Long before they made competitive eating a televised sport, Nathan’s Famous had this spot in Coney Island. It’s been in this location for over 100 years, serving all-beef hot dogs at a big counter-service space a block off the boardwalk. We’re not crazy enough to tell you how you should eat your hot dogs, but we will say that you should probably pair whatever you get with a cold beer and sit at the picnic tables outside. The lines can get really long, so consider checking out their less crowded outposts in Luna Park and on the boardwalk.
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Paul’s Daughter is a counter-service spot on the boardwalk in Coney Island that has everything from lobster rolls to soft serve.
Ruby’s Bar & Grill
Ruby’s is a counter-service spot on the boardwalk in Coney Island with a big indoor area and a full bar.
Coney Island Brewing Co.
There isn’t any food at Coney Island Brewing Co., but there’s beer, and you can drink it at one of the many picnic tables on the outdoor patio.
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Docks Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill
Docks is a good spot for Happy Hour drinks and snacks near Grand Central.
Mar serves very good seafood-focused Spanish dishes inside Mercado Little Spain in Hudson Yards.
A cocktail bar that specializes in oysters, and has a very solid burger. Sel Rrose isn't our favorite oyster hangout, but it's definitely one you should know about.
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Bamonte’s is a red-sauce Italian spot that’s been open in Williamsburg since 1900, and things here don’t seem to have changed much since then.
Alidoro is a tiny shop in Soho where you can choose from about 40 different Italian sandwiches.
Mekelburg’s serves great sandwiches and craft beers in the back of a specialty grocery store in Clinton Hill.
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