I grew up In Northwest Indiana. Where there were and still are some fine Coney Dogs places. I give you the Koney King in Gary, Indiana as just one example. Been around for over 60 years. A coney dog is not a chili dog as far as I am concerned. It is all in the chili. Don’t compare the two, and think they are the same.
Therefore, it is all in the taste. The Coney Island in Bailey is what I know to be a true Midwest coney dog.
As I said. It is all in one’s preference. Don’t confuse the two…. coney dog vs chili dog. And don’t expect one to be the other. The Coney Island serves a coney dog, I have never been disappointed with.