Mon-Wed 10am-9pm; Thu-Sat, 10am-10pm, Sun, closed
2, 3 at 125th St.
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This is the only place in town—and probably the planet—where you can get a hot dog, a gaggle of fried whiting, and a piece of homemade coconut cake all under one roof and read some Scripture on the wall while you’re at it. It’s the brainchild of the churchgoing family behind the original Fishers of Men on 130th Street in Harlem (and also the tiny Famous Fish kiosk up on 145th), who, with what must have been divine inspiration, snapped up the franchise license of a failing hot-dog stand and, corporate fast-food style, combined the two concepts (a fried fish shack and a hot dog stand) into one synergistic success. Unlike those Taco Bell–KFC dens of terror, though, the food (especially the whiting sandwich and the whiting with grits) is not only edible but absolutely delicious. And no rats.