Danny’s Hot Dog Stand is a Brunswick, Maine institution. It’s a food trailer and was serving hot dogs on the Brunswick mall LONG before food trucks and trailers became fashionable. For those that think of a mall as a place with stores, you would be surprised to find that the mall where Danny’s does business is actually a pretty park in the middle of town. Why it is called a mall is a mystery to me. If someone knows, please comment and enlighten me.
Danny’s is a colorful trailer, as you can see below. I could not find any info on when it actually opened and Mr. B, who was brought up in Brunswick just remembered that they had been there for a long time. I turned to Danny’s Facebook page and asked. It appears that Danny worked for others during the 70’s and early 80’s before opening his own place in the 80’s. Timeline may be off a bit but you can see that Danny’s had been around for a very long time. These days the business in not run by Danny but it is still in the family and run by his sons.
We LOVE their steamed hot dogs and I am not sure why anyone would have a hamburger when those delicious hot dogs are available, but to each his own. 🙂 I love hot dogs with sauerkraut, brown mustard and a dash of celery salt. Yep, I did say celery salt. It add pizazz to an already good steamed hot dog. Mr. B is more traditional and likes his with mustard and relish.
Well, what more can I say? If you are ever in Brunswick, Maine, stop by Danny’s and try a steamed hot dog. You will be glad that you did. Oh yeah, there is often a line about half-way down the block. Don’t let that scare you off. The friendly folks behind the counter move right along and before you know it, you will be biting into that delicious hot dog. Oh yeah, did I mention that I really LOVE Danny’s hot dogs.