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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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've been wanting to come to Rutt's Hut for a long time and finally made it. It was the first stop on our hot dog tour and so far so good. We love good hot dogs and the ripper, which is a deep fried,natural casing...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I find this restaurant very interesting since it has an old movie atmosphere. Good fast food for the price. Bring cash since they don't accept cards.

Thank Na D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After years of saying we would make the 90 minute trek to Ruth's, today was the day. The menu was far broader than we expected, but we were really there for the hot dogs (known as rippers). We started by ordering two that we slathered...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Undisputed: Since Callahan's closed, this is the one and only top dog in the state of New Jersey - probably the east coast - possibly the whole USA! Bet you can't eat just one. Be prepared to spend almost $3.00 for one of their deep-fried...More

Thank apetera
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip to New Jersey I took the time to visit my home town of Passaic, New Jersey. I was overwhelmed by how small and unfamiliar the street I grew up on seemed. But on the way back to Route 3, I found...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to the hut for over 50 years.As a little kid it was always a treat to get your burgers and dogs and eat in the car.Love the deep fried dogs,very tasty with anice pop to them,burgers very tasty,or you might try...More

Thank tojo72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually do the stand-up thing here, but we brought our 6- and 8-yr old grandsons here, so we ate in the sit-down restaurant, with Shannon as our server. She was awesome! My husband and I had the "wellers" and the boys had a regular...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disregard my previous good review. Last night we stopped into Rutt's to get some dinner and a drink. We sat at the bar, where we normally sit, and after a few minutes of being ignored by the bartender (middle aged, bald head), he finally came...More

Thank DeeJayGude
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going here with my dad since before I could see over the counter top. This is the best hot dog place! The taste stays great over the years, and the prices don't really change. Excellent value and a classic American experience.

Thank Eve L
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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
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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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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