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“A "Must DO" in Lewiston” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Simones' Hot Dog Stand

Simones' Hot Dog Stand
Ranked #10 of 103 Restaurants in Lewiston
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Clayton, NC
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101 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A "Must DO" in Lewiston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

Simones' is a landmark eatery in Lewiston, Maine. I have been eating here since I was a kid. Now that I live in North Carolina, it is a "must stop" when I'm in Maine for vacation.

Simones' Hot Dog Stand has been a fixture on Chestnut Street since it was founded by a Greek immigrant family in 1908. It is still a family run operation where customers quickly become friends. Simones' has become a requisite campaign stop for the state and nation's most prominent politicians when visiting Lewiston.

Grab a stool at the bar and enjoy some of the best "Maine snapper" hotdogs around. Look around and you may chat up a local businessman, a police officer, the local street person or the mayor. Everyone is equal when dining at Simones'

The dogs and buns are freshly steamed and "all the way" means onions, mustard and relish. They snap when you bite them and have taste you just can't find outside of Maine.

The burgers, fries, lobster rolls are all pretty good but, hotdogs are what made them famous.

Be sure to stop in when you're in Lewiston and say hello to Jimmy and the gang.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Marc C
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English first
South Durham, Maine, United States
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“This place is a "don't miss it" experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

...Shoulder to shoulder at lunch-time! Simone's is so popular that it's on every national politician's stop-list. Truly an experience. And, the hot dogs are good, too!

Visited January 2012
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1 Thank George B
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L/A, Maine
Level Contributor
79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Red hot dogs and politics”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

hot dogs the way you want them and, during political campaign seasons, THE place to glad-hand big names in politics on the election trail

Visited February 2012
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Thank crzinn
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Portland, Maine
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great dogs and fries”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

We went to Simone's after a day of skiing at Lost Valley, and had a great and cheap meal before heading back down to Portland. Simone's is an old school diner, with chili dogs, cheese fries, burgers, and friendly staff who will add chili to your cheese fries and hand out lollipops to the kids at the end of the meal. The dogs are steamed red dogs, but you can get them grilled if you want. Everyone there was so friendly (another patron helpfully reminded us to pay the meter to avoid a parking ticket) and the food was great -- we'll definitely be going back.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MaineApple
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