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Nathan's Famous

1310 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224-2497
(718) 946-2705
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Ranked #118 of 4,427 restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hot Dogs
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Riverside, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Corn dogs and chili cheese fries were awesome!! Easy ordering and delivery of food. Seating is limited and they have a bathroom, so you can run down from the boardwalk where the bathroom lines are three times as long.

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Bucharest, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I went to Nathan's and was expecting the really oily food, so that was no surprise to me. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone that has a sensible stomach or liver. About the food: I ate better hot dogs in Manhattan, but I do like their fries. A little advice: get them plain, without any cheese or chilly, otherwise they'll... More

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Decatur, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You can't go to Coney Island and not stop at Nathan's. My husband grew up in NYC and just to have frog legs and clams so Nathan's was one stop dining for us.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Unimpressed with the food. Doubly unimpressed with the customer service. Girl couldn't speak good English, messed the order up.Manager not helpful in giving a refund for the extra items on my order...boo Nathans!!

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New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I've been going to Nathan's for years, since I was a kid living on Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn. What's there to say? Nathan's is a landmark, food is good for what it is. Incredible crowds in the summer, especially on the weekend. The big attraction is the hot dog eating contest ( to see who can wuff down the most... More

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Orlando, Florida
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270 reviews 270 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was greeted at the counter by a young woman with a negative attitude from the start, so the service was no where near given with a smile. The food (chili dog, chili-cheese dog, chili-cheese fries, Coney Island Lager, lemonade) was good at a price of $24. Typical Coney island experience that must be enjoyed. There is another Nathan's nearby,... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place has been here for as long as I remember. I can't really say how the burgers taste because I go just for the hotdogs. Be prepared to wait on line it gets packed. There is seating tables on the side but not too many, its best just grab and go, sit on the boardwalk, walk to the new... More

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went to Coney Island to end our vacation to the US before going to the airport. The hotdogs had to be done, and we were not disappointed. Having paid $6 at the Yankees game for a hotdog, $3.99 wasn't so bad! Ordered fries with cheese sauce and also enjoyed. Seating on the boardwalk a bit limited, but we cosied up... More

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Voula, Greece
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

service very efficient and quick, burgers and hot dog were very tasty! Not a lot of seating space, and no cover from rain!

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Lucedale, Ms
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62 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It's a hotdog... no more no less. Right of passage at Coney Island I guess but nothing to get excited about. Lines moved quickly. A little pricey for a dog & drink, but part of the experience of visiting I suppose. I was not blown away & I have had exceptional hot dogs other places so it's not that it... More

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