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Jimmy’s Hot Dogs
Review by: Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Located in a strip mall. No place to sit; take-out only. They make nothing but hot dogs. Want something on the side? Have a drink and a bag of chips. Nothing else is available. Yet there’s a line of people waiting to pick up their bags of 8, 10, even 12 dogs to go. Service is quick and businesslike at the small counter, but this place, with its quirky personality, does not in any way resemble a chain restaurant.
The dogs are steamed, and the standard garnish includes a pickle spear and chopped onions. Really quite a good combination, and one you can easily reproduce at home, but you don’t. And the price? At last check, 85 cents each. Three or four of them will make a grand lunch, consumed sitting on the benches scattered around the shopping center or off the hood of your car.
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2555 Nazareth Road, Easton, PA , (Get Directions)
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One Response to “Jimmy’s Hot Dogs”
July 31st, 2007
Jimmy’s Hot Dogs was originally located in Phillipsburg, NJ, just across the Delaware River from Easton. The same two guys have been serving up their scrumptious dogs since the 50’s; I know because my dad used to walk across the bridge to Jimmy’s with his parents as a kid, and later in life took us over for dogs when my brothers and I were young. Jimmy’s moved to the shopping center in the 90’s but it’s still just as popular.
The steamed dogs are simple. You can get the dogs “with everything” (pickle, onion, mustard), or plain. The sides? Bags of chips, and there are sodas and milk in the cooler. The food is cheap and fast, less than a buck per hotdog.
There’s nowhere to sit. Most people find benches in the shopping center or head to their cars, but it doesn’t matter; the line is out the door every day. Every kid in the area grew up on Jimmy’s dogs. A personal favorite combo is two plain with ketchup and a chocolate milk. I live in Boston now but whenever I’m home in PA I head to Jimmy’s first thing.