Memorable | One of the Best
Review by: Michael Stern
Dickie Dee’s Restaurant in Newark, NJ | What to eat
This restaurant serves tremendous sandwiches stuffed into circular loaves of Italian bread. Sausage, burgers, and cheese steaks all are available, but this vintage city eat place is best known for deep-fried hot dogs, aka Newark dogs. Whatever the filling of the sandwich, available add-ons include luxuriously oily fried peppers and onions and chunks of fried potato. Some folks come for a loaf of bread stuffed only with potatoes and/or vegetables, no meat whatsoever. Dickie’s makes nice thin-crust pizza, too.
The attitude behind Dickie’s counter is as delicious as the food. At mealtime, the order line moves fast, and if you hesitate when it comes time to say what you want, expect to be glared at, maybe yelled at, then – if you are still slow – ignored. Sluggish customers deserve to be shunned, for this is a place that flips the bird to the very notion of leisurely, gracious dining. People who come to Dickie Dee’s are mostly regulars who know exactly what they want and are prepared to order and pay, eat it and beat it. As the sandwich is made to order, the cook will call out to ask what you want on it in the way of condiments; and this is another time you don’t want to be slow responding. We suggest ketchup as a nice complement for the potatoes that go atop all the other ingredients in a Dickie’s sandwich.
Carry your tray to a table and ease into a permanently-attached molded plastic chair. Lay out plenty of paper napkins for the inevitable spillage, and dig into a great, only-in-New Jersey sandwich.
|Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
|Credit Cards Accepted