Now you have to understand, growing up in Port Huron we had two
great Coney Island restaurants, one called Coney Island and one named Teds. I
think they were both started by the same family. They serve Detroit Style Coney
dogs, a nice bun, hot dog with a good snap, homemade Coney sauce, onion and
Around here they serve
something called a Flint Coney, bun, hot dog (Koegels – Flints own dog, nice)
but with this big mound of dry ground beef, onion and mustard. This is what we
would call a loose burger but it is not a Coney Island. We have spent 10 years
looking for one around here. No go
Telly’s Coney Island on Miller Road in
Flint Township. The place has been open a little while but who needed another
flint loose burger trying to be a Coney Island. The building use to be a Burger
King and it still looks like one but was very clean and better than I expected.
They have a nice menu, lots of choices. But we started with 1 Detroit Style
Coney Island hot dog appetizer. What happened they got it right!
Wow. Someone in Flint figured out how to make
a Coney Island. Well come to find out the owners are from Marysville, a sister
city to Port Huron, so they knew what they were doing. They had owned the 5 Star
Restaurant and we had eaten there many times over the years. The place was busy
so I hope they can make a go of it in Flint. I know we will be back.