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Nov 2, 2006 07:44 PM

In Search of the best hot dog in the Five boro's

Where are the best hot dogs in NYC
Nathan's Coney Island
Domnick's Hot Dog Stand Queens
Papya King NYC

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  1. Katz deli
    lotz of kraut and lotz of mustard .
    only place i eat hot dogs in city ,

    original Nathans best in Brooklyn

    1. Swift's Dollar dogs Rock!

      1. Ditto on Katz's but I would also add Crif Dogs on St. Marks

        1. I have had Katz's . They are great. Not Been to Crifs yet will check it out.

          1. Domnick's dogs are boiled. I prefer grilled. I love Nathan's, but slightly prefer the spicing in the Sabrett dog served at Papaya King, Gray's, and Katz's. Katz's dog is a little larger than the other 2; and usually I would prefer this dog, but you have to ask for it well done. Sometimes the dog does not spend enough time on the griddle at Katz's. You can't go wrong at any of these places. Not a fan of F&B, although I haven't been there in awhile. Crif's is okay, but a different type of dog. A milder, beef and pork dog made specifically for deep frying. Crif's is a copycat of Rutt's Hut in New Jersey. I was even told this by one of the original owners. They also serve a New York style all beef dog prepared on a griddle. It is a quality Thumanns all beef dog; good, but a cut below the others mentioned.

            To experience the best dog in the tri state area and probably the country, go to Syd's. They recently moved from Union to Springfield, N.J.

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            1. re: hotdoglover

              Interesting - I know Rutt's Hut, but didn't know the connection to Crif's (of course). Thanks. I've only had the "Weller" at Rutt's. If you're expanding the area then I would also vote for Hot Dog Johnny's in Buttsville... no? I am TOLD they deep fry them in peanut oil (that's their particular hook). Also like their buttermilk...

              1. re: hotdoglover

                Rutt's Hut -- that's a name from my childhood, but, for the life of me, I can't remember where it was. I grew up in the Elmwood Park/Fair Lawn area. Where's Rutt's Hut located?

                1. re: CindyJ

                  Rutt's is located on River Rd. in Clifton. Rt 3 East to 21 North to exit 10. Make the first left, go over the small bridge, and make the next left onto River Rd. Rutt's is about a half mile down on your left.