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11/11/2013 7:10:58 PM 2 Comments

"Gus's Hot Dogs in Watervliet, NY"

Jack Hogan

I've been seeing an awful lot of dinners a few drive ins but very few, if any dives anymore. There is a little place in Watervliet NY called Gus's hot dogs they use a mini dog very common in this area they also do burgers and sausage sandwiches. Any day they're open there's a line. It has been in business since the 50's. If interested there are a couple of others in the area that you may want to look into also. Like Muza across the river in Troy NY it is a polish restaurant owned and run by a man and his wife from Poland, there daughter waitress. They make everything they sell from scratch except the kielbasa. www.yelp.com › Restaurants › Hot Dogs.yelp.com/biz/guss-hotdogs-watervliet

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    je~~~@~~~ail.com
    7/1/2014 9:51:14 AM
    OMG I haven't thought of Gus's in years. This is a true icon of a dive or hole in the wall, but also the best burgers, and dogs in the area. It is a true local experience. Years ago the sausages were locally made by Geno's Italian Sausages also located in Watervliet NY. Next time I am in the area I will have to make a stop by Gus's and wish that Guy would experience the local flavor.
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    Anonymous
    4/18/2014 3:11:02 PM
    Guy, you HAVE to go to Gus's hot dogs in Watervliet, NY! This is a pla Guy, you HAVE to go to Gus's hot dogs in Watervliet, NY! This is a place parents take their kids to and order from the people they ordered from when they were kids. With $15 you can pay for yourself and half of the line behind you (unless it's a sunny summer day, than you may need $115). On colder days the dining room is a fan favorite. In the dining room you reminisce on past times while looking at black and white photos of the same smiling faces that are there now. I've been eating there for over ten years and the same crew has always been there, with the exception of Gus who passed away, leaving his son and wife to continue without missing a beat. The food is insatiable but its the history that makes locals so proud. Not many places can you feed your family with whatever is in your pocket at any given moment; furthermore there are even less places that offer the same quality food that has been unchanged for over 50 years. Gus's Hotdogs is the atomic bomb of the food industry; packed into a small space is an explosion of culture, community, and indescribable palate pleasure above all measure.

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