I am an American and I Eat Hot Dogs

Grand Coney, Grand Rapids, MI
Filed under: General — paul @ 2:22 pm

1 x Flint style coney, 1 x traditional coney, something like $2.50 each

We had no idea that Grand Rapids was such a hotbed of hot dog activity, but our pal George can’t stop talking about all the great dog places in town. Late-night, post-show we head over to Grand Coney because this is probably the only place open at this hour.

This place is basically a diner with a decent hot dog menu and even a old fashioned soda fountain. For dessert I was even able to score a cream soda that was made with actual cream! Hooray for life!

The hot dogs were pretty good. I’ll be totally honest – the best coney I’ve ever had was from Skyline in Cincinnati. I think I just like the Cinci-style chili a bit more than whatever they’ve got going on up here in Michigan. In these parts, it’s a streamlined, ground-beefy style, while Skyline has a more robust, chocolaty chili. These dogs still shaped up nicely and I think I enjoyed them even more than the coneys we had in Detroit back in March. They had a nice zip to them and they went down easy – of course, when you’ve only eaten one meal all day and it’s 11:00 at night, chances are most everything goes down pretty easy.


  1. I was searching for a menu for Grand Coney. It’s nice to see that one of the members of Harry and the Potters wrote a blog about it! I enjoyed the show when you came here to play. Come back to GR soon!

    Comment by Katherine — 11/9/2007 @ 7:07 pm

  2. Paul,

    If you love Skyline dogs then you’ll love
    our red hots. the chili is very close to theirs.
    Next time you are in G.R. Michigan you have to
    check out the Red Hot Inn.

    Comment by Jim from G.R. — 1/21/2008 @ 9:55 pm

  3. While I was surfing the web, I found “Grand Coney” Is a good looking site. Just I thing I didn’t find: YOUR ADDRESS!!!!

    Comment by POPS — 2/22/2008 @ 8:03 pm

  4. Skyline is fantastic and that’s where I eat the most. But if you’re ever in Cincinnati again, try the coneys at Camp Washington Chili. The best.

    Comment by Jill — 4/14/2008 @ 9:13 pm

  5. If you think Skyline’s coney is the best one you ever ate I’d suggest you’re entire site should be bulk erased. It’s a toothless mushy dog, crappy chili, half the size of a real dog, no skin. Maybe you should review pudding or something equally ridiculous.

    Comment by Russ Norman — 4/20/2008 @ 2:27 pm

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