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Dopey Benny's

147 E. Houston St., New York, NY 10002 40.72312 -73.9896
between Eldridge and Forsyth Sts.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-979-0246 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Soup & Sandwich
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Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch


  • BYOB


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Grand St. to10th St., Broadway to Ave. C


This venue is closed.

Need every cheesesteak, by definition, be Philly-style? Not according to George Doneson, who with his partner Ron True opened Dopey Benny's, a proudly provincial New York–style cheesesteak dispensary. The City of Brotherly Love might be known for its gooey grease bombs, but, says Doneson, "basically they all taste the same." To stand out from the rapidly proliferating pack, Dopey’s—named for the infamous Jewish gangster and local legend, Benjamin Fein—serves multiethnic renditions like Korean, southern barbecue, Italian, and Mexican, with chicken or tofu alternatives to the basic beef. And rather than the behemoths available elsewhere, Dopey Benny’s steaks are miniature and come three for $6, or get one Big Boy for the same price.