The famous frank joint's Surf-and-Stillwell flagship—opened in 1916—grills sizzling hot dogs daily and hosts its iconic, crowd-amassing eating contest every July 4. The original subway tiles and iconic signage are still intact, as are menu staples like crinkle-cut fries and thick-battered corn dogs, but there’s one shiny “new” addition: a curbside clam bar, a revival of the restaurant’s raw bar from the ’50s. East Coast oysters and littlenecks are shucked per order over a mountain of ice, served with chowder crackers, lemon wedges, sinus-clearing horseradish and cocktail sauce.
|Venue name:||Nathan’s Famous|
1310 Surf Ave
|Cross street:||at Stillwell Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 10am–11pm; Fri 10am-midnight; Sat 9am–midnight; Sun 9am-11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: D, F, N, Q to Coney Island–Stillwell Ave|
|Price:||Average hot dog: $3.|
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