Back from Cape May and I'm going to retract a bit of what I had written about Hot Dog Tommy's.
Simply put, I love chili dogs. Tommy's chili dog is disappointing. I had it last summer and figured that if the chili dogs weren't good, why bother with anything else? That was a bit ignorant on my part, but with time constraints and long lines, still logical.
This Tuesday, we walked up around 1:30pm and...NO LINE? So, I ordered a Black Russian Dog (Black Pepper Rub/Russian Dressing/Pickle). The toppings worked perfectly together...and instead of going with the Big Bad (all beef) Dog, I chose the Leaner Weiner (pork/beef mix) on a smaller hot dog bun. These leaner weiners work better for Tommy's creative toppings. The dog and bread don't overwhelm and you really get the full flavor. There may have only been 5-6 bites in this dog, but it was delicious! With no one still in line (???), I went for the Chippy Dog (pepper relish/onions/crushed potato chips)...AND...terrific again! At $ 2 each, Tommy's IS a bargain.
We thought about going to Tommy's the next day (he's right off the beach), but the line was long. Nice guy, creative toppings---but stick to those little dogs.
By the way, George's Place (just a couple of blocks South on Beach) was sensational for both dinner and lunch. The Greek salads are magnificent (fresh tomatoes, tons of the best feta we've ever had) and prices are LOW! It's Tripadvisor.com's # 1 pick for dining in Cape May---casual and small (only ten tables) and most recommended.
Another (very) casual lunch in CM is The Lemon Tree. Hot Dogs and Burgers looked good, but we just went for a big cup of fries and some Orangeade and Lemonade. The fries are in the Fresh Cut Boardwalk style and very good. They are on the north end of the Washington Street Mall.
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