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Reviewed November 5, 2020 via mobile

I stopped down the old neighborhood yesterday so I had to swing past Jimmy Buff's and grab a double combo to take home it was as delicious as it was 35 years ago when I was a child, they have all covid-19 precautions in place...plexiglass, gloves, I felt very safe enjoying my Italian hot dog from Jimmy Buff's. Go get one!!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 9, 2020

My wife and I went to Jimmy Buff's on a Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago for an Italian Sausage sandwich with fried potatoes, peppers and onions. I was not disappointed. The sandwich was great. I'm not sure what the bread is called, but it...is basically cut into half a circle and then stuffed with the sausage, hot dogs etc. I haven't seen this kind of bread used anywhere else since I was a kid. With social distancing we had to wait in the car while our order was prepared. You can order ahead, but they only take cash. The person in the car next to me told me that they had driven an hour to go to Jimmy's. They beat me, I only drove 45 minutes. I grew up in Belleville NJ in the 60's & 70's. Everyone went to Jackie's Lemon Ice stand near Belleville Ave for the Italian hot dog and the Italian sausage sandwiches. Jimmy Buff's is the closet thing I can do to go back in time to my childhood and get a great sandwich. This time I ordered a double sausage. Next time I'll get the double hot dog.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 24, 2020

We stopped in for lunch on a Sunday afternoon right when they opened at noon. For some reason I was expecting a crowd but the parking lot was empty. Interior was clean and seating area closed off due to Covid. Placing our order was easy...(cash only). After a 10 min wait outside we picked up our food (single hot dog and a double combo). The food looked great (and huge) and we couldn't wait to dig in. The potatoes were perfect and the star of the show for me. The sausage was very flavorful and kind of made the hot dog take the back seat as I couldn't really taste it next to the sausage (I would personally just have a double sausage with extra potatoes next visit). Despite the fact that I don't like ketchup I followed everyone's advice and got a little ketchup...turns out that they were right. For some reason I was really looking forward to the bread as it has been described in so many ways online as kind of a pizza bread and I think it built up my expectations up to an unachievable level. The bread was very good (soft and fresh) but it just wasn't what I had expected. To me it tasted like regular Italian bread...just shaped differently (which is perfect fine!). Overall we enjoyed everything we had and would definitely eat here again if we were in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Legendary West Orange establishment. If you're looking for a real local Jersey flavor this should definitely be on your list!

Date of visit: November 2019
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W8708NDjamesr, Owner at Jimmy Buff's, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2020

Thank you Joeayrider

Reviewed February 2, 2020

Ate her one day when I was in the area on business. Very engaging and attentive staff who wanted to know where my co-workers were from since she had not seen us in there before. Reminds me of a place in my hometown that was...a hangout when I was in college. So glad the front desk person at the Courtyard told us about this place. Shocked to fin dout that this place hasn't been featured on Food Network's Diners Drive Inns and Dives.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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W8708NDjamesr, Owner at Jimmy Buff's, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2020

Thank you Moose

Reviewed October 22, 2019

I've been coming to Jimmy Buffs since I was a teenager. I am now 73 years old and the Hot Dogs still taste the same. I'm not supposed to eat them, but today I cheated. Well worth it.

Date of visit: October 2019
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W8708NDjamesr, Owner at Jimmy Buff's, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2020

Thank you Gladys

Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

If you adore hot dogs, this place is for you. Every kind imaginable with all the fixings. Soft rooms or buns. Have it - like you want it. Crowded at busy times. Huge truckers and workmen stop. Been a gem in this location for years.

Date of visit: August 2019
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James R, Owner at Jimmy Buff's, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2019

Thank you Sunshine

Reviewed August 21, 2019

Soo disappointed for the first time in all my years of going here. The roll was so old dry i had a combo and it was not good. Sausage peppers n hotdog were but the rest made it so hard to enjoy. I had to...throw out the roll n pototes. Must always have fresh rolls very shocked!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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James R, Owner at Jimmy Buff's, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2019

I am sorry you were disappointed. I as well am shocked. We get our bread fresh every day.

Reviewed July 22, 2019

Unique place. Very big sandwiches piled on with hot dogs, potatoes, peppers, onions, etc. A big fav for us. Very filling. Small place, not many seats.

Date of visit: May 2019
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James R, Owner at Jimmy Buff's, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2019

Thank you afelric1

Reviewed July 2, 2019

deep fried ho dogs and/or italian sausage, peppers and onions! a newark landmark....excellent every visit!!

Date of visit: August 2018
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James R, Owner at Jimmy Buff's, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

Thank you jhatwo

Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

Ok look. Its a tiny joint on a back street with limited parking and seating. Whoop te do.... They make their bread in a ring cut in half and split for a double. Quatered and split for a single. Burid dogs covered with onions and...peppers then topped with fried potatoes. Sheeeesh! A NJ original.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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James R, Owner at Jimmy Buff's, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2019

Yes I am Batman. Thank you for the review.

Reviewed May 7, 2019

Popular take-out restaurant in West Orange. You can enjoy an Italian roll stuffed with the good old fashion Italian hotdog with sauteed peppers and onions, and fried potatoes. This is not what my doctor would approve for me to eat, but it is a delicious...combo sandwich, which I call my best hoggie Italian style sandwich. It's satisfying for a big lunch and then my retiree afternoon siesta.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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James R, Owner at Jimmy Buff's, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Thank you BWS828

Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Darn good Italian Hotdog!! Seen this place talked about on TV.. And while in the West Orange area decided to seek it out. Well worth it, great sandwich and nice people! My only complaint is I prefer my potatoes smaller! Can’t wait to try the...sausage next time in the area.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

I started coming to this place as a kid with my mom and my grandma. Although it's really small you always feel welcome. They have the best potatoes on Earth! There is nothing like a Jimmy Buff's hot dog with everything on it, the bread...is delicious. My grandmother moved to PA 14 years ago and I still stop in there to grab a sandwich when I'm on my way to her house, it's a little piece of home for her.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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James R, Owner at Jimmy Buff's, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Thank you for your review and kind words. We appreciate hearing from lifelong customers.

Reviewed July 26, 2018

Bread stuffed with an Italian hot dog, sausage, sauteed onions and peppers, topped with potatoes. That’s the combo. Probably not the healthiest food you can get, but soooo satisfying. This is a small restaurant, with a couple of tables inside. Most of their business is...take-out. It is quite a popular place to eat in the area and definitely something to experience.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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James R, Owner at Jimmy Buff's, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thank you polli00 for the 5 star rating and review.

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Jimmy Buff's has only 2 locations. West Orange and Kenilworth
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Jimmy Buff's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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