Kids love hot dogs because they can eat them with their hands and adults love hot dogs because they can pretend the hot dog is a telephone. Dial up some grub with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $5 for $10 worth of hot dogs and diner food for two
- $10 for $20 worth of hot dogs and diner food for four
The traditional Coney dog ($2.49) headlines a menu that also includes a skinless polish-sausage dog with sautéed peppers and onions ($4.29), a double-cheeseburger meal with fries and a soft drink ($8.39), and a 16-ounce root-beer float ($4.29).
Detroit's Finest Coney Island
Though the Coney Island dog has become synonymous with Detroit, some trace its origins even further back in America’s history. As the legend goes, Greek immigrants first brought the hot dog from New York’s Ellis Island to the Motor City, where they proceeded to make it their own by adding toppings such as beanless chili. Though its origins may be hotly debated, most agree that the Coney dog had little to do with Fort Wayne until the owners of Detroit’s Finest Coney Island began peddling the treat from their modest food cart. The dog soon proved so popular with locals that they were forced to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant, where they continue to capture the distinctive flavors of Detroit’s Greektown between two buns.
The cooks at Detroit’s Finest follow a strict recipe when crafting their special hot dogs. The dogs themselves must be comprised of 80% beef and 20% pork and wrapped in an all-natural casing. Then come the toppings: authentic beanless Coney chili, mustard, and diced onions. Yet the Coney dog isn’t the only item on the menu—to create traditional loose burgers, the cooks simply swap out the hot dog for seasoned ground beef. Sweet and spicy root beer complements these messy entrees and honors Detroit’s history with a nod to the carbonation-powered engines that ignited that city’s famed heyday.