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Chez Lenard

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421 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 4
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic hot dogs. If you want a plain hot dog, don't bother going here. Go across the street. But for fancy toppings, this is the place.

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South Salem, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Before I stopped eating meat, I often treated myself to a lunch of one or two Chez Lenard hotdogs - my fav is with saurkraut and yellow mustard. Delicious! A pleasure for all the senses from the forerunner of gourmet food trucks.

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Thank Eaglerock144
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

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.

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Thank Jennifer L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Thank li_walk
Loveland, 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!

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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!

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Thank Thomas O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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