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Delawanna

COORDINATES

MUNICIPALITY

COUNTY

VISIT ORDER

40° 49' 39.882" N   /   74° 7' 23.820" W

CLIFTON

PASSAIC

75

NOTES

The Delawanna neighborhood of Clifton has its own post office and NJ Transit stop, and while those are easy spots to ID during the Garden State Stomp, hopefully some eagle eyes can use the 0.7 seconds of screen time to take note of the undeniable king of town— the legendary, unapologetically Jersey-as-fuck Rutt's Hut.

 

When our little project started we had no clue where Delawanna was, and were initially surprised to see it nestled within Clifton. But when we saw that Rutt's Hut was actually sitting at the corner of River Rd and Delawanna Avenue— well, there was just no other option.

 

The lighting was terrible, and a gangly tree obscures most of the building, but we were given the chance to slather up a few rippers thanks to Dave Van Ronk and dammit, we were going to take it.

We did end up doing a second set of photos at the NJT Delawanna Station, in case the lighting and tree were just unsalvageable, but in the end the oft-awarded best hot dog joint in Jersey deserved its slice of screen time.