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Augie & Ray's Drive In

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314 Main St, East Hartford, CT 06118-1826
860-568-3770
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Burgers and rings

This is probably the best place in town for a simple burger and some onion rings. There is nothing fancy here - just a classic drive-in. It is sandwiched between a main road and Pratt & Whitney - you don't go here for the view. The outside seating is ample and nice in most seasons. The service has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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East Hartford, Connecticut
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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up going to Augie's with my Dad. We were from Glastonbury and would head over for either a pepper egg breakfast sandwich, chili dog, or a cheeseburger. My personal favorite was the chili dog - with everything on it! I would add sauerkraut, mustard, ketchup, relish, onions, etc. Anything I could find at the condiment bar. It wasn't... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is probably the best place in town for a simple burger and some onion rings. There is nothing fancy here - just a classic drive-in. It is sandwiched between a main road and Pratt & Whitney - you don't go here for the view. The outside seating is ample and nice in most seasons. The service has always been... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Augies has been around since I was a kid and my dad would bring me. This used to be one of the best hot dogs going along with great whole belly fried clams. The place has changed hands and like so many other establishments has gone down hill considerably. The once excellent hot dogs are not much more than a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Best dogs, onion rings, bellies, milk shakes. I have been going here since I was a kid in the 60' s. It is a special treat to go there.

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Thank 323charlenek
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

An East Hartford dining institution! Feeding hungry P&W aircrafters since the 1940s, it’s appearance from the outside and inside as a typical lunchtime snack bar is deceiving; because the food was atypical. As in the fashion of older snack bars, it has perimeter seating around 3 sides of the interior. I had been craving a chili dog for a while,... More 

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Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I’ve heard about this place for years from my father (he grew up in East Hartford during the 50s and 60s). I took him back this week for a visit, and he wanted to take me there, so we went here for lunch. It’s not much to look at, but it does have that old-fashioned drive in feel to it... More 

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Crossville, Tn., United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I had the opportunity to try Augie and Rays Drive In while visiting Gastonbury Ct. this month. I had heard about Augie and Rays from a friend who grew up there and bragged constantly how great that their hot dogs were. Well I have to agree that the Augie Dog is the thing to order when going there to eat.... More 

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Sourthern New England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place has been in East Hartford for years. In fact my father worked there after WWII. I am a fan of the burgers and the milk shakes. When I come to town I like to stop here for my lunch when visiting family. There is an outside section for the nice weather, you can eat in your car or... More 

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asheville, nc
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I got food poisoning the last, and I do mean last time I ate there. A hot dog with chili sauce. The chili sauce was luke warm, a breeding ground for bacteria.

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Thank janis p
East Hartford, CT
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Went there last night. Ordered dogs, fries, rings. The guy behind the counter, while putting my food on the grill actually scratched his head with his bare hand, then proceeded to continue to put my food on the grill. I rather emphatically told him to go wash his hands, and he stormed off to the back and, I assume, did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 314 Main St, East Hartford, CT 06118-1826
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-568-3770

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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