Sunday, November 18, 2007

Original Coney Island Des Moines Skywalk

This is a Skywalk lunch rush institution.

Location: 501 Locust St. 2nd Floor, Des Moines, in Skywalk.
Directions: Enter building through parking ramp and go up stairs or elevator, skywalk intersection is in middle of the building.
The Tenderloin: This is a huge piece of pork loin. It measures just under nine inches at its widest point. There is considerable depth as well, with over a quarter inch thickness throughout. The breading has a light layer of crumbs, and just a little crunch. The breading layer does not separate from the meat inside. There is some moisture, but no dripping of juice from inside. The tenderloin is not made of the leanest cut of pork. Many parts of fat will provide a little resistance while biting and will take a while to chew. Served with ketchup, mustard and onions on a toasted bun. Overall a very impressive 9/10

Special Note: This comes in a different shape each time I order one. Its not always in the pork loin shape seen in these pictures. Sometimes its pounded into a rounder, wider shape.

Price: $4.79, available in a "value basket" with onion rings, fries, and coleslaw for $7.29 actually served in two baskets.

Service: Just counter service with your receipt number screamed when your order is ready.

Ambiance: There are pink neon lights everywhere, and the eating area is lit brightly. A TV plays soap operas all day. The smoking section was closed a few years ago, previously smoke would float everywhere.

Also on the Menu: Loose meat burgers, gyros, hot dogs, onion rings, walking tacos.

Closing Comments: This Skywalk diner suffers the same fate as any place in the Des Moines Skywalk. Its busy during the workday, and may have a line going to the door during the lunch rush. Its nearly abandoned after five and on weekends. The tenderloin is huge and thick, what else could you want..
Update: This placed closed in the summer of 2008.

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