Rutt’s Hut: Home of the Ripper

20 Nov


Rutt's Hut in Clifton New Jersey is the home of the deep fried hot dog.

Rutt’s Hut in Clifton, New Jersey has been in business since 1928 and has been serving their deep-fried hot dogs called the Rippers for 81 years.

They are called Rippers because they aren’t removed from the oil until the skin breaks loose from the rest of the hot dog. Rippers that turn black are called Cremators.


The Cremator which is burned or close to burned hot dog at Rutt's Hut for those who like their hot dogs burned to a crisp.

This Travel channel video about the Rippers at Rutt’s Hut tells about the deep fried hot dogs served there with a lot of words of praise for the specialty hot dogs.

Rippers and Cremators cost $2.00 each but if you want relish it will cost an extra dollar.

Some fast food aficionados are not so quick to praise Rutt’s Hut after eating there as evidenced by these reviews left at

The best option is to try the Rippers yourself to see if you agree with those praising the Rippers at the Travel Channel or agree with those who posted at that it was the most disgusting place they had ever eaten at.




Posted by on November 20, 2009 in Food, Nostalgia



4 responses to “Rutt’s Hut: Home of the Ripper

  1. sandysays1

    November 20, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Sounds like something I’d like to try. I’ll get my human to make some for me.

  2. Andrew Godfrey

    November 20, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Might be a good idea for your human to test it before eating it yourself. A dog can’t be too careful.

    • sandysays1

      November 20, 2009 at 5:16 PM

      You spoke Gospel!

  3. Andrew Godfrey

    November 21, 2009 at 5:12 AM

    Hope your human survived the greasy hot dog.


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