James Coney Island

3607 S Shepherd | Houston, TX 77098
Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza

Grilled franks are the top dogs at this casual spot for a quick lunch or affordable dinner.

Founded in 1923, this locally owned and operated fast-food chain serves up hot dogs and other quick-serve favorites. Customers can choose to drive through, take out or dine in. The restaurant is best known for its Coney Island hot dog: a grilled all-beef wiener, chili, mustard, onions on a fresh-baked bun. Other favorites include chili pie with Fritos, cheeseburgers, cheese fries, Italian sausage sandwiches and tater tots. For dessert, choose from apple pie, brownies, milk shakes and cheesecakes.

Diners can substitute turkey dogs in place of beef franks for any hot dog on the menu.

Capitalizing on its cult following, the restaurant offers T-shirts, hats and collectibles with the company logo.