Simones Hot Dog Stand

Hot Dog
Worth a detour

Bright! Pink! Weenies! It’s shocking to see a hot dog that is the color of a sunburned flamingo; but that’s the way Mainers like them; and that’s what Simones’ has been serving since 1908. There are other things to eat at this happy lunch counter, including submarine sandwiches, bowls of mild meat-and-bean chili, and burgers; but it is dogs that put Simones’ on the Roadfood map.

They’re blubbery characters, as far from gourmet sausage as encased meat can be. Decorated with a squiggle of mustard, bedded on relish in a tender bun, this is guileless fare, as fun as bubble gum. They’re fairly small, so four or five make a reasonable meal. The record for the most number of Simones’ hot dogs eaten in a single seating is now over three dozen.

What to Eat
Simones Hot Dog Stand, Steamed Hot Dog
Steamed Hot Dog
Two, loaded. Note relish on the bottom.
Simones Hot Dog Stand, Corn Chowder
Corn Chowder
Hearty corn chowder is immensely satisfying.
Simones Hot Dog Stand, Chili Dog
Chili Dog
Chili dog is a plateful.
Simones Hot Dog Stand, Moxie
Moxie: originally, a "nerve tonic"
Directions and Hours
closed now
Monday8am - 2pm
Tuesday8am - 2pm
Wednesday8am - 2pm
Thursday8am - 2pm
Friday8am - 2pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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