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Chez Lenard

French, American, Hot Dogs
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421 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Hot Dog Heaven

What more can you say about a "gourmet" hot dog stand that has been able to stay in business for so very, very many years? The hot dog selection is great, and the owner, Michael Principi, is warm and welcoming to everyone; from the youngest to the oldest!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
Thomas O
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For a hot dog cart, it's the best around. Although I'm generally against hot dogs because I'm not convinced of their nutrition, I admit that I've given into the kids a few times and they always love this little hot dog stand. It's quick and easy, and if we go there only every so often, I don't feel too guilty.

Thank Jennifer L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Chez Lenard. The employees are so friendly and kind to all the kids. They give the kids free candy on Fridays - even if they don't buy a hot dog. Hot dogs are great. Would love to see cole slaw added as a topping, but there are so many other options. Love it!

Thank lmwalker32
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I'd been told about getting hot dogs from carts, but hadn't actually done it until now. What a treat! Trust whomever is working to pick for you if you're not sure what you want. I would highly recommend anything from the Chez Lenard cart!

Thank Leah A
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

What more can you say about a "gourmet" hot dog stand that has been able to stay in business for so very, very many years? The hot dog selection is great, and the owner, Michael Principi, is warm and welcoming to everyone; from the youngest to the oldest!

Thank Thomas O
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Although the switch from kosher to nonkosher hot dogs went unnoticed with the new owner, the flavors have not significantly changed. Consistently good and quick. A landmark of Ridgefield and deservedly so.

Thank donaldg753
Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

this was a great little stand on the main street of beautiful Ridgefield, Ct the hot dogs were the best I have had all my life and I would reccommend them to anyone! don't miss out!

Thank John S
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

it's a hot dog stand with class, good dogs, several mustards, drinks. Park benches near by were you can eat your dog, and institution in town.

Thank dieteraz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Chez Lenard hot dog vendors are out in all types of weather--purveying gourmet dogs and savoir faire! If you'd like a quick bite while you stroll the scenic streets of Ridgefield, this is your spot.

Thank oliver57
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The town's "hot dog man," he sells nothing but the best. Gourmet hot dogs with gourmet toppings at gourmet prices. He is a most friendly guy, so stop by to say "hello." And order one of his fine hot dogs while you're there. He's nothing short of an institution.

Thank Beautyhuggeranonymous
Ridgefield, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This business is only a streetside hot dog cart, with no other pretenses! Okay if you happen to be in Ridgefield and hunger attacks with force, but not in any way, shape or form a "dining establishment."

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 421 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5
  • Cuisine: French, American, Hot Dogs


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