Fifth Annual YDKJ Hot Dog Tour – Genie’s Weenies, Branchburg

by Alice Magdziak • August 7, 2013 • Burger Mania, Food, Hot Dog Tour, SomersetComments (0)2540

The best IT guys on the planet—Ken and Rob—told us about Genie’s Weenies in Branchburg when they heard about our Hot Dog Tours.  We checked it out this weekend after our Hot Dog Tour – Extreme Edition.  Yes, we wanted MORE hot dogs after that.  Thanks guys!

Genie’s had a special of two dogs any style with fries for $6.95.  What a deal!  We got the special that’s pictured above.  A Chicago dog with chopped lettuce, tomato, pickle relish and jalapeno. We loved that all the toppings were chopped since sometimes Chicago style dogs have a giant pickle spear that takes over the taste of the whole dog.  The chopped veggies really spread the love around and let us taste all the ingredients.  When we paid for our meal, another customer heard that we’d ordered the Chicago dog and congratulated us on our choice.  Yes, it’s that good!

The chili dog was the other dog we got in the special and we loved its rich and saucy meatiness. Plainfield-style chili is the norm around this part of the state.  The dry chili that has been compared (lovingly) to coffee grounds is very good but it was a treat to find a chili that we would have also wanted to sample on its own.  Normally, you’d call this a Texas Weiner but not at Genie’s.

The Genie’s Texas Weiner is a special animal. Get ready for the description of this dog because you’re going to want to head out onto Route 22 immediately upon reading it. Look at it first:


The Genie’s Texas Weiner is a bacon-wrapped frank topped with BBQ onions and cheese sauce.  You read that correctly, folks.  Bacon-wrapped dog with onions and cheese.  We love a typical Texas Weiner like anyone else.  But, Genie’s Weenies steps up the game with this topping combo.  The bacon was crispy and perfectly enrobed the full dog.  The onions and cheese were generous but not sloppy.  Perfection.

We tried three dogs at Genie’s and loved them all but we also couldn’t resist trying a burger, too. When we checked in on Fourquare many of the tips were alerting us to the fact that along with the dogs, the burgers were also amazing.  Well, we can attest to that.



It’s hard to get a really medium rare burger perfectly pink but Genie’s did it just right.  Juicy enough for the big egg bun to get properly soaked with delicious burger drippings, the bacon cheeseburger was LOADED with bacon and generous amounts of cheese.  There must have been at least four or five full strips of bacon on this thing.  This was a burger to rival any other burgers we’ve had.  And we’ve had a lot of burgers.

The building is adorable and hard to miss on the eastbound side of Route 22.


They have seating at tables and a counter on the cute inside but we took advantage of the beautiful day and sat at their outdoor seating with picnic tables and umbrellas.


So, when you’re in the Branchburg/Bridgewater area and are in the mood for some great roadside stand food, check out

Genie’s Weenies

3351 Route 22 East, Branchburg

(908) 255-4136


Mon – Tue: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wed: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Thu: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fri: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sat – Sun: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm


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