Original New York System Hot Weiners Restaurant Review
We flew up from Orlando to spend the July 4 with family and to explore Rhode Island. Because of Hurricane Arthur, the fourth was a bit wet and dreary. We drove around Providence in the rain and stumbled upon the Original New York System diner. Augustus Pappas, a Greek immigrant, founded the New York System in 1927 with a recipe he got from his cousin Nicholas, who opened Nick’s Original Coney Island Hot Dogs in the early 1920′s . I haven’t had an Original New York System hot weiner since I was a kid (I won’t say how many years), so I was more than happy to stop in. We were greeted by a friendly staff. The kids sat at the counter, and we filled most of the open booths. It took us a few minutes to go through the menu, but service was fairly quick once we ordered. The food was hot and good. It’s doubtful that there is a hot dog anywhere else in the nation that can beat an Original New York System dog. The cool things about the place besides the food are the counter service, an old pinball machine (my favorite game), and vintage signage. Made me think of Rhode Island in the 1960′s.
Original New York System Menu
All the Way Since 1927
The menu lists foods typical of a grill. The Original New York System Hot Weiners offers a variety of breakfast items, including omelets, pancakes, and breakfast sandwiches. Then there’s the burgers and beyond. The hangover burger topped—with fried egg, bacon, cheese, onion and bloody Mary sauce—is one that seemed like it might be worth trying. The sesame teriyaki burger was also tempting—oriental carrots, green onion sesame salad and teriyaki sauce on spinach. The restaurant also offers traditional grill sandwiches such as grilled cheese, B.L.T’s, and tuna salad. The muffaletta sandwich—cappicola, genoa salami and provolone topped with house green olive salad on grilled toasted kaiser roll was the most tempting. Muffaletta sandwiches are a New Orleans favorite, and I wondered how the Original New York System muffaletta held up to those I’ve had in New Orleans.
The hot weiner combos highlight the menu. I had two weiners all the way (mustard, meat sauce, chopped onions, and celery salt) with an ice-cold glass of coffee milk (another favorite). We shared a plate of french fries. Another patron ordered three weiner combos all the way. They must sell a lot of hot dogs.
My son and nephew had to be different. My son ordered the North Ender—a cheese steak with grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, salami, and provolone. My nephew order a Provencal—a cheese steak with tomato, basil and shallot sandwich, with provolone. I shared my huge plate of french fries with them. The rest of the gang ordered the hot weiners, including the kids. We all had coffee milk. The Original New York System Hot Weiners menu is available online. Check it out, and see what you’re missing.
Original New York System Prices $$$$
The Original New York System is more than affordable, especially considering the amount and quality of food you get for the price. How can you beat two hot weiners all the way with a cold glass of coffee milk for just $5.00? One more thing—the restaurant only accepts cash. An ATM is on the premises for your convenience.
Original New York System Cuisine
The Original New York System is an authentic American diner. It serves hot dogs, burgers, salads, snacks, and fast food. Breakfast is served any time of the day or night.
Original New York System Hours
The Original New York System is open seven days a week from 6 AM until 3 AM. It also offers free delivery but a minimum purchase is required.
Original New York System Location
The Original New York System has been in operation since 1927. I’m not sure how long ago it opened on Smith Street, but here’s the address:The Original New York System 424 Smith Street Providence, Rhode Island Tel: 401-331-5349
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