After having a "coming soon" sign up in the window for months, the place was actually open today as I drove past. So, one quick u-turn later and my son and I were eating there.
There are some tables, and even a couple of couches inside to sit and eat at. There is also a good size tv set and a pair of xbox 360s set up for free play to amuse the patrons. My son played until our food arrived and was unhappy it came so quickly.
He had an order of buffalo chicken fingers and I had a "Millstone" brat and we shared an order of cheese fries. The chicken and the fries were both frozen and not fresh, but I suppose that since this is a hot dog joint that is to be expected. Still, fresh fries would have gone a long way towards making my initial impression a more positive one.
As for the brat, it was definately good, with a nice taste and good texture. The bun was toasted nicely, but was too small to hold all the topings and the brat and it ended up a big mess. This really detracted from my enjoyment.
All in all, although the place has potential, the minuses outweighed the plusses for me. I work in New Brunswick right next to Tido's Dogs and I will take the no table no atmosphere Tido's over this place. Fresh fries and correct size buns even for messy chili dogs > comfort and video games.
I really wanted to like this place more and would like to hear from other folks, especially anyone who tries their baked beans.
New England Hot Dog Company
3651 Rt 9 North, Freehold NJ
Next to Firestone Tire and Freehold Music
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