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Clifton's Rutt's Hut Serves Up Crispy Fries, Vies For DVlicious Contest Win

The fluffy, yet crispy, gravy-soaked fries at Rutt's Hut in Clifton go well with their famous "rippers," hot dogs deep fried until their casings split and crack.
The fluffy, yet crispy, gravy-soaked fries at Rutt's Hut in Clifton go well with their famous "rippers," hot dogs deep fried until their casings split and crack. Photo Credit: Yelp
Rutt's Hut in Clifton started as a roadside stand in 1928.
Rutt's Hut in Clifton started as a roadside stand in 1928. Photo Credit: Yelp
The "rippers" at Rutt's Hut in Clifton are deep fried until their skins split and crack.
The "rippers" at Rutt's Hut in Clifton are deep fried until their skins split and crack. Photo Credit: Facebook

CLIFTON, N.J. -- No burger or sandwich is complete without an order of fries. Whether you like them shoestring skinny, crispy and crinkled or golden brown and fried to perfection, they remain one of America's favorite sides.

Poll
DVlicious Ask: Who Has Passaic County's Best Fries?
Final Results Voting Closed

DVlicious Ask: Who Has Passaic County's Best Fries?

  • The Front Porch Pub, Hawthorne
    1%
  • Rutt's Hut, Clifton
    90%
  • Thatcher McGhee's, Pompton Lakes
    9%

You've chosen three finalists as the DVlicious best in Passaic County; now it's time to vote. First, though, grab some ketchup and pour over the following. Just don't blame us if you get hungry!

Rutt's Hutt, 417 River Road, Clifton, (973) 779-8615

Fry Type: Thick cut.

What Makes Them So Addictive: Rutt’s Hut opened as a roadside stand in 1928 and has been serving “rippers” (hot dogs deep fried until their casings split and crack), a culinary tradition in northern New Jersey, with homemade mustard ever since. Its fries are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside and served with gravy, American cheese, or mozzarella toppings.

A reminder: Voting ends Tuesday, May 31 at 5 p.m. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.

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