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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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Forked River, New Jersey
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way to the cemetery as usual. Have eaten here for over 30 years and this visit was very disappointing. It has always been a "bonus" to come here for rippers when visiting the cemetery. It's no surprise that the inside is a dump but their hot dogs were awesome. This time the beer was flat, the... More 

1 Thank Barbara B
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband loves the deep fried hotdogs so much that we often go well out of our way to stop whenever we travel through Jersey. For me, the onion rings are what make it worth the trip...really greasy, but really delicious!

Thank jsmason
Little Rock, Arkansas
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403 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like hot dogs this is the top of the list must eat at. Been around for ages and I've eaten here since the 1960's. Yes it's a total dump but the hot dogs are second to none. The "Ripper" is a killer dog for sure. Make sure you know the ordering "lingo". To go is "Travelling". French fries... More 

Thank Jon M
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Clifton landmark, rippers with world famous relish, have to get some when in the area. They also have cold beer.

Thank chetndeb
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I've been going here since the 80s. Not much has really changed. The food is still great. The quality has never declined.

Thank Fred H
New Paltz, New York
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Hot dog aficionados know there's only one place in NJ for the deep fried weiner- Rutt's. They even built a highway around it to preserve its. Don't order a dog or they'll know you're a tourist. Don't go to the sit down restaurant - stand and eat a the counter with the common folk. And don't forget frenchies well.

Thank Avram S
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great dogs there -- they make them on site. My favorite is the sliced steak -- very tasty, and served with fries and shoestring onion rings.

Thank Joe M
Austin, Texas
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Time and location precluded an Italian hot dog but allowed for a quick late night trip to Rutt's Hut. Had two terrific dogs, root beer and onion rings.

Thank scottie58_11
Clifton, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The food is good but the place is outdated and the waiters were rude. We asked to get different silverware because they were dirty and she took it personal.

Thank polamont76
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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193 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My grandson suggested we visit Rutt's Hutt to get some hot dogs. I told him I haven't been there since I was a young boy. When we arrived at the Hutt, I was surprised how much it had grown since I had seen it last. All that aside I ordered the hot dog and a bowl of chili and devoured... More 

2 Thank jomar75

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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?