Detroiters love a greasy spoon. They love them so much, they invented their own unique kind of diner that's (mostly) not found in any other region in the world — the coney island.
That bracingly original combination of iconic Greek classics (gyros, saganaki, etc), the coney dog and all-day breakfast menus began in downtown Detroit in the early decades of the 20th century, and spiraled out into the suburbs and state beyond for the next 100 years.
But there are other delicious, greasy spoon hideaways in the city that don't necessarily merit the coney island moniker. True, most of these 11 greasy icons are coney islands — but we'll let you ferret out the differences over a cup of coffee and an omelette at any of these classic Detroit diners. There's menu suggestions included in case you need them, but you probably already know your next move here.
As always, let us know if we missed your favorite greasy spoon. The fun continues all week, and we might feature your forgotten favorite in a future story.Read More