Original Coney Island

Photo Nov 19, 8 25 32 PM

Let’s talk Coney Island, shall we? Like heaps of fries? Moxie, Hot Dogs, and burgers? Sassy service? WELL then, I have the perfect spot for you. The Original Coney Island in Duluth may be one of my favorite places in the Northeast. There I said it. Super fun, great service, diner style – how could you possibly go wrong?  They have such a great history, too. Opened on April 10th, 1921 by Gus Saites, a Greek immigrant who stuck around for 40 years before handing over the business to his nephew Tony Pagonis in the late 50’s. Tony worked for 30 years with notable customers such as Liberace and John F. Kennedy. It changed hands several more times until Steve and Rand Sola took over in 2008. It’s next to Duluth Coffee and Fannie Rose Candy Shop on East Superior Street and has been there 90 years now. Stop in for a the Shore Breakfast, a Boston cooler, chili cheese fries, a cheeseburgers or their pièce de résistance, the Original Coney Island Hot Dog. Also, swing in to see the 1959 original menu they have posted on the back wall. Been here before?

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