October 15, 2021

20 under-the-radar Detroit coney islands you've probably overlooked

Detroiters are passionate about a lot of things and their coney islands are one of those things.

When it comes to late-night dining or a hangover breakfast, coney island restaurants have been the answer for many.

Real Detroiters know that coney islands are more than just coney dogs and chilli cheese fries, they’re wing ding dinners, grilled chicken pitas, and angus beef burgers, too.

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Duly’s Place Coney Island
5458 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-554-3076; facebook.com/DulysConeyIsland
Duly’s is THE go-to coney island in Southwest Detroit. If you don’t believe us, the late food critic Anthony Bourdain made a stop here back in 2014 and loved it. 
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Duly’s Place Coney Island

5458 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-554-3076; facebook.com/DulysConeyIsland


Duly’s is THE go-to coney island in Southwest Detroit. If you don’t believe us, the late food critic Anthony Bourdain made a stop here back in 2014 and loved it.

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Berkley Coney Island
4162 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley; 248-399-0007; berkleyconey.com
While Detroit coneys are the creme of the crop, this one in Berkley offers a variety of dishes that will satisfy your hunger
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Berkley Coney Island

4162 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley; 248-399-0007; berkleyconey.com

While Detroit coneys are the creme of the crop, this one in Berkley offers a variety of dishes that will satisfy your hunger

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Noni’s Sherwood Grille
19700 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-342-6000; nonissherwood.com
Depending how old you are, you might still call Noni’s Sherwood Grille, Sherwood Forest Coney Island. The coney has been a staple in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood for years. 
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Noni’s Sherwood Grille

19700 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-342-6000; nonissherwood.com

Depending how old you are, you might still call Noni’s Sherwood Grille, Sherwood Forest Coney Island. The coney has been a staple in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood for years.

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T&J Coney Island
20601 Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-533-0353
We may not know who T or J are, but we do know their coney island is open 24 hours and great for late night cravings. 
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T&J Coney Island

20601 Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-533-0353

We may not know who T or J are, but we do know their coney island is open 24 hours and great for late night cravings. Photo via Facebook/Maine Street
Lou’s Coney Island
19100 Mound Rd., Detroit; 313-891-5222; lousconeyisland.com
Lou’s is one of the few coney islands that has their full menu listed online, consider that a sign that it’s worth the trip.
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Lou’s Coney Island

19100 Mound Rd., Detroit; 313-891-5222; lousconeyisland.com

Lou’s is one of the few coney islands that has their full menu listed online, consider that a sign that it’s worth the trip.

Photo via Google Maps
Keko’s Coney Island
30 12250 Dix Hwy., Southgate; 734-250-8159; www.kekosconeyisland.com
This downriver coney island offers online ordering so you can conveniently get your coney island fix.
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Keko’s Coney Island

30 12250 Dix Hwy., Southgate; 734-250-8159; www.kekosconeyisland.com

This downriver coney island offers online ordering so you can conveniently get your coney island fix.

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Olympia Coney Island
14350 Harper Ave., Detroit; 313-821-8214  
Olympia might have been home to the ancient Greek Olympic Games but no games are played when it comes to the food served at this Eastside coney island. 
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Olympia Coney Island

14350 Harper Ave., Detroit; 313-821-8214

Olympia might have been home to the ancient Greek Olympic Games but no games are played when it comes to the food served at this Eastside coney island.

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Sunrise Coney Island
22935 Van Dyke Ave., Warren; 586-759-0770
It’s called Sunrise Coney Island for a reason, this coney closes earlier than most — typically by 4 p.m. — but that doesn’t mean it holds off on the menu. 
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Sunrise Coney Island

22935 Van Dyke Ave., Warren; 586-759-0770

It’s called Sunrise Coney Island for a reason, this coney closes earlier than most — typically by 4 p.m. — but that doesn’t mean it holds off on the menu.

Photo via Google Maps
L.A. Coney Island
1700 E. McNichols Rd., Detroit; 313-892-5552
Some people may think of L.A. as palm trees and Hollywood stars, well, this L.A. is coney dogs and fries. 
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L.A. Coney Island

1700 E. McNichols Rd., Detroit; 313-892-5552

Some people may think of L.A. as palm trees and Hollywood stars, well, this L.A. is coney dogs and fries.

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Mary’s Grill
20804 Plymouth Rd, Detroit; 313-272-8941
Yes, Mary had a little lamb, but she serves a great coney dog, too. 
Photo via Facebook/Mary’s Grill

Mary’s Grill

20804 Plymouth Rd, Detroit; 313-272-8941

Yes, Mary had a little lamb, but she serves a great coney dog, too.

Photo via Facebook/Mary’s Grill