finally I came to my last stop: The Hot Grill. The hot grill has a 1980’s fast food type ambience. Everything is well lit, bright clean and efficent. Typical fast food type booths. You order at the counter and the dog is assembled in the back and served on plastic trays. I had a Texas Wiener with the works. This is a hot dog with texas wiener sauce (sort of a bitter chili sauce) and lots of raw onions on top. To me the sauce tasted a lot like the sauce used on chilidogs by Yoccos,a small Allentown PA chain.I liked the dog better overall than Yoccos, maybe because of the onions, and maybe( I know this is starting to sound like a broken record) because the dog had more taste to it than Yoccos.
Overall,I liked all of the dogs except Rutts Ripper. My favorite was Tommys Italian dog, especially because of the home fries served with it. The place I am most likely to revisit, though is Galloping Hill, partly because its so convenient to the Garden State Parkway, and partly because its probably the only place my wife would enjoy (Its the most attractive). For ambiance however, I will still take Hot dog Johnnys Where else can you have hot dogs and chilled buttermilk on attractively landscaped grounds by the Pequest river. Taste isn’t everything.