Detroiters love their coney islands so much that we have surrounded ourselves with hundreds of coney island hot dog restaurants. Talk about comfort food! There can be two coney island restaurants right next to each other, two on the same block or a dozen on the same street. There are big chains, to be sure, but no single chain has probably even 10 percent of the area’s coneys. How many are there? We don’t really know. It is a coney free-for-all.
If you’re from out of town, you will be amazed at how many coney islands Detroit has. A Detroiter transplanted to another city can practically starve, looking for even one good coney restaurant. But at home, there always seems to be a coney nearby. They are so ever-present, we might even take them a little for granted. When you start investigating, the number of coneys astounds even us and we fine new ones to try.
Coney Detroit wants to show you what we mean.
For the next 100 weekdays, we are going to show you 100 Detroit-area coney island restaurants.
As we roll, please comment with what you think about the coneys we feature and tell us about the ones you would like us to visit. Make sure we include your favorite.
You can find the series by clicking on the 100 coneys link in the categories list on the home page or using the 100 coneys tag.