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Apr 24, 2009 10:44 AM

The Best Coney in Detroit area

The other thread about how to eat a Coney made me say HMMMMMMMMMM? Who has the best Coney Island Hot Dog in the area and why?

I will start I am a big fan of Lipuma's Coney Island on Rochester Rd. next to Paint Creek in Rochester. Fresh perfect Coneys plus you can get other styles like Chicago, New York they do Tacos that are good as well.


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  1. I'm partial to Hawg & Dawg in Ferndale just because it's in walking distance and I think their chili has a bit more spice heat.

    I get my Chicago-style at Hippo's.

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    1. re: Tabrams

      Sounds great...where in Fashionable Ferndale is it?

      1. re: berkleybabe

        It's on Hilton, just south of 9 Mile

    2. The line for that Lipuma's during Arts & Apples is almost funny to watch. Good dogs there but I goota go with Lafayette down town.

      1. I'm doing research...

        But Hippo's would be on my list!

        1. Davison Coney Island on Nine and Coolidge in Oak Park, if they're still open.

          1. Hippo's has hands down the best dogs in Detroit . As much as it pains me to say that , I am after all a native metro Detroiter and a Coney lover but a great Chicago dog beats a great Coney every time , the best Coney I have had recently was at Comet Burger in Royal Oak . The sliders are serviceable , the fries acceptable , but my God those two unadulterated Coneys were a thing of beauty . Perfectly seasoned , perfectly spiced , no extra mustard or hot sauce or salt needed . A real surprise , and well worth the walk . Highly recommended .

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            1. re: GoalieJeff

              Hey, goalie,
              Where's Hippo's? Love Red Hot Lovers in Ann Arbor, on campus, mainly due to their Vienna Beef dogs!