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Hot Dogs

New Jersey is a hot dog hotbed.

Deep fried “rippers” from Rutt’s Hut in Clifton, Paterson-style Texas Weiners, and the Italian hot dog, a Newark creation, loaded with potatoes, peppers and onions are uniquely Jersey foods, and must be part of any serious debate about the best hot dogs in the country.  I’m partial to deep fried dogs with serious “snap,” and simple toppings: mustard and kraut or spicy relish.

Links

4th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour
Best Italian Hot Dogs in NJ
Best hot dogs in Jersey: A mustard-topped list from the Big Dog’s driver
Dog Ziggity: New Jersey’s Own Hot Dogs
Eating Jersey Dogs
Great hot dog joints in New Jersey? Munchmobile Found New Ones
Hot Dog Heaven: Ultimate Jersey Hot Dog Directory
New Jersey Hot Dogs
New Jersey, not Los Angeles, the Hot Dog Capital of the World
The hot dog has its day at New Jersey Hot Dog Tour
Top Dog On the Hot Dog


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8 Responses to “Hot Dogs”

  1. Linda says:

    Have you tried Jack’s Franks & Fries on Rt. 22 in Union?

    We just had our 1 year anniversary and in July we’re introducing Kobe-style 5.3 lb hot dogs…we’ve got homemade chili and cole slaws – and daily specials.

    Come in and let us know what you think!

  2. Ken Ashe says:

    Reading this is making my hungry. I think I’ll hit Jimmy Buff in Scotch Plains for dinner tonight!

  3. Frank says:

    No. It’s a tiny place on rt 28 (north Avenue) in dunellen.
    ps – great breakfast sandwiches too.

  4. Frank says:

    The best hot dog joint in my area is J&G Texas Weiners in Dunellen. 2 up, a fry, and a large birch beer. Definitely a favorite guilty pleasure. Best texas weiners ever.

  5. njseadooer says:

    I moved from West Orange NJ to Spotswood and was deprived of a good Italian Hotdog for a long time. Every italian hotdog (and other sandwich) around here involves using store bought french fries on a sub roll. Finally I found a place worth going to that is only 15 minutes away, Southside in Old Bridge on rt34.

    Sandwich comes on pizza bread, stuffed with cut potatos (NOT FRENCH FRIES!)

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