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tommy's hot dogs

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11 Grant Ave, Carteret, NJ 07008-3121
+1 732-541-8409
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Tiny little hot dog shed; staff at hotel told me to try it. Great! Nice, personable guy runs it and the food is really good. Very cheap. Will definitely go again. This is the kind of place that is fast disappearing from the American landscape. A small two person food operation that gives a personal spin to service. Hope they... More 

Thank Gerard C
Carteret, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

very good food - chili dogs are the best. but do not look into truck it is dirty the food is very good - the service is great - he has been there a long time. it's just a trailer that sits in the same spot

Thank Evelyn K
Carteret, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Local hot dog place has been in carteret for over 50 years. Good hot dogs. Has many other food, but always noted for the hot dogs. Family run . Tommy, his son, and wife. Have only tried the dogs here.

Thank Arubabobo
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I stumbled on Tommy's on my way to another hot dog joint, and stopped on an impulse. It was a great mistake - the hot dog was excellent (mustard, onion, peppers, and potato), as was the homemade chili. The owners were friendly and the place had that local mom and pop character.

Thank jcurran94
Carteret, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

very friendly atmosphere, down to earth owners that are easy to talk to and make you feel at home. This small town restaurant always greets you with a smile and the nostalga from the storys that are told creatively by Tommy and the warm smile of his wife who makes you feel like your family.

Thank artienj3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

I can remember helping Tommy push his cycle-cart (when the motor died) from Thornal Street to the triangle park across from its present location. Haven't been there in years, but I can assure anyone, the same greatnest is there since the son took over,Its good to keep it in the family. Great people & great food. God Bless the Lanes

Thank Roger V
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Tommy hot dog has been around since I can remember, 45 years old and I clearly remember this place since I was a child. Long ago moved from carteret sadly but every time I get back to nj Tommy hot dog is always on the agenda, even though it means hours on the road to get there it is always... More 

Thank Njgirl444
Sayreville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

It doesnt look like much, actually looks like a shack or garage but Tommys are one of the best hot dogs I've ever eaten.

Thank joee5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Can't wait to get back to good old carteret, all the way from arizona, this will be my first stop.... miss me some Tommy hot dog......

Thank Njgirl444
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

like I said I moved from Carteret when I was just seven years old due to a divorce, although I spent every summer there until I was approximately 18 and I never ever forgot when we landed in Carteret the first thing I wanted to do was hit Tommy hot dog, I made it back this year at 44 years... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Grant Ave, Carteret, NJ 07008-3121
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Carteret
  • Phone Number: +1 732-541-8409

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