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Rutt's Hut

417 River Rd, Clifton, NJ 07014-1520
+1 973-779-8615
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“onion rings” (41 reviews)
“hot dog” (228 reviews)
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American, Fast food
417 River Rd, Clifton, NJ 07014-1520
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a Clifton landmark! My favorite: onion rings to go. You get them in a brown paper bag, grease just seeping through! Awesome! (Of course, you can't eat them every day!) Tuesday night is Classic Car Night and Wednesday night is Motorcycle Night! We're there...More

Thank Krystyna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited Rutt's in 1959 as a 4 year old. The deep fried hot dogs are great. The decor is 1960, not intentionally but it still looks like it did when I was a kid. Definitely a must visit in the area.

Thank tkotulak
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an extremely vintage place and that's the charm of it! We only get hot dogs, onion rings and fries when we go as a treat. Their hot dog relish is absolutely delicious! If in the area and feel like a fabulous hot dog...More

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip was more about the location than the food. Don't get me wrong, nothing wrong with the chow they serve up. It's the iconic building with it's 1960s decor. We ate there both of our days in Clifton. First time was at the lunch...More

Thank Monello99z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been hearing my partner, who grew up in Belleville, raving about Rutt's Hut for years, so when we came to the area to visit family, Rutt's was our first stop. I was expecting a hot dog shack on the side of the road. No....More

Thank DeeJayGude
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i know alot of people go there for the hot dogs..which are good btw...however ....there fish and chipssssssssssssss omg i absolutely love this place... with there homemade tarter sauce ..everything was freshly made...

Thank mrswatson214
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They never change the way they do things. Classic rippers never go out of style. Not every day food but a great once in awhile treat.

Thank davidfL9958VQ
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Most people either pass on these dogs or crave them, and I definitely crave! Love the homemade mustard and relish too. The other items like fries and burgers are solid, but all I ever come back for are the rippers.

Thank Ray A
Reviewed 13 May 2017

If you are looking for nostalgia and a good hot dog, Rutt's Hut is the place for you. It's been a hot dog landmark for over 70 years and hasn't changed. The rippers are deep fried and are best served with mustard and their famous...More

Thank arubaphil
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Rutt's Hut is an iconic fast food dive that serves cheap, greasy eats. A coworker kept raving about this place so a group of us went for lunch. The interior is dated and worn, but serviceable. Our waitress was a typical rough-around-the-edges, no-non-sense Jersey battle...More

Thank NJ_Diver79
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Hi, I'll be heading there tomorrow Thursday 10/20/16, around 11:30am, I will be pulling a trailer with my van. Will I be able to park? Thanks!!
20 October 2016|
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Response from BBDY | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to get into the parking lot with a van and trailer.
Is Rutt's Hut easy to get to using public transport from mid town Manhattan?
13 December 2015|
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Response from Emmet R | Reviewed this property |
Not really. You would probably have to take three or four buses. check NJ Transit web site for bus routes. PS. the place is not worth if just for the food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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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