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Coney Island 

For more than 100 years, Coney Island has been New York City's resort by the sea with its beach, amusement rides, and other seaside attractions. When it comes to culinary experience, Coney Island has the distinction of being associated with ice cream, hot dogs, burgers, and fries. There is no denying that Coney Island seems to be preoccupied with fast foods but there is more to it even for the serious eater. A matter of fact, Coney Island is home to numerous cafes, delis, and a diversity of restaurants.
Fast food in Coney Island, Brooklyn (New York City)

Fast food in Coney Island by Ioan Sameli

The boardwalk along Coney Island's beachfront is lined with food stands and cafe bars offering more than just the staple fare of ice cream, hot dogs, burgers, and fries. There are eateries offering hearty sandwiches, pizza, bagels, fried shrimps, fresh-shucked clams, and tempting desserts such as funnel cake. Ethnic delights along the boardwalk include Peruvian rotisserie chicken, English fish and chips, and Middle Eastern foods such as kebabs and felafel.

Food along Coney Island's boardwalk, Brooklyn (New York City)

Food along the boardwalk by JavierPsilocybin

Moving slightly away from the beachfront are the fast foods and restaurants along Surf, Mermaid, and Neptune Avenues. At the corner of Surf Avenue is Nathan's, which has been serving the famous Nathan’s hot dogs at the same location since 1916. Another Coney Island classic is Gargiulo's, an Italian restaurant which has been in business since 1906. Located along Mermaid Avenue, Garguilo's specialty is seafood but also serves other dishes including an assortment of pasta, rissoto, and poultry. A favorite along Neptune Avenue is Classic Heroes, offering varieties of sandwiches and submarine sandwiches with homemade mozzarella cheese and sauces.

Nathan's in Coney Island, Brooklyn (New York City)

Nathan's in Coney Island by Tony the Misfit


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