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
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa


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 148.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good Newark style Italian hot dogs.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great food, good location, nice people working there
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent food,friendley and fast service
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We did take out. Service was quick, food was hot and fresh.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best Italian Hotdog & sausage sandwich in Union county!!!!
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The taste of the food was excellent, just like the old Jimmy Buff's in Newark, however, the hotdogs were much smaller.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Friendly service, good food, clean establishment.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The original Italian Hot Dog. Friendly service and atmosphere. Also has a great menu.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ordered takeout shortly before closing time. Was very accomdating
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The cashier was professional and funny
Date published: 2017-08-08
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