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Hot Dog Tommy's

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319 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-1407
+1 609-884-8388
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Asbury, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

This seasonal spot is a real gem. The hot dogs are delicious, and there is great variety for toppings. Grab a dog and head across the street to the boardwalk and enjoy the view!

Thank Rob L
New Jersey
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315 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

My family and I decided to try Hot Dog Tommy's for lunch last Sunday. We were going on a day trip with two children in Cape May and my research here on Tripadvisor led me here. Hot Dog Tommy's was the perfect lunch for the occasion. I was worried about a long line like I'd read in other reviews but... More 

Thank AlexanderD
Bonita Springs, Florida
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

I love hot dogs. Tommy's has always been a favorite for a beach treat. The lines were not nearly as long this summer, Tommy evidently sold his business. It's still good but the rolls are so soft they were a bit mushy by the last few bites. Dogs are still good, as are the many creative toppings. But I'm not... More 

Thank cgcrew
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Interesting "hole in the wall" takeout place a half block from the beach. Fantastic selection of dressing on a choice of Hot Dogs. We had a "Reuben Dog" and a Meshugun Dog". Both were done greatly and made for a very interesting finish on a Jersey shore staple. It's a MUST VISIT place at least once on your trip -... More 

Thank RoadMan27
Edison, NJ
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Every trip to Cape May is not complete without having a unique "hot dog" with all the trimmings at Hot Dog Tommy's. If I wasn't watching my weight, I would have tried a new one every day for lunch. Since the boardwalk was so close, we took our hot dogs and our black cherry sodas and sat on the benches... More 

Thank KaggieCarr5
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Long lines but definitely worth the wait ! These Hot Dogs are great many different varieties and options as well plus the staff is very friendly unlike the Hot dog place in North Wildwood where they act like they are doing you a favor. Definitely recommend Hot Dog Tommy's!

Thank templerob
Great Neck, New York
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99 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We have been to Tommy's many times , sometimes enduring waits of up to 30 minutes . The hot dogs are good , with fun options for toppings and the tuna is surprisingly good as well . We never leave without a couple of frozen cokes which help the long walk back to the beach . Tons of personality from... More 

Thank Thomas V
Weehawken, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Been coming here for over twelve years. Tommy and miss Mary left this in EXELLENT hands. Bruce and Rif have kept all that which makes this a MUST stop for anyone who loves a great hotdog. The variety takes you from plain to hot and spicy. They have several veggie and vegan options including The famous carrot dog which is... More 

Thank JGRC2013
Millville, New Jersey
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Tommy's is a hole in the wall hotdog joint that does a slammin business because the dogs are great and the staff is friendly and accommodating. It is located 1/2 block from the most popular beach in Cape May. The lines are long at noon so go early or be ready to wait for your dogs. Tommy will make them... More 

Thank chuckb1951
Drums, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Variety of hot dog options to please any palate! The chippy zippy zorro dog is my favorite. My husband enjoyed the one with mashed potatoes. The sides are all also delish. The frozen drinks hit the spot when it's hot. We usually spend the entire day on the beach, walk up to grab lunch and return to the beach. We've... More 

Thank Dawn F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, 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: +1 609-884-8388

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