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Detroit One Coney Island Coney Islands of Detroit, Volume 2: big portions, snappy dogs, and fresh salads

Detroit One Coney Island

3433 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Price Level:   
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Cards Accepted

Tags: breakfast, midtown, 24 hours, coneys, grilled-cheese, greek-salad, detroit-one-coney-island

You never know when a coney craving will strike. That’s why we’re thankful for spots like Detroit One Coney Island (D1), open 24-hours a day, seven days a week. That’s 168 hours a week of coney deliciousness.

D1 is the second in our Coneys of Detroit series. We’re covering a different coney spot every week. It’s a little hole in the wall spot perched right onto Woodward Ave. near Peterboro. Step inside and grab a swivel stool at their retro lunch counter, or slide into a booth. The dining room is simple, accented by black and white photographs of Detroit along with sports memorabilia.

Coneys at D1 will set you back $1.95 each. They’re just $1.25 each when you order 20 or more. The dogs have a deliciously satisfying snap when you bite in. They’re heaped with a generous portion of chili sauce then sprinkled with a few chopped onions and a squeeze of yellow mustard.

No matter what time of day you visit D1, you won’t be the only table ordering breakfast. This is a smart decision. You can get breakfast any time of the day or night here. D1 serves up greasy spoon style favorites like eggs, bacon and hashbrowns. The kitchen turns out really tasty, really big omelets. You might consider sharing. Ordering a stack of three fluffy, plate-sized pancakes ensures you’ll have leftovers for later.

If you don’t have a He-Man sized appetite and just want a reasonably sized breakfast, D1 has lighter options like two eggs with toast. Maybe you’re just in the mood for a bowl of grits or oatmeal. Maybe you’d like a grilled cheese (or bacon grilled cheese) sammy for breakfast – go for it! A coney and a coffee at 6 a.m.? Sure thing! Have what you like. D1 will not judge.

A top notch Greek salad with chicken is a marker of a good coney island. It’s often more telling than the coneys themselves. D1’s chicken Greek is huge and tastes really fresh. They add hard boiled egg to the mix of lettuce, tomato, onions, cucumber, beets, pepperoncini, Feta and olives. The salad is served with warm pita bread. When you want to mix things up, order a gyro salad and ask for it with tzatziki sauce instead of dressing. Depending on your server, there may be a small up charge, but it’s totally worth it.

Rounding out the massive bill of fare are an extensive selection of burgers, sandwiches, pita wraps, stir fry, chicken and other dinner faves. Save room for dessert because D1 serves seriously yummy milk shakes and ice cream sundaes.

They deliver to the Midtown area (and parts of downtown) until 2 a.m. nightly for a $4 fee. This can be a lifesaver at lunchtime when you’re stuck at the office and want to responsibly order a Greek salad instead of raiding the vending machine, but it becomes dangerous at 1 a.m. when you really want that bulk discount on 20 coneys.


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