Lunch near Coney Island
Visiting from Texas and want to take subway to Coney Island. I want to see the amusement park and eat lunch somewhere within a reasonable walk. I was thinking perhaps something in Brighton Beach, but not sure how far that is. A Nathan's hot dog would be the easy way, but I'd prefer something a little better. Some place with an ocean view would be a plus. Not particular about cuisine, just anywhere that would be relatively inexpensive and informal.
Totonno's is Coney Island's classic pizzeria. Be prepared to wait for a slice, but it's worth it.
Also, the clams on the half shell at the boardwalk stands are surprisingly delicious and the season is right for that kind of refreshment. And there's always Nathan's hotdogs and fries.
If you're in the mood for a great sandwich, check out Classic Heros on Neptune Ave, right down the street from Totonno's. Excellent homemade roast beef and brisket, both with their respective gravies; some of the best in Brooklyn. They're pretty cheap for what you get, and they also have a variety of other sandwiches and basic Italian stuff. There's have some seating on the street outside but there's not much to see, so carrying the food to the boardwalk would be the best option.