Thursday, February 18, 2016

Tastes of Michigan in Largo at Detroit Coney Island

A whole lot of flavor and taste comes out of a tiny building next to the Pinellas Trail at Detroit Coney Island  I've been passing this place several times a week for five months and finally decided to stop and check it out. 

(I had to use this picture off of their facebook page because I forgot to take pictures from the outside.)

There were many things on the menu that I wanted to order, but I finally decided on the Authentic Polish platter (three homemade pan-fried pierogies, homemade sauerkraut and holiday style kielbasa) [$9.95].
 Rob decided on the Stardust Famous Gyro. [$8.50].  The lamb was slow cooked, moist and very flavorful.  This is not your subshop gyro!! I don't think I will ever eat another gyro anywhere else after eating this one!
Tuesday's special is a $2 deal!  You can either get a Coney dog, hot dog, French fries, or loose meat sandwich for TWO bucks!  Rob decided that he had to have some dogs since they were on sale! (We shared one there and the other ended up being a midnight snack!)
I have been to this restaurant when it was an ice cream stand, a produce market, and a myriad of other things and this --by far-- is my favorite!  The interior is very clean and outside is welcoming. 
The restaurant has two locations, one in Clearwater Beach, and this one at 11500 Walsingham Road. Both are run by family members and the same high quality food is served at both locations.

There are daily specials in addition to the regular menu items. On Wednesday, great burger specials; Thursday is combo day; and Friday is the day for walleye and perch.  I am looking forward to Friday so that I can have a walleye sandwich!!

Detroit Coney Island is open on Tuesday through Sunday from 11am. Closing times vary.

Their website tells the story of people thinking that Coney Island hot dogs originated in New York, but the popular food got its start in Michigan. "A Coney dog is a beef hotdog, topped with an all meat, beanless chili, diced white onions, and yellow mustard. A true Coney dog uses made-in-Michigan products."

OH, I almost forgot to mention the Faygo pop.  I had the cream soda [$2] and Rob had a Vernors [$2]. Mmmmmmmm - forgot how much I loved that stuff!

Stop in and say hi and tell them Afternoon Delight sent ya!