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Nick's Char-Pit

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22 Middletown Ave, North Haven, CT 06473-3908
+1 203-776-0853
10:00 - 22:00
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North Haven, Connecticut
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Burgers and hot dogs are great! We love the onion rings, too! My only complaint is that they aren't open on Sunday's, the day the Lord said to rest!

Thank Ann W
North Haven, Connecticut
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a little family run business, the serve a variety of food. Everything from hot dog and hamburgs to fried clams, shrimp, soft shell crab and more. One thing bring cash, they don't take credit or debit.

Thank DJO626
East Haven, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Checked online and the fish platter was $14.50. Got there and was billed $16.00. Not right! Just always seems to be a negative attitude on the part of staff.

Thank Pjm_Dwbh
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

What a great place to eat. We walked in to the restaurant only to find ourselves 7th or 8th in line. Popular place, right. Within minutes we were asked to order, and order we did. Soft shell crab, shrimp, and the kids loved the hot dogs and hamburgers (with cheese). The soft shell crab was perfectly prepared and the platter... More 

Thank CharlieCapp
New Haven, Connecticut
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213 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Nick's Char Pit is a classic hot dog dive. The hot dogs are among the best in the New Haven area (Hummel's baby). The dogs and burgers are char-broiled to perfection. Try their Chili Cheese Dog its freaking gooood!!! They also serve good sized hamburgers and pretty good seafood platters. The portions are very American so go hungry or with... More 

1 Thank Josue C
North Haven, CT
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123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

I had the fish and chips and they had NO flavor. Really, NONE. I have never had them be so bad. I will say my friend really loved her hamburger (but she was just out of the hospital and has been eating hospital food for a while), it did look good. Fries were not good either.

1 Thank mimibev
Pennington, New Jersey
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411 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

Went here for lunch and talked to the locals who said to order the chili dogs. I also got a side of fries and a drink. The chili dog had a nice taste and a bit of a kick to it. You need to bring cash, no credit cards. They do have an ATM on site, Lots of condiments for... More 

Thank KidLove
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

Nick's Char Pit is a fantastic find. The Char-broiled hotdog's and hamburgers are the best in the area, and they only use Hummel's hotdogs. It is mostly a family run restaurant and there are a lot of locals there. It sits right on the New haven and North Haven town line, so it draws from both locations. It is also... More 

Thank CharlieCapp
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Been going to Nick's ever since it opened up in front of D&D Construction many, many years ago. Food always has the same, great quality and it's not Dino's overly-greasy consistency. One step above Glenwoood in my book too and almost as good as Turks. The char-broiled burgers are awesome and the soft-shell crab are the best. I always ask... More 

1 Thank RetiredinFL47
East Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

Was in a the mood for a Hot Dog and wanted to try somewhere that I haven't eaten before. After checking out some of the other reviews on Tripadvisor, I was a little heistant to try Nick's, BUT I'M GLAD I DID !!! I ordered two Hot Dogs, French Fries and a White Birch Beer Soda, think it came to... More 

Thank Johnny S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Middletown Ave, North Haven, CT 06473-3908
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  North Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-776-0853

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