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99 Chestnut St, Lewiston, ME 04240-7702
207-782-8431
Today
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place!

Being from Chicago, I'm a bit of a hot dog snob, but this place is just perfect. I love the unique red Maine steamers and the soft buns. The folks working there couldn't be more friendly and the atmosphere is just what you'd expect from a legendary hot dog joint. Love it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
Mojotrain
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Basel, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Being from Chicago, I'm a bit of a hot dog snob, but this place is just perfect. I love the unique red Maine steamers and the soft buns. The folks working there couldn't be more friendly and the atmosphere is just what you'd expect from a legendary hot dog joint. Love it!

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Lewiston, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We love this place. We've been here many times. Great burgers, hot dogs, breakfast. Price is right, portion is right, atmosphere is right.

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Norridgewock, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

When I worked in the L/A area this was my breakfast and lunch place. Jimmy and the Girls make everyone feel welcomed and like they are part of he family. It's not 5 star and it's not new age it's good Maine soul food. Doesn't get any better than Simones'.

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Ware, Massachusetts
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30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Simple and sweet, this is The Hot Dog Place in Androscoggin County! Bring your kids, bring your memories, sign the guestbook if you're from out of town. Long Live Simones!

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By a tree in Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Awesome food, great people and one hellofa value. Also known as the political luncheon of Lewiston. Pay attention to all the wall decoration and pictures.

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Leeds, ME
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Great tasting hot dogs on a steamed roll. Friendly staff. I try to get here at least once a month. Best tasting dogs in the area.

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Clayton, NC
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Simones' is a landmark eatery in Lewiston, Maine. I have been eating here since I was a kid. Now that I live in North Carolina, it is a "must stop" when I'm in Maine for vacation. Simones' Hot Dog Stand has been a fixture on Chestnut Street since it was founded by a Greek immigrant family in 1908. It is... More 

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South Durham, Maine, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

...Shoulder to shoulder at lunch-time! Simone's is so popular that it's on every national politician's stop-list. Truly an experience. And, the hot dogs are good, too!

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L/A, Maine
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53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

hot dogs the way you want them and, during political campaign seasons, THE place to glad-hand big names in politics on the election trail

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Portland, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

We went to Simone's after a day of skiing at Lost Valley, and had a great and cheap meal before heading back down to Portland. Simone's is an old school diner, with chili dogs, cheese fries, burgers, and friendly staff who will add chili to your cheese fries and hand out lollipops to the kids at the end of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 Chestnut St, Lewiston, ME 04240-7702
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Lewiston
  • Phone Number: 207-782-8431
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm

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