Often imitated, never duplicated.


Many years ago, a man named Charles Summa, a disabled WWII Veteran was in search for a way to provide for his family.
In 1963, he and his wife Rosemary decided to open a hot dog stand located in Brentwood, Long Island, NY.  
What started as a small pushcart quickly grew into the Famous Charlie’s Hot Dogs, serving many generations of Long Islanders for over 50 years.
Charlie’s Legendary™ Onions were a marvel hit, his biggest success to date. The family has revived Charlie’s recipe, ready to share it with the world once again.

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Check out the recent story about us in Edible Long Island!

The Charlie's family would like to thank the Islip Chamber of Commerce, the East Islip Community Chamber and many of our local retailers for their support in this endeavor.


A very special thank you to Elvis Duran and the Morning Show for featuring us nationwide on iHeart radio!

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Charlie's Legendary® Onions, LLC

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