Tom’s

Drive-In | Hot Dog | Sandwich Shop
Memorable
One of the best
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A Tom’s long dog audibly snaps when you sink your teeth into it. Foot long (far beyond the bun) and packed into natural casing, it is pale pink and quite literally bursting with flavor. It comes in a soft split bun. It is just right with nothing more than a line of mustard and spoonful of relish and raw onion spread across the top, but Tom’s offers a full array of toppings, including chili, bacon, kraut, and cheese, as well as the quasi-ethnic Mexican dog with spicy jalapeno cheese and a Tom’s Special with tomato sauce and cheese.

On the side of the outstanding dog, you definitely want French fries. These are gorgeous spuds, fried until they are the color of Honeydew honey, served in a cardboard boat. At the order counter, to flavor the potatoes, there is ketchup and there are also squeeze bottles of cider vinegar and white vinegar. Vinegar is the condiment of choice among many French fry hounds in parts of the Northeast where fish and chips is part of the culinary heritage.

Special thanks to Greg Pasco of West Springfield for tipping us off to this landmark Roadfood drive-in.

Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday10:30am - 7pm
Monday10:30am - 7pm
Tuesday10:30am - 7pm
Wednesday10:30am - 7pm
Thursday10:30am - 7pm
Friday10:30am - 7pm
Saturday10:30am - 7pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
7 stops | 2 hr 45 min total driving
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes

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