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“You go for the experience”
Review of Nathan's Famous

Nathan's Famous
Ranked #19 of 5,381 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Staten Island, New York
Level 6 Contributor
450 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“You go for the experience”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

You can get a Nathan's frank anywhere. The taste will be the same, however, having one here along with a side of fries on the boardwalk is an experience all on it's own. They had some very interesting sandwiches as well. I haven't had one in awhile, so I was shocked at the $4.00 cost, so make sure you bring enough money.

  • Visited June 2014
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Staten Island, New York, United States
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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“The one, the only, the best!!”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you have only tasted Nathan's hot dogs at an Interstate rest stop, a mall, or an airport, you haven't had a Nathan's dog!! The original, in Coney Island, is still the best, hands down. Try an order of fresh waffle cut fries, and get transported to another time. Been going there since I was a kid, in the 40's and 50's, and the hot dogs are as good now as they were then, and that's saying a bunch!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Alameda, California
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Gotta have a hot dog at Coney Island”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

It's all old school at Nation's, and if you weren't at Coney Island they might not taste quite as good. But while you are there, you'll get hungry. and this is the thing to eat

Visited April 2014
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Leiden, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
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“go for the dogs...stay for the rest of coney island...”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

like a walk along the boardwalk...to walk off the great hot dogs with sauerkraut and mustard...
and french fries...and fish sandwiches with tartar sauce...
stay away from the oysters. trust me on that one...
then it's off to the beach just a block away...
or take a ride on the bumper cars or one of the great roller coasters...
or the wonder wheel, a 150 ft tall ferris wheel with some cars that swing along rails, easy walking distance away...
on second thought, do these beFORE you eat... ; - )
all are easily accessible from anywhere in the boroughs by subway...

  • Visited July 2013
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Brooklyn, New York, USA
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Special Place”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

For anyone out of New York, this is a must. The restaurant is almost 100 years young and it is just one of those iconic places that you have to experience. Its at the end of a number of subway lines (look for any train with the last stop being Coney Island), but its worth the trip. The hot dogs are legendary, the hamburgers are just as good and you have to try the French fries. Forget calorie counting for one meal and enjoy. Best to go in the summer, when Coney Island is in full swing.

  • Visited May 2014
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