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“Grab a bite of local history” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coney Island Sandwich Shop

Coney Island Sandwich Shop
Ranked #179 of 892 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Diner
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Grab a bite of local history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Coney Island Sandwich Shop has been serving up its humble grub since 1926. There are photos on all the walls documenting the history of the place, and the people serving the food have as much history as the restaurant itself. The chili dogs and shakes are excellent, but they ARE chili dogs and shakes, nothing frou-frou about them. They do come with the gratifyingly low prices you would expect from such a meal. The best reason to visit this place is to enjoy the ambiance. This is one of the few places I have ever been where you can see people from all economic brackets eating cheek to jowl in companionable joie de vivre.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level Contributor
76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Memory lane!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We use to live in st Pete and ate here often. My husband came with his dad when he was a boy. When we're back visiting this is the first place on the list. Chili dogs are first. We like them with no mustard or onions. Dont forget a bag of chips. Their shakes are the BEST in the USA. We should know because we travel everywhere! This is St. Pete history at its tastiest!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TAO58
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Slice of Vintage St. Pete!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Walk into Coney Island and you'll feel like you've taken a step back in time. This awesome landmark lunch spot is legendary for their great dogs and burgers and snappy service. At lunch, you'll sit between lawyers from the courthouse down the street, local artists, teenagers, and grandmas. Totally cool throwback to another era.

Visited May 2013
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Thank travelover1959
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Clearwater, Florida
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Chili Dogs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Like so many others, I've been an infrequent regular. Its a distance problem. But its always a worthwhile visit. I eat chili dogs no where else. There's nothing special about the dogs, its the chili. Always the same. I get them with only chili, no mustard or onions on a chili dog please. The dogs are $2 now. Still a deal. Highly recommended. Buy a pint of chili to go. Its different than the hot dog chili. Add a can of red kidney beans, and put it on brown rice.Awesome

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Nod S
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Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Trip back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

I love this place, it feels like you are walking into the 1950s. I enjoy my time here everytime I come. The food is a little sub par, but the prices are great, you are really just paying for the atmosphere. Try a milk shake, they are good, the location is fantastic as a good entrance to downtown.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Kenny N
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