Tex Barry's Coney Island Diner in Attleboro, MA

I took Little Miss to the zoo of all places on the coldest day of the winter-so far. We needed some lunch and found ourselves not too far from a rather iconic little hot dog diner: Tex Barry's Coney Island Diner, located at 31 County Street in Attleboro, Massachusetts. They're open Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The actual diner is an old Worcester Dining Car Diner. It's history is featured in the book Classic Diners of Massachusetts.

They even have a Facebook page.

Tex Barry's is owned by Arthur Bombardier. He took the joint over from his mother back in 1985- she bought it from one of the original franchisees back in 1979. Tex Barry's was once a burgeoning hot dog franchise in the Southeastern Massachusetts area, but only two remain- the one in Attleboro and another in Taunton, MA.

Tex Barry's has- like any "real" Coney Island Joint- it's own secret recipe for their sauce. Like any self respecting Coney Island Dog man, he wasn't sharing the recipe. Arthur serves em up with the works: a grilled Kayem frank with Coney sauce, onions and mustard on a steamed roll. Old school, authentic, iconic, and DELICIOUS.

I ordered up one with the works (I eventually downed three)...

...and some fries.

Little Miss got her standard half plain/half mustard.

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BenSpark said...

And where was my call man? That place is less than 1/2 a mile from my place. I would have loved to catch up with you guys. I'll be missing you in Vegas. Looking forward to the hot dog stories that you will be posting.

Anonymous said...

Spent many a teen year here. Still get cravings for those burgers....& a pint of milk. I was an import... from boston to attleboro. But the other local kids & artie made it feel like where i belonged. Tex barrys was where i discovered that the best food,drink & people in town come from little diners like this.

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