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.
Totonno Pizzeria Napolitana
Legendary thin crust pizza that you should make the trip to Coney Island for.
Feltman’s Of Coney Island
The founder of Feltman’s allegedly invented the hot dog, and this Coney Island spot still makes some of the best hot dogs around.
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A Carroll Gardens neighborhood seafood gem, where the chef might throw a lobster at you. God bless this city.
The Clam in the West Village is (you guessed it) a seafood restaurant that's a safe bet for most occassions.
Grand Central Oyster Bar
Grand Central Oyster Bar is a legendary, Classic NYC Establishment located inside Grand Central Station. There ain’t another place like this in the world, and unless you commute from Westchester everyday, it can be easily forgotten. Don’t let that happen.
Socarrat Paella Bar
No bigger than a subway car, Socarrat packs the majority of their patrons on bar stools around a communal table. The idea here is that they do paella the way it's done in Spain, as one big family. In such a small space, keeping the drool inside your mouth while you wait for your food is no easy task.
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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.
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