Super Duper Weenie

Diner | Hamburgers | Hot Dog | Sandwich Shop
legendary
Worth driving from anywhere!
Save

Originally a mobile truck selling hot dogs by the side of the road, Super Duper Weenie is now a stationary restaurant with indoor seating (plus mobile truck for catering). As you might suspect from its name, the house specialty is a hot dog. It is a firm-fleshed, locally-made weenie that is split and cooked on the grill until its outside gets a little crusty but the inside stays succulent. It is sandwiched in a lovely fresh-baked roll and adorned with homemade condiments, including relish made from pickles that Chef Gary Zemora has himself made from cucumbers. The sauerkraut, the hot relish, the meat chili, the onion sauce are ALL made from scratch.

You can get whatever you like on a hot dog, but Super Duper Weenie makes it easy (and fast) by offering certain basic configurations. These include “The New Englander,” which Gary devised based on his own fond memories of the superior franks served at Jimmie’s of Savin Rock in West Haven and at Rawley’s in Fairfield. It’s a dog topped with sauerkraut, bacon, mustard, sweet relish and raw onion. The New Yorker, Gary says, was inspired by what is served from Gotham’s streetcorner carts (but we dare say it is 1000% better than any street weenie we’ve eaten in Manhattan): sauerkraut, onion sauce, mustard and hot relish. There is a Chicagoan topped with lettuce, tomato, mustard, celery salt, relish, and a pickle spear; a dynamite Dixie dog that is topped with hot meaty chili AND rests atop a bed of sweet homemade cole slaw; and there is a Georgia red hot, which is a spicy sausage with the works.

Non-dog lovers who find themselves at this jolly joint can get a big, boldly-spiced hamburger made from grass-fed local beef, a sausage and pepper sandwich on a Portuguese roll, a cheese steak, or a grilled chicken sandwich. S-D-W even accommodates vegetarians with a tuna salad sandwich or a veggie burger.

Whatever else you get, you must get French fries. These are beautiful, crunchy twigs of potato that are fresh from the fry-basket and made extra-delicious by a vigorous hail of salt and pepper.

Dine indoors at the always-crowded counter, where you cannot help but feel part of the counter-culture kibitzing that never ends; or choose a picnic table by the side of the eatery, which is also always crowded.

What to Eat
Super Duper Weenie, French fries
French fries
Must-Try
Fries are an essential part of the Super Duper Weenie experience.
Super Duper Weenie, Chicagoan
Chicagoan
Must-Try
Chicagoan is dressed with lettuce, tomato, mustard, relish, pickle, and celery salt.
Super Duper Weenie, New Englander
New Englander
Must-Try
New Englanders are topped with sauerkraut, bacon, mustard, sweet relish, and raw onion.
Super Duper Weenie, The Natural
The Natural
Must-Try
Great burger, wildly juicy with wicked-good salt-n-peppered crust.
Super Duper Weenie, Mighty Ity
Mighty Ity
The Mighty-Ity: sweet or hot sausage with peppers, onions and cheese on a Portuguese roll.
Super Duper Weenie, Milk Shake
Milk Shake
Milk shake thick enough to support a straw
Super Duper Weenie, Onion rings
Onion rings
Each onion ring is a multi-bite proposition.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday11 am - 4 pm
Monday11 am - 4 pm
Tuesday11 am - 4 pm
Wednesday11 am - 4 pm
Thursday11 am - 4 pm
Friday11 am - 8 pm
Saturday11 am - 8 pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

Other Nearby Restaurants

  • Speedy Donut

    Norwalk, Connecticut

    Speedy Donut is a Roadfood best-bet for its egg-rich, crisp-edged crullers as well as cake donuts, twists, and fritters.

  • 1st Street Apizza

    Seymour, Connecticut

    A small, mostly take-out restaurant in downtown Seymour, Connecticut, 1st Street Apizza specializes in New Haven-style pizza with thin, elegant crust.

  • Johnny Ad’s

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Johnny Ad’s is a shoreline destination for hot (or cold) lobster rolls in toasted, buttered buns as well as fragile fried clams, shrimp, & scallops.

  • Harry’s Place

    Colchester, Connecticut

    Hamburgers at Harry’s are overwhelmingly juicy. Hot dogs are plump and tasty, too, especially satisfying when bedded with a serving of spicy chili sauce.

  • Lobster Landing

    Clinton, Connecticut

    Hot lobster rolls are grand at this colorful Connecticut seafood shack perched at the edge of Long Island Sound. Dining is extremely informal, all outdoors.

  • Clam Castle

    Madison, Connecticut

    Clam Castle has been a significant shoreline source of fried clams and clam chowder for decades. Its warm, buttery lobster roll is one of Connecticut’s finest.