Indiana May 09, 2018
Indiana Is Home To The Best Coney Dogs And Here Are The 10 Best Places To Find Them
Coney dogs are an Indiana delicacy, and while some other cities and states like to lay claim to this delicious treat, good ol’ Fort Wayne is the true home of the original coney island. Typically, a coney consists of a hot dog topped with meat sauce and sometimes other toppings like onions and mustard.
It’s your God-given right as a Hoosier to try one of these puppies, and below are the 10 best places to get one. Check them out:
1. Fort Wayne's Famous Coney Island
Coney islands originated as hot dog stands in a time when the term "hot dog" was prohibited in order to prevent people from thinking the meat logs were made with actual dog. The stands were mostly started by immigrants in the early 1900s, and this most famous hot spot is no different. It originally opened in 1914 and was sold in 1916 to the family who still runs it today. Stop by 131 W Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802 to see (and taste) this wonderful place for yourself.
2. Barker's B & K
This tiny drive-in restaurant is known for much more than coney dogs, but you may find it hard to order anything but that. Pull up in your car old-fashioned-style or head on up to the window to place your order. You'll find this wonderful joint at 1100 E Markland Ave., Kokomo, IN 46901.
3. Edward's Drive-In
In operation since 1957, this popular eatery is known for several Indiana delicacies, including the breaded tenderloin, onions rings, and homemade root beer. Holding tight to its 50s theme, this restaurant is fun in more ways that one. Experience it for yourself at 2126 S Sherman Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46203.
4. Nick's Chili Parlor
One of the best restaurants in the state, this wonderful chili-themed restaurant prepares some coney dogs that will drive you wild. You can get your chili five ways and enjoy burgers, tenderloins, and other fabulous eats. Get yourself to 2621 Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46222 for all this amazing food.
5. Covington Coneys
The coneys at this wonderful little restaurant come in several different styles and are made with a tried-and-true coney sauce that you'll want to take home by the gallon. Don't miss a chance to try these tasty treats at 5920 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804.
6. Louie's Coney Island
This diner is a hot spot for lunch and dinner. It's one of those places you know is good because the locals are always there. If you're not there for a coney dog, there are also other items on the menu like tenderloins, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Get it all at 1700 E Hoffer St., Kokomo, IN 46902.
7. The Stand "Coneys & Ice Cream"
This itty bitty shack has only been around since 2004, but it has quickly become one of the state's best places for a high-quality coney dog. It features 26 different types of coneys as well as ice cream treats like sundaes and milkshakes. Try it all at 2164, 5200 Bluffton Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46809.
8. Dogs N Suds West Lafayette
There are a couple other Dogs N Suds restaurants around, but this one is tons of fun. Patrons can eat in their cars or enjoy the outdoor patio. Get your delicious coney at 401 Sagamore Pkwy. W, West Lafayette, IN 47906.
9. Coney Express
Hot dog lovers unite for the top-notch coneys at this down-home restaurant. It is a local favorite that lets you customize your dog however you want. Try one at 3602 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545.
10. Naughty Dog West Side
Since 2009, this lovely, no-frills eatery has been making some of the freshest coney dogs in the state, and we bet you can't have just one. All the beef is Hebrew National-approved, meaning it stands up to a certain standard. Try the amazing eats here when you visit 3860 W 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47404.
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