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Nathan's Famous

#160 of 4,589 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
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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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  • 262
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  • 116
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  • 48
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not like it was but still the best hot dog!

I grew up in Coney Island and the original Nathans still had its charm up until a few years ago when it was renovated. If your in Cindy Island and its not the summer take advantage of no 20 ft. lines. It is still the best hot dog in the world. Great fries and try chow mein on a bun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
adam r
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Brooklyn, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Coney Island and the original Nathans still had its charm up until a few years ago when it was renovated. If your in Cindy Island and its not the summer take advantage of no 20 ft. lines. It is still the best hot dog in the world. Great fries and try chow mein on a bun... More 

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MPLS
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

At Coney Island. It is a huge restaurant, lots of registers. Quick to order and sit down to eat. They have a nice outside eating area as well. The clam chowder was excellent. The hotdogs speak for themselves.The fries are as good as they get.

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Toronto, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
504 helpful votes 504 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Made a special trip to see Coney Island area during our trip to NYC in March 2015. And Nathan’s was on our list of places to eat while there. So very disappointing. My impression is that this place used to be good in years past, and is now living off its reputation. For the very small size of the hotdog,... More 

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Maspeth, New York
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23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Nathan's Famous Restaurant at Coney Island is a must for anybody traveling to New York City or who lives in NYC and has never been there. From the delicious hot dogs to the french fries, along with smell of the salty air from the beach, you will be happy that you came. Nathan's hot dogs are the best and wether... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you're going to Coney Island you have to get a Hot Dog from Nathan's. ..They are still the best and it's amazing how they taste different from every other nations.. They are a little pricey now but still worth it... And of course there's nothing like their fries... Worth the trip

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New York City, New York
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24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

is there anything better (or more American) on a hot summer day than a hotdog, fries, and orangeade from Nathans in Coney Island? I think not. This place is a blast from the past and has widely gone unchanged since it's conception (minus the prices.) Place your health concerns aside for a meal and enjoy one of their delicious dogs... More 

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Dollar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had hot dogs, burgers and fish sandwich, all good value. Also experienced the novelty of eating with our food balanced on an enormous bin - everyone was doing this so not as odd as it sounds! Our cheapest meal on this trip to NYC and one of the most enjoyed.

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

When my kid asked to go to coney island in the winter i was thinking she was nuts but i was wrong. My wife said she wanted to try the original hotdog and after trying some in airports over the years she was right the original was worth the trip. and in the spring the weather was nice and the... More 

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Wiltshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had two trip to Nathan's recently. Theirs are the only hotdogs I can eat without flinching. No crunchy bits in the wrong places if you know what I mean. Check online for a coupon, buy one hot dog, get another one for 5cents. You have to print it off, but it's a moneysaver! the mustard is the best around. It's... More 

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STATEN ISLAND
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?