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Swanky Franks

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182 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854-1962
(203) 838-8969
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Los Angeles, CA
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cute, old fashioned place it great. You can have your hot dog grilled or deep fried. The chili is nice and spicy and they have grilled onions. On the menu you will find hamburgers, clam strips, and the like. Very inexpensive, very casual and very friendly.

Thank LAJan2013
Level Contributor
50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your money. I dined with some friends today at this restaurant. For some reason we just had a craving for hotdogs. Don't get me wrong the food was OK. The prices though in my opinion were extremely high. Each hotdog cost $3.50. The coleslaw was $1.50 for about a spoonful. The location though is very convenient located right... More 

Thank philip c
Baltimore, Maryland
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216 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Stopped in for a quick Dog & Fries while in the area. No reason to complain.Super convenient to I-95, plenty of parking and much better than the nonsense food you can expect at an interstate rest area. Why the "excellent rating" you ask? Simple. It met all of my needs and expectations. Sat at the counter and order was taken... More 

Thank JC-Meg
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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200 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We stopped in for lunch and we were shocked at the service! We went up to the service counter where we waited for over 10 minutes to be noticed. They were too busy filling existing orders and then a patron on the bar starting shouting he had been waiting over 30 min. for his order to be ready. We decided... More 

1 Thank Kim449
New York City, New York
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189 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2015

You don't go to a hot dog joint for the dining experience, unless your party is comprised of diners under the age of six. You go for therapy, compounding the mistakes you made the Friday night before. You come for the deep-fried hot dog, the milkshake, the Diet Coke that revives and brings new hope. The waitresses understand your plight,... More 

Thank WorldSki
Darien, Connecticut, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Campy place, especially fun with your kids, that has been serving perfect hot dogs for the twenty five years I've been going there. Choice of fried or grilled dogs (I always go with grilled), there are plenty of other menu options, too. Shakes, fries, onion rings, burgers, etc, there are few better places for a quick, inexpensive lunch.

Thank tmj142
Norwalk, CT
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200 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2014

First, I'd like to mention that I went to Swanky Franks in October 2012, but I could only put October 2013. With that settled, Swanky's has great hot dogs, shakes, burgers, and fries. The menus are posted on the upper walls of the seating area. They also have a little bar that overlooks the kitchen. They have plenty of condiments... More 

Thank RoamingCT
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294 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

Swanky Franks has been serving dogs, burgers and fries for decades. The search for a decent dog in Fairfield County has been difficult. They serve Boars Head and offer hot dogs, grilled dogs, Swanky red hots, a variety of burgers and sandwiches, and fried seafood. A basic dog is $3.50. I sat at the counter and ordered a single dog... More 

1 Thank jfood
New Milford, Connecticut
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband grew up in Norwalk and had been at this place many times. We finally were down in that area and decided to stop. It's a very small place, not much to look at but the food was incredibly fast and quite good. We got a few grilled hots dogs one with kraut and another will grilled onions and... More 

Thank Christina C
Norwalk, Connecticut
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158 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

Living in the area for 20 years, Swanky is an institution. A bit dumpy but that is what gives it character. A group of us went for lunch recently. The dogs were just okay. Nothing special. The fries were greasy and soggy. The grease has not been changed and the fries were not down long enough. Nothing special. I would... More 

2 Thank Josh L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 182 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854-1962
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
  • Phone Number: (203) 838-8969

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?