A new Leo’s Coney Island has opened on the site of the long-defunct Baker's Square at the southwest corner of Greenfield and Ford Road. The family-owned, full-service restaurant seats approximately 200 people and is entirely smoke-free.
The first Leo’s Coney Island opened in 1972 and the chain has since expanded to 40 restaurants throughout Michigan and Illinois. Over the years, the menu has also evolved beyond your Coney Islands basics. Leo's menu consists of not only hot dogs, fries, burgers and Greek salads, but also a wide selection of homemade dishes including Greek specialties, halal meats, breakfast items and a kids menu.
The newest addition to the Leo’s Coney Island family is owned by Ken Vlahadamis, in partnership with Bill Kanellopolous and Tony Gamoloush.
“We’re excited about being in Dearborn and partnering with the local community,” said Vlahadamis. “Our mission, in addition to serving great food, is to support local events and worthwhile causes, so we look forward to meeting our neighbors and learning how we can participate.”
Mr. Vlahadamis, who has been in the restaurant business for 12 years, was impressed with the co-operation he got from the city of Dearborn.
“We want to thank the city departments and others for helping us open as quickly as possible. It means jobs for 40 people, which is critical in today’s economy,” added Vlahadamis. He also said that the new restaurant was overwhelmed with more than 400 applications for employment.
Visit Mr. Vlahadamis and the Leo's staff from 6:00am to 10:00pm on Sundays through Thursdays, and from 6:00am-11:00pm every Friday and Saturday. For more information about the menu and daily specials, visit www.leosconeyisland.com or call 313-253-0200.