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Charlie's Hot Dogs

18 South Michigan Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ - (908) 241-2627
Posted By Robert D. Asaro, Sr. on 11/15/2007 11:12:00 PM
I heard about how good Charlie’s Italian Hot Dogs in Kenilworth was, so I decided to take a trip. I convinced my son who never experienced an Italian hot dog to take a ride with me from Parsippany. We hit Route 78 construction traffic; he told me this better be worth it! We found it easy enough just off the parkway. It's a typical storefront restaurant showing its age a little but very clean.

I couldn’t convince my son to order an Italian hot dog once he saw cheesesteaks on the menu. I‘m a big fan of cheesesteaks, but I had Italian hot dogs on the brain form the onset. I also had to order a side of potatoes. My son took a bite of his Philly cheesesteak and smiled, and with his mouth still half full said it was worth the trip. After the second bite he said it was the best sandwich he ever had! Then he ate my potatoes. My Italian hot dog tasted like the ones I remembered back when. I tried some others in my area and they didn’t even come close.

Highly recommend; even if you have to take a drive, it’s worth it.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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We think Charlie's serves one of the best tasting Italian hot dogs in NJ.
"We think Charlie's serves one of the best tasting Italian hot dogs in NJ."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





A single Italian Hot Dog with the works, loaded with crisp french fries, onions and peppers.
"A single Italian Hot Dog with the works, loaded with crisp french fries, onions and peppers."
Stephen Rushmore


The Charlie's sign.
"The Charlie's sign."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Charlie's is a simple storefront.  You're not here for atmosphere, you're here for dogs.
"Charlie's is a simple storefront. You're not here for atmosphere, you're here for dogs."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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