field trip to Rutt's Hut
My first visit to Rutt's Hut did not disappoint. Despite growing up about 15 minutes away, I never made the trip. With Callahan's 5 blocks from my parents' house, there was really no need. I mean, I didn't even visit Hiram's (directly across the street from Callahan's) until 2 or 3 years ago. When it came to deep fried Jersey dogs, I was set.
New Jersey loves hot dogs. This place is just big enough to seat all the hot dog lovers of the Garden State.
I normally steer clear of relish but the stuff at Rutt's had many things going for it. It was yellow, not green. It was homemade. It didn't look sticky. It was delicious.
We started off with six rippers: one for Jen, two for Dave, and 3 for DMR and I to split. We wound up ordering two more.
Disco fries, another Jersey staple, with gravy on the side. These were beautifully done.
Gravy, onion rings and chili. The onion rings were too much batter, not enough onions, but the chili was over the top!
We ate in the dining room, but there's a order and eat standing at the counter annex next door.