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Johnny & Hanges

American, Hot Dogs
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23-20 Maple Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-1583
201-791-9060
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old, venerable name with a newer location and look

Johnny and Hanges originally opened in Paterson in the thirties. For many years they were on River Street near the Lincoln Avenue bridge. According to some sources, they brought the Texas Wiener to the area. Whether they did or not, they were widely regarded as having perfected it. In its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Johnny and Hanges originally opened in Paterson in the thirties. For many years they were on River Street near the Lincoln Avenue bridge. According to some sources, they brought the Texas Wiener to the area. Whether they did or not, they were widely regarded as having perfected it. In its heyday, it drew customers for miles around and from every... More 

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West Milford, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are a north Jersey native, you probably have a few of your favorite hot dog places, and Johnny & Hanges is on the list that we cycle through. Both of us are old enough to have enjoyed their dogs back when they were in their original location in Paterson, and agree that their current offerings are a step... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This establishment has been a family tradition for my entire life and was a huge part of my Dad's family traditions. Any chance he could, he would come up to J&H for some hot dogs. On top of that dedication, he woudl have a list from his friends and family to bring some J&H back home. Sufficed to say, our... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Always great service, dogs and cannoli! Yes, the cannoli are some of the best! All that is missing is an espresso!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have been eating at Johnny and Hanges since before it moved to this location from Paterson. The old location had a more "colorful" atmosphere. I am not sure if the hot dogs were better then or it is just nostalgia playing tricks with my judgment. They don't have these wieners in the part of New Jersey I now live... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Figure I'd try something local where I pass by all the time. There are a lot of hot dog joints around but this one seems to be pretty historic. I do have my top favorite hot dog place but I won't state it as I am reviewing this one. They have ample parking and places to seat inside with a... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Of course we ordered Hot Dogs but it wasn't quite the same as when J and H were in Paterson. In fact, the "owner" made it clear that they were "Different"!!! Still a good bargain for the buck and at lunch there's a special on drinks. They do a roaring trade as they're right on the main street so they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Very happy I can come by almost any time as hot dogs are a passion of mine. What's to say? You know the menu if you've ever eaten a dog in your life. Everything is great and the service is friendly.

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Newton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food is good, not great. Pricing is nice so value is higher. Pros Staff Clean Food is good Cons No free refills on drinks 10 dollar minimum for credit cards Clean but very plain atmosphere

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ever since J an H moved from Patterson the slow decline has been evident. dogs are pricier than ever and are not up to their once high standards. Go the extra miles and hit Rutts Hut in Clifton instead,.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23-20 Maple Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-1583
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Fair Lawn
  • Phone Number: 201-791-9060

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

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