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Original New York System

424 Smith Street, Providence, RI -
Original New York System dates back to 1927 and serves the classic Rhode Island weenie. From bun up, the package includes a little grilled tube steak with squared-off ends, meat sauce, mustard, chopped raw onions, and celery salt. Locals known them as gaggers, or as it is properly pronounced, gaggahs.
86% Approval Rating (15 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
New York System Weiner
Coffee Milk

Highlighted Reviews

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James Surprenant - Photos (3)
August 26, 2007
"Probably the most spectacular item on the uniquely Rhode Island menu is the "New York System Weiner." As you cross the state you will see many restaurants advertising New York System, but most are individual businesses and are not related. In an unassuming ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

424 Smith Street, Providence, RI


Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Two dressed weiners with the homemade chili sauce.
"Two dressed weiners with the homemade chili sauce."
Stephen Rushmore





What makes a New York System Weiner?  Some might say the secret meat sauce, some might say the dash of celery salt.  Most say the fact that they get lined up on the weiner chef's bare arm for dressing - YUM!
"What makes a New York System Weiner? Some might say the secret meat sauce, some might say the dash of celery salt. Most say the fact that they get lined up on the weiner chef's bare arm for dressing - YUM!"
James Surprenant


Here the weiners cook on the store front grill, visible from the front window.  They look good now, but they're not done until dressed with meat sauce, chopped onion, mustard and a hint of celery salt on a steamed bun!
"Here the weiners cook on the store front grill, visible from the front window. They look good now, but they're not done until dressed with meat sauce, chopped onion, mustard and a hint of celery salt on a steamed bun!"
James Surprenant


To drink with your hot weiners you want that Rhode Island-only beverage, coffee milk.
"To drink with your hot weiners you want that Rhode Island-only beverage, coffee milk."
Cliff Strutz


Established in 1927, the Smith Street Original New York System is indeed the first of its kind.
"Established in 1927, the Smith Street Original New York System is indeed the first of its kind."
James Surprenant



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