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419 S Main St, Frnt, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-2299
570-824-8222
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Dogs Around - Bad Area.

The South side of Wilkes-Barre has gone off a cliff in the past decade but you can't find a better hot dog anywhere. Period!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
John V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The South side of Wilkes-Barre has gone off a cliff in the past decade but you can't find a better hot dog anywhere. Period!

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Thousand Palms
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Gary at Abe's makes the best hot dogs in the country. I fly in from Palms Springs to visit and take a dozen back to California with me. My husband refuses to pick me up at the airport if I don't have Abe's hot dogs in my suitcase!

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My favorite for over 80 years! I have been served the best chili dogs in my life by 3 generations of the Druby family. A trip to PA would not be complete without enjoying two with everything and a chocolate milk at the South Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA family restaurant. One of the owners is always working the grill in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The photos do not match the location. There is an Abe's on South Main Street (reviewed) and an Abe 's on Barney Street (pictured). Two completely different locations, different owners, different menus.

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Sisters, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Drove to Wilkes-Barre with my aunt to see childhood places and haunts. While driving to find an old movie house (Bucket of Blood, don't know real name) saw Abes Hot Dogs. My aunt who is 79 remembered it as a girl from living in Wilkes-Barre. So we went in and ate. What a great place. Of course, it had been... More 

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I was travelling through the area and found Abe's hot dogs on Trip Advisor. I exited the interstate and found Abe's in the old downtown area. I passed Abe's once because I was unsure where to park. Don't let the location deter you from stopping here. The hot dogs were extremely flavorful and loved the chili sauce!! The hamburgers are... More 

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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Everyone in the Wyoming Valley has their favorite hotdog spot. This, hands down, is mine. Simple, fast and delicious. The flavors are perfectly complementary... And the best chili to top off the dogs ( you have to get em wit everything -mustard, onions and chili). Been going for years and will continue to.

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Beaumont, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

There was a time I had no problems in the neighborhood. Time has taken its toll but not on the food. Breakfast and lunch were good staff established and know what is expected, good food. Served hot off the grill. Nothing fancy here, who needs fancy just good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Abe's hotdogs arguably are the best hotdogs in the Northeast. Their sauce is outstanding. The prices are very reasonable. Worth the trip if you are from out of town and if you're local you can not get enough of them.

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White Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Excellent food. Great pricing and service. Family friendly. Worth the visit. A must! More than just hot dogs!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 419 S Main St, Frnt, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-2299
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: 570-824-8222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?