Simones Hot Dog Stand

Review by: Jane & Michael Stern

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.

Directions & Hours

8am - 2pm
  • Monday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

What To Eat

Steamed Hot Dog

DISH
Corn Chowder

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Chili Dog

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Moxie

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Simones Hot Dog Stand Recipes

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