113 Saint Marks Pl, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.727115 -73.983717
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village
Choose from a beef, beef and pork, or veggie dog at this popular late night joint, and customize with jalapeño, onion, bacon, egg, or any number of fatty, tangy toppings.
Everyone loves Crif Dogs, both for their vast and eclectic hot dog menu, the rowdy vibe, and the mysterious phone booth on the side that leads to the city's greatest and most secretive speakeasy. The hamburgers here are underrated, IMO.
Drunk food worthy hot dogs. Try the spicy redneck -- the coleslaw may sound weird, but it works. Anything with bacon is a must too.
Great dogs and fries! – Crif dogs is awesome! I particularly like the New Yorker style dog b/c of its snap. Awesome selection of condiments and toppings. 2 types of root beer on tap in addition to orange soda and other more common drinks. The cheese fries were some of the best I've had in a while! They maintained their crispness... even the ones smothered in cheese. Cool atmosphere and the A/C was cranking. Great place to go on a hot day or really any day!
yummy and cheap – this place makes a basic, nicely charred, nicely flavored veggie dog, and service is quick. on my "veggie special" i got chopped tomatoes, onions and jalapenos. i also ordered a side of fries, which came criss-cross style and perfectly crisp, without being too oily or grease-soaked. cheap, fresh and convenient, serving up an all-american menu.
Vegetarians beware. And watch your money. – I ordered several veggie specials with sides to bring back to several people in a different neighborhood, and I get handed one meat hot dog with a mess of tater tots. I realized the mix-up when I got home and I immediately called. (I was disappointed, but still friendly). The girl behind the counter blamed me, saying I "took the wrong order." This is funny, because she came up to me, said my name, and gave me the order. She refused to let me come back another time and give me the correct order, or even the difference in price (my order was quite a bit more than the order they gave me, plus I overtipped $5). She said this happens all the time. Hmm. I've worked in many restaurants and I know this is not good. Is it too much to ask for a little accountability and just decent customer service? Apparently so.
Great stop on one of the best junk food eating streets in nyc – One of the few places where you can get a hot dog with coleslaw, pineapple, pickles. chili, ketchup, and tomatoes....and I would def say go for it.
Great place...cool action figures on the walls, staff seems like they were here back in the coney island high days of st marks.
I love all the choices. The buns are a little wimpy but whatever.
good fries – I thought it was Grif Dog, with a G. Anyway, I'm a vegetarian so haven't been able to try these hot dogs, but driving by late one night, I stopped in to grab some cheese fries (delicious and messy, just the way I like em). Good prices. It seems to be a local hang out spot, real gritty nyc, so anyone expecting a nice classy place, look elsewhere. But for native new yorkers its a true gem.
not bad – but not great either- if you love hot dogs then go here, they have a huge menu. it's pretty cheap but still doesn't beat the "recession special" at grey's
The Good Morning is outstanding – I have only been once. It was last night. I wasn't even drunk and it was still outstanding. The Good Morning hotdog beats any breakfast sandwich ever! And Tater-tots too! can't go wrong.
Multifaceted and Delicious – Crif Dogs are highly delicious under a variety of circumstances. A low-key date with your girlfriend? Yum. Late night post-drinking snack? Yum. Hanging out with a kid? Yum. It's a fun environment and the dogs are SO good. Crisp, tasty, and with excellent toppings of all kinds. I recommend the chihuahua myself. Bacon, sourcream, avocados, and a hot dog? Together? Love.
Try it once.... – so you don't eat it again. i dont know what some people who rave about this hot dog are talking about. this without question is one of the worst hotdogs i have ever had. a street vendor has tastier hot dogs than these crif dogs. dont even mention the fries which taste like dehydrated potatos. if your curious about all these novelty dogs go ahead. personally i say save your money. 4$ for a bad dog is so not worth it.
best veggie dogs – all i have to say is they have the most
fun and friendly people working there
and the veggie dogs tastes so damn good,
at first i thought they fried it in lard or something.
and the cheese fries are also the best i've eaten.
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