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Hot Dog Tommy's

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American, Hot Dogs
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on Jackson St & Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ
609-884-8388
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 13
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
On a hotdog...really?!

Even if you don't go there to eat, go to read the menu. You won't believe what Tommy puts on a hot dog. Experience regional favorites from all over. Other snacks and drinks reasonably priced. Just steps from the beach on Jackson Street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Even if you don't go there to eat, go to read the menu. You won't believe what Tommy puts on a hot dog. Experience regional favorites from all over. Other snacks and drinks reasonably priced. Just steps from the beach on Jackson Street.

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Harrisburg, PA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

My high expectations for this local treat were destroyed when I ordered the Thunder Dog and found the ingredients to be sub par. The flavorless full-size hotdog was dropped onto a bed of mashed potatoes made from a box sitting in a bun purchased from any discount grocery store. I'm fairly certain the baked beans were from a can, and... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is the first place my husband and I went upon arrival in Cape May. The menu read very well and we had a tough time choosing what to eat. The staff was extremely friendly, personable, and helpful. The hot dogs were absolutely delicious!!! I highly recommend the Zippy Chippy Zorro Dog!! So yummy!! Be sure to have cash available... More 

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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113 reviews 113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Not to be missed off the charts dogs by Tommy. Lines can be an hour wait... But worth it. An eclectic mix of wild ingredients bringing your taste buds to a halt. Always a MUST STOP more than once while visiting Cape May.

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Middleburg, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Understand the long lines because the hot dogs are so good. Lots of combinations to choose from, even for vegetarians. I am very curious to try one of their potatoes. Maybe next year. But I'll still have to get a hot dog too.

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Stafford VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

After many years of wanting to get to Tommy's, finally made it late last summer with my son. It was a BLAST! Hot dogs were great and offered in many different ways...and you can't beat Tommy's 'schtick' comedy. Hope to make it again this summer!

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Cape May, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

So many varieties and toppings. Always a crowd of interesting people. Outdoor seating. Pets welcome. Better than a hot-dog stand.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

HDT is a really nice place to get a nice variety of hot dog treats. But, that's it! Their menu is very limited, there is no place to sit, so you have to take them somewhere and you usually have to wait in a very long line. Tommy, his wife a crew are very nice and it's a pleasant experience...once... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I come here every time I visit Cape May. The service is quick and the hot dogs always fantastic. I've never had a bad experience!

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New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

So fresh!! I love love love hot dogs and going here makes me so so so happy. Great variety! And please get the potato tornado, it's a must!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: on Jackson St & Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-8388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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