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Hot Stuff: JK's In Danbury Prides Itself On Texas Weiners, Family Charm

The Original Texas at JK's Restaurant in Danbury.
The Original Texas at JK's Restaurant in Danbury. Photo Credit: Yelp
Loading up the jalapeños at JK's Restaurant in Danbury.
Loading up the jalapeños at JK's Restaurant in Danbury. Photo Credit: Yelp
JK's, a family owned restaurant since 1924, has been serving Texas hot weiners, fries, and other goodies to generations of Danbury residents.
JK's, a family owned restaurant since 1924, has been serving Texas hot weiners, fries, and other goodies to generations of Danbury residents. Photo Credit: Facebook
JK's, A Danbury staple, is famed for its Texas hot weiners.
JK's, A Danbury staple, is famed for its Texas hot weiners. Photo Credit: Yelp

DANBURY, Conn.-- Talk about "relishing" your dog days.

Poll
Who Has Fairfield County's DVlicious Best Hotdogs?
Reader Results

Who Has Fairfield County's DVlicious Best Hotdogs?

  • JK's Family Restaurant, Danbury
    43%
  • The Bethel Hot Dog Palace, Bethel
    4%
  • Rawley's Drive Inn, Fairfield
    14%
  • Super Duper Weenie, Fairfield
    24%
  • Tomlinson's Restaurant, Bridgeport
    15%

June and especially July (it's National Hot Dog month , after all) are prime times for enjoying this quintessential American favorite. The only question: Who makes 'em best?

Five "top dogs" are contenders in our DVlicious contest. Read on for a brief profile (all are being highlighted this week), then let your fingers do the clicking.

You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day. Voting ends 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 27.

JK's Restaurant, Danbury

Frank Talk: Family run since its founding in 1924, the hometown hangout is known for its “original Texas hot weiners” which are split, grilled and slathered with a secret “sauce.” Regulars also love their fries and onion rings; JK's fries, in fact, won our 2016 DVlicious "Best Fries" contest.

Get 'em Hot: 126 South St. (203) 743-4004, www.jksoriginal.com/

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