Though they were far from the best hot dogs I have ever had, I thought they were quite tasty. When I went to Sanford to get ice cream at Shain’s of Maine, there was a Flo’s right next door. How many Flo’s is there now?
Her hot dogs aren’t cheap either. Still for the life of me, I can’t figure out what the attraction is. Chow Jim
It is quite good. Seems just like the stuff in the restaurant. I got some as a gift, but when I went to buy some more found it was quite pricey!
I noticed that Flo’s Sauce is being sold at retail places in Maine, Mass and S. NH, I wonder how good it is, anyone know?
For those who like Flo’s hot sauce… give this clone a try.
Flo’s Hot Sauce
5 lbs. yellow onions
1 pint molasses
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 lb brown sugar
2 tsp crushed red pepper
2-3 T crystal hot sauce
Puree onions and crushed red pepper.
Place all ingredients in a crock pot and simmer for 8 hrs stirring occasionally. Store in a glass jar.
Last time I was in the original Flo’s in early March she mentioned they had franchised two other operations. One in Sanford and another at Wells beach. I didn’t hear anything about Kittery. This opens up the potential for a Flo’s hotdog tour. Drive to four different places to sample the same dog. She was adament the original shack would remain, and the others were franchises, not owned by them.
Well, you could try Bolly’s in Hallowell, just south of Augusta on Rt 201. Best ‘dog in Maine, IMO. And the rest of the menu isn’t too shabby, either.
I read some place that she/they have opened 3 or 4 places in Southern Maine just reciently. Don’t know if they are individually owned or part of the original. It must be the shack thing, people like shacks. Thats the draw. Chow Jim
I read about this move on another site. It isn’t actually a move, but a branch office. Hey…maybe we need to move this thread to the chain section…nooooooooooooooo…just kidding!![}:)]
I agree…a dog from Flo’s with mustard isn’t a Flo Dog and would likely be quite bland. I have a jar of Flo’s relish at home, and it can make even a low fat turkey dog interesting. Low fat…yuch!
I think you all are missing my point, Flo’s seems to have moved to The Kittery Trading Post parking lot, not further down Rt 1, does anyone know is this permanent?
Also, the Flo’s dog is interesting the combo relish mayo is good but I can see how with just mustard they are rather ordinary.
Plus I did not wait in any line, it was near closing time
While not the best dog I’ve had, there’s something about the sauce that is unique. When I’m in the area I always stop. Nostalgic, down-home, out of the ordinary experience. Plus what else would you eat in Maine?? After all the clams, scallops and lobster it’s nice to hammer down a few DOGS, with a cold Moxie.
I’ve got to stick up for Flo’s, the "hot sauce" and mayo are an unusually effective combination.
Other than a rather unique atmosphere…the relish is what makes them worth while.
I’ve been to Flo’s once when on vacation in Kennebunkport. Vastly overrated in my opinion. At the time they used a Schultz brand (local) beef and pork dog that is no longer made. It was steamed and had very little flavor. This type of dog would be better grilled or deep fried. They now use a dog called Old Neighborhood, which I hear is similar to the old dog. I don’t eat onions, so I had mine with just mustard rather than the onion relish that they are known for.
You’re not alone, Jim.
One visit was enough for me.
I agree…………..I had read so much about Flo’s hot dogs that I stood in line twice to get some; the first time because I thought that I was in for a real treat and the second time because I thought I had missed something the first time around. My verdict; (and I love hot dogs) Flo’s dogs are not worth the time to eat.[xx(]
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