I recently moved back here from Milwaukee, and I really miss the Coney Islands I used to get at "The Coney Island" at 6th and National on Milwaukee's South Side. The old Coney Island in downtown St Paul is closed for renovations, and I understand it has been for about 14 years. There used to be a great Coney Island joint on Rice Street a few blocks North of University Ave, across the street from the sausage place (great beef jerky), but now both places are gone.
I heard that the Gopher Bar on West 7th had great coneys, so I tried it out today for lunch. Forget it. The coney sauce is too thick and has little flavor. The gin & tonic left a bad taste. The place should be avoided.
Any good Coney Islands in the Twin Cities?