Merritt Canteen

Hot Dog Joint, Burger Joint, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
North End, Bridgeport
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  • Tyler M.
    "Cheeseburger melts in your mouth, as do the Mac and Cheese Bites."(4 Tips)
    Sam
    "Awesome chili dogs, GET THEM!! Chili is amazing!"(12 Tips)
    Kristi S.
    "Get the deep fried brownies!"(2 Tips)
    DJ S.
    "Ordered the bison Burger great flavor and the chowder rocks"(3 Tips)
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  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessSeptember 5, 2017
    They warn you the chili dogs bring the heat. Heed...
  • earl k.
    earl kinderAugust 1, 2017
    Best buffalo wild wings in Bridgeport
  • Fabricio N.
    Fabricio NunesFebruary 15, 2017
    Solid grease spoon...classic burgers n fries (chili is not that spicy!) joint. Food was good but nothing blew me away...gotta try a brutal dog next time.
  • Terry C.
    Terry CFebruary 1, 2017
    Delicious food is served here daily. Open late on the weekends 1-3 am
  • Charles L.
    Charles LupoAugust 25, 2016
    Classic burgers and dogs as well as other modern short order cooked foods. Been a patron since I was a kid and it was Ray and Yahoo!
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BillingsAugust 2, 2016
    Amazing burgers and chili dogs! It's an institution.
  • Leslie B.
    Leslie BauerJuly 12, 2016
    Forget your diet when you are here...
  • Demia W.
    Demia WilburnMay 3, 2015
    Try the onion rings...this place mightbe good after a late night hanging out.
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BuchananFebruary 2, 2015
    Hot dogs, burgers, fries and other things plus open late too for all you people that love to drink!!
  • Darnell G.
    Darnell GrahamNovember 24, 2014
    Their chili dogs are amazing, but really hot so if you're not a fan of spicy, I'd recommend the bacon egg and cheeseburger
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BurgessNovember 11, 2014
    Love their Bacon and Egg Burger and all of their horses dogs :-)
  • Taylor W.
    Taylor WebbOctober 4, 2014
    Bacon egg and cheese burger is soooo delicious. The fried Oreos are amazing.
  • Frank J.
    Frank JSeptember 3, 2014
    Got dogs and burgers
  • Sam
    SamSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome chili dogs, GET THEM!! Chili is amazing!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 27, 2014
    Check out Merritt Canteen as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Rich K.
    Rich KearneyAugust 11, 2014
    Bacon on everything.
  • Charles S.
    Charles SlangJuly 11, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    They have churros!
  • Roger S.
    Roger SmithJuly 5, 2014
    If you order chili, order milk. It's spicy.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMarch 19, 2014
    Try some of the Canteen's "Originals," like the Sweet Potato Fries and the Bacon and Egg Cheeseburger (which is excellent). On the burger, go for a double if you've got a large appetite.
  • Alfredzo N.
    Alfredzo NashMarch 8, 2014
    1st time here try the specials. Enjoyed the lamb burger and macaroni bites
  • Boss
    BossMarch 8, 2014
    Mac & cheese bites
  • Devin B.
    Devin BrooksSeptember 10, 2013
    This place is just awesome. Their angus burger, fish sandwich, chili dog, fried zucchini, clam chowder, and finally their deep fried brownies are AMAZING. Open late too which is awesome. Five stars
  • Richie B.
    Richie BonaparteAugust 23, 2013
    Food was great the chili dog was awesome... Mac n cheese bites ehh... but everything was fantastic!
  • Kristi S.
    Kristi StarkAugust 11, 2013
    Get the deep fried brownies! Orgasm in your mouth!
  • Paul P.
    Paul Palumbo Jr.June 26, 2013
    Good but getting VERY expensive like everything else in CT :(
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MurphyJune 24, 2013
    Cheeseburger melts in your mouth, as do the Mac and Cheese Bites. Certainly worth the trip!
  • Eduardo M.
    Eduardo MuesesApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It never disappoints!! Be it burgers, hot dogs or my personal favorite: the red hots! Beware of the chilli, it is really, really hot!
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"April 7, 2013
    Chili dog and Mac and cheese bites are awesome! Beware, the chili is spicy so you might want to order a drink as well.
  • Charles S.
    Charles SlangMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Their tuna melt is great!
  • McDiesel
    McDieselMarch 25, 2013
    Still good but not like when the McPaddens owned it
  • Charles S.
    Charles SlangMarch 5, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Great chili dogs! HOT!!!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SilanoNovember 19, 2012
    delicious sloppy food. good for the munches
  • Camille D.
    Camille DaleyOctober 19, 2012
    Try the hotdogs! Guy was right the chili dog is AMAZING!
  • Vanessa A.
    Vanessa AvalosSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Their New England Clam Chowder is probably the best I've ever had. And their chicken sandwich is very tasty :D
  • Avery O.
    Avery OwensSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Merritt Canteen serves you great food. They can make you breakfast for dinner or lunch for breakfast.
  • FeFe
    FeFeAugust 11, 2012
    The best hot chili in the world!! I normally get the chili dog topped with cole slaw. While my honey gets the bacon egg cheese burger.
  • Dens
    DensJune 11, 2012
    Looks further from the map, but prob < 10 mins from 95 or Merritt. Don't snooze on the Mac & Cheese bites, but try something *besides* the Bison Burger and lemme now know how it goes.
  • Jenn B.
    Jenn BMay 22, 2012
    So good right now
  • Christopher R.
    Christopher RosarioMay 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One dollar surcharge added to each order after midnight.
  • Tim B.
    Tim BurkeApril 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chili is very spicy and makes the best chili dog I've ever had! Crab cakes are surprisingly good, worth a try
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MahonMarch 31, 2012
    Amazing clam chowder
  • Lizzie D.
    Lizzie DiazMarch 21, 2012
    Try the fried cheese cake. To die forr !
  • Jamie :.
    Jamie :-)February 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I've never had anything bad here...but the turkey burger it's their best effort.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DolyakFebruary 16, 2012
    The food's good & it's a landmark, but the chili is NOT hot by any means. You want it 'hot', try Kuhn's chili. :D
  • Zemmy R.
    Zemmy RealJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Eat everything
  • Anne C.
    Anne CheeversJanuary 27, 2012
    Killer BLT!!
  • DJ S.
    DJ SlashJanuary 20, 2012
    This place is amazing. Ordered the bison Burger great flavor and the chowder rocks
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda RileyJanuary 14, 2012
    Mac & Cheese bites are awesome!!
  • Michael J.
    Michael JelacicDecember 18, 2011
    The Chili ROCKS my socks off!
  • Tim B.
    Tim BOctober 29, 2011
    The "rough" dog is awesome. Georgia Red Hot slathered in chili!
  • Tommy M.
    Tommy MarshSeptember 26, 2011
    Get mac and cheese bites!!!!
  • Tommy M.
    Tommy MarshSeptember 26, 2011
    Always look at the specials board. You never know what is up there!
  • Dolla D.
    Dolla DpSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Their Lemonade is good , also try cajin chicken too
  • Morgan R.
    Morgan RasAugust 31, 2011
    Gotta get the fried brownies!
  • Carolyna Z.
    Carolyna ZAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Place to go! food is delicious, and they now accept Debit!
  • Greg M.
    Greg MorinAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place ever!
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CapassoAugust 15, 2011
    Chili dogs! They're ACTUALLY spicy, so if you're lame don't get it. So good.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 10, 2011
    Visit Merritt Canteen Inc. with Guy Fieri, host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, for burgers, hotdogs and seafood that they have been dishing out since 1942. Find more tips at FN Local. Read more
  • Victoria C.
    Victoria CostelloJuly 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Mac and cheese bites
  • Orlando S.
    Orlando Soto Jr.June 15, 2011
    Open after the clubs. Boomer mode.
  • Patrick J.
    Patrick JonesJanuary 23, 2011
    This place has the Wi-Fi's
  • Ben J.
    Ben JacksonOctober 9, 2010
    Enjoy this place. Chilidog split and grilled, or give me a bison burger w/ grilled onions fried egg chedafr
  • Michael G.
    Michael GarciaApril 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place to eat out in my area...
  • Anthony F.
    Anthony FischettiMarch 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Chili is spicy..makes me sweat but its addicting
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TeixeiraNovember 4, 2014
    delicious burgers! #kiakey
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