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Nathan's Famous

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1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-2497
(718) 946-2705
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I bought a corn dog for $5 and it was cold and it was the size of 1/2 a hot dog. Not a good value for your money

Thank L V
Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say but its the home of the most famous hotdog and the fries are great too. Nathan's is a must stop when you go to Brooklyn and Coney Island.

Thank thomas r
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a lunch break. Great little place. Staff was so nice. Food was fantastic. Clean and simple.

Thank Thomas W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Most engineered fast food I have ever tried, dirty, long lines, crappy service. Avoid, if you can - there is a lot of good food in the neighborhood.

Thank ShashBB
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Nathan's now in Coney Island is completely different then years ago. The Hot Dogs now are very expensive and not tasty at all. Years ago the hot dogs were very crunchy and delicious. I think that they changed the recipe. It is not worth making the trip there. There are much better hot dogs elsewhere

Thank Melvin H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We endured quite a wait for this and it was fine. Given that New York is practically a melting pot of cultures, I expected more variety with the condiments eg hot sauce.

Thank Stacy C
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sure I've had a Nathan's dog before...how could I not? They're the ubiquitous meat in tube form found on every corner and in every airport in the world. But, even if I had tasted one before, it couldn't possibly be as good as the one I had at the Original Surf Ave location in Coney Island. The subway ride... More 

Thank 1BigDaddy007
Roslyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The original Nathan's is a classic; but it is pricey and always packed. But there is nothing like eating Nathan's at the original location in Coney Island on a hot summer day. The seafood menu is extensive for a fast food place. The bathrooms are usually kept clean.

Thank Derek S
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a special trip to Coney Island from Brooklyn just for a hot dog! One of the best dogs I've ever eaten anywhere in the States. Perfect blend of meat, break, sauerkraut and onions and the cheese fries were the icing on the proverbial cake.

Thank Revatron
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a totally average hotdog at a very high price. Steer clear unless you enjoy paying too much for something!

Thank FoodieChurchy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-2497
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: (718) 946-2705

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