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Botsford Drive-In

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282 S Main St, Route 25, Newtown, CT 06470-2788
+1 203-426-4279
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I stopped by and ordered through the drive thru. Ordered a vanilla milkshake w chocolate syrup $4.25. I waited 15 minutes and as I drove away sipped it it was really just flavored milk. No thickness to it. I didn't go back because I didn't want to wait another 15 min. Not worth it

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Thank cabocathy1
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent cheeseburger and friendly customer service. A great local place for lunch on the go quality meats and fresh toppings. highly recommend!!! Can't wait to go back again :)

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Thank rockdef d
Danbury, CT
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We felt like a hot dog and had never stopped at the Botford Drive-in, I can't say it was awful but there is room for improvement.

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Thank robstainedglass
Monroe, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Tiny dive place. Girlfriend ordered a jumbo hot dog with only sauerkraut and it was as good as she expected it to be. I ordered a cod sandwich and it was smaller than I expected. Taste-wise, it was just fine. Spudsters aka fried mashed potatoes nuggets, were very good as a side. I see some reviews complaining about how the... More 

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Thank AtnierR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Lived in newtown almost 15 years so ive been going to jumbo dogs forever and will always enjoy trips there. Always awesome to take a break from skating the skatepark during the summer and head over to jumbo dogs with the homies and sit outside to eat. Great dogs, burgers, and especially the Texas fries! All for next to nothing.... More 

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Thank tom c
Monroe, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

I stopped here and they have an unusual drive-thru. You pull up to the window and order and it takes some time. The food is at best average. The hot dogs are mostly meal and have little flavor.

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Thank Virginia V
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Well, I had been going by for years without stopping, I was hungry so I made the turn in. Got a couple of burgers with fried onions and fries. This place is better than I remembered. I will stop in again. On a 1-10 scale, with 10 being best, I would give it a 6.5. Thats pretty good in my... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Stopped for lunch this week and tried two dogs. The Texas dog with mustard, onions and chili was quite good. Chili has some character but I would call it mild. The other was my standard dog test version - sauerkraut only. Also good. Dogs were meaty but didn't have the "pop" when you bite through. Worthy of a stop and... More 

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Thank dchemist
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

Great value, yummy basic tummy filling food. They choose the Botsford drive-in over every other place I could take them.

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Thank Launie63
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Great hotdog stand! The family meal is the best deal in town: 5 dogs and a huge bag of fries for 10 bucks! Can't be beat. Only issue is the wait- sometimes it's too long- but it's worth it. Very yummy and a real hometown establishment.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5
Cuisine
Fast food, American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 S Main St, Route 25, Newtown, CT 06470-2788
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Newtown
  • Phone Number: +1 203-426-4279

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