Where to find the Best Summer Food near Lodi, NJ

We’re having a debate – Which is the better summer food: Hot Dogs or Ice Cream? Hot Dogs are a traditional favorite and a big hit around every grill, but there’s nothing like a cold ice cream cone on a hot summer day? Instead of choosing one, why not go with both? Keep scrolling to check out a list of the best spots near Lodi, NJ to grab a dog or a scoop of ice cream!

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Best Hot Dogs Near Lodi, NJ

Hank’s Franks

210 US Highway 46 East, Lodi


Hank’s Franks is a Lodi, NJ institution serving up traditional hot dogs and an East Coast favorite – the egg creme! Stop down to Hank’s Franks and grab a dog with chili, cheese, German onions and more!

Rutt’s Hut

417 River Road, Clifton


Rutt’s Hut in Clifton was recently named the best hot dog in the Daily Meal’s list of America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs for 2018. Are they right? Why not stop in and find out. You’ll have to check out a “Ripper” – their trademark dog that is deep-fried in beef fat until the casing rips apart! 

Riverview East

455 River Drive, Elmwood Park


Riverview East is a traditional location in Elmwood Park that offers an expansive menu of sandwiches, burgers and even breakfast! But if you’re just here for a hot dog, we don’t blame you – they’re famously great!

Best Ice Cream Shops Near Lodi, NJ

Creations Frozen Yogurt & Smoothies

170 Main Street, Lodi


Creations Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies is a self-service frozen yogurt shop in Lodi! In addition to frozen yogurt, Creations offers Acai Bowls and Pitaya Bowls, Bubble Tea, smoothies, milkshakes and new cheesecake cones!

Four Seasons Ice Cream

228 Market Street, Elmwood Park


Four Season Ice Cream is a traditional mom & pop ice cream shop in Elwood Park that offers authentic gelato, ice cream, soft serve, Italian Ice and fresh pastries.

Gelatissimo Cafe

167 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights


Gelatissimo Cafe offers the Bergen County community authentic gelato and ice cream, as well as specialty coffee drinks and more. Check out the host of toppings available to give your gelato even more flavor!