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Merritt Canteen

4355 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06606-2308
+1 203-372-1416
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“bison burger” (7 reviews)
“chili” (10 reviews)
“fries” (16 reviews)
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American, Fast food
4355 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06606-2308
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Hot dogs are snappy when you bite into, so good. Husband had chili dog that had a warning on "heat", but he didn't seem to flinch. He said he should've had both hot dogs with chili instead of ordering one with ketchup/onion combo. Churros are...More

Thank S1501BNsuec
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Merritt Canteen has been around a long time and they have a loyal clientele who appreciates their varied menu (sandwiches, sea food, burgers, dogs, etc.), quick service and that everything is made to order. My go to is always a cheeseburger, fries well done and...More

Thank georgeandsheryl
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Best fast food within miles. Dogs are absolutely the best and worth stopping in for. Opens early and closes late. You name it, they have it. Burgers, sandwiches, salads. Always busy Especially around breakfast and lunchtime. I always try to find the time to stop...More

Thank dpm3356
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Have been going to the Merritt Canteen as long as I can remember from when I was a little kid. The hot dogs are the best. After a 6 hour drive to the area hots dogs French Fries and a drink are on the top...More

Thank BTR486
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch and the place was packed with people (good sign). Menu has many choices from fish to chicken sandwiches, but my favorite was the egg, sausage, and cheese on a Portuguese roll. It was the best I've ever had. Plus...More

Thank WorldTraveler0505
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

A good old time fast food place. Instead of the regular fast food place this is where you want to go to so you get it fresh. Good food and fair prices. They have an extensive menu with all types of food. If you like...More

Thank Andres72423
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

While in Bridgeport recently I decided to stop at the Merritt Canteen for one of their great hotdogs. I hadn't been there in years and was remembering how good they tasted in those warm buns! Well, it was as good as I remembered. Didn't have...More

Thank newenglandny
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Always good food here. Never disappointed. They have daily specials which helps switch things up a bit. Nothing fancy here, just some good tasty food. Clam chowder is always a go to for me!

1  Thank Tim F
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Stopped on the way from NY to MA. Line moved fast. Food was hot and fresh and tasty. Wish I'd had a shake not the fountain iced tea.

Thank BigCJ65
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I went there 3 times altogether all times were busy so I wouldn't recommend sitting down and eating when is busy because its not that big in there and its so crowded but the food is great you get to see it being made so...More

Thank Yadira S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
7:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4355 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06606-2308
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bridgeport
  • Phone Number: +1 203-372-1416
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