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Al's Hot Dog Stand

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248 S Main St, Naugatuck, CT 06770-4635
+1 203-729-6229
08:00 - 20:30
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Sun 09:00 - 19:30
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 20:30
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1,419 reviews
725 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 873 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We like to stop here for their hot dogs and fries when we are in the area during the summer. Good basic summer food. Located just off Route 8, they have picnic tables where you can dine. Years ago it was with our son, now we will bring our grandkids.

Thank ct-cruisers
Trumbull, Connecticut
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Old school sort of drive-in. Menu is what you would expect, plus some surprises. Stopped for breakfast. Coffee was great bacon egg cheese was great service quick. Ate breakfast at a picnic table. Seriously what else can you ask for.

Thank JimBlanchfield
Naugatuck, CT
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87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We live close to Al's and visit a few times each summer. There are some things that Al's has nailed down, like their cheeseburger. You don't need anything on it. No condiments. It's delicious. I used to rave about their fried shrimp but they've changed to using butterfly shrimp which just aren't as good as the whole shrimp they used... More 

Thank Lynda B
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Classic burger stand. A local hot spot for many years. Nothing fancy picnic tables outside durring the summer months. Get the "Bulldozer"

Thank Hawiian2
Michigan, USA
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Have been coming here for years - born and raised in town and come every time I'm in town. Today the soft shell crab was smaller than the bun and poorly done. When I questioned it, I was told "I don't buy the crabs my boss does". Nice attitude - maybe the boss should retrain the staff and think about... More 

1 Thank Anne_Pereira
Ansonia, Connecticut
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

My husband and I eat here maybe 3-4 times a year when we get out this way and we have always enjoyed the burgers dogs & fries ..yummy! We sit in the car turn on the radio and enjoy!

Thank Lianne54
Naugatuck, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2016

The food was very good, while the service people were friendly and fun to be around. The girls brought us our food in bikini's and on roller skates. I loved the foot-long as Debbie fed it to me on the deck. Good prices too!

1 Thank Nancy J
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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117 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

This roadside stand has been a staple in Naugatuck for many years. The hotdogs are great with tantalizing relishes. They also have the prerequisite hamburgers fries and specials. The only thing missing is unsweetened ice tea. Nothing fancy here, located on a busy and noise intersection. Great for a quick meal or take home.

Thank Fred S
Shelton, Connecticut
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The sign says "New Hours" ...close at 3:30. My wife and I arrived at 3:15. I went to the order window...the guy behind the window pulled down the shade right in front of my face...no words, no explanation...just pulled down the shade in front of me. I went to the pick-up window and tapped on the glass. A woman inside... More 

Thank Jamesf45
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156 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Al's is a cash only establishment that's never been updated...and looks like its never been cleaned either. I kind of can't believe they've managed to stay open this long. It's dirty inside and out including the condiment stations, bottles and tables. When you go inside to order you can see towards the kitchen and it's really gross. They apparently don't... More 

Thank JCW627

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 S Main St, Naugatuck, CT 06770-4635
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Naugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 203-729-6229

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