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Q: What is the difference between a "Crif " and a "New Yorker"?

A: A Crif Dog, made from beef and pork, is smoked and deep-fried to order.  A New Yorker, our all-beef dog, is served grilled.

Q: Where did the name Crif come for?
A: Try saying Chris while chewing a hot dog: owner Brian Shebairo did, and it came out “Crif”.  The restaurant was named after one of his original partners, Chris Antista.

Q: When did Crif Dogs open?

A: October 6th, 2001

Q: Are there any other Crif Dogs locations?

A: There’s only one Crif Dogs location right now: St Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A.

Q: Are there vegetarian options?

A: Yes, we serve grilled veggie dogs with a variety of toppings and can make veggie corn dogs upon request.

Q: Can I get Crif dogs shipped to me?

A: At this point, we are not shipping of any of our hot dogs.  Stay tuned.

Q: Do you serve beer or cocktails at Crif Dogs?

A: We serve a variety of beers.  Please visit our neighboring bar, PDT, for a cocktail.

Q: What is the delivery range if I want Crif Dogs to deliver to my apartment or office?

A: Our delivery area ranges from Rivington Street to 17th Street/Ave D to Broadway - $10 minimum. South of Rivington Street to Delancey St/from 17th-23th Street/ From Broadway to 6th ave - $20 minimum

We are willing to go the extra mile for large orders: please call with any questions.