My family and I visited Fort Meyers, FL not too long ago. Of course, no one had an interest to cook, but we were all pretty famished. We didn’t have a clue what or where we wanted to eat. Sometimes driving aimlessly has its perks. Nathan’s Famous showed up alongside the road.
I’ve never heard of this restaurant. But apparently Nathan’s Famous sponsors Hot Dog Eating Contests which sometimes makes cameos on the sports network channel ESPN. That’s what my husband told me, and I’m sticking to it. As a matter of fact, there’s another hot dog eating contest that will take place in 82 days from the time this blog posts (check it out on their website).
I didn’t know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. For all of my fellow wine drinkers, there’s wine and beer on the menu! SCORE! LOL
Upon entry at the Fort Myers location, you’re greeted with wall art and a visual sensory overload of cool things to look at.
It’s not a dark place, it is much brighter than this! I was trying to take a quick picture while it didn’t look like anyone was watching me to stare into my camera LOL
There’s a lot of wall art showing the original Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, NY. Here’s a fact that I pulled off their website:
“He [Nathan Handwerker] started his business in 1916 with a small hot dog stand in Coney Island, New York.”
You’re able to see the progression in portraits plastered on the walls as well. The photographs extend far and wide.
This airplane is super cool and huge in person.
The hot dogs were incredible. The toppings are simple, but seems to give you a perfect glimpse at what it was like to eat an original Nathan’s hot dog in Coney Island. Some of the American Gangsters such as Al Capone, Eddie Cantor, Jimmy Durante, and Cary Grant frequented this hot dog eatery earlier on when Nathan’s Famous first opened. Sounds like a good time to me! Imagine overhearing about the latest person to go swimming with the fishes LOL. The history of how this restaurant began can all be found on their website.
Between my husband, diva princess daughter and myself, we enjoyed a very good meal for under $25. A kid’s meal, salad, chili cheese fries, and one two-dogs combo filled us up to the brim.
This year is the 100th Anniversary at Nathan’s Famous having originally opened in the year of 1916.
That mustard is delicious by the way. Compare it to what’s on the shelves in your local grocery store by the name of brown mustard… but something is extra special about the one at Nathan’s Famous.
This is a great family place to bring your kids. The kiddos get a hat! Who doesn’t want one of these?…
Overall, Nathan’s Famous is a two thumbs up. Especially for someone like me because #ihatecooking!
11150 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33907