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Brennan & Carr

3432 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11229 40.600399 -73.941903
at Ave. U  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-646-9559 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Soup & Sandwich
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    6 out of 10


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Sun-Thu, 11am-1am; Fri, 11am-2am; Sat, 11am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

Q at Ave. U



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Classic NY
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted


Anyone who feels a shred of nostalgia for Brooklyn before the Dodgers skipped town will find much to like at Brennan & Carr, a longtime favorite among the neighborhood’s cops, firefighters and blue-collar workers. Opened in 1938 on a once-quiet street corner in Sheepshead Bay, the cafeteria-like, full-service roast beef joint is built of wood and brick and looks as unmovable as a cattle stockade. The walls are festooned with Americana—Civil War photos, paintings of storm-lashed ships, mug shots of Washington and Lincoln—and the first thing you pass upon entering is a huge slab of lamp-heated meat. The roast beef has been the main draw for more than 60 years—it’s best served on a soft Kaiser and piled high with old-fashioned steamed, thinly-sliced beef and doused with a cup of salty pan drippings. The crisp, slightly charred hot dogs, splayed on a lightly toasted bun, are also a treat, as is the bursting blueberry pie a la mode.


There’s also a takeout window to keep on-the-go service speedy.

Recommended Dishes

Frank, $3.20; roast beef sandwich, $6.50; blueberry pie a la mode, $6.80

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