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Feb 6, 2006 12:38 PM

new england hot dogs

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big disapointment! was really looking forward to this experience and was not pleased! asked for hot dog to be well done, it was not, fries were soggy and cold and I was the only one in the place... I don't care if Swankys is considered to be dirty by some, still the best in my long as they don't drop mine on the floor...

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  1. Where is this place? My kids love dogs-- would love to know where you think better ones are.

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    1. re: madisoneats

      This is in Norwalk, but it seems like a franchise or chain...I love Swanky Franks in Norwalk and Super Dooper Weenie in Fairfield...

      1. re: suzanne

        Frankie's in Waterbury...mmmmmm.

    2. Is "new england hot dogs" a place or are you just bashing hot dogs joints throughout all of new england because a bad experience? maintains the best review of hot dog joints in the north east. Holly wasn't very impressed with Swanky Franks?

      1. Dougs Dogs is a cart of all things on Rte 12 between Marlborough and Keene NH. He is a master and has been set up there for years.

        1. I enjoyed my trip to the new Hot Dog shop in Norwalk Ct. The food was excellent, and the people were quite courteous. I will be back, and so will my friends!!!
          On the contrary, I found Swanky Franks to be a greasy spoon, and filthy.

          This new place is clean, and the food was top shelf..

          1. I tried Speed's in Boston, per hollyeats' suggestion. It truly is an experience. If you can find it, then you're off to a great start. Next, if it's actually open, then you're in good luck. It takes a bit of time to prepare each one, so if there's a line, you're in trouble. The dog itself is killer good, I have to admit. All of those layers of sauces and condiments somehow work together in a decadent way to elevate this dog to another level. I'm from NY, and this dog is not for the purist, but there's no denying it's one of the best I've ever had. The final caveat: it's the most expensive dog I've ever had - I thought I had enough money for two, but I could only get one. I can't remember the exact price...but $6 keeps nagging at my mind. Conclusion: it's good enough to last in my memory, but not enough for me to make the trip there again. I occasionally pass within 5 minutes of the location, but it's too inconvenient to keep track of when it's open. Until then, I'll eat at Spike's...not nearly as good, but is open normal business hours.