Top places to eat a Coney IslandMarch 19, 2009
If Detroit had an official food, it would be the coney: a natural-casing frank on a steamed bun, topped with mild, beanless, Greek-style chili, chopped white onions and yellow mustard. Lafayette Coney serves up heaping piles of these delicious dogs all day long and is a favorite with the late-night crowd. --Rachel May
This 24-hour venue is perfect after a long night out with friends. The menu contains items from club sandwiches to chili, but while you're there, a must-try is the Hani Sandwich special. This chicken pita wrap comes in large and small and won't break your wallet with the small costing $3.25 and the large at $5.25. ---- Alexandra Franczak
Joe's Top Dog Coney Island in Dearborn hasn't limited itself to serving just coney dogs. The restaurant also serves up a variety of breakfast plates as well as Angus burgers and Chicken Vivi (a tasty chicken wrap sandwich). --Andrea K. Farmer
Coney Island's are more than just a haven for hot dog lovers. Now a-days you're just as likely to uncover the best baked Moussaka as you are to find a decent chili cheese dog. George's is no exception to this new rule. The menu features everything from wing dings to pastitsio. Coneys like this offer a great opportunity to try something you might consider new and exotic in a comfortable, familiar setting. --Erin Branstner
Visit downtown Farmington's Tina's Coney Island for great breakfast, lunch and dinner specials. This restaurant offers the traditional Coney Island menu in a friendly, clean atmosphere. Excellent breakfast specials run between 8 and 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, including a $1.99 breakfast. --Shawna Fleming
While Lipuma's Coney Island serves up some great coneys, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that its friendly service is what has made it a staple of downtown Rochester for the past few decades. Owner Tony Lipuma can often be seen chatting with customers, both regulars and first-timers. It's not uncommon to see out-the-door lines during the summer months at Lipuma's. "There are restaurants, and then there are joints. This is a joint," Lipuma says with a smile. --Paul Gully
The best of both worlds, mixing American and Greek, the Village Coney Island has become a go-to for hearty favorites such as spinach pie or fish and chips.
Coney island dogs are the specialty at this family-friendly diner, but those who hunger for a little variety won't be disappointed either. Aside from the tasty dogs, standard diner fare can also be found on the menu. --Andrea K. Farmer
The American Coney Island hasn't changed much in the 87 years it's been cooking up some of Detroit's favorite coney dogs. Family owned and operated, it's no wonder that the recipes of their ancestors have been perfected here and served along side the highest quality Dearborn Sausage brand links. What constitutes a "true" Detroit coney dog is the grounds of much dispute, but American coney dogs have got to be in the running. Stop in any time of day or night and put them to the test. --Erin Branstner
For your coney dog fix, Hamtramck Coney Island is a hard place to beat. Coney specials are a big draw here and the menu has enough choices to keep everyone happy. Loose burgers, the BLT slim jim sandwich, the chili cheese burger, and the mushroom and swiss burger are all popular dishes. --Nick Meyer
The yellow awning signals hungry shoppers at the Eastern Market that Zef's is near. The fare is typical coney, specializing in breakfast dishes like their renowned Farmers omelet, hailed by some as the best in the city. Any description would be remiss without also mentioning their fish and chips, gyros and coney dog combos, all menu favorites among the long line of regulars waiting outside. --Erin Branstner
This 24-hour venue is perfect after a long night out with friends. The menu contains items from club sandwiches to chili, but while you're there, a must-try is the Hani Sandwich special. This chicken pita wrap comes in large and small and won't break your wallet with the small costing $3.25 and the large at $5.25. --Alexandra Franczak
One of the few restaurants on Eight Mile open 24 hours, the Olympic Coney Island serves up burgers, fries and gyros to hungry post-party Detroiters. The tiny venue houses only eight small tables but the crowd is accepting of the tight quarters thanks in part to the enjoyment of the tasty food and the inexpensive prices. --Erin Branstner
Fast and friendly, this local coney hot spot serves up standard diner fare in a relaxed setting.
Serving typical Coney fare at inexpensive prices, this Birmingham diner has fast, friendly service and quick, available seating. The food is consistently good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Known as a coney island that's a step above the rest, this isn't the place you want to go if you're a first-timer to a coney dog or searching for greasy food. But the Woodward Coney Island is perfect for coney fans who want a little less grease, some more traditional Greek food and a meal that tastes like it was prepared longer but served just as fast. --Sara Kandel
Founded in 1972, this popular chain's menu has seen a drastic overhaul in recent years. Favorites like coney dogs and fries remain, but new items like gyros, chicken kabobs, and pita sandwiches help add a Greek flair to the menu.