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  • Hot Dogs
  • 113 St Marks Pl, New York NY10009 40.727114 -73.983717
  • (Btwn Ave A & 1st Ave)
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  • (917) 791-5128
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User Ratings (Based on 59 reviews)

Food 3.8 Value 3.5
Service 3.4 Atmosphere 3.2

Other Restaurant Info

(917) 791-5128
Place Order:
Order From Crif Dogs for delivery & takeout
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Sun-Thu: 12pm-2am Fri-Sat: 12pm-4am
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Cheap Eats, Delivery, Late Night, Online Ordering, Take Out
Min Delivery:
Delivery Area:
Rivington St to 17th St; Ave D to Broadway - $10 minimum. South of Rivington St to Delancey St; 17th to 23th St; Broadway to 6th Ave - $20 minimum

User Reviews

  • Crif Dogs

    Posted by iewel on 11/10/2006

    When you crave a dog after you drink

    Came here around midnight on a Thursday with a group of coworkers after a five-hour "happy hour." Joined the dozen other people seeking out a night-starting or night-killing meal at this subterranean kitsch joint with assorted action figures, picnic table seating, orange water cooler with small plastic cups, and TV alternating between sports and porn. The coworker who brought us here swears that Crif Dogs will get you whatever you need, which in his case was two dogs wrapped with bacon, topped with chili and coleslaw, with a Pabst beer and cheese-doused tater tots, and in my case was the veggie dog with fried egg. Sticker shock followed the initial glee of placing such an order. The cashier explained that prices were now higher than on the posted boards and pointed to a stack of printed menus that reflected the increase. My veggie dog with fried egg set me back $5.70! The savory dog arrived hot and stayed hot through the whole eating experience. Coworker's tater tots were so steaming the whole time we ate that everyone who dipped in burned their fingers and/or roof of mouth - actually a virtue, in my book.

  • Crif Dogs

    Posted by CA on 11/08/2006

    Don't player hate the OG

    Don't buy the b.s. by mr. I-wish-I-was-a-food-writer. Crifdogs is not for overanalytical anal types who use words like 'quasi'. Crifdogs makes crave-worthy dogs (faves: bacon/slaw/jalapeño or chili dog). The dogs are just the right size to fit the bun - I like the bun/dog/toppings ratio to be pretty tight so I can get a little of each in every bite. Just writing this is making me with I never left the E.V. for brooklyn because I'd be down there right now gettin' me a few dogs chillin' at a mini picnic table with the latest issue of Hustler. All you naysayers gotta stop drinkin' the haterade - it's not cool. I hate people that try one thing on a menu once and decide the whole place sucks. As a former restaurant owner and generally decent human being - I believe you gotta do more than scratch the surface before your opinion means shit. Damn, I want a hot dog right now - a cheap, deep fried, smothered in chili and coleslaw crifdog and an icy-ass-budweiser: can't get that combo anywhere else in the city, bitch.

  • Crif Dogs

    Posted by Unimpressed on 10/12/2006

    Nothing new or special here..Too bad..

    Like most people who go to this hole in the wall, quasi-americana basement hang-out, I had heard good things about Crif Dogs. It sounded like a great idea, novelty hot dogs with "crazy" (note the quotes--actual testimonial) toppings and combinations. Well, I was in the neighborhood with my gf and we decided to try it out, I sadly must admit we were both excited. Of course after hearing how great it was, I had in mind this preconception of the ultimate hot dog haven, a showcase of originality and innovation in pseudo-meat sausages. We finally arrive, (it's off the beaten path of other st. mark's eateries), and it was a little disappointing to see such an unoriginal appearance. A poor fusion of wannabe hipster-esque decor and traditional americana pieces. I thought it would be a bustling interesting hang-out, but all there was inside was 4 or 5 small tables, a couple abused classic arcade games, and a few bar stools along the wall. At the back of this long, narrow, low-ceilinged restaurant was the window to the kitchen and the cashier. Just expect the same amount of service as a hot dog stand--thats what this is, but more expensive. My gf got the chihuaua (sp?), I got the a couple of crif dogs with some add-ons. We shared cheese fries and sodas. I was disappointed by the signature crif dog. It looked more like oscar meyer than anything else. For a few bucks I figured it would be a bit bigger and overwhelming the bun. Needless to say it didn't, but maybe the toppings would overwhelm the bun? Nope, sorry. Hardly visible, i went to town with the ketchup and mustard though. The bun is your same boring picnic bun, no effort there for something "crazy" like their dogs are claimed to be. It wasn't bad tasting, but neither is chelsea papaya, or any other papaya to be completely unbiased. My hotdog in union square was just as tasty. If you want to do novelty hot dogs, do it well and actually impress people.

  • Crif Dogs

    Posted by PJ on 08/15/2006

    Overpriced Designer Dogs

    I'm surprised to hear people think it's cheap. I spent ten bucks on two hot dogs and a soda which I don't think is cheap. I was excited to go because I'd heard a lot about it but the hot dogs themselves are not very tasty. They taste a lot like the cheap chicken part hot dogs at the grocery store despite the fact that they're apparently custom made. I had The Chihuahua, which was bacon wrapped and not as interesting as it sounds and then a standard chili cheese dog that was pretty awful, I thought. I think people are romanced by the atmosphere which is definitely East Village hip...you know, not commonly seen sodas, smart ass signs on walls, video games, a cute hot dog man with equal parts courtesy and attitude. Better to skip the experimental dog and go classic. You'll spend half as much and get a better hot dog.

  • Crif Dogs

    Posted by Bbum on 06/14/2006

    When a vegetarian is craving a hot dog!

    I stumbled on this place after having just eatan at another hot dog location...never been back to the other place. Their veggie dogs are awesome and the tator tots are irresistable. Love the atmosphere and staff. I live in the East Village and still love watching the people while waiting for my food.

  • Crif Dogs

    Posted by Mambear on 04/11/2006

    Hot Dog

    Wow Seriosuly this place is amazing, the food is cheap delicious and fun. Its a great place to meet up with friends and grab a quick bite. perfect for the east village atmosphere

  • Crif Dogs

    Posted by 1614 on 03/24/2006

    Tater tots like nowhere else ...

    The dogs here are good. very good. but there are plenty of other places around that are as good or better. what sets crif dogs apart is the value (SO cheap!), late hours and ...ah, the PERFECT tater tots. not many places have them so just having them is a big plus. but THESE taters are better than anything you are going to get anywhere..cuz they are fried fresh. supremely crispy on the outside and ridiculously moist and soft on the inside. hot, hot, HOT all the way around. each TT is like a mini mcdonald's hash brown! you can get them covered in cheese as a bonus. the small can feed two people easily. makes the dog taste even better!

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