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4355 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06606-2308
+1 203-372-1416
07:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 01:00
Thu 08:00 - 02:00
Fri 08:00 - 04:00
Sat 07:00 - 04:00
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Stamford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is burgers, dogs and other fast food place. Not very fancy but the food is freshly cooked to order and uses top quality products While not directly a seafood restaurant they do serve seafood dishes. . It was featured on the Food Network and deservedly so!!! Can't wait to be in the area to visit again!

Thank Kevin H
Fairfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

One of the few campy retro 'hamburg stands' left today. If you are looking for classic burgers, dogs and clams this is the place!

Thank DQuinnChylkowski
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Lunch and dinner recommended! They always have different specials going on and their fries mac and cheese is great

Thank fpek
Bondsville, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

How do you rate a burger place against a full service eating establishment? The Texas Burger on Texas Toast with cheese and fried onions was tasty, but don't tell my cardiologist that I had it. Grandkids enjoyed their cheeseburgers. Large order of fries was a mountain of fries. In the end though, how can you rate this meal against a... More 

Thank Bernie O
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112 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great hot dog joint! The entertainment is watching them orchestrate your lunch. I was scared to order a chili dog that was presented as Very Hot-no refunds.

Thank realdesertfox
Bridgeport, connecticut
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

All my friends rant and rave, even Diners, drive ins and dives had an episode where they visited, so I decided to take my son. Never again, I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich with lettuce and tomato. He ordered a plain bacon burger well done. Both asked for fries. First off, the place was small and extremely busy, so i... More 

Thank morena523
East Hartford
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

You will enjoy a delightful trip to the Merritt Canteen with family or friends. Grab some fast food or eat in with your love ones. The food is great and service is relatively fast.

Thank Tara C
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The best hotels dogs around...beware the chillie is inferno hot...but amazing...the hours are convenient...like open late night for the munchies....can't go wrong.

Thank Carla M
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The Canteen is a great spot to grab a SPICY HOT "Brutal Dog" or a regular hot dog, cheese burger, or Bison Burgers. It's a great local spot that caters to everyone from teachers, to college kids, and everyone In-between.

Thank Niko F
Peru, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Whenever we travel and are looking for a place to eat, we will look up if there are any restaurants that were featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. On a recent trip, we took the ferry from Port Jefferson, NY to Bridgeport, CT. It was dinner time, so we consulted the Triple D site, hoping for a recommendation. It... More 

Thank kzkisiel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 04:00
07:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4355 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06606-2308
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bridgeport
  • Phone Number: +1 203-372-1416

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?