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Augie & Ray's Drive In

314 Main St, East Hartford, CT 06118-1826
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Ranked #25 of 70 restaurants in East Hartford
Good for: Dining on a budget
Most recent review
- Dec 27, 2012
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Good for: Dining on a budget
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66% Recommend
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English first
asheville, nc
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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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South Windsor, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Breakfast sandwiches are cooked to order on ultra fresh hard rolls. Everything is fresh and homemade. The Hutt family treats you like their family. Famous chili dogs(ask them to drop one in the Fryolator-yum), great fresh fish and Bogner's burgers char broiled. Why anyone goes to the Wendy's across the street is beyond me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

Augie's has been here over 60 years...looks almost exactly the same. Locals know this is the BEST drive-in food and old-time place you can go to....a MUST stop for breakfast, lunch, or an early fast food dinner with an old-fashioned touch. Chili dogs are GREAT (smaller than 40 years ago, but same great food. Chili fries. Whole belly clams. Great... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This place is around for as many years because it turns out the best dogs around. Fresh toppings, freindly service, fair prices

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Hartford, CT
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57 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Augie and Ray's has been around forever. I'd like to say it's objectively great, but I don't know if it actually is. Subjectively, it's fantastic. Being from East Hartford you have a special place in your heart for this place- the food is good for your soul even if it's not great for the waistline. You've got to love the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We only had a quick breakfast. Egg sandwich, donuts, coffee. They were satisfactory. There were a lot of local "regulars" there that morning. I understand they have great hot dogs but we didn't have time to go back later.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Dogs, burgers, rings, fries. Fish was slammin'. Don't count calories.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I've eaten here a few times, including this week, for lunch. The joint has an excellent location, but that's all I can say for it! The food is mediocre at best and is way over priced for what you get. The service is chaotic as there is no semblance of order. I felt like I was at a crowded bar... More

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44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

Augie & Ray's Drive-In is a classic old time drive-in minus the car service. There are a few stools by the window counter inside and picnic tables outside. Counter service is just like the 1950's or early 60's as there are no real lines and no order in a catch as catch can service scenario. This can make service difficult... More

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