One of the last great Connecticut hot-dog road houses, and a real townie gem. toasted bun, fried to perfection hummel bros frankfurter, spicy relish that I wake up craving, and a splash of cold birch beer. That, my friends, is the quintessential Blackies; Simple, timeless, delicious.
I have lived in Waterbury most of my life and have never tried a Blackie's Hot Dog until last night. I have to honestly admit it was the best hot dog I've had in a long time! The service was friendly and fast. Kudos to the professional young man with the red beard and the young lady on the grill. They worked well as a team. I will definitely be back soon for a great hotdog and friendly service!
Came here on the way back from a work meeting. The coworker I was with said it was a good spot for a quick meal. The hotdogs came out incredibly quick, and hot the spot. Looking forward to going back again. Simple menu done right.
Blackie's is a time capsle, it's dark and unassuming joint where little has changed since 1928., with time tested fare you will get a filling hot dog at a fair price.Even the staff show the ravages of time, but they greet you with a smile and you feel at home with all the strangers eating at the counter. The hot dogs arrive within minutes, served on paper plates, naked, nothing on but in front of you a dispenser with their home made relish.Blackie's is filled with local flavor and colorful history that can't be found at any chain restaurant.
Been a customer since the early 70's. My order is always.... "two and a small Birch Beer"... in and out in minutes...even if you eat there! Simple, great hot dogs with a very nice spicy brown mustard... but the relish is their thing! Great lunch on the run or when you're running your weekend errands. But remember... they're always closed on Fridays.