Last time we were heading up to Massachusetts I made a Retro Roadmap “Rut-Roh” at Rutt’s Hutt in Clifton NJ. Learn from my mistake!
While we did get one of their famous hot dogs, here’s where we went wrong. We shied away from venturing into the Bar / Dining Room for our meal, and opted to eat at the standup, takeout counter. It was white tiled and utilitarian. The Childrens Counter below the window was good for a chuckle.
With Retro Roadluck on our side, it was handy that we wanted to use the facilities before we hit the road, and were directed by the gal behind the counter to go into the Bar/ Dining Room area.
When we entered we realized the err of our ways- check out this photo of the interior of the bar/dining room area of Rutt’s Hut from the folks at Roadfood.com- how cool is that?
I am still kicking myself for not going in there first (I was spooked by a disembodied face peering out the window!) This place is a time capsule of vintage dining and bar decor, right down to the sassy waitress and bar patrons with slicked back hair.
One of the benefits of being a Retro Roadmap Reader is learning from my mistakes…so when you go to Rutt’s Hut go through this door:
I’m glad to read that Rutt’s has more than hotdogs on their sit down menu – it means we get to go back there and eat in that vintage dining room!
417 River Road
Clifton, NJ 07014-1520
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