September 28, 2010
325 Chestnut Street
Union, NJ 07083
  • Cost: $
  • Credit Cards: No
  • Alcohol: Wine/Beer
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Take Out: Yes

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September 28, 2010


We noticed the Galloping Hill Grill on our way to Ristorante da Benito across the “Five Points” intersection in Union. It looked like a roadside burger joint on one end of a catering hall (The Galloping Hill Inn) parking lot. After a little research, I learned that the Grill is known far and wide for its hot dogs, and has even anchored an annual New Jersey Hot Dog tour.

We returned to Five Points just to try the hot dogs. Nicely grilled German-style beef and pork dogs (Grote and Weigel) served on a large, football-shaped roll. My favorite: a double Hot Works with sauerkraut, mustard and their excellent hot relish, washed down with cold birch beer. The broader menu with some diner staples includes burgers, wraps and fries – try the waffle fries.

Order at the window and sit at a table on the porch, or grab a table inside. The catering hall parking lot makes it easy to park, unless there’s a large event at the Hall. On our last visit, there was a classic car show in the lot with many models that looked right at home next to this grill that’s been serving Jersey dogs for over 80 years.

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