Winsted, Connecticut: Diner Hot Dog Statue

An upright, anthropomorphized hot dog with a missing arm stands outside the door of the tiny Winsted Diner. Hand-carved from wood, painted, and kind of beat up.

Winsted Diner

Address:
496 Main St., Winsted, CT
Directions:
Winsted Diner. West end of downtown. On the north side of US Hwy 44/Main St., between Union and High Sts.
Hours:
Diner open M-Sa (closed Tu) 5am-2pm, Su 6:30am-12:30pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
860-379-4429
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Hot Dog Man.

Diner Hot Dog Statue

The hot dog statue has had a makeover and grown a new arm.

[Benjamin Lee, 09/18/2018]

The restored limb is welcome, but we miss the old wiener's gagging tongue, which has been painted over.

Hot dog statue.

One-Armed Hot Dog

A smiling one-armed hot dog in a bun greets visitors to the Winsted Diner. The diner itself is worth seeing because it is very small, probably one of the smallest diners in Connecticut, having a capacity of probably 20 diners at a time. It is located in the west end of downtown. I hear the food is very good but because they are only open until early afternoon, it was closed when I stopped by.

[Signmanjoe, 12/14/2014]

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