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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, Takeout

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always FRIENDLY, Always FRESH, Always FAST, & Always WELCOMING!

My husband and I stop in ABE's HOT DOGS on South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre fairly often. The front of the building is wrapped with the large old store front style windows, so whomever is inside can see who is arriving and whomever is arriving can see who's working at the grill. I can't recall a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Reyne L
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Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stop in ABE's HOT DOGS on South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre fairly often. The front of the building is wrapped with the large old store front style windows, so whomever is inside can see who is arriving and whomever is arriving can see who's working at the grill. I can't recall a time when we haven't been... More 

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Thank Reyne L
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Abe's is staple in Wilkes-Barre. Get a hot dog with everything - mustard, onions and chili. SO SO GOOD! Cash only.

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Thank DijitalDharma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

i dont understand how people can eat certain things. the hotdogs look raw all pink and what not still. i order a steak sandwich and it was aweful i couldn't get past the first bite.

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Thank Tiffany C
Vero Beach, United States
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Not in the best area, but this is the best hot dog you'll ever have. If you're passing through Wilkesbarre, make sure to visit here.

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Thank Richard H
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank John V
Thousand Palms
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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Thank 1000PalmsCarol
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank Norma J
Sisters, Oregon
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Thank dawinters
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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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
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?