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Rutt's Hut

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417 River Rd, Clifton, NJ 07014-1520
+1 973-779-8615
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best hot dogs and Tuesday is great day to roll by and see the classic cars and also they host motorcycle even3 we,

Thank Wanda L
Clifton, New Jersey
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

atmosphere c minus poor seating franks very good onion rings so so returned several times just for the franks

Thank hlubkin
Clifton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Who can you criticize a road house that has been there since the 1930s. The Rippers are legendary. The relish is amazing. I think the waitresses and decor have not changed since the 50s. Enjoy!

Thank kathrynedel
Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for quick bite with family-sat in back dining room - no frills at all but amazing hot dog goodness . Great flavor just like always. Onion rings greasy and great crispy- chili was ok - relish delicious as usual- prices are extremely reasonable!

Thank mauinokaoi1973
Bluffton, South Carolina
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396 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time we were here in over 30 years when we lived in NJ. So we tried it again. The place is still a dump, the tables and chairs were dirty, the decor has not changed in 30+ years. The service was rough and in-your-face. We ordered two hot dog platter which gives you 2 dogs, cole slaw, potato salad... More 

1 Thank Rich D
Houston, Texas
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are quite a few Hot Dog joints in New Jersey. I have been to most of them. Many are great places. But the place I always return to and go out of my way for is Rutt's Hut. Beginning with college days 45 years ago and continuing to now. It is the first place I visit after landing at... More 

1 Thank Mark E
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Rutt's Hut. My first visit was back in 1967 and I've been making the pilgrimage back as often as I can. When you go, and you should, get the Ripper. You will not be sorry.

1 Thank AACaptainRod
Marco Island
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I'm 53 and have been eating here for 52 years. My parents, still alive in their 80's tell me my mother went into labor in the parking lot 60 years ago with my older brother. In 53 years I have never had a ripper, I'm a beef sandwich and onion ring aficionado. Nothing changes and that's the secret. If you... More 

Thank MarcoBeachBum
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've been eating here since I was a kid. The hot dogs are legendary and deservedly so. I have even brought their hot dogs to hospitalized friends...seems to have a positive effect. Not much has changed and it still worth the visit.

Thank Joe C
Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A terrific place to have awesome hotdogs and catch up with motorcycle friends. Also a great place to see gorgeous motorcycles.

Thank fjbarbella

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 River Rd, Clifton, NJ 07014-1520
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-779-8615

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?