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Hot Dog Johnny's

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Rte 46, Buttzville, NJ 07829
+1 908-453-2882
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Homestead, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was looking forward to trying the food here, but should have known better. I asked if they had a menu, to which the counter person rolled his eyes and said we have hot dogs. Obviously an MIT graduate. After shelling out 9 bucks for 2 dogs, fries and a Coke, found the fries hard and overly salted. The hot... More 

Thank AntiqueSeller
Oxford, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you really like hot dogs, and I do, Johnny's is a "must visit" location. Located on the scenic and wild Pequest river in northwestern New Jersey, Johnny's unique style hot dogs, quick cooked in peanut oil, are first class. In addition to best dogs in the area, Johnny's French fries are legendary, as it their fresh butter milk and... More 

Thank albertvtamashausky
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

An institution in this area, always enjoy sitting enjoying my dog and fries by the river! My only wish would be sauerkraut for my dog!

Thank artglassmaker
Cherry Hill, NJ
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My husband just had to pull over and relive his childhood while we drove through the area this weekend. So we jumped out for a dog and a birch beer at this "been there forever" hot dog drive-in. It was packed, even on a freezing day. Not one table was open. So we ordered a birch beer and a few... More 

Thank Mary Ellen S
Bangor, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

These hot dogs are boiled and tasteless. The only sides you can get are chips or fries. They really need to expand their menu a bit, and maybe offered a grilled hot dog. My church goes on outings here all of the time, and I really just don't get why they love it so much. It's just a cheap, pruny... More 

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Milltown, New Jersey
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Whenever I am in this neck of the woods I have to stop here. I first had a hot dog here at 10 and that was over 35 years ago and they are still the best I've ever had. I still look forward to them and sometimes go out of my way whenever I am going to Pennsylvania to get... More 

Thank Toddwillms1
New Jersey
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438 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Hasn't changed in all these years, and a must stop if in the area. Hot dogs aren't the prettiest looking dogs, but taste delish. Birch beer and fries good as well.

Thank dave911nj
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nestled along the Pequest River you'll find one of the best hot dog places in NJ or anywhere. Go with the expectation of having a good ole hot dog and french fries and you won't be disappointed. We left NJ in 1992 and just went back for a high school reunion. It was a beautiful day so we chose to... More 

Thank Diane P
Galloway, New Jersey
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Reading past reviews and was surprised how many mentioned the lack of certain condiments. Seriously? Visiting Hot Dog Johnny's is about showing your kids, or grandkids, a part of America that is mostly gone. The food was just average, I'll agree. The birch beer in frosted mugs was a treat. If you're a gourmet, you'll be disappointed. If you're looking... More 

Thank acnjcop
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107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We don't have rt 66 for nostalgia but we do have rt46! Beautify kept roadside hot dog stand in a gorgeous setting. There are swings for the kids and covered picnic tables for families or for strangers to sit together and bond over the shared bliss of eating hot dogs . Simple menu speeds up service and the large parking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rte 46, Buttzville, NJ 07829
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Buttzville
  • Phone Number: +1 908-453-2882

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