7 Must-Try Hot Dog Spots in Maine

Food Travel LogoMAINE - Whether you're looking for the best hot dogs in Maine, or you want to take your family to an authentic local joint, there's plenty to choose from. To help you find the perfect spot, we've compiled a list of the Top 8 Hot Dog Joints in Maine.

Top 7 Best Hot Dog Joints in Maine
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 Where Are The Best Hot Dog's in The State of Maine?

1. Flo’s Famous Hot Dogs in Cape Neddick

Flo's Famous Hot Dogs is a roadside stand on Route 1 in Cape Neddick. It's run by Gail Stacy, the late Flo's daughter-in-law.  Flo's roadside stand is open from 11 to 3 daily, except on Wednesday. Flo's Hot Dogs are sold with chips, sodas, and milk. They also sell jars of Flo's secret hot dog relish. The relish is a chutney-like mixture of spicy molasses and sweet onion. It's a must-try in Maine. The most popular item on the menu is Flo's "House Special" dog. The hot dog comes topped with Flo's hot dog relish and a thin line of mayonnaise. You can get the loaded hot dog topped with ketchup and onion. The secret to Flo's Hot Dogs is the secret hot dog relish. This condiment has been served with steamed hot dogs for decades. Previously, it was sold on natural casing frankfurters. 1359 US-1, Cape Neddick, ME 03902

2. Simones’ World Famous Hot Dogs in Lewiston

Located in Lewiston, Maine, Simones' World Famous Hot Dogs has been serving hot dogs since 1908.  Third-generation owner Jimmy Simone proudly shows framed pictures of politicians and celebrities who have visited the stand. A hot dog is a meat-covered frank served in a bun. It may be steamed, grilled, or fried. You may choose from various toppings, including cheese, chili, onions, or sauerkraut. Simone's hot dogs are made from all-natural casing. They are weenie-shaped and bright pink. They are served on a split top bun. The hot dogs are topped with a squiggle of mustard and a piece of relish. The hot dogs aren't gourmet sausages, but they're still delicious. You can get them with chili, cheese, or sauerkraut, which are available in pork and beef varieties. 99 Chestnut St, Lewiston, ME 04240

3. The Family Dog in Orono

Located at 6 Mill Street, The Family Dog is a hot dog and burger joint that serves the state's finest gourmet hot dogs, sandwiches, and snacks.  The restaurant has received awards for the best food in the Greater Bangor region. It is a convenient eatery to eat at during rush hour and a great place to refuel after hiking in the woods or riding the gondola at Sugarloaf. It has been in business since 2006. It is an excellent place to dine with friends and family.  The family-friendly restaurant has a staff that is fun to be around, and the food is always fresh. The Family Dog has received many awards for its quality food, service, and clean, well-maintained establishment. The owners, Bob Cutler, and Keith Manaker are a friendly bunch. They have both Welsh corgis in addition to a chocolate lab. 6 Mill St, Orono, ME 04473

4. Wasses Hot Dogs in Rockland

Located on Maine Street in Rockland, Wasses Hot Dogs is a favorite of locals and visitors.  The establishment is the brainchild of Keith Wass of Lincolnville, who took over his uncle's hot dog stand in 1972. It started as a pushcart at the corner of Main and Orient Street and eventually evolved into a stand. Wass has four locations across the mid-coast region. The company's flagship location is on Maine Street in Rockland, where customers can enjoy a variety of hot dog styles, including the famous BEA Special, a red frank made with natural casings and topped with a mustard-based relish. 2 N Main St, Rockland, ME 04841

5. Dunton’s Doghouse in Boothbay Harbor

Located at 87 Maine Avenue in Boothbay Harbor, Dunton's Doghouse is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner if you are in the area.  It's a small but mighty establishment that serves a slew of gizmos, from the oh-so-cool double cheeseburger to the whoop-la-la lobster roll. The menu boasts several seafood-based dishes, from a lobster roll to a hearty bowl of clam chowder. The Doghouse also has a full bar, so you can stop by to grab a drink. As you might expect, the prices aren't too bad either. The most expensive item on the menu is a lobster roll topped with a light mayonnaise, but you can find plenty of seafood dishes for a fraction of the cost. 40 Sea St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

6. Wasses Hot Dogs in Rockland

Located in Rockland, Maine, Wasses Hot Dogs has been around for over 42 years. They have four locations in the mid-coast region of Maine.  Each of these stands offers its famous hot dogs and fries. They have been known for their service and friendly staff. They also offer seasonal cocktails, Black Bear microbrews, and Shain's of Maine ice cream. Whether you're traveling through Maine or want to stop by for a quick lunch, Wasses is an excellent choice. Wasses Hot Dogs has been a favorite of many residents of the mid-coast region of Maine. They offer good biscuits, hot dog rolls, and cheese fries. They also serve Black Bear microbrews, Shain's of Maine ice cream, and steamed buns.  2 N Main St, Rockland, ME 04841

7. Bolley’s Famous Franks in Hallowell

Located in Hallowell, Maine, Bolley's Famous Franks has been in business for 66 years.  This local institution is known for its classic hot dogs and other eats. In addition to its tasty menu items, this establishment offers take-out and delivery services. There are many places in Hallowell, Maine, to get a quality meal. However, this establishment stands out from the crowd. While many other establishments offer similar menu items, Bolley's Famous Franks offers a quality experience at a reasonable price. As such, the restaurant is a popular dining choice among both residents and tourists. It is located on Water Street in Hallowell and is a short drive from American restaurants, the Rail Trail, and Sparetime Augusta. 38 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347