Rhode Island New York System

3 STOPS | 12 MILES | 21 min

New York system hot dogs are unique to Rhode Island: little weenies in little buns dressed with ultrafine-grind chili sauce, mustard and onions, plus a sprinkle of celery salt. Cooks make them systematically by lining up all the dogs in buns and dressing them assembly line style. The line-up may be along a prep area, but the way an old-time counter man does it is to array about a dozen of the dogs from wrist to shoulder, adding chili, mustard and onions to each with lightning speed. Hence the common local description of New York System dining: “wieners up the arm.”



Wein-O-Rama is a full-menu, breakfast-and-lunch diner specializing in hot weiners, the unique Rhode Island way with franks. Correct beverage: coffee milk.


Olneyville N.Y. System

Serving Rhode Island's distinctive little hot dog since 1930, Olneyville offers wiener-up-the-arm service. To drink: the locals' favorite, coffee milk.


Original New York System

Original New York System of Providence serves the classic Rhode Island weenie topped with meat sauce, mustard, chopped raw onions, and celery salt.