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Hot Dog Tommy's

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319 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
609-884-8388
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Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Hot Dog Stand Around

Tommy has been an owner of B&B's and local mainstay for decades. He now runs a GREAT hot dog stand. Just ate there two weeks ago. About 20 people in line, but only a couple of minutes wait. The only drawback is - no tables.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
R K
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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Ocklawaha, Florida
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Consistent; inexpensive; simple. Hot Dog Tommy has been here quite awhile now and a regular part of the Cape May visit when you just want to grab something simple not far from your beach towel

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Tommy has been an owner of B&B's and local mainstay for decades. He now runs a GREAT hot dog stand. Just ate there two weeks ago. About 20 people in line, but only a couple of minutes wait. The only drawback is - no tables.

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1 Thank R K
Bethlehem,PA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Have been there with and without waiting in lines....same welcoming service either way. Tommy and his staff are so friendly. Great hot dogs with so many toppings that everyone will find their right one.

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Pittstown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Really??? Does Hot Dog Tommy need another review? This is THE MUST TRY lunch spot in ALL of NJ - let alone Cape May! Not only is the food excellent but the experience is something you will never forget! Vegan - no problem ~ imagine from a place all about hot dogs? Don't let the line scare you. It takes... More 

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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The best hot dogs & toppings/combinations anywhere. Be sure to try the mac & cheese version or the one with crushed potato chips.

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Thank Ann H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The best part of Hot Dog Tommy's is the rather long wait in line. It gives the opportunity to chat with folks from all over the United States. Totally enjoyable. Tommy is gregarious, and the running of the kitchen is efficient. The frozen cokes and root beers are great. It is a conundrum that the lines are so long. The... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I had to find out why everyone was standing in a very long line so asked our Inn keeper and she said it was for Hot Dogs. Needless to say I was a bit shocked at that so I decided to give them a try. I have never seen so many combinations on a hot dog. My husband enjoyed the... More 

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Whippany, New Jersey
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Had heard about Tommy's for several years, but never were able to get there. Went there last week (after Labor Day). There was a 20 minute line around 1pm. Tommy and the crew were very nice. The hot dogs were about average I'd have to say.

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New City, NY
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

When we saw the line down the block even in the pouring rain... had to wait. Awesome concoctions... friendly and quick service... and OUTSTANDING hot dogs and toppings!!!

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Thank MacKanes
Washington DC, USA
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Best dogs anywhere! This is my boyfriends favorite place. Tommy has such a great welcoming personality!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 319 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-8388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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