Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island Wiener Stand – 1914 to Present

The above is an early picture of the restaurant – the worker we asked was not sure what year it was taken but believes it was in the 1920’s or 1930’s.  It is a view from the front of the restaurant look back.  The place has been owned by the same family since 1916.

This is one place if you ever come to Fort Wayne that you want to visit as you can dine in a piece of history and buy a delicious,  inexpensive Coney Dog and drink just like people did over  100 years ago.  They do sell Coca-Cola in glass bottles.   The staff is usually friendly, prompt and energetic.

In the picture below, the above picture is on the upper left-hand side in front of the fan.

This is the view from the back where the original picture at the top was taken from the front of the place, but the place is still recognizable.

The white metal tables and metal tables with wooden seat chairs are still the same ones the I remember being there is in the late 1980’s.  Although there have been a few changes to the menu board, they now sell t-shirt and mugs and it has a fresh coat of paint on the wall, it has not changed much since that time.  They only recently began accepting charge cards; until then there were signs posted it was cash only.

If you come in the back door where they have parking, you actually walk through their small kitchen with an industrial stove and sink and dishwasher.

Location:  131 W Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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