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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
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa

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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 4.6 out of 5 by 183.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jimmy Buff’s is a local treat. Never crowded but always good italian style hot dogs. The sides are good as well!
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The place was nice and clean. The staff was extremely nice and friendly and the food was beyond amazing and delicious.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clean....roomy (tables not on top of one another)...plenty of food for the money.
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Our sandwich was not prepared as instructed although we spend a few minutes reviewing it with the server.
Date published: 2018-03-25
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
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