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Botsford Drive-In

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282 S. Main St., Route 25, Newtown, CT 06470
+1 203-426-4279
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Monroe, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

First off, take a look at this place- you shouldn't be expecting a five-star gourmet meal at a side of the road hot dog joint. But my family has been coming here for years and we recently managed to get my wife hooked, too! It's a great local stop for a good hot dog and fries, or burger, or anything... More 

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Thank Ray O
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I stopped by and ordered through the drive thru. Ordered a vanilla milkshake w chocolate syrup $4.25. I waited 15 minutes and as I drove away sipped it it was really just flavored milk. No thickness to it. I didn't go back because I didn't want to wait another 15 min. Not worth it

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Thank cabocathy1
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent cheeseburger and friendly customer service. A great local place for lunch on the go quality meats and fresh toppings. highly recommend!!! Can't wait to go back again :)

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Thank rockdef d
Danbury, CT
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341 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We felt like a hot dog and had never stopped at the Botford Drive-in, I can't say it was awful but there is room for improvement.

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Thank robstainedglass
Monroe, Connecticut
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118 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Tiny dive place. Girlfriend ordered a jumbo hot dog with only sauerkraut and it was as good as she expected it to be. I ordered a cod sandwich and it was smaller than I expected. Taste-wise, it was just fine. Spudsters aka fried mashed potatoes nuggets, were very good as a side. I see some reviews complaining about how the... More 

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Thank AtnierR
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Lived in newtown almost 15 years so ive been going to jumbo dogs forever and will always enjoy trips there. Always awesome to take a break from skating the skatepark during the summer and head over to jumbo dogs with the homies and sit outside to eat. Great dogs, burgers, and especially the Texas fries! All for next to nothing.... More 

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Thank tom c
Monroe, Connecticut
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299 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

I stopped here and they have an unusual drive-thru. You pull up to the window and order and it takes some time. The food is at best average. The hot dogs are mostly meal and have little flavor.

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Thank Virginia V
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Well, I had been going by for years without stopping, I was hungry so I made the turn in. Got a couple of burgers with fried onions and fries. This place is better than I remembered. I will stop in again. On a 1-10 scale, with 10 being best, I would give it a 6.5. Thats pretty good in my... More 

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Thank Jack P
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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367 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Stopped for lunch this week and tried two dogs. The Texas dog with mustard, onions and chili was quite good. Chili has some character but I would call it mild. The other was my standard dog test version - sauerkraut only. Also good. Dogs were meaty but didn't have the "pop" when you bite through. Worthy of a stop and... More 

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Thank dchemist
1 review
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Great value, yummy basic tummy filling food. They choose the Botsford drive-in over every other place I could take them.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5
Cuisine
Fast food, American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 S. Main St., Route 25, Newtown, CT 06470
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Newtown
  • Phone Number: +1 203-426-4279

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