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Simones' Hot Dog Stand

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99 Chestnut St, Lewiston, ME 04240-7702
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6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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best hot dogs around very polite and loving people... they are very great with kids and they acknowledge people entering and leaving

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

best hot dogs around very polite and loving people... they are very great with kids and they acknowledge people entering and leaving

Auburn, ME
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The red hotdogs are steamed to perfection! Always excellent friendly service! A Lewiston Maine landmark that has served locals, politicians, & celebrities for generations!

Thank Jim J
Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We were in Lewiston recently and happened upon Simones' Hot Dog Stand...never knew it was there. We asked a few locals about it and they said..."You have to go". We are so glad we did. It is in a brick building on Chestnut Street...it is painted red. Cozy inside with 4 booths, several tables...plus counter seating. We sat at the... More 

Thank BeeMelissa
Yarmouth, Maine
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Not sure how I missed this place after 18 years in Maine but now I will make sure to go back. I'm not a fan of red dogs so I was skeptical but I had the chili cheese dog and the half and half, which is half an order of fries and half an order of onion rings. And I... More 

Thank DVHeard
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Simones"hot dogs is a very old Lewiston establishment that serves one of the best steamed hot dogs I've ever eaten Located on the most upper part of Chestnut St by an entrance to the Lewiston City Park, it originated as a rolling Greek owned caravan at another entrance to the city park, not for from the city library and city... More 

Thank Luc D
Stockholm, Sweden
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I have come here for business lunch, with family, alone, and I have never been disappointed. The owners are always there and always taking time to chat with all their customers, I am sure there are people who come here who have come here since opening day and will continue to come. I hope this place never closes, it is... More 

Thank nicks60610
Auburn, Maine
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263 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

the place to be seen. Political figures from around the country stop here, and I'm guessing most get a "Red Snapper" Hot dog. These Hot Dogs aren't available in most states. The food, the people, the prices are all well worth the stop.

Thank slalemand
Auburn, ME
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Friendly staff, steamed dogs on steamed buns. A bit overpriced for what it is They were cooked well and tasted good. I won't be going back.

Thank mainelydave
Lewiston, Maine
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Great people, great atmosphere. The best hot dogs in New England! Can't say enough. Quick service just down to earth people! It is like "Cheers" for a hot dog. Everyone knows your name

Thank Maureen C
Turner, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I love this place. Their food is amazing, their staff is great, and the owners are so friendly. You feel at home when you eat there.

Thank rawrx47

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm

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