We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hot Dog Tommy's

on Jackson St & Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ
609-884-8388
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 110 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
16 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Write a Review

215 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    144
    52
    13
    4
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Wyckoff
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

For more than 10 years, I think it’s actually 12 now that I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying Tommy, his wife Mary, and the best hot dogs ever. Wonderful creations, simple and fun – my favorite is simply the “Hot Dog Tommy” hot referencing the hot pepper sauce mayonnaise, pickle slice, onions, and diced tomatoes, on the signature steamed bun.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville tn
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hot Dog Tommy's is an institution at Cape May. The lines can be long so try to go off peak, but if not, it is worth the wait. If you are lucky you will see the famous Hot Dog Hat. Nothing fancy here just good old Americana hit dogs in a good old Americana town of Cape May

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newburgh, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Tommy's is an institution in Cape May. Every day people line up around the block to get their dog & mash potatoes! I know it's only hot dogs, but the mashed potatoes are sheer genius. Whatever it is, Tommy's has them lining up every day!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Midwest
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Okay, I was dubious after listening to all the raving about Hot Dog Tommy's. My Midwestern roots caused me to take such hyperbole with more than a grain of salt. So, it was with a tad bit of reluctance that I stood in line waiting to experience the pinnacle of hot dog excellence. We visited on the Friday following Labor... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We all got different hot dogs and each one was great. The man working there was very friendly as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bergen County New Jersey
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We just have to have our Hot Dog Tommy's hotdogs for lunch on the beach at least once every visit to Cape May. The selection and combination of toppings and offerings seems to grow larger every year, and never disappoints. And don't forget the frozen cokes too! Most times there is a waiting line down the block, so just be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Quogue, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you don't want to wait in a block long line, then go early or late. It is a stand, so don't expect to get a seat. Many selections, we always enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

There's always a line around the corner. That's because everyone knows they're getting the best hotdog in cape may! Worth waiting for! So many to choose from! I can't wait to go back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cold Spring, NJ
Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you are a hot dog aficionado, this place will seem like paradise. Hot Dog Tommy has thought up about two dozen ways to serve a hot dog, and if that doesn't suit you can create your own. Depending on your appetite, or your weight loss goals, you can order a Big Bad Dog, or the Leaner Wiener. The prices... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We go to Cape May every year. We start talking about Tommys even before we get there. There is a long wait at lunch, but SO worth it!! Our favorites are the Doc Dog and the Texas Tommy, both fully loaded. Perfect with a side of slaw. And the slushies are "to die for" according to my daughter. Great lunchtime... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hot Dog Tommy's also viewed

Cape May, Jersey Shore
Cape May, Jersey Shore
 

Been to Hot Dog Tommy's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hot Dog Tommy's, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing