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November 16, 2014

WindMill and Max's -- A Hot Dog Rivalry | Long Branch, New Jersey

WindMill Hot Dogs
WindMill Hot Dogs, Long Branch, New Jersey

 

Windmill Hot Dogs and Max's Hot Dogs

 

In the fierce hot dog wars of the Jersey Shore, there are two famous rivals, both of them in Long Branch.

 

WindMill Hot Dogs has been around since 1964. 

 

They are now a chain in several shore towns, but the most iconic is the first one in Long Branch. It is the only way shaped like an actual windmill. 


WindMill Hot Dogs
WindMill Hot Dogs, Long Branch, New Jersey

WindMill Hot Dogs
WindMill Hot Dogs, Long Branch, New Jersey

WindMill Hot Dogs
The back of WindMill Hot Dogs

Long Branch, New Jersey
The view from the second floor of WindMill.
 

You can climb to the second floor and look out at Ocean Avenue in Long Branch. 

 

WindMill's arch-rival is Max’s Famous Hot Dogs. They have been around since 1928. 

 
Max's Hot Dogs building
Max's Hot Dogs, WindMill's arch-rival in Long Branch

The intense rivalry has created fans on both sides. 

 

New Jersey celebrities that they are fans of one or the other includes Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Connie Francis,  Joe Pesci, John Travolta, several New Jersey governors, and the list goes on and on.


The interior is old-school:


Max Hot Dogs interior


I am not picking one over the other.

In both places the hot dogs are HUGE but delicious.

 
Max's closes during the winter, but WindMill is open year-round. 


Even so, these photos make me long for summer and lazy days at the Jersey Shore . . .

 

For more hot dogs, check out Hot Dog Johnny's | Buttzville, New Jersey. 

 

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WindMill and Max's -- A Hot Dog Rivalry | Long Branch, New Jersey

November 16, 2014