Friday, November 2, 2007


Okay, these photos don't make it look so appealing, but sometimes we just really miss Angelo's Coney Island. Especially after a few drinks. And what could be healthier than fries with gravy and a side of cigarette smoke?


  1. I grew up on the Eastside a few blocks from Angelos so my parents often took me and walked over to Angelo's for a Coney Island and fries. My dad always marveled that the waitress never wrote down the orders but just yelled them to the cook. He would comment on that fact every time we went and we always acted like it was the first time we heard it. He was a great Dad so that was the least we could do. I have been away from Flint for many years but I still have the memories of the wonderful town in was. I am thrilled that Angelo's is still on Davison Rd. and it's the first place I'll go when I return for a visit.

  2. There is NO place on Earth that has better Coney Dogs. My husband, a Southerner, was amazed at the "fries and gravy." He had never heard of such and fell in love with it. We try to go to Angelos for lunch at least once when we visit. And what about the fabulous pizza place just down Davison Rd? What was the name of it? Latina's? I can't remember the name of it now but the food was incredible.

  3. The pizza place on Davison is Luigi's and, thankfully, it's still there.

  4. Yea...Hash browns with gravy! Yum. I could seriously eat 3 coney islands and a nice cold coke.

    When I was pregnant, I craved Angelos!


  5. In an email to me, my Uncle remembers, "Relating to Angleo's, when we were kids that corner was the location of an old dilapidated Sinclair Gasoline Station. Because there was a Post Office sub station across the street next to Yeotis's Drug store, the first Coney Island there was called the Post Office Coney Island, after which it became Angelo's. If I am not mistaken, all of the Coney Islands on the East Side were owned and operated by members of one Macedonian family, of which I believe Angelo was one. I remember when Angelo cooked there himself."

  6. Good lord ...yes, ANGELO's! What great coneys! Thanks for those images ...I'm instantly craving a coney (which, as expats know, are tough to find outside of Flint and Detroit).

    Steve Vivian
    Valparaiso, IN


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