All About

Coney Island Drive-Inn

July 7th 1960 – Darrell and Gertrude Todd and Family from Brooksville opened Coney Island Drive – Inn in an old boat manufacturing building. 1961 – Elvis Presley was in Inverness, Florida filming a movie and legend has it he ventured down to Brooksvegas for one of the Famous Footlongs. 1968 – Fred Rice was brought on board and was the master hot dog slinger until 1992 and legend has it that he still keeps an eye on the place.
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  • I absolutely LOVE this place! Unfortunately I no longer live in the area and RARELY make it back, but, when I do...I make sure to eat here. The hot dogs are the best, the staff is quick and friendly, and the locals love it. That alone says what a great place this is. Now if they would just move to my neighborhood and open a restaurant here all would be right with the world.

    Jenn R.

  • I consider to be a hot dog afiecendo (self appointed, lol) and this place really impressed. Great selection, food was everytyou expect from a deliciouso hot dog, great atmosphere and best of all friendly service. The owner even came out to say hi and check on everyone, shows he cares. I will definitely be back and tell others. Thanks!

    G H. Chandler

  • Being back in my home town brings back good memories. It is wonderful to see the Coney Island drive-inn is still around and doing well. The place was kitchy and had a wonderful atmosphere with friendly service. The decor captured Brooksville's history throughout its decor perfectly .

    Elizabeth B.


Coney Island Drive Inn

1112 E. Jefferson St.,,

Brooksville, FL 34601

Phone. 352-796-9141