The Michigan is definitely the way to go: the meat sauce is delicious, and piled so high you think there's no way you can possibly eat the thing with your hands. Pay the extra fifty cents to get the Glazier Redskin in place of the standard wiener, though; as our waitress said, "It's a little snappier." This refers to the texture, not the flavor. The skin is a bit more firm so it has a nice give. Also, if you get two wieners they come in a basket with two sides for $7.95. I got the coleslaw and the macaroni salad but they were kind of redundant. Next time I would get the slaw and the fries that my husband got with his club; they were lightly battered and crisp.
"A pair of Michigans served the traditional way, with sauce and onions on top. It is possible to ask for your onions 'buried,' meaning underneath the wiener, thus alleviating the problem of the onions tumbling off the top when you hoist the Michigan from its cardboard boat."
"Originally an informal hot dog stand, Gus's is now a three-meal-a-day diner with a full menu. But it's the local specialty, Michigans, for which it is still best known."