A staple of the Turnpike in Newington, Doogies serves up foot long hot dogs, cheesesteak sandwiches, and more.
These onion rings have a well seasoned breading.
The tastes is mild yet present on the Fronions flavor.
The coating is good, could be a little more cooked, but still solid.
The Rating: Onion Rings
Hot Dog with Chili, Cheese, Hot Peppers, and Spicy Relish
The real reason we are here, the hot dog.
The hot dog here is thin and a little soggy.
There are grill marks on it, but the skin isn’t great.
The flavor of the dog is good, but nothing great.
The bun is grilled, which is nice, but that’s about it.
The bun doesn’t add any flavor to the whole experience.
On it’s own, the hot dog (plain) is good (6/10).
But once we get to the toppings, things change.
The hot peppers are actually overwhelming, so I’d steer clear of those.
The cheese is just stadium nacho-cheese sauce.
The chili isn’t great, mostly plain with a little capsaicin heat.
The real star toppings-wise is the spicy relish; it is excellent (8/10) and goes well on literally any dog.
So how are the dogs overall at Doogie’s?
Provided you are adding that amazing spicy relish, you can get away with anything.
The Rating: Hot Dog (with Spicy Relish)
Address: 2525 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 11am to 7pm
Thursday to Saturday 11am to 8pm