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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
"Lighten up" if you eat here

My husband and I went to Cape May for the first time in about 20 years this past week. We heard many people on the beach talking about getting lunch at Hot Dog Tommy's so we decided to try the place. The line is nearly down the block most afternoons and it takes a little bit of time to reach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Soleyeast
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East Coast
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to Cape May for the first time in about 20 years this past week. We heard many people on the beach talking about getting lunch at Hot Dog Tommy's so we decided to try the place. The line is nearly down the block most afternoons and it takes a little bit of time to reach... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Read a few good reviews about this before our week-long vacation in Cape May. My hubby LOVES hot dogs, so we were excited to see the menu and check it out. The line was a little long, but it moves pretty quickly and, the wait was well worth it. Very very yummy dogs (and I am not a big hot... More 

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have been going to Hot Dog Tommy's for over 6 years now, and every year I visit Cape May I try to go as much as possible. My personal favorite is the junkyard and tornado dogs. I would personally go for either two leiner weiners or one big bad dog. It is right near the beach, and isn't a... More 

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Rockton, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hot dog Tommy's is a must do when visiting Cape May. It's more about the experience then the food. Although the food was pretty tasty as well.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you are visiting cape may... this is defiently the place to go to while at the beach or just walking around the town! Service is always pleasant and wonderful.. never have i been treated with disrespect while being in contact with the staff members.. of course Tommy at the register is always fantastic. Love all their food.. so delicious

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Reasonable price and worth the wait in line. Hotdog Tommy is so nice and his staff is equally as great! The line can sometimes be long, but it is definitely worth waiting because the have the ONLY hotdogs I will eat

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Don't worry about the long line, it is well worth the wait. Who knew hot dogs were so good! Be ready to order when its your turn and the owner is a character, very enjoyable experience and can't wait to go back.

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central nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Most days there is a line but Tommy himself is always there with his famous hotdog hat. He comes out to make sure no one leaves the long time by talking to everyone. Super fab cat. You have a lot of options on how to dress your dog. A must to try!

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Columbiana, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is the only line my husband will stand in to get food. He loves their hotdogs! Sometimes the line is down the street and around the block! He gets a different kind each visit.

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Atco, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is an inexpensive lunch option or get there before the 5:59 close for early dinner. Hot dogs are good and not expensive. Good value for what you pay and get. My daughter loves it here, I could do without the line. We do go back. No seating or tables. Good for people walking around or on the beach.

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

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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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