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  • dock Mar 28, 2014 10:08 AM
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i'm not a big fan but i read these boards and I know there are of lot you that might be interested.
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  1. Fond memories! Thanks!

    1. Looking forward to it...Callahan's...an all-time classic hot dog place...I hope they can do it the same...

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      1. re: ELA

        I knew the guy who owned or was affiliated with the Little Ferry location. They also had Food Trailers, but I don't recall if they offered the Callahan Hot Dogs with them. They used to bring the trailers to the Meadowlands Flea Market to serve French Fries.

        He used to tell me they sourced and used the exact same products as Fort Lee.....the Fryolaters, the same fat to fry, the same Dogs, Buns and toppings.. People still said it was not the same. go figure.

        1. re: fourunder

          Thanks...I had been to the Little Ferry location several times -- and the other location they had for a short time, in Hasbrouck Heights, a few times.

          In my opinion, the Little Ferry dogs didn't taste the same. I am not a chef or in the business, but in some respects, they couldn't taste the same, even if everything they used was the same. JMO.

          I remember seeing the trailer outside in the parking lot in Little Ferry. I had never seen them at a fair or flea market, but that doesn't mean anything. I don't know if they offered their dogs either, having never seen the trailer anywhere (other than the parking lot).

      2. how about a callahans website letting customers when and where the truck will be there,i for one am glad to hear callahans is up and running again,the dogs are great!

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        1. re: cantbeatgoodfood

          Callahanshotdogs.com

        2. I always preferred Hirams.

          1. I am sure the dog will be good -- or else he won't last long, LOL -- but I don't expect a classic, just like it used to be Callahan's dog. Might be the same dog and all, but it's not the same grill, not the same nuances, etc.

            Beer soaked? LOL.

            I have always been a Callahan's guy. A big fan.

            I hope this is the real deal.

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            1. re: ELA

              http://www.northjersey.com/food-and-d...

              1. re: ELA

                The Callahan's hot dog truck was at the Secaucus street fair today. Went right up and got two dogs with kraut and mustard.... omg... just like i remember 25+ yrs ago at the Bergenfield spot. Spoke with Dan, the grandson of the the original owners, really nice guy. Apparently he's getting great feedback at all the events he brings the truck too. Forgot how big their dogs were. Will try a stop by a few events he's at as the summer goes on. My little guy enjoyed a small piece of the hot dog too. This food truck thing is really catching on up here in Bergen.

                1. re: yogi70

                  I forgot about the Bergenfield location. What's at that location now I wonder?

                  1. re: ebchower

                    it turned into a Miami subs - now a Walgreens i believe.

                    1. re: yogi70

                      Miami Subs wasn't a bad deal, either.

                      1. re: njmarshall55

                        I miss the Jack In The Box

                        1. re: fourunder

                          Growing up in the 70s, we always went to Jack In The Box after Mets games at Shea, and Callahans in Fort Lee after Yankee games.

                          1. re: ebchower

                            Callahan's was always the preferred stop over Hiram's.......we went to the Twin Gables after a visit to Palisades Amusement Park

                            Jack in the box was my first introduction to a Taco.

              2. Glad to see Callahan's is "coming home" and will be in Fort Lee...also on Father's Day in Closter...I am so looking forward to this...

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                1. re: ELA

                  Callahans will be in Lambertville this Thursday at the food truck event. 15 trucks, including Nomad, Empanada Guy and Callahans. Can;t wait.

                2. I also wanted to report...I've spoke with a couple of friends who have gone -- and very thankfully -- the reports are very good! A couple of my friends were "lifer's" so to speak, having grown up in Fort Lee, grown up on Callahan's, etc.

                  A few people have said the dogs are classic Callahan's -- what great news!

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                  1. re: ELA

                    Had the pleasure of having a Callahans dog last night in Lambertville. Big dog, deep fried. Not sure if it is scored or not but not only were they wrinkly but the natural casing might have popped. Good deal for 3.50

                     
                    1. re: cwdonald

                      Oh am I looking forward to Sunday! LOL.

                      What a great Father's Day present!

                  2. I assume this place is in NJ?

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                    1. re: equal_Mark

                      Mark, it is now a food truck. There use to be a store up in Little Ferry, NJ. They now travel the state. You can find out where there aer by going to their website which is

                      http://www.callahanshotdogs.com/locat...

                    2. OK...I went to the farmer's market (a small one) they had in Closter yesterday.

                      When I pulled into the lot and saw the Callahan's truck, I have to admit, I got excited. It's been a long time -- closing week -- since I've had a Callahan's hot dog.

                      Line was long, but moved quickly.

                      So, here's the most, if not only important thing...bottom line...THIS IS CALLAHAN'S HOT DOGS!!! Just like it was. Sure, you are not sitting inside, at a table, with your soda or beer, fries, etc. -- but the dog is just like it used to be. These guys are doing it right!!! Thankfully!!! LOL.

                      I had two regular dogs -- one with the onion sauce, the other with sauerkraut and mustard, and a junior dog with chili...OK, I shared another junior dog with chili...LOL.

                      The hot dogs were excellent!!! So, it was an amazing Father's Day, and if someone wants to tell me the hot dogs were better because the most amazing young woman took me there for Father's Day, OK, I'll buy that. But the hot dogs were excellent!!! And the company was even better (thank you very much to that amazing young woman).

                      1. They are in Seaside Heights today for those not from North Jersey who may be curious to try one.

                        IRunNJ HotRods & Food Trucks
                        Bay Blvd. & Grant Ave.
                        Seaside Heights, N.J.
                        11am to 5pm