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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%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (44 reviews)
“hot dog” (239 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Fast food
417 River Rd, Clifton, NJ 07014-1520
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1 - 10 of 373 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to grab a good Jersey deep fried dog. If you're looking for glamorous go somewhere else. The relish and chili is also good.

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone visiting here is likely unaware that Clifton has two of the very best hot dog joints in the Country---what sets this one apart from the other---is there is no chili sauce---instead a home made relish that is very tasty---You can also specify the degree...More

Thank 439bud
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming with my Dad and Mom since the late 50's when growing up in Fair Lawn. Has been Voted the best hot dogs in the top five in the US. The RIPPERS. That is what they call the hot dogs 🌭 that since they're...More

Thank BSO
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not fancy at all, place needs serious updating. But the Hot Dogs and relish cannot be beat! They are delish!

Thank Arlene-G1992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hot dogs are overrated - not as good as they were 15-20 years ago. Service and Servers need some attention.

Thank Virginia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been hearing about Rutt's Hut since I was a kid in the fifties. I finally found myself nearby today. I found the famous hot dogs a major disappointment. A limp only warm hot dog in a oh so soft bun, with a bland...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm originally from NJ returned home for a visit. After visit Giants practice. I happened to noticed that Rutt's Hut was near by. So I decided to give it a try. I could taste the quality of the meat in the hot dog, Their relish...More

Thank Giacobbie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been going here since the 70s and now it seems like they are doing you a favor on the takeout side - rude snippy servers who dont listen and dont care - its beyond foolish that on a to go order just because they insist...More

Thank ggg341
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My co-worker and I were told they were voted best hot dog in America, so naturally being from Chicago, we had to try it out. The deep fried hot dogs had a good flavor, I had my hot dogs done the traditional way they prepare...More

Thank Dlgu32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a good reason the parking lot is always full. Get a couple of rippers add some homemade relish and mustard and a couple of drafts. It's classic Jersey.

Thank MetsJintsfan
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Questions & Answers
19 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.
12 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
US$5 - US$10
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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