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Nathan's Famous

#157 of 4,570 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Hot Dogs
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1310 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224-2497
(718) 946-2705
Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 258
    Excellent
  • 251
    Very good
  • 115
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Two girls just looking for a corny dog!

It was 5 degrees in NYC but we had to have a Nathan's Famous Corny down. And it was worth the train ride from Manhattan! The server was such a sweet girl - everyone working there was happy and fun, even though it was below freezing and not a day to be out and about! I love that they offer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You can't go to Coney Island without going to Nathan's for the LEGENDARY Hot Dogs, fries and more!!!! My Husband and I go to Coney Island ALL the time and we ALWAYS eat at Nathan's!!!!

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Montreal, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Worst mistake a person could make. Salt and MSG seems to be the main ingredient of the lost dead sea scroll hot dogs. The bun is without texture or taste. The hot dog appeared void of any moisture as the salt sucked any taste away from the inside. The crinkly fries reminded me of home made play dough fried to... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I was so excited to finally get to Nathans. Its what Coney Island is all about. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was ok. we both had 2 hot dogs. Now mind you that this was the first thing either one of us had to eat that day. 3 hours after eating here we both got extremely... More 

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New Jersey
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122 reviews 122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The low rating is because the service is brutal, long wait, counter people who have zero clue what they are doing, or whats going on, and when they do know, they are slow. Only reason I give it a middle of the road rating is because of the food itself...hot dogs are awesome, with the chili and cheese even better.... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Famous for a reason. These dogs literally snap at you, but it's a heavenly bite! Try the chili dog and you're in for a real coney treat. The fries, well they give you a little fork to stab them with, they are that thick, and so perfect! I say this is the place to eat at Coney Island - and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It was 5 degrees in NYC but we had to have a Nathan's Famous Corny down. And it was worth the train ride from Manhattan! The server was such a sweet girl - everyone working there was happy and fun, even though it was below freezing and not a day to be out and about! I love that they offer... More 

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Napoli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have been there so many times, but everytime is special..... I always take cheese becon french fries so deliciouse I love it

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A real New York experience. We are all health conscious these days and hot dogs have always gotten a bad rap. Obviously the nay sayers haven't eaten at Nathan's in Coney Island. You don't have to participate in their 4th of July all you can eat contest to appreciate their fare. Try it for yourself but don't eat them all.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Used to be really good but in the past few years the quality is not as food as it used to be. The fries used to be the best. Still a great place to visit if your in Coney Island.

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nathan's hot dogs in Coney Island (on the boardwalk) are the best in town. No other place can compete with their hot dogs. Their french fries are also the best that there are. Everyone must try them at least once and then they will be hooked. You cannot go to Coney Island and not stop by Nathan's for their hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1310 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224-2497
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: (718) 946-2705

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?