By Chris Walker


Welcome to Brooklyn, one of New York City’s five boroughs. New York is famous for its amazing food and insane variety you can find at any time of day or night. You could literally eat at a different restaurant every meal for seven years and still never hit every restaurant in the New York City area. New York also offers door-to-door delivery from almost every restaurant in the city with apps like Seamless, Doordash and Uber Eats. It’s very easy to blow your whole paycheck on delivery because, hey, you might just get a craving for a triple-decker burrito at 3 a.m. and the magic rectangle in your pocket makes it all possible! Since there are THOUSANDS of amazing restaurant choices across the city, we’ll limit this list to the area of Brooklyn around Fort Hamilton. Know what you’re hungry for? Click the links below to go straight to the information. Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, it is best to confirm hours for the restaurants at Fort Hamilton and the surrounding areas before you go. (1) American Restaurants on Fort Hamilton (2-4) Exchange Food Court on Fort Hamilton (5-7) American Restaurants near Fort Hamilton (8-9) Barbecue Restaurants near Fort Hamilton (10-12) Italian Restaurants near Fort Hamilton (13-15) Asian Restaurants near Fort Hamilton

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Fort Hamilton: In-Depth Welcome Center

Fort Hamilton Restaurants

With Fort Hamilton being a relatively smaller support post, there are limited options to support the small number of personnel.

American Cuisine

1. Fort Hamilton Community Club

Fort Hamilton 207 Sterling Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11252


1 (718) 727-6518 Featuring a restaurant and catering services with snappy service and a happy hour menu. Cocktails, tap beers, wine, burgers, fish and chips and more!

Fort Hamilton Exchange Food Court

Located in the Exchange food court, these familiar staples make for a quick and easy meal.

2. Burger King

Fort Hamilton Bldg. 123 General Lee Ave Brooklyn, NY 11252


1 (718) 748-3440 ext 301 Have it your way with fast, easy, juicy burgers and chicken sandwiches from one of the leading chains in the world.

3. Subway

Fort Hamilton Bldg. 123 General Lee Ave Brooklyn, NY 11252


1 (718) 491-2014 Grab a fresh sandwich or salad from the chain you know and love and spare yourself the fried stuff for a little healthier option.

4. Einstein Bagels

Fort Hamilton Bldg. 123 General Lee Ave Brooklyn, NY 11252


1 (718) 748-3440 ext 301 Bagels in your favorite styles and spreads with fresh coffee make a good way to start the day.

Best Restaurants in Brooklyn

Venturing farther away, you can find many more options than the on-installation fast food or the mess hall. Here are a few local options in the Brooklyn area as recommended by TripAdvisor.

American Restaurants in Brooklyn

5. DeStefano’s Steakhouse

89 Conselyea St. Brooklyn, NY 11211


1 (718) 384-2301 Excellent steaks and classic steakhouse fare in a high end setting in the trendy Williamsburg area.

6. Champs Diner

197 Meserole St. Brooklyn, NY 11206


1 (718) 599-2743 A great local spot to eat healthy, offering a wide variety of meals and sandwiches that are vegan but could satisfy any carnivore.

7. Tom’s Restaurant

782 Washington Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11238


1 (718) 636-9738 Huge portions of traditional diner food in a classic diner setting. Grab a big, fluffy stack of pancakes and start your day right. Barbecue Restaurants in Brooklyn

Barbecue Restaurants in Brooklyn

Along Union Street in the Gowanus area are two amazing barbecue places just a short walk from each other. Both are huge spaces with savory, tender barbecue falling right off the bone with amazing sides and delicious sauces not to mention craft beers on tap and great cocktails. Enjoy Pig Beach for its huge outdoor space and party vibe and Dinosaur Barbecue for portions the size of a dinosaur.

8. Pig Beach

480 Union St. Brooklyn, NY 11231


1 (917( 259-1176

9. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

604 Union St. Brooklyn, NY 11215


1 (347) 429-7030 Best Italian Restaurants in Brooklyn

Best Italian Restaurants in Brooklyn

10. Michael’s of Brooklyn

2929 Ave. R. Brooklyn, NY 11229


1 (718) 998-7851 A friendly neighborhood Italian spot great for family dinners and traditional Italian cooking.

11. Sottocasa Pizzeria

298 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11201


1 (718) 852-8758 A Michelin-rated pizzeria near the Barclays Center, this spot offers excellent, fresh pizzas in a cozy setting.

12. Oregano

102 Berry St. Brooklyn, NY 11249


1 (718) 599-5988 From pasta with shrimp to hand-tossed pizzas to decadent Italian desserts, this Williamsburg spot is molto bene. Best Asian Restaurants in Brooklyn

Best Asian Restaurants in Brooklyn

13. Zenkichi

77 N. Sixth St. Brooklyn, NY 11249


1 (718) 388-8985 Another Michelin-rated spot in a romantic setting with beautiful Japanese cuisine and sake pairings.

14. Sea Thai

114 N. Sixth St. Brooklyn, NY 11249


1 (718) 384-8850 Locals love the pineapple fried rice, calamari or volcano chicken and pairing a strong mojito to match.

15. Momo Sushi Shack

43 Bogart St., Ste. 2 Brooklyn, NY 11206


1 (718) 418-6666 A Williamsburg spot that is small but makes noteworthy sushi rolls and ramen.


Brooklyn and its neighboring boroughs have so many choices, you could stand on any street corner, close your eyes, point and spin and end up pointing at a killer restaurant. These are just a few to get you started as you discover more and more of your local favorites. And remember, pretty much everywhere in New York delivers!  

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