515 Lackawanna Ave
Scranton, PA 18503
Coney Island Lunch
Categories: Diners, American (Traditional), Hot Dogs
Scranton is on the way to everything, so there’s no excuse for not coming to Coney Island Lunch. If you love a greasy spoon in a city stuck in time, it’s definitely worth the trip. We drove up on the way to Binghamton University, now every time I hear “Scranton” I think of The Lunch.
It’s way old school. The whole town is. I think I might love it there. It’s not thriving, but it’s getting along fine in 1955.
The grill is exposed in the front for you to see when you enter, you feel like they are cooking just for you. The prices were so cheap and the people were so personal, we just kept on ordering more and more food. I could eat there forever. It’s like the excitement of eating here metabolized the food just as I was eating it – what a great state of equilibrium!
Their speciality is the Texas Weiner. Here is a description from the website:
We start with a Berk’s All Beef Wiener. Sliced in half, but not all the way through, and grilled to perfection. Every action is performed in front of the customer, the way its always been. Then we serve it on a steamed National Bakery Roll (a local favorite). Add our Düsseldorf mustard and fresh diced onions (diced by our 1928 Model Hobart Chopper), the wiener is then topped with our famous homemade Chili Sauce. Mmmm..good!!!!
For me, it’s just as much about being in a down-home middle-America type of diner as it is about the food. It’s really just chili dogs, chili burgers and fries. They have other items too, of course, but who’s gonna get a tuna sangwich? The prices are stupid, every thing’s just about 2 dollars.
Go and don’t stop eating til god catches up to you.