A Showcase of Jersey Hot Dog Styles

Bubba’s Dog House has been open only since summer, but in hot dog lore it is wise beyond its years, says hotdoglover. This clean, spacious restaurant in Lyndhurst makes very good dogs in several traditional regional styles, he reports.

The Ripper, a deep-fried dog, is excellent and cooked to order, hotdoglover says—especially satisfying with a serving of the thick, meaty, house-made chili.

The Italian hot dog is a better-than-average version of the Newark classic: two fried franks from Best Provision Company, folded into pizza bread with potatoes, peppers, and onions. A delicious and sturdy sandwich, hotdoglover promises, and good value at $5.50.

The charbroiled dog, an endangered species associated with the late, lamented Syd’s in Union, New Jersey, comes out hot, juicy, and just about perfect. “I felt I was back at Syd’s,” hotdoglover rhapsodizes. “There is no finer dog, and I’m glad that there is now another place that serves this dog.”

What sets Bubba’s apart, he concludes, is caring service: “I loved the owner’s attitude and willingness to share information. I appreciate the research that she’s done in an attempt to cater to the true hot dog lover. I like the attention to detail and the fact that every type of dog is prepared right, which is hard to do when you are doing more than one style. ... Bubba’s exceeded my expectations.”

Bubba’s Dog House [Bergen County]
356 Valley Brook Avenue (near Pine Street), Lyndhurst, NJ
201-460-3647

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