When I was a teenager in a Motor City suburb, we used to go to National Coney Island. This was the best. I've had coney's in many other states as I've aged and I wish we had them in the Twin CIties' like they do in and around Detroit.
Now, there's also Cincinnatti ( sp); their's are good too.
But I also like the little red dye colored dogs they use in Oklahoma, where there's a couple local chains for coney's - but I haven't had them since the early 90's - these didn't use skin-on franks, but they were still awesome! Very tasty, and a good cheap meal.
There's also a small chain in Houston, and I forget the name but they were good coney's using skin-on franks.
I also know now that a couple of the bigger chains in the Detroit area offer Coney Kits by mail order. So I am tempted to order. If there's any of you hankering for a coney, you might want to test 'em out, and let me know if it's as much fun as I hope it is!
I am also curious as to fellow Chowhounds' memories, or present experiences, with any and all renditions of one of my favorites: CONEY's!