I’ve heard a lot about Carol’s Lunch Box in Farmington. Let’s see if it lives up to the hype.

They’ve got a few options here, so to be consistent we go for a hot dog with chili and spicy relish.

But also a brat, because it’s Oktoberfest season.

Bratwurst with Peppers & Onion

Okay, the brat is very disappointing.

There is a decent flavor to it, but it’s very thin.

Almost comically thin.

I think Slim Jims have more to them.

The peppers are mushy and the onions bland.

Not a good showing.

The Rating: Bratwurst


Hot dog with chili hot pepper relish

The dog itself is watery and mostly flavorless.

Why does this place have any hype?

The relish tastes almost like pine, and the relish nothing more than a small bite.

And they don’t even toast the buns.

The Rating: Hot Dog


Carol’s Lunch Box

Address: 1365 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032
Hours: Sunday Closed
Monday to Saturday 11am to 3pm