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“A local flavor”
Review of Coney Island Lunch

Coney Island Lunch
Ranked #7 of 172 Restaurants in Johnstown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: This is a local favorite, the hot dogs are really great. I grew up eating them and it is the first place I go when I return to Johnstown. This place is a must experience whein in Johnstown.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
“A local flavor”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

The Coney Island is a local taste of Johnstown. If you didn't grow up with their hotdogs and sundowners you'll be amazed that any local could enjoy the bland chili and the overpowering onions. However, if you're looking to experience something you can't find anywhere else, then the Coney Island is for you. If you find yourself hungry after the bars close there is no better place to fill your belly downtown. Just be warned it's not for everyone.There is a reason this place has been here forever.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great Little place”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Love the atmosphere of this place. It's like you're instantly transported back 50 years when you walk in. It's very informal and a bare bones establishment. They don't even have pickles, fer crissake! Pickles aside, the hotdogs are great and so are the burgers. That's about all they have, but they're good at what they make so stop by for a cheap lunch if you have the time.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Jenn S
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good Hot Dogs, Inexpensive, and Quick!”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Not quite the Sabret push cart, dirty water dogs that I grew up with (and served) on the New Jersey Shore as a kid, and an adult, but a very good, quick, and inexpensive lunch. Plus, lot's of great old pictures of Johnstown, PA on the walls! That, along with the tradition of many years in the city made for a great lunch!

Visited November 2012
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Thank rickgmail
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Keep Driving”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

I stopped here for lunch with a group of friends while passing through. The place was busy so we thought it must be good. The staff was very friendly and informed us of the favorites which were the hot dog with everything (chili, onion, mustard) or the sundowner (boiled hamburger, egg, cheese, chili, and onion). We tried them both and it was unanimous vote that these were by far the most fowl hot dogs and burgers any of us have had. They put so many onions on the burger they should just call it an onion sandwich. The chili looked like refried beans and lacked flavor. The locals that think this is good stuff need to get out of Johnstown. Maybe try the Brighton Hot Dog Shop in Beaver County and then decide if Coney Island is the best. If you are passing through Johnstown and looking for some food, don’t be fooled by the locals, keep driving trust me or stop and try it for yourself.

  • Visited October 2012
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4 Thank bjplmp
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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166 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“the best hot dog,”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We are from the area ,so we grew up with these hotdogs...we get 20 to go and freeze them when we are in town...the place is just a local joint that could use some updates..we always eat out so it does not matter. We love the sauce and everything hot dogs.There is no gas station hot dog this good..espicially if you love sauce and onions.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank marianng
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