Capitol Coney Island

Capitol Coney Island. The kind of place you’d expect to find on so many city blocks in the Big Apple. But you’re not in New York City. You’re at the intersection of Ford and Wayne Roads in Westland, Michigan. Wasteland, more like, a lot of people both local and not so might say.

It’s the kind of place where you get the chopped steak with peppers and onions that you ordered. Plus hashbrowns, a huge bonus bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup (the menu says “cup”), and a side of peas.

When the short-order grill cook delivers your food, he actually looks at it as if somehow it’s not quite enough, and says,

“You want some bread with that?”

The menu details seem to be just suggestions. This is a place where for a little bit of money, more is always more.