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Augie & Ray's Drive In

314 Main St, East Hartford, CT 06118-1826
860-568-3770
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Ranked #18 of 71 Restaurants in East Hartford
Good for: Dining on a budget
Most recent review
- Jun 21, 2014
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Good for: Dining on a budget
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English first
Crossville, Tn., United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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hartford,ct
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Birmingham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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