Leo’s Coney Island

Today on the Bite Tonight: Leo’s Coney Island

Located in Allen Park, MI in the Fairlane Green shopping center, or as I like to call it, “the Hill,” is Leo’s Coney Island. Leo’s Coney Island is a chain with over 50 locations spread throughout Michigan. I really like Leo’s because it is more of an upscale coney joint. With a menu including Greek classics, coney traditions, Burgers and sandwiches, soups and salads, breakfast, and even healthy options, it’s no surprise why Leo’s is so successful. Ma and I decided to treat ourselves and go out for breakfast. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites

Price: 4 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites

Wow Factor: 3 out of 5 bites (menu)


Spinach & Feta Omelet: with hash browns. Tip: Order hash browns well done for a crispy finish. The omelet was cooked perfectly (I hate it when the egg is a little runny). The feta adds a little saltiness to this otherwise light breakfast. The spinach brightens this meal up and doesn’t judge you for eating carbs. The hash browns were nice and crispy.


Service was good and fast. The prices are good and portions are generous. Leo’s is usually busy, which is different from other coney places I’ve been to, but the dining room is larger so you never have to wait to be seated. My favorite thing about Leo’s is that they bottle their delicious Greek dressing. You can purchase this dressing, gift cards, and even order online. How many coney islands offer that level of service?

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Gus and Us Grill

Today on the Bite Tonight: Gus and Us Grill

Gus & Us Grill is a Greek restaurant located on the corner of Southfield Freeway and Outer Dr. in Allen Park, MI (right across from the Fairlane Green shopping mall on “the hill”). Gus & Us used to be the Opa restaurant years ago, but has transformed into a great new eatery. Gus & Us offers a full menu including Greek favorites, daily specials, Italian & Barbeque dishes, sandwiches & wraps, salads & soups, burgers and Coney’s, appetizers, broasted chicken and pork chops, and breakfast. Whatever you are in the mood for, Gus & Us has it. Josh and I happened to stop in for breakfast. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites

Price: 4 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites

Wow Factor: 3 out of 5 bites


My Pick

Country Omelette: Three eggs with onions, green pepper, sausage and hash browns inside, smothered with sausage gravy. Tip: Order the hash browns extra crispy. Ordering the hash browns well done ensures that you still get a crunch after the sausage gravy saturates the omelette. The Country Omelette is one of my favorites. There’s something about the “surprise” of all the goodies that are stuffed inside. The sausage gravy is rich, salty, and velvety. Delicious!


Josh’s Pick

George’s Special Skillet: Served with two eggs (over medium), hash browns, green pepper, onions, topped with Cheddar cheese, and bacon. I don’t know who George is, but he has a pretty tasty skillet. I highly recommend any one of the three skillets from Gus & Us. This skillet has everything you could want all in one. When you break the yolk from the eggs, it drips down on top of the crispy hash browns, veggies, and bacon and acts as a sauce. The bacon was crispy, sweet and salty and the cheese covered every little bit of the skillet ingredients. On point!


Service was really good and our server was really nice and did a good job at recommending the skillet. The menu is reasonably priced for the portion and quality of food you get. The dining room was clean, updated, and full of people. It’s always a good sign when a place has a lot of customers. Gus & Us is doing something right and it’s comforting and refreshing when the servers know the “regulars.” They serve breakfast all day and their menu is pretty impressive for a smaller Greek restaurant. You can really taste the love and passion put into their food with each bite. Skip your usual night out at (insert chain restaurant here) and try Gus & Us.

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In the heart of Greektown, Detroit is Santorini Estiatorio, an authentic Greek restaurant. Offering traditional cuisine centered around the celebration of life, Santorini  is serving up dishes that embody the Greek experience.  With a menu consisting of appetizers, Greek pizza, vegetarian dishes, seafood, and Greek specialties, Santorini has something for even the pickiest of palettes. A couple weeks ago for Tee’s bachelorette party, we gathered at Santorini for dinner. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites

Price: 4 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 3 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites

Wow Factor: 3 out of 5 bites (unique pizza and vegetarian options)


Allison and I decided to split two dishes which was good to try more than one thing, but filling.

Dolmathakia: Grape leaves stuffed with a mixture of ground meat, rice and spices, choice of lemon or herbed tomato sauce. Allison and I went with the lemon sauce which was light and added a slight sour taste. I am used to Mediterranean grape leaves so the Greek style was a little bit different. The grape leaves were huge and portions were definitely generous. The filling was spiced nicely, but it wasn’t as moist and saucy as I’d like.

grape leaves greek town

Traditional Greek Pizza: Gouda & Mozzarella Cheese, Beef Bolognese, fried egg. The only thing I didn’t like was that the Beef Bolognese tasted more like hamburger. It had a good flavor, but it was really heavy on top of the pizza dough. The Gouda and Mozzarella was a good combo and added a slight saltiness. There just wasn’t enough of it and it seemed that almost half of the pizza was crust. The egg was a nice touch and the drippy, rich yolk added a nice sauce to the pie.

santorini pizza

Service was good and our servers did a good job of staying on top of a party of 25. The dining room was clean and had a nice classy feel. Santorini has a nice, upscale restaurant feel without being overpriced. With happy hour food and drink specials, Santorini is the place to go if you’re celebrating a special occasion or if your just looking for a reason to go out.

Congrats Tee and Brian! I am so glad I was a part of your big day!

The Tees

Me, the Gorgeous bride, Alison (Tee), and Allison.

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