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Hot Dog Tommy's

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319 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-1407
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Long Island
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The greatest place on planet Earth. It should be a mandatory stop in Cape May. I have been there multiple times over the years, usually July 4th Weekend. I have waited 45 minutes on line and would have gladly waited another hour.

Thank RMCG182
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now we know why there is a line down the block to eat at HDT! We ate at HDT on back-to-back days because there were so many varieties of hot dogs that it was difficult to choose the first time. I had a buffalo hot dog that had bleu cheese, onions, and buffalo sauce. It was delicious! I also had... More 

Thank Lynn V
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family has long made it part of our summer vacation tradition to visit Hot Dog Tommy's in Cape May, so we were a little bit worried when we heard it was sold this past winter to a new owner. Thankfully, we needn't have been concerned. The new owner, Bruce, is carrying on the tradition in fine fashion, right down... More 

Thank GWConklin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an immediate treasure! Tommy's is not to be missed. He was there both times we went and couldn't be more accommodating. The choices are endless and fascinating. Most important to us was finding ALL BEEF hot dogs as we don't eat pork- Tommy's 100% Angus dogs are unmatched. We will definitely be back for the Jackson Street (which is... More 

Thank raccoon017
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Want a good dog, stop here for lunch! The line can get long so you better know what you want when you get up there LOL. Nice workers, decent dogs.

Thank Charlene W
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like Hot Dogs, this is the place in southern NJ. The crowds line up here are long line most of the time. but the Hot dogs come in numerous versions are worth the wait. The line usually moves quickly and the prices are very reasonable and they only accept cash or one of your children for payment. How... More 

1 Thank legalmanager
Baltimore, Maryland
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun little hole-in-the-wall eatery specializing in hot dogs. Apparently Tommy isn't there anymore because I overheard the lady behind us say, "Well he certainly is slower than Tommy." The dogs come in two sizes and come with lots of different toppings. Everyone in our group loved their choice. The Rueben was very good, but make sure you grab some napkins.... More 

Thank LouiseQ
Shillington, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good hotdogs with a great location. It's just a quick walk from the beach depending where you are. It's a nice easy lunch for your beach day.

Thank kaphillio
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You may think it's just a hole in the wall, however, HotDog Tommy's is so much more! Tons of toppings from mash potatoes to chili dogs. Clean and always fresh. Must get the "Cool Lime" slushy, especially on a hot day. We've been here at least a dozen times before, and we haven't been disappointed yet! The new owner is... More 

2 Thank HamsterloverL
North Wales, Pennsylvania
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333 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always loved this place and never minded standing in line for the high quality dogs. However since Tommy retired, this place is poorly managed and the wait times are excessive. We waited an hour for hot dogs and when I got to the front of the line they told me I had to wait until they got caught... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-1407
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-8388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?