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lmead Aug 16, 2011 09:50 AM

Where to eat before a Brooklyn Cyclones game?

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    ramisle Aug 16, 2011 02:05 PM

    Nathan's of course. Gargiulo's is always good.

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    Gargiulo's
    2911 W 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224

    Nathan's Famous
    1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

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      stuartlafonda Aug 16, 2011 02:25 PM

      Gargiulo's sucks. Bad food, but as they say, lots of it. It was like eating in a catering hall, which it is. Nathan's or Totonno's for the food and the experience.

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      Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano
      1524 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

      Gargiulo's
      2911 W 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224

      Nathan's Famous
      1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

      1. re: stuartlafonda
        David11238 Aug 16, 2011 02:39 PM

        Nathans. But not for the hot dogs. They have pretty good fries and they usually know how to shuck cherry stones and little necks quite well. Their hamburgers are good (but not great) as well. I find their hot dogs very salty and greasy. I have yet to eat at Gargiulo's or Totonno's.

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        Gargiulo's
        2911 W 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224

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          ratgirlagogo Aug 17, 2011 06:16 PM

          Gotta go with Nathan's and I also usually don't bother with the hot dogs. Clams are a great suggestion but I always get the frog legs and the lobster roll.

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            David11238 Aug 17, 2011 07:41 PM

            You know. For all of my 46 years of living and hitting that place, I never had the frog legs or the lobster roll. Or for that matter, bought a tall boy of brew. I now have a mission to complete.

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              tex.s.toast Aug 18, 2011 07:13 AM

              The lobster roll is weird - its obviously not (all) lobster and the salads got a bunch of other junk in it, but the strangest part is that they slather the "lobster salad" on each side of the roll FIRST, and then put the thing on the griddle, so you get slighlty browned crust on each half of the sandwich. an interesting experience for 6 bucks, def not crave-worthy.

              For my money, the answer to this question is undoubtable totonno's. It is iconic and representative of the style, the sauce is fantastic and they achieve a rarely seen near-perfect balance between the crust, sauce and cheese.

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                TomT Aug 19, 2011 05:37 AM

                Does Nathans still have their chow mein on a bun?

                Also agree with Totonno's, though it has been too many years for me since I last ate there.

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      loumarie Aug 23, 2011 08:01 AM

      Agree with Totonno's--it's on my agenda for a Cyclones visit this weekend! Also, I'm interested to check out the new "world's smallest brewery," the Coney Island Brewing Co. (an outpost of Shmaltz). Sounds fun.

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      Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano
      1524 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

      Coney Island Brewing Co.
      3008 W 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224

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