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American Coney Island

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114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
+1 313-964-6542
00:00 - 23:59
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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

- really quick - we were seated and had our drinks in less than 3 minutes - staff is very friendly- manager greater every customer - good food- my kids, who don't eat anything new, loved it - reasonably priced - easy to find and safe

Thank Brian G
South Lyon, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here after the Bill Maher show at the Fox Theatre, and what a treat! Hubby had two coneys and I had one of the American Special, a coney dog with loose meat added to it. The flavor of these dogs is AMAZING.

Thank T2044PCpatriciap
Commerce City, Colorado
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good Chili cheese dog and chili cheese fries, compare with the hotdog stand next door and decide which is your favorite

Thank tkkleeman
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With it's location, cheap food and excellent service, American Coney Island is well worth a visit for everyone.

Thank Jeffrey O
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cheese fries were great! Your coney dogs were had way too much mustard on them. Service was pretty good. The interior space was clean and you had a public bathroom which was great.

Thank BigMinnie
Austin, Texas
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

So, word on the street (Well, I heard this story while standing on the corner of a street anyway), is that 1 man immigrated from Greece and opened a hot dog restaurant in. It was doing so well that he sent for his brother, who then immigrated too. They had a falling out and the brother opened his own Coney... More 

Thank Ava I
Plymouth, Michigan
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142 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

No trip downtown is complete without stopping here. This place is a Detroit original that keep people from my back for more. The Coney's are always delicious and hot. I always get the chili cheese fries. I love this place.

Thank Jeffrey M
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This place is what it is and you know that from the time you walk in. It has a fairly small menu but who cares when the CHILI is fantastic! The hot dog comes smothered in their signature chili, a dash of mustard and sprinkled with fresh onions. The service was immediate and in under 5 minutes I was enjoying... More 

Thank fernum
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Place has been around for 50 plus years. Hot dog followers rejoice. I had a Coney Island Dog, loaded. actually 2, I went back late night. It was fun.

Thank envisagestar
Detroit, Michigan
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

In 52 years I have never been to American Coney Island. I have always gone to Lafayette Coney right next door. My wife and kids and I were playing in Detroit yesterday and went into Lafayette to find that it was packed with many people waiting. We decided to go to American thinking how different/bad could it be. Well.............it as... More 

Thank Howard B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-964-6542

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?