In the News: Coney Island Café’s Hot Dogs Break Record

Coney Island Café’s Hot Dogs

If you’ve been craving a hot dog lately, we have good news for you! One of Hattiesburg’s amazing local restaurants has just received an awesome accolade: being the longest-running hot dog seller in all of Mississippi. Coney Island Café’s hot dogs have broken a record—and they don’t break the bank. Here’s more on this mouthwatering restaurant and its recent award.

How long as Coney Island Café been selling hot dogs?

Coney Island Café has been selling delicious hot dogs since 1923! That’s 36 years before Hawaii became a state! Though the restaurant originally started as a fruit stand, it blossomed a popular local café.

Who awarded Coney Island Café’s hot dogs the record?

We’ve all heard: Coney Island Café’s hot dogs have broken a record that’s wowing the whole state. Wondering who gave it to them? The website Only in Your State has spotlights on record-winning places in each state. In this case, it’s Only in Mississippi that gave Coney Island Café the win.

What can you eat at Coney Island Café?

Maybe you’re already a longtime fan of Coney Island Café’s hot dogs. Maybe you’ve never been. Or maybe you just love trying as much of the menu as possible! Lucky for locals, Coney Island Café’s menu is filled with delicious dishes. A few favorites include:

  • Steak sandwiches;
  • Hamburgers;
  • Mashed potatoes with gravy;
  • French fries;
  • Black-eyed peas;
  • Blue plate specials; and
  • Much more.


We have to admit it—thinking about all that good food sure makes us hungry! Fortunately, Coney Island Café is located right in town. If you want to visit, here’s what you need to know!

The Café is located at 400 N. Main St. It’s open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Don’t forget to pay them a visit and taste some of the most well-known hot dogs in the state.


The votes are in: Coney Island Café’s hot dogs are record breaking—and they’re the perfect meal too! Whether you’ve been meaning to visit the Café for the first time or you want to go back to a fave spot, you’re sure to have an excellent experience.

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