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Don's Famous Franks
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

Best hot dogs in 4 states... LOVE THEM. You MUST stop here when you are in Augusta.

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Reviewed 21 June 2010

In some parts of Maine, the local hot dog stand is part of the cultural history of the area. Don's Famous Franks continues that tradition in today's Augusta. These are not your curbside hot dogs from a steamer -- these are grilled hot dogs that have spent at least their fair share of time swimming in a thin layer of grease on top of a gas-fired griddle. Toppings traditionally include mustard-relish-onions, but ketchup and other toppings are also available.
Don's also offers some very decent french fries, and some almost-as-good onion rings to accompany your dogs.... And they also offer burgers, cheeseburgers, lobster rolls (okay but better available elsewhere in town), and even deep-fried dough.
This is about as far from fancy dining as you can get -- walk in, place your order and pay for it at the counter, then wait for the formed cardboard tray with your order to come up, and take it to one of the simple, basic tables in the "dining room" -- or grab your bag and out the door if it's "to go."
Don's is a local favorite with the working crowd (utility workers, local plumbers and electricians, and the local Franco-American community) and with local professionals who just need something quick.
Service is generally very quick and prices are reasonable. We go in every once in a while for our greasy hot dog fix, which Don's fulfills beautifully.

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Reviewed 20 February 2008

I remember going there for lunch in HS. We'd go quite often too. Probably not the best thing for you to eat, but very tastey!

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