. And yes, I DO like a lot of salt on my fries!"
Michael Stern


Frozen onion rings are chewy and best avoided.
"Frozen onion rings are chewy and best avoided."
Donald Thompson


Swanky Frank is as convenient as Roadfood can be:  at the end of the exit ramp (Exit 14) off I-95.
"Swanky Frank is as convenient as Roadfood can be: at the end of the exit ramp (Exit 14) off I-95."
Michael Stern



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