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Jimmy Buff's

506 Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Phone: (908) 276-2833
Cuisine: Italian, American
Price: $
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  • Hours
    Monday| 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Tuesday| 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Wednesday| 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Thursday| 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Friday| 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday| 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday| 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Meal Times Served Dinner, Lunch
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Jimmy Buff's of 14th Ave. & 9th St. in Newark, NJ is where the hot dog with an Italian twist was first concocted by the founder, James "Bluff" Racioppi in 1932. Great-Grandpa got his nickname from his style at the card table. Translation from Italian to English came up with the nickname "BUFF". In the 20s and 30s, everyone had a nickname and hence James Racioppi became known as "Jimmy Buff". The Italian hot dog was first served as a treat by the Racioppis for close friends and relatives. It went over so big with them, it became the center of their menu and ultimately a customer favorite. The fresh onions, peppers, and potatoes combined with a hot dog is what allows the specialty its claim to originality. Today, over 81 years later, the Italian Hot Dog and its nearest relative, the Italian Sausage, are the staple fare at Jimmy Buff's and take turns outselling each other. Today we cook our Italian Hot Dogs and Sausages in cholesterol free soybean oil just like Grandpa Buff did in 1932. The tradition lives on.

Jimmy Buff's is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 246.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Italian hot dog was good potatoes were mushy could have been fried more.
Date published: 2019-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This establishment was always known for their Italian Hot Dogs and they're excellent! Their other foods are excellent as well! Onion rings to die for, chicken strips were juicy and flavorful and with all their foods, they give a generous amount. I'm 72 yrs. old and still frequent their restaurant! And NOW with a restaurant.com certificate! WIN WIN!
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This establishment was always known for their Italian Hot Dogs and they're excellent! Their other foods are excellent as well! Onion rings to die for, chicken strips were juicy and flavorful and with all their foods, they give a generous amount. I'm 72 yrs. old and still frequent their restaurant! And NOW with a restaurant.com certificate! WIN WIN!
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Service, really tasty Italian dogs.Would come back again when in the neighborhood.
Date published: 2019-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great food. Not really able to find Italian Sausage and Hot Dogs like these any where else. If you haven't tried, it you are missing something.
Date published: 2019-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this place. I've been a customer since I was young and they were in Newark and Irvington.
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We used to eat at Jimmy Buff's years ago when we were kids. They had the best Italian hot dogs then, and they are just as delicious today!
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I’ve been ordering takeout from Jimmy Buff’s for years. The food is always tasty at a great value.
Date published: 2018-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice atmosphere, great selection. Extremely polite staff
Date published: 2018-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jimmy Buff's Italian hot dog and sausage sandwiches are legendary in northern New Jersey. They are so big and filled with deliciousness, including the potatos and peppers/onions. It's a very big meal that makes you wonder "how am I ever gonna finish this?" But it is so good, when it's done you wish you had more!
Date published: 2018-09-17
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