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150 Columbia Tpke, Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 462-3505
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Garbage

Hot dog was ice cold with soggy bun. I ordered thrre minis and got one large instead. The meat sauce was too thick and looked more like paste. Definitely not appetizing

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Malerie A
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Hot dog was ice cold with soggy bun. I ordered thrre minis and got one large instead. The meat sauce was too thick and looked more like paste. Definitely not appetizing

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too far upstate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My mom grew up in Troy and Cohoes and raved about Hot Dog Charlies and Ted's Fish Fry and I had a few memorable occasions to try them when i was young. For this past year, I often would pick up my son at the SUNY Rensselaer campus, one day he asked to stop at Subway, and I saw the... More 

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Ossining, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I grew up in the area and had a long-time love affair with Hot Dog Charlies. My Dad grew up near Troy and he introduced me to the century long battle for supremecy between Hpt Dog Charlies and Famous Lunch in Downtown Troy. He was a Famous Lunch fan and I was strong in the Hot Dog Charlie's camp. Hpt... More 

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Averill Park, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The story here is pretty simple,...are you looking for a fine dining experience, then go anywhere else. Are you looking fo a GREAT hot dog and shake,...don't move a damned inch!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2009

Food is fine but store need upgrade.

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  • Address: 150 Columbia Tpke, Rensselaer, NY 12144
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Rensselaer
  • Phone Number: (518) 462-3505

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?