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669 Lexington Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011-1234
+1 973-772-6000
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New Jersey
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion this is the best in terms of taste when it comes to hot dogs. The sauce is just the best. always fresh and the dogs have a little bite to the outer skin, moist inside and not salty. I love the onion rings and fries with chili sauce. Best in Northern Jersey!

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Thank Traveler1962517
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at the Hot Grill many times over 30 years and always enjoy the experience, Living in Northern New Jersey, you have many options for chili dogs and the Hot Grill is one of the best. It has been in business for over 50 years and is always consistent. The hot dogs are cooked perfectly and in my... More 

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Thank arubaphil
New Jersey
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place will always be the best place for hot dogs, cheeseburgers. You must try their fries with cheese & gravy. Their unique way of placing the orders to the chefs in the back, is awesome. The walls are filled with events and sports of the town. It's like a timeline and is fun and interesting to look at. They... More 

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Thank LaMellie
Astoria, New York
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Greetings! After several people said I need to try this place I gave it a shot. I know "Hot Grill" has been a staple int the community for years. The decor looks like it hasn't been changed since it first opened but that's what gives it it's charm. They actually pay homage to all the NY sports teams which is... More 

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1 Thank Deluxe8686
Clifton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Best hot dogs and burgers in New Jersey .. great chilly sauce ... It's been around for many years .........

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Thank itssaddi
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

As I said I grew up eating here, playing in Nash Park. It was always a treat to stop there for one "all the way". And, I love their onion rings. Not much for n fries (anyone's... not a fry guy. But I like hearing them order "1 frenchie 1". Service is friendly and quick. Never had an issue that... More 

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Thank Len M
Wayne, New Jersey
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212 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Hot Grill has the best hot dogs "all the way" in the North Jersey. The Paterson/Clifton area was always known for this specialty blistery cooked in hot oil hot dog with mustard, onions and a special chilli type sauce. Although there are a few others with similar dogs, the Grill is the best. They've been around for over 50... More 

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Thank Steven L
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This place gets all thumbs-up! I love it, they serve mostly hot dogs and burgers and please don't over look the egg sandwiches and their famous gravy fries! A neat place to go with tourists, as busy as their lunch hour is I wouldn't miss it. With all their yelling to the kitchen " 1 Frenchy all the way 1"... More 

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1 Thank Georgeanne B
Passaic, New Jersey
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This place is a Clifton Landmark. It has great hot dogs and burgers all the way. The fries and onion rings are always hot and crispy.

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1 Thank Njlou1
Franklin, New Jersey
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Cash only. Very busy fast and upbeat. No line. So it seems chaotic but it works well. Food is fresh and fast. Cheap reasonable prices. Definitely a place to stop at.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
09:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:00
Thursday
09:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 669 Lexington Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011-1234
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-772-6000

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