Serious Eats: Talk
Max's After Dark
Max's in Long Branch is one of the most popular and well known hot dog joints in New Jersey. To many, they serve the best hot dog in a state known for hot dogs. From what I know, they sell more dogs than any place except the Galloping Hill Inn and the Hot Grill despite only being open May to Sept. The place is a block from the Boardwalk and has a full service bar. They serve food other than hot dogs as well. There are about as many celebrity pictures on the wall as there are at Katz's deli in New York and Pink's in LA. Bruce Springsteen goes to Max's when he wants a hot dog.
The hot dog they serve could be considered New Jersey Boardwalk style. Which is a footlong natural casing beef and pork dog prepared on a griddle. They use Shickhaus brand franks, a quality dog that originated in N.J.
This Friday, and possibly every Friday to come, Max's will have live music, no cover, cheap beer, and food specials. Not to mention their famous hot dogs. Looks like a good night out.