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Nick's Original Coney Island Hotdogs

534 S. Main St., Fall River, MA - (508) 677-3890
In this 1920 vintage hot dog shop, all the local weenie variations are expertly made: bean dogs, bean and cheese dogs, and classic Coney Islands topped with mustard, sauce and onions. Also on the bill of fare: chourico sandwiches, made-to-order French fries and made-with-care melted cheese sandwiches. Dine sitting in a 100-year-old school desk.
100% Approval Rating (1 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Hot Dog
Cheese Sandwich
Bean & Cheese Dog
Coffee Milk
Chourico & Fry Plate

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (11)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The website of Nick's (where you can mail-order its exemplary Coney Island sauce) offers a history of the hot dog dating back to 1500-century BC Babylonia. This little storefront restaurant is slightly newer than that, going back only to 1920, when Nicholas Pappas came ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

534 S. Main St., Fall River, MA
(508) 677-3890

http://nicksconeysauce.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A signature of Fall River cheap-eats diners: chourico sausage and French fries, the latter cut and fried to order for each sandwich.
"A signature of Fall River cheap-eats diners: chourico sausage and French fries, the latter cut and fried to order for each sandwich."
Michael Stern





There is enough sauce to eclipse the little hot dog that is the foundation of this classic gaggah. (Gaggah = local patois for gagger, which is what Coney Island hot dogs are called on New England's South Coast.)
"There is enough sauce to eclipse the little hot dog that is the foundation of this classic gaggah. (Gaggah = local patois for gagger, which is what Coney Island hot dogs are called on New England's South Coast.)"
Michael Stern


The melted cheddar sandwich, a little-known specialty of Fall River hot dog shops. Sauce atop the cheese is optional but highly recommended.
"The melted cheddar sandwich, a little-known specialty of Fall River hot dog shops. Sauce atop the cheese is optional but highly recommended."
Michael Stern


A close view of Nick's melted cheddar sandwich shows how the sauce seeps into the absorbent bun and flavors it.
"A close view of Nick's melted cheddar sandwich shows how the sauce seeps into the absorbent bun and flavors it."
Michael Stern


A Spartan bean dog. We probably would have liked it more if we had some optional cheddar and hot sauce, too.
"A Spartan bean dog. We probably would have liked it more if we had some optional cheddar and hot sauce, too."
Michael Stern


Fall River is close enough to Rhode Island that coffee milk seems a natural weenie companion. Chef Fred Beaudry shows how it comes in old-fashioned dairy milk cans.
"Fall River is close enough to Rhode Island that coffee milk seems a natural weenie companion. Chef Fred Beaudry shows how it comes in old-fashioned dairy milk cans."
Michael Stern


You want French fries? Upon receiving the order, a member of the staff steps to the back of the open kitchen and slices a potato in half so it can fit in the French fry cutter.
"You want French fries? Upon receiving the order, a member of the staff steps to the back of the open kitchen and slices a potato in half so it can fit in the French fry cutter."
Michael Stern


There are two Autofry machines behind Nick's counter. All you need to do is put in the food and set the timer and presto, the finished fried food emerges perfectly cooked.
"There are two Autofry machines behind Nick's counter. All you need to do is put in the food and set the timer and presto, the finished fried food emerges perfectly cooked."
Michael Stern


An alternative to coffee milk: birch soda, bottled in a small plant outside Boston. Chris, Amy and I all agreed that it did NOT taste like chewing gum (the downfall of so many birch sodas). It is rather brut, a respectable thirst-quencher.
"An alternative to coffee milk: birch soda, bottled in a small plant outside Boston. Chris, Amy and I all agreed that it did NOT taste like chewing gum (the downfall of so many birch sodas). It is rather brut, a respectable thirst-quencher."
Michael Stern


These school-desk seats actually are older than Nick's, dating back 100 years.
"These school-desk seats actually are older than Nick's, dating back 100 years."
Michael Stern


A humble place, source of many distinctly local specialties, the most obscure of which is the melted cheddar sandwich.
"A humble place, source of many distinctly local specialties, the most obscure of which is the melted cheddar sandwich."
Michael Stern



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