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Simones' Hot Dog Stand

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99 Chestnut St, Lewiston, ME 04240-7702
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
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Lewiston, Maine
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My husband is a weekly customer. Wednesday is his day. He loves the hot dogs and the servers are attentive. I love the Reuben sandwich from Simones'. The bread is crunchy, plenty of corned beef it is really yummy, a great sandwich.

Thank Elaine B
Lewiston, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Great red hot dogs steamed and in a steamed bun, one word "YUM" Have been going to Simones' for over fifty years. Always an enjoyable experience.

Thank Paul S
Lake Wales, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Best hot dogs I have ever had. Great people work there and you can get anything from Great Red Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Fries, etc. Just a great little place that started out as a hot dog cart many years ago. Please check it out and say hey to Jimmy and his family. You can even have breakfast too.

Thank Belinda W
Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

What a fun, good meal and experience. I went in alone, and they all made me feel like family. Sat at the counter of the charming "diner," chatted with the cooks, the owner, and the other guests. So welcoming. I would have gone back for a hot dog lunch but had to leave town!

1 Thank Jotedney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

We love this place! First time at Simones and it was wonderful. The people are so wonderful, friendly and so willing to share the history of Simones. We will definitely visit again.

1 Thank April N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

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

1 Thank ANITA P
Auburn, ME
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

1 Thank Jim J
Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 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 

1 Thank BeeMelissa
Yarmouth, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

1 Thank DVHeard
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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 

1 Thank Luc D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Chestnut St, Lewiston, ME 04240-7702
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Lewiston
  • Phone Number: 207-782-8431

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