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The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

Location: Coney Island, NY
Date: 07-04-2023
Winner: Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo

Nathan’s Famous July 4 Hot Dog Eating Contest Returns To Surf And Stillwell!

The 2023 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest continues the 100+ year tradition at the iconic Nathan’s Famous flagship restaurant at the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island. The event took place on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, from 11am to 1pm at 1310 Surf Avenue.

For decades, tens of thousands have made the pilgrimage to Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island to watch the event in-person. Pre-show festivities began at 10 am with musical and dance performances. The women’s competition began at 11 am, while the men’s competition started at 2:00 pm due to rain delay. An annual feature of the event is the Nathan’s Famous donation to the Food Bank for New York City.

According to Major League Eating archives, the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Championship has occurred each July 4th in Coney Island, NY, since 1916, the year Nathan Handwerker opened the legendary restaurant. MLE, the governing body of all stomach-centric sport, sanctions the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit and ensures the contests are judged professionally and that safety standards are in place at each event.

Men's Results:

  1. Joey Chestnut - 62

  2. Geoffrey Esper - 49

  3. James Webb - 47

  4. Nick Wehry - 45

  5. Bartley Weaver - 41

  6. Gideon Oji - 36
  7. Ren Zousan - 29.75
  8. Max Suzuki - 29.5
  9. Darrien Thomas - 27.5
  10. Adrian Morgan - 27
  11. Adam Moran - 26
  12. Derek Hendrickson - 25.75
  13. Joey Przybylowicz - 22
  14. Ronnie Hartman - 16
  15. Crazy Legs Conti - 15

Women's Results:

  1. Miki Sudo: 39.5
  2. Mayoi Ebihara: 33.5
  3. Michelle Lesco: 24.25
  4. Larell Marie Mele: 13.25
  5. Katie Prettyman: 11.5
  6. Jocelyn Young: 10.5
  7. Kelly Wong: 9.75
  8. Marie Bowers: 9
  9. René Rovtar: 7
  10. Cherish Brown: 6.5
  11. Abby Horowitz: 5.5
  12. Julie Goldberg: 4.5
  13. Elizabeth Salgado: 4.25
  14. Prudence DiBenedetto: 3.5

Barbara Labarge: DQ

About Nathan's Famous, Inc. Nathan's is a Russell 2000 Company that currently distributes its products in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and 17 foreign countries through its restaurant system, foodservice sales programs and product licensing activities. For additional information about Nathan's, please visit our website at

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