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The Hot Grill

669 Lexington Ave., Clifton, NJ - (973) 772-6000
NOBODY gets just one Texas weiner! The counter man will holler out to the back kitchen, “Two, all the way!” And within ninety seconds, a pair of handsome little hot dogs will appear on the tray in front of you. Each is a deep-fried pup with rugged skin nestled in a too-short bun topped with mustard, onion, and spicy/sweet beef-chili sauce. On the side you can get French fries topped with gravy, sauce, or cheese or any combination of the three.
94% Approval Rating (39 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Chili Sauce To Go
Gravy Fries
Texas hot weiner

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"New Jersey is well-endowed with restaurants that sell Texas weiners (and that is the way most of them spell wiener!); the first one is known to have been a hot dog stand in the Manhattan Hotel in Paterson, New Jersey, as early as 1920. Paterson still has an abundance ..."   [Read More]
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Nanci Schenkein
August 16, 2010
"I have been eating at The Hot Grill since the day it opened, when I was eight years old. It was, and continues to be, not only delicious but a source of comfort and solace when life gets too much to bear. You can always walk in and order your usual, know exactly what ..."   [Read More]
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Mike Iacoucci - Photos (1)
February 24, 2009
"Being from as North Jersey as is possible (Montvale), when I crave hot dogs, I first ask myself the all-important question: do I want chili or do I want gravy fries? If the answer is yes, then there's only one destination! I occasionally dabble in an "all-the-way" ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

669 Lexington Ave., Clifton, NJ
(973) 772-6000

http://www.thehotgrill.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Four with sauce and a root beer.
"Four with sauce and a root beer."
Mike Iacoucci





The flavor combination of hot dogs and chili is dazzling, but so are the textures. These deep-fried dogs have a real snap!
"The flavor combination of hot dogs and chili is dazzling, but so are the textures. These deep-fried dogs have a real snap!"
Michael Stern


Note the pork-pie hat: more Hackensack than Houston!
"Note the pork-pie hat: more Hackensack than Houston!"
Michael Stern


It's a Roadfood given: a giant replica of something to eat on the roof of a restaurant almost always signals good food inside.
"It's a Roadfood given: a giant replica of something to eat on the roof of a restaurant almost always signals good food inside."
Michael Stern


The Hot Grill is one of several places in this region to specialize in Texas Weiners -- a New Jersey tradition that goes back decades.
"The Hot Grill is one of several places in this region to specialize in Texas Weiners -- a New Jersey tradition that goes back decades."
Michael Stern


A delicious lunch.
"A delicious lunch."
bill eaton



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