Review: Big Daddy’s Dogs {Little Falls, NJ}

by Cate on January 5, 2012

Big Daddy's Dog
One of the things that I love about Mystic (and yes, I said it last night) is that when it comes to food, he’s down with most anything.  Whether it’s the hunt for the best pizza, a first tasting of Indian food, or eating something white that I know he doesn’t like but I’m swearing that maybe, just maybe, if it’s prepared this way, he will, he just rolls with it.  And so it came as no surprise when he said we had to go to Little Falls for hot dogs.  I mean, who wouldn’t travel a bit for a delicious dog, right?

Big Daddy’s Dogs is on Main Street in downtown Little Falls in a very non-descript little blink-and-you-miss-it spot.  Well, assuming you also missed the Sabrett umbrella outside too.

And you probably wouldn’t.

Inside Counter

Inside it is super tiny.  Like maybe six stools tiny.

So I was kind of surprised that when we walked in on a unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, the joint was not jumping.  It was empty.  Score.

When it comes to hot dogs (and our continuing hunt for the best pizza in New Jersey), I feel you have to try one reasonably plain first.  Because if a food establishment can’t make it good plain, they have no business trying to disguise it either.

That being said, I am a condiment queen (just ask my friends who eat with me), so I couldn’t go completely plain.  I just skipped all their fancy (and tempting) combinations.

Dog with Mostly Everything
The hot dog itself was good.  Soft and hot on the inside, with a little bit of extra juice as you bite through the skin.  Love that.  The buns are steamed, but they weren’t steamed enough that day and were a little tougher than they should be.  Mystic swears that they usually do a better job of steaming them, so we’ll forgive it.

If the standard toppings aren’t enough for you, their assortment of hot sauces alongside the seating area will blow your mind.  And your taste buds.
Hot Sauce Options

As we left, I made a mental note of what I want when I go back.  Um, Frito Pie?  Definitely not clean eating, but too hard to pass up.  Will just have to share with someone.  Or take an extra class or two.
More Options

The amount of toppings and combinations that come out of this little tiny place were mind-boggling.  The Buffalo or Gyro varieties?  Yes, please!
Hot Dog Menu


If you happen to be in the area, or want a fun little destination spot and a dog, do stop by.  They’ll even bring a hot dog cart to your next party – how cool is that?

Big Daddy’s Dogs
62 Main Street
Little Falls, NJ 07424
(973) 785-0206

January 5, 2012 – Bonus Photo
This Week's Favorite Lunch Sandwich
Twitter followers (you can follow me here) caught wind of my favorite lunch this week. Pumpkin seed ciabatta rolls with herbed turkey, cambazola, arugula, and smooshed avocado. Delish. Every last morsel of it.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Joanne January 6, 2012 at 7:25 am

Still increasingly happy for you. :)

I haven’t eaten a hot dog in YEARS (even pre-vegetarianism) but I’m amazed at all those toppings and different varieties they can spin out!


Patsy January 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

Love your new favorite sandwich! Now, tell me where you find that bread!


Cate January 9, 2012 at 9:36 am

Trader Joes!


Karen January 7, 2012 at 9:44 pm

That is a frequent lunch stop for me. I teach right down the road at the High School.


Lori January 10, 2012 at 11:55 pm

That’s my hometown! Love their hot dogs and I love your blog :)


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