Charlie’s Hot Dogs

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It’s possible to be served an Italian hot dog in the Newark area at a restaurant with more soul, more sass, but few dog houses can compete with the taste of a Charlie’s Italian dog. What makes a Charlie’s dog special is that each item in the sandwich is a little bit, but noticeably, better than at most other places. The hot dogs themselves are more flavorful, the potatoes are superb and crisp, and the onions and peppers are brighter, too. We recommend getting a double. In fact, we always recommend a double when ordering an Italian hot dog. Not only is it easier to eat (you get a 180 degree section of bread, rather than the awkward 90 degrees), but it just feels right, in the same way that getting a double brat in Wisconsin feels more right than a single.

The place is small, a neighborhood joint really, and most customers take out, though there are tables available for dining in. Note also that Charlie’s serves some top notch bottled cream soda and root beer.

Root beer and a double Italian; life in Jersey just doesn’t get any better.

What to Eat
Charlie’s Hot Dogs, Italian Hot Dog
Italian Hot Dog
Must-Try
A single Italian Hot Dog with the works, loaded with crisp french fries, onions and peppers.
Philly Cheesesteak
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday11 am - 9 pm
Thursday11 am - 9 pm
Friday11 am - 9 pm
Saturday11 am - 9 pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
4 stops | 30 MILES | 1 hr 3 min

A handful of sandwich shops in and around Newark, New Jersey, specialize in the cornucopic frankfurter known as an Italian hot dog. A double (the only way to go) starts with one half of a round loaf of fresh, chewy-crusted Italian bread. The bread gets squeezed open to become a pocket like a huge, spongy…

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Price
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Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
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