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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best chilie dogs around

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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

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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hartford,ct
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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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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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