On the search for the best hot dog in Connecticut brings us to Top Dog Hot Dog in Portland, CT

This side-of-the-road stand, only open seasonally, is well off the main streets.

But the stand has made a name for itself, let’s see if it lives up to the hype.

Chili Dog
It’s pretty good overall.

The bun doesn’t do much, being untoasted and just a holder.

The dog itself is probably the best part.

It bursts with flavor while also having a decent snap.

The chili isn’t bad either.

It’s a beef chili with some solid tomato sauce in there.

No real spice, and a little dry, but it goes well with the dog.

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Top Dog Hot Dog

Address: 221 Marlborough St, Portland, CT 06480
Hours: Sunday to Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday to Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Payment: Cash only, so make sure to have some on hand when you visit.