This Friday Rachel and I headed to Coney’s Frozen Custard in Orem. They recently added a few “gourmet” hot dogs to their menu so we decided to check them out. You can get a “naked dog” (no toppings) “The Boardwalk” (kraut, onions, and banana peppers) a Chicago Dog, or “The Sonoran” and “Coney Dog” which we ordered along with fries and a blackberry custard shake.
The Coney dog is topped with chili, cheese, tomatoes, onions, tortilla slivers, and sour cream. The presentation was pretty fantastic. These ingredients could make for a sloppy dog but it came out looking neat and very edible. The toppings tasted great and the wiener itself was delicious. They use 100% beef Nathan’s hot dogs. They slice them and then throw them on the grill before placing them in a butter toasted bun.
The Sonoran uses the same dog and bun, but is topped instead with caramelized onions, bacon, pinto beans, melted cheese, salsa, guacamole, and a cilantro sauce. We’ve learned that dogs with these kinds of untraditional topping usually taste alright but the flavors don't often jive well with the hot dog itself. Not so at Coney’s. The Sonoran was one of our favorites.
The fries were great especially with Coney’s thick and flavorful fry sauce. We also enjoyed the blackberries in our frozen custard.
Coney’s Frozen Custard is located at 242 E. University Parkway in Orem, Utah. Their hot dogs are highly recommended.