Rutt's Hut

Hot Dog Joint and American Restaurant$$$$
  • Ranked #2 for hot dog joints in Clifton
  • Bianca
    "Rippers with relish or dipped cheeseburgers are delish!"(4 Tips)
    marie a.
    "couple rippers with relish and a birch beer"(5 Tips)
    Corey C.
    "Try their homemade onion rings ... Some of the best I've ever had!"(15 Tips)
    Marco N.
    "deep fried dogs with homemade relish and chili on the side."(2 Tips)
119 Tips and reviews
  • hot dogs
  • onion rings
  • chili
  • good for a quick meal
  • french fries
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  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterSeptember 9, 2013
    If u love hot dogs, this is THE place! Dogs are deep-fried-w/cracked, crispy casings & juicy insides. Top it w/ their famous house-made sweet mustard-based relish made w/cabbage, onions, and carrots!
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereAugust 7, 2014
    Get the Rippers - deep fried hotdogs fried until their cases crack and split. Try them topped with chili, the cheese, and the special mustard-based relish made with cabbage, onions, and carrots.
  • Rev C.
    Rev CiancioSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Your order: 2 rippers with cheese, topped with raw onions & their famous (non-pickle) relish. A side of chili with beans to pour a top and in perfect jersey fashion, disco fries with mozz and gravy.
  • Herb R.
    Herb RaskinNovember 5, 2016
    Classic hot dog shack but with much more than just hot dogs (Rippers) on the menu. Great topping like chili and unusual relish. Menu covers the gambit of fried foods and sandwiches. Birch beer on tap!
    NJ.comJanuary 10, 2014
    Come here to enjoy world-famous Rippers (deep-fried hot dogs), homemade relish and beer on tap. It's on our Super Bowl Fan Guide's list of essential things to do during Super Bowl week 2014.
  • Filter S.
    Filter Scan / SeanOctober 2, 2014
    Best hot dogs ever, load up your ripper (hotdogs) with relish. The relish recipe is locked in a safe in a unknown location from what I heard. Fast service seriously! Cash only!
  • Ahmie B.
    Ahmie BecksJuly 11, 2015
    Get a ripper and make sure you use the relish. Eat standing and gazing out to the highway for a true Rutt experience. We head here every time we are remotely close.
  • Frank Ranu
    Frank RanuApril 19, 2011
    Even if you don't like relish, you have to try Rutt's mustard relish--it is frigging great! You haven't had a hot dog until you try one from Rutt's Hut. Stand in the front or get them to go.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceMay 31, 2012
    Our own Robert Sietsema calls these delicious hot dogs “the first taste of summer.” The beautiful view of the Passaic River ain’ttoo bad either!
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AliferisJanuary 17, 2014
    They call it a "dive", it really isn't. Hearty food, pleasant bright atmosphere and a neat 1920's bar. I definitely will come again.
  • Brooks D.
    Brooks DoyneMarch 15, 2011
    Best hotdogs I've ever had. Try their relish. I usually don't like relish but theirs is a crazy combo that is delicious with some spicy mustard. Great onion rings too.
  • Marco N.
    Marco NavarraJuly 11, 2016
    Great no frills stand up counter service for deep fried dogs with homemade relish and chili on the side. Dont expect anything else. That's what the place is about.
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony VolantiFebruary 26, 2015
    Best hot dog (ripper) you'll ever have. It's the ONLY active place in New Jersey to appear on Wikipedia's "Top 1,000 Places to See In the U.S. and Canada Before You Die" for a reason... Read more
  • David ⭐️ K.
    David ⭐️ KugelmasAugust 16, 2014
    Easily one of the best hot dogs you will ever eat!! A classic piece of New Jersey's edible history.  Try the Ripper!!
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CollinsJune 22, 2016
    Hot dogs, Cup or Bowl of Chile with Beans, French Fries. Fish cakes with spaghetti for dinner. More on the Menus.
  • Jessica N.
    Jessica NunyaJuly 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The fried chicken is ridiculously delicious. Best fries chicken I've ever had in my life. Ripper = amazing, onion rings = amazing, cup of meat = ridiculously amazing, everything here = amazing!!!!!
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereAugust 11, 2014
    Do not forget to try the house made relish on your Ripper - it's mustard based with carrots, cabbage and onions.
  • Thaddea G.
    Thaddea GiaconiaMay 27, 2013
    Eat at the bar and hang with carol ! She has alot of amazing stories , and the food is amazing and cheap
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillJune 28, 2016
    Nothing beats 2-3 "rippers" with chile. Throw is some fries or onion ring (or both) & I guarantee you will walk away happy.
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony CascioApril 22, 2012
    Great hot dogs. You think that you are in a Soprano's episode. Hey, Paulie Walnuts. Wher e the helluv you been. Hey forgetabotit. Give me another hot dog.
  • Alecia A.
    Alecia AliNovember 30, 2014
    I have been going here since I was a kid with my grandparents. Lots of great memories of the diniing room and food.
  • Olivia P.
    Olivia PSeptember 18, 2011
    They make their own relish & mustard and it's good. Also the fact that they deep fry their hotdogs is good too!
  • Tom H.
    Tom HalleranApril 4, 2015
    Get a ripper. You won't look at hot dogs the same way again. Relish is not what you think - get that, too.
  • Moose M.
    Moose MooseJanuary 12, 2015
    Rippers load with mustard relish with well done fries n birch beer.....
  • Jay E.
    Jay EaglesonMay 16, 2016
    Was told not to get the kraut and to try their famous house relish instead. I was pleased with the decision.
  • Tim
    TimJanuary 8, 2012
    2 rippers 1 all meat chili cup side of slaw. It's a hard boiled egg... You can't beat it. Plus took a 6er to go love it!!!
  • Kat S.
    Kat S.October 18, 2010
    Definitely go for The Ripper w/ tons of relish aka crack. Try The Cremator at least once :)
  • marie a.
    marie ascherMay 1, 2012
    Get a couple rippers with relish and a birch beer -- and you will be in heaven.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • MissingMolly
    MissingMollyJuly 9, 2012
  • Mike
    MikeJune 29
    Hot dogs are still the best and it's totally old school. Great service.
  • Corey C.
    Corey ClaytonFebruary 2, 2010
    Always get "relish to go" for your dogs... It's a great sandwich topper to have in your fridge for the next week or so. Their relish is amazing!!
  • Gianna S.
    Gianna SantelliJanuary 17
    Simply the best! If you love fried food this is the place for you!
  • Tom C.
    Tom CucciMarch 4, 2016
    You have to go there for a "ripper" They have only been serving hotdogs, etc. since 1928 Not too bad! Right?
  • David S.
    David ShapiroOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Dipped burgers and fresh awesome onion rings in brown bags. Fried hot dogs
  • S A.
    S AnnMarch 10, 2011
    Cheese dog and cheese fries. Mustard and relish on the dog. Yum. Bring ur kid and get a sour apple lollipop lmao
  • Fred M.
    Fred MassaroSeptember 13, 2013
    Best hot dogs around. In all the books restaurant is a favorite
    USA TODAYAugust 5, 2013
    Everyone comes for the Rippers, hot dogs that are deep-fried until the outer skin rips. Read more
  • Yiagkos
    YiagkosJuly 8, 2012
    It's been years since I had these hot dogs, but I could honestly say they WERE and they still ARE the BEST.
  • John W.
    John WojtowiczNovember 3, 2014
    I like the hot dogs, relish and their onion rings
  • Saleem A.
    Saleem Abu-HalaAugust 31, 2015
    Dogs with relish were really good. Deep fried but not greasy or heavy.
  • Tammy V.
    Tammy Van DineFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Seat at the bar. Rippers with mustard and relish. Becks on draft. Get it done.
  • Sanjay 🤖 R.
    Sanjay 🤖 RanaNovember 16, 2011
    Ask for a ripper, and pile on the house-made relish!
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HollywoodJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the stand up counter Great way to grab some quick eats while pressed for time
  • Nate S.
    Nate SteinerJuly 23, 2011
    Don't eat in the restaurant area, it's surreal, very twilight zone esc, but hey it's a good fuckin dog.
  • DJ V.
    DJ VillamariaApril 4, 2015
    Rippers (deep fried dogs), meat chili, onion rings
  • Tom S.
    Tom StratenFebruary 8, 2011
    Best fried dogs.. Gotta have a ripper. Dont forget Rutt's famous relish on the dogs!!
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PrestiSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a ripper with rutts hut relish, a burger with gravy, and onion rings. Dope. As. Hell.
  • Joe M.
    Joe MacSeptember 1, 2012
    Two rippers, large birch 1 and a frenchie. Nothing else in life really matters.
  • Pawel W.
    Pawel WojdylaMarch 12, 2011
    If you want a good hot dog this is the place your looking for!
  • Justin J.
    Justin JovicApril 24, 2012
    Cash only fyi. Get fried dog with birch beer.
  • Ziggy G.
    Ziggy GaerlanOctober 3, 2016
    I've just been ripped!! The Rippers are crazy good (with the relish)!!
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PrestiJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Burger with gravy, onion rings, a ripper and a coke. Best combination ever.
  • Russ Y.
    Russ YapMarch 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get 2 rippers w/ relish & a birch beer. You won't be disappointed.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SuydamSeptember 22, 2015
    Rippers are great with signature relish.
  • Patrick
    PatrickMarch 11, 2010
    2 wellers. A beef barb. A cheeseburger dipped. n a well done onion rings. Oh yeh don't forget the marvis (yoo-hoo).
  • Alan H.
    Alan HuotOctober 2, 2010
    You can't go here without trying the Ripper ! Great dogs !!
  • Thomas L.
    Thomas LoughneySeptember 13, 2016
    The rippers and onion rings
  • Ken G.
    Ken GruberDecember 3, 2014
    Rippers hamburgers Ddfo onion rings beef barb
  • Bianca
    BiancaFebruary 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Rippers with relish or dipped cheeseburgers are delish!
  • Szczepan N.
    Szczepan NowakMarch 12, 2011
    The best hot dogs I ever had. Place has hella history :)
  • Brian
    BrianOctober 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    will always remember my childhood memories on the children's counter.
  • Steven B.
    Steven BDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Want a fast, fried hot dog? This is your place.
  • Lieder
    LiederNovember 12, 2011
    What can you say...It's Rutt's Hut! Two with cheese, please.
  • Krunal D.
    Krunal DOctober 27, 2010
    Def love the hott dogs!! Home made relish!! And some chili and beans!!
  • Nimesh H.
    Nimesh Herath6 days ago
    **** Cash only ****
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Rox A.
    Rox AOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the all meat chili
  • John L.
    John LarsenNovember 3, 2009
    I wonder how many people in NJ have grandparents who frequented this place as kids - I know mine did. Like a museum of a bygone era, don't forget to have a 'Mavis' with your rippers.
  • Dave W.
    Dave WhiteAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best hot dogs in the state. Best relish too!
  • Victor G.
    Victor GuzmanOctober 12, 2013
    One of everything on the menu please!
  • Kinga A.
    Kinga AxannaAugust 12, 2014
    Hot dogs are amazing!!
  • Jerry V.
    Jerry VitielloMarch 26, 2012
    Cheeseburger dipped in gravy. Thanks @dkeeps
  • Paba B.
    Paba BApril 3, 2010
    I 2nd the onion rings & relish. If brave get double fried dog.
  • Corey C.
    Corey ClaytonFebruary 2, 2010
    Try their homemade onion rings ... Some of the best I've ever had!
  • Konrad G.
    Konrad GawronskiJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    One day ill try something besides the ripper and chilli. One day...
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher ForsmanJune 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the everything
  • Joanna M.
    Joanna MarieJuly 27, 2015
    Best hot dog!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Rutt's Hut as seen on Food Paradise Read more
  • Mike 💣
    Mike 💣August 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a ripper with a side of chilli
  • Joseph N.
    Joseph NataleApril 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Rippers Ever!!!
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BlakeNovember 19, 2011
    Rutt's is boss. End of story.
  • Allison
    AllisonJune 14, 2012
    You have never, you will never again, have a hot dog like this.
  • Steven P.
    Steven PalombiJuly 25, 2013
    Best hot dogs in the world!!!!
  • Sam h.
    Sam hainApril 30, 2011
    the best? i wouldn't go that far. they are ok, not worth two bucks.
  • John R.
    John RescinitiMarch 4, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Hot dogs, chilli, fries, beer.
  • Alec P.
    Alec PappasJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit down on the old man bar side and relax
  • Jenna F.
    Jenna FrattolilloMarch 22, 2012
    Best Hotdogs EVERRRRR!!!!
  • Kathy B.
    Kathy BruinoogeOctober 15, 2011
    Best hot dogs and onion rings!
  • Melissa
    MelissaJune 22, 2010
    Best hotdogs EVER!! Fried and Delish!
  • Steven B.
    Steven BOctober 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    pretty awesome rippers. stop by if you are in the area.
  • Carina M.
    Carina MoustafiAugust 7, 2015
    There cheese fries are yummie🍟
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MusolinoMay 13, 2012
    The photos by the bathroom look like they came from Dracula's lair ...
  • Scort H.
    Scort HOctober 1, 2011
    Try the French fried onions
  • Chris T.
    Chris TaylorAugust 31, 2013
    Rippers with relish!
  • joe n.
    joe nolanFebruary 28, 2010
    Best hotdogs in America! Best relish in America !!
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ChunMarch 26, 2012
    Try the The Ripper
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WarnockJune 6, 2015
    Get a ripper!
  • Corey C.
    Corey ClaytonFebruary 2, 2010
    Make sure to ask for your dogs "well done" for max crispyness!
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FJanuary 6, 2013
    The ripper nuff said
  • Scort H.
    Scort HOctober 1, 2011
    Try the onion rings!
  • Rob M.
    Rob MortonApril 21, 2013
    Cash only, but no ATM... Not the smartest.
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