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Frankie's Hot Dogs

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700 Watertown Ave, Waterbury, CT 06708-2031
(203) 753-2426
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

for a quick bite this is the fast food place to go. Good, quick service with a variety of options. Family owned ! Some locations open year round, worth the stop.

Thank raoneil
Watertown, Connecticut
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast food that doesn't taste it. Food basically cooked to order. We usually go to the one on Reidville Drive which is small, but we always get a booth. Staff there are always friendly, greeting you when you arrive and leave. Have had their burgers, hot dogs, chicken. Always great. I'm not a seafood fan, but their clams and lobster... More 

Thank Ntngale59
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This walk up, and order place has the best foot long hotdogs around. They are always consistently fresh and hot, and have a wonderful snap when you bite into them. There are also hamburgers, fried clams, and many other menu items available, but if you don't try their hot dogs you are missing out. It is also great if a... More 

Thank Mar122
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been going to Frankie's for over 60 years. The original on Watertown Ave was in easy walking distance 'down the hill' and we went there often. This closes in the winter, but the other locations are open year round. TODAY we still go, but it's not always hot dogs we order, since there are several other of our favorites... More 

Thank paul621
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is the only place in Waterbury.....Never disappointed...complete satisfaction and if you would like some Fries..simply surburb...

Thank Joanc
Waterbury, Connecticut
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Thats a great line that the brothers who founded Frankies used in their startup years. This location and all the others that carry the Frankies banner offer the best and freshest hot dogs, burgers and fries around. This location is a throw back to the old days. Ordering from a long outdoor window, getting a fresh and tasty dog immediately... More 

Thank Paul R
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I don't know what the big deal is. Their food is overpriced and use frozen seafood. Portions are small. The hot dogs are all right but I grill better ones.

Thank paralegal4444
Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

2 dogs, (big dogs!) don't eat the buns, load them w the fixings, I'm a happy camper! Remind me of Moffa's hot dogs in Danbury (a blast from the past)

Thank Mark M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

It wouldn't be summer without Frankie'e on the Ave. Although dogs are their mainstay they have everything to temp your appetite from clam strips to fried cheese. Worth a stop. No inside seating - picnic seating only.

Thank Nina M
Waterbury, Connecticut
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Everything is made to order, tasty, and fast!! I've had the chicken strips and philly cheese steak sandwich. Try the cheese cubes....yummy deliciousness.

Thank Elizabeth M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Watertown Ave, Waterbury, CT 06708-2031
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: (203) 753-2426

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