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Buster's Drive In

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884 Terryville Ave, Bristol, CT 06010
+1 860-589-7509
11:30 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 19:00
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Terryville, Connecticut
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch with my boys. I have not been here in a couple years. Ordered a Michigan dog and was told they were out of hotdogs. What?! It's a hot dog place. How does this happen? Then I attempted to order calm strips. Once again was told they were out of those too. Only way this happens because of... More 

Thank 550Jefro
Bristol, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Buster's is a great place to stop for lunch or supper when you don't feel like cooking, when you're on your way to somewhere else, or when you're just tired and don't have enough energy to cook!

Thank bhoule
Albany, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Stopped by Buster's today on the way out of Bristol. Grew up in Bristol and probably have not been to Buster's in about 40 years. It is your classic New England hot dog stand. Some may give them a ding on the prices, but I think it is worth it for the quality. Hard to beat a natural casing foot... More 

Thank QuodErat
Ansonia, Connecticut
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

just there passing through stopped for lunch. hot dogs are always good. plenty of parking in back and tables to sit and enjoy in nice weather

Thank Jim H
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I used to eat here years ago and decided to take out children here for dinner. The mint chocolate milk shake was terrible, like they made it with mouthwash. The clam strips were overcooked and the fries and hamburgers were average at best.

Thank Jennifer O
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

This establishment has been around forever and I have only watched it flourish over the years! Hot dog with kraut is a delicious classic, chicken is delicious and the shakes are so thick and sweet. Always a pleasure giving them my support!

Thank KaitlynMazz3
Bristol, Connecticut
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

Old old drive-in known well to Bristol people. Opens in the Spring, closes in the fall. Decent take out food. Has some picnic tables to eat at if you like bugs.

Thank smellycandle
Charlestown, Nevis
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

Great dogs are a tradition in Connecticut. I grew up here and for a long while we lived at City Point in New Haven and we used to eat at Frankie’s when it was at Savin Rock long before the franchise days. But there were great dog stands everywhere, now they’ve almost all gone the way of the all-nite diners.... More 

Thank ChefSteveNevis
Hamden, Connecticut
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201 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

Buster's Drive-In is an old favorite of mine for lunch with and without co-workers. They make great hot dogs and burgers. You sit at nice outside tables from mid spring to mid fall. It is closed in winter.

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Terryville, Connecticut, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

Some of the best Michigan Dogs around! Also great hamburgers, french fries and beverages...The Strawberry Lemonade is my favorite. Outside dining only, so plan of going on a nice warm day/night. Only open seasonal. The lines get very long...but the food is worth the wait!

Thank UltraViolet382

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 884 Terryville Ave, Bristol, CT 06010
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 860-589-7509

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?