Rutt's Hut

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Rutt's Hut
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Rutt's Hut
Restaurant information
Owner(s)George Sakellaris, Gus Chrisafinis, George Petropoulakis, Nick Karagiorgis
Dress codeCasual
Street address417 River Road
StateNew Jersey
Postal/ZIP Code07014
CountryUnited States

Rutt's Hut is a restaurant in Clifton, New Jersey known for its deep-fried hot dogs. In addition to the Ripper, customers can also order the dogs 'In-And-Out' style which is only in the hot oil briefly, and the 'Cremator' which is charred black.

The original roadside stand was opened in 1928 by Royal "Abe" Rutt and his wife, Anna. The family sold the restaurant to the current owners, George Petropoulakis, Louis Chrisafinis, Nicholas Karagiorgis, and George Sakellaris in late 1974.[1] Today the building is split into three separate sections: a restaurant, a bar, and a take-out counter.

The restaurant has been named the #1 Hot Dog in the Nation by The Daily Meal multiple times.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Schumer, Fran (May 24, 1998). "Hot diggity! Dog diggity!". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Davidowitz, Esther (July 18, 2018). "Rutt's Hut in Clifton named best hot dog in the nation". North Jersey. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  3. ^ Myers, Dan (July 12, 2017). "#1 Rutt's Hut, Clifton, N.J. from America's 75 Best Hot Dogs for 2017 Slideshow". The Daily Meal. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  4. ^ Myers, Dan (July 25, 2016). "America's 75 Best Hot Dogs 2016". The Daily Meal. Retrieved 2019-10-11.

Coordinates: 40°49′37″N 74°07′25″W / 40.8270°N 74.1237°W / 40.8270; -74.1237

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