As we rolled back south from Down East Maine, we stopped at an iconic Maine joint in Belfast: Wasses. This is not the original Wasses, which has been in Rockland for over 40 years, this is the “other” Wasses, which has been around for a little over 20 years.
This Wasses is located right on route 3 in Belfast, Maine. Near the highway and where route 3 meets route 1 to head north, Wasses is located in the parking lot of Renys Plaza.
There’s a small dining room, which was quite damp this day after morning showers. Mrs. HDM and I were undeterred!
Jackie Denman, sister of one of Wasses owners (Denise Fuller), was manning the stand today along with her mom and other sister. The other two gals didn’t want to be on the video camera, but I talked them into taking a photo!
Jackie (center) was the designated spokeswoman today when it came to video! Mom and sis ran into the back whenever the “red light” went on.
Wasses uses Old Neighborhood franks, grilled in Peanut oil. This gives the dogs an amazing flavor and texture. It’s grilled AND fried at the same time.
We played “may I photograph your hot dogs, please” with some of the patrons. There was a steady stream of customers for the short time we were there. Jackie said they would be busier if it were not such a crappy morning.
Here’s a dog with just Kraut. The guy who ordered this made sure Wasses was NOT serving Maine Red Snappers before ordering!
Here’s a Wasses chili dog.
Two bacon cheese dogs! Mmmmmmm!
Mrs. HDM and I went for “one with everything,” which at Wasses means mustard, relish, and onions. The onions are also sauteed in the peanut oil for more flavor.
Check out the video of our visit, enjoy!