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Coney Island Drive Inn

Categories: Restaurant

Cuisine: Casual Dining, Deli

Features: Private room

Cost range: 1.00-10.00

Payment options: Cash only

Alcohol: Beer and wine only

Parking: Lot

More in this neighborhood: Brooksville / East Hernando

Spend even a day in Brooksville and it's clear Blair Hensley is the unofficial mayor, with the gift of gab and the ability to pop up all over the place. A few years back Subway approached him with a "cease and desist" copyright infringement issue. Seems Coney Island had long boasted of its footlong dog, something that miffed the sandwich giant. What followed was a David-versus-Goliath battle, with Blair emerging victorious, with a little extra PR to boot. Coney Island is a shambling, old-timey hot dog joint with wings, footlong (you hear that, Subway?) dogs, corn dogs and burgers, fried mullet and pulled pork. Flip-flop appropriate and utterly perfect for a lazy summer day, it's where Hernando County goes for extra thick milk shakes, the best of which may be the orange cream.

Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. and Mon., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

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Coney Island Drive Inn - Brooksville / East Hernando