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Blackie's

2200 Waterbury Rd., Cheshire, CT - (203) 699-1819
Posted By Karen Waggoner on 7/11/2012 9:04:00 PM
I feel like the little boy watching the emperor show off his new clothes. We stopped at Blackie's recently, having passed it many times, and after reading rave reviews.

We ordered a cheeseburger, a hamburger, and two hot dogs. The best I can say is they were edible. The mustard is unremarkable. The relish got mixed reviews: my husband thought it was tolerable, I found it inedible. Our grandson was disappointed he couldn't get a chili dog or fries. Where was the wonderful food? I'd rather have continued down the road for a hot dog at Costco. I can't believe the raves about even the bland and flavorless hot dogs.

We will definitely not be stopping here again. A friend asked today if it was worth visiting, and we assured her it was not.

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hot dog with relish
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Culinary equanimity: toasty bun, snappy dog, spicy mustard, hot relish.
"Culinary equanimity: toasty bun, snappy dog, spicy mustard, hot relish."
Michael Stern





This is a cup of 'Blackie's Turtle' flavor ice cream, a concoction of vanilla, chocolate chunks, caramel streaks, and nuts.
"This is a cup of 'Blackie's Turtle' flavor ice cream, a concoction of vanilla, chocolate chunks, caramel streaks, and nuts."
Michael Stern


We ordered six hot dogs for two people and they came on double-layered, heavy-duty plates. This photo is, of course, pre-mustard-and-relish.
"We ordered six hot dogs for two people and they came on double-layered, heavy-duty plates. This photo is, of course, pre-mustard-and-relish."
Michael Stern


Like the 'rippers' of New Jersey's premier hot dog sources, Blackie's well-done franks quite literally erupt from their hot oil bath. Extra time gives them extra snap that, in my opinion, makes the regular dogs seem a bit flabby.
"Like the 'rippers' of New Jersey's premier hot dog sources, Blackie's well-done franks quite literally erupt from their hot oil bath. Extra time gives them extra snap that, in my opinion, makes the regular dogs seem a bit flabby."
Michael Stern


The peppery relish Blackie's offers for its hot dogs is legendary. We find that a good line of mustard underneath helps more relish cling.
"The peppery relish Blackie's offers for its hot dogs is legendary. We find that a good line of mustard underneath helps more relish cling."
Michael Stern


There is a dining room at either end of Blackie's. In the center is a short counter with stools. The whole front wall swings up and out of the way so dining at the counter is practically an al fresco experience.
"There is a dining room at either end of Blackie's. In the center is a short counter with stools. The whole front wall swings up and out of the way so dining at the counter is practically an al fresco experience."
Michael Stern


Blackie’s fried dog with their famous pepper relish and a fountain white birch beer: extraordinarily good.
"Blackie’s fried dog with their famous pepper relish and a fountain white birch beer: extraordinarily good."
Chris & Amy Ayers


A fellow patron kindly snapped this photo of the group, now including Michael Stern (on far right).
"A fellow patron kindly snapped this photo of the group, now including Michael Stern (on far right)."
Chris & Amy Ayers


This close-up shows the onion and pepper chunks of this spicy relish. The jar’s ingredients are vinegar, peppers, onions, salt, and spices—that’s it.
"This close-up shows the onion and pepper chunks of this spicy relish. The jar’s ingredients are vinegar, peppers, onions, salt, and spices—that’s it."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Foreground: a well-done dog with mustard and relish. Background: a medium-size cup of Big Dipper ice cream.
"Foreground: a well-done dog with mustard and relish. Background: a medium-size cup of Big Dipper ice cream."
Michael Stern



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