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Jun 29, 2009 06:33 AM

Hotdogs in western MA

Looking to get some great hot dogs as my daughter and I go on adventures this summer in western MA. Any suggestions, we live in the Northampton area?

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  1. How about Nick's Nest in Holyoke? They've been there forever, and they are the best!

    1597 Northampton St., Holyoke, MA

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    1. re: Hanuman1960

      What are the dogs at Nick's Nest like? Are they open year round?

      1. re: Hanuman1960

        Sorry, but Nick"s nest is overrated. Nothing special at all. White Hut in West Springfield is better than that.

      2. I'm not sure if it is because the hotdogs are good or just because our general love for our summer tradition, but my family always goes to a little ice cream/sandwich place across from the Turners Falls airport for sauerkraut or chili cheese dogs. That plus one of their giant ice cream cones makes me so happy...

        1. Teo's Hot Dogs on East St. in Pittsfield. My personal favorite are the Chili Dogs at the East Lee Package Store on Rt. 20 in Lee just east of the Outlet Stores.

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          1. re: Lenox637

            Nick's Nest dogs are just plain awful. The best dogs are at the snack bar in Look Park Northampton. Dogs grilled in butter with grilled buns. Just like the Howard Johnson's hot dogs of yore. Just order a bag of chips and an orangeade and you're in a time machine back to say, 1958.

            1. re: Lenox637

              Another vote for Teo's if you're in Pittsfield. They are unique and sorta the Pitts' only indigenous food? Mini lightly grilled hot dogs served on steamed little buns with 3 traditional toppings: mustard, meat sauce and chopped onions. Sadly, Whorle's no longer makes the dogs (which were snappy and great) but the substitute is acceptable. I think an adventurous kid would love them!

              1. re: mjoyous

                Actually, these little Pittsfield dogs are native to nearby downtown Troy NY where they have been an institution for generations. Head to Troy and there are a number of these excellent little old joints downtown. Best with the meat sauce! I love 'em

                1. re: Big Fat Moe

                  Have tried most of the Troy mini-hd joints, but still stand by the original Whorles @ Teo's as the best. Sadly, another part of the past.

            2. I had a bite of the chili/cheese dog from Skip's Roadside Diner on Rte 2 in Gill, MA. It was delicious! I already had a plateful of pierogies and kapusta, otherwise I would have wanted more.

              1. Head to North Adams, check out Kid's Space at MASS MoCA and hit Jack's Hot Dogs on Eagle St. It's a north county establishment.

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