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Torony’s Giant Hot Dogs

Sensational Footlongs and Fresh-Cut Fries Since 1952


There are few things more beautiful than a well-grilled footlong hot dog in a soft bun, smothered in chili sauce.

The Torony family began selling their famous footlong hot dogs at a little corner stand back in 1952. Today, the only thing that’s changed is their location to a more spacious restaurant. They’re run by next-generation Torony family, who dish out the same legendary hot dogs and NEPA favorites as when they first opened. Aside from their dedication to food of epic quality and proportion, their business is based on kindness and care for their customers. After just one bite of a giant hot dog and experiencing a little dose of their hospitality, you’ll be hooked.



You can chow down on one of their famous dogs any time of the year at their location in Plains. They have indoor seating and year-round dining options. Unlike other hot dogs, Torony’s are never boiled or fried: they’re only ever grilled to perfection. Know how you’ll know it’s good? You’ll be able to hear that juicy snap as you bite into it. And the tastiest hot dogs need the very best topping. Their mouthwatering chili sauce comes from a secret family recipe. Besides hot dogs, Torony’s also serves homemade pulled pork sandwiches, sausage with peppers sandwich, seasonal soups, fresh-cut French fries, and more.



Rest assured that you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. But if it’s your first time visiting, you need to try their most famous combination: a hot dog with everything and an order of their steaming hot fries. There are plenty of delicious toppings to choose from like ketchup, cheese, relish, and mustard. You’ll get the best of everything with this classic. It’s served covered with onions, mustard, and a heaping serving of chili sauce. Their seasonal soups also cause a stir, so save room for a cup of whatever’s hot and indulge in one of The Valley’s tried-and-true comfort foods.

We had to make a visit to Torony’s to experience what six decades of hot dog perfection tastes like. Watch our video to make the trip with us.

Courtney Snyder

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Courtney Snyder

Originally from Williamsport, Courtney is a 2019 Marywood grad. She enjoys discovering the often-overlooked beauty of NEPA, making clean Jeeps dirty, and cuddling with her chunky cat, Marley.

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