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“#1 Dog!!”
Review of Nathan's Famous

Nathan's Famous
Ranked #21 of 5,349 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“#1 Dog!!”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

I live a few minutes from Coney Island, so needless to say that I have had my fair share of Nathan's. There is nothing like a Nathan's hot dog. Delicious, with the perfect crunch that only the old grills could create. Some of the best french fries I have ever eaten. In the spring and summer, long lines are the norm....but definitely worth the wait. BEWARE: Nathan's is currently closed and under renovation due to damage sustained in Hurricane Sandy. Sad but true. I am soooo looking forward to Nathans' re-opening, now projected for late spring/early summer.

  • Visited November 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“It's Classic For a Reason”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is the Original Nathan's, the oldest purveyor of hot dogs in the US, and it's famous because their hot dogs are delicious. HOWEVER...These are NOT the same Nathan's Hot Dogs I had as a kid in the 1960s. They TASTE the same, but they're much thinner than I remember, the service is MUCH slower than it used to be, and $4 for a hot dog is obscene. That being said, no visit to Coney Island is complete without eating at least one!

Visited November 2012
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Denver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“Closed for Renovations”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Nathan's Famous hot dog stand is closed for renovations until further notice...so don't waste your time trying to visit this place like we did on our trip.

Visited December 2012
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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“disappointed!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Terrible soggy franks, limp fries. I looked forward to late night snacks in my youth. What a downer! Not inexpensive.

Visited July 2012
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“Great Fries”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Nathans has the best french fries I have ever eaten. The restaurant in Coney Island was damaged during Hurricane Sandy but should be opening soon if not already opened. It is a real treat to order the hotdogs and fries but only after you have ridden the Cyclone-don't eat before riding that rollercoaster.

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