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Lafayette Coney Island

118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
+1 313-964-8198
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hot dog” (149 reviews)
“chilli” (158 reviews)
“fries” (72 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Diner
118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
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Reviewed yesterday

Have been going here for years and food is always the same. Great. Always a landmark in downtown Detroit! Before or after a sports event or just a destination. The coney dogs always the same and quick after your order. For locals a must have,for...More

Thank mishawindsor
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A recognized staple of downtown Detroit with Coney dogs that can't be beat. These are the quintessential Detroit Coney's! Mustard, onions and pickles are allowed but never, ever put ketchup on your dog!

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 2 days ago

There has always been a rivalry between Lafayette and American Coney Island. I have always been a Lafayette girl. Their dogs have a bit more "snap" and their coney sauce (chili) a more balanced flavor. The onions they use are just strong enough to enhance...More

Thank Traveler2243
Reviewed 2 days ago

Who doesn't go here after a night downtown! It's been here forever for a reason. The neighborhood is meh, the restaurant is meh and if you don't want a coney, go somewhere else. If you love coney's this is the place for authentic Detroit coneys...More

Thank KimKSDV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a Coney challenge, and Lafayette hands down won!!! What makes it extra special-the flavor, the way they work, Carry the food, yell the orders, and the speed and accuracy. They love their job and take pride in their work and it shows. 1st-...More

Thank NashYankee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Same great quality every time we go. Affordably priced and very fast service. Parking is a little limited usually having to drive around a couple times before finding a spot.

Thank LightTraveler10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time in Detroit and I had to try this iconic restaurant. I did my due diligence and tried American next door as well. While there was certainly a lot of passion on each side of the debate, enough to make you think there is...More

Thank Tacomancer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place that you must visit.It is is always clean, fun, and friendly.Catch up on sports,news,and entertainment.While you enjoy the scrumptious coney island.My favorite is a Coney and a Greek chicken salad.The best of 2 worlds..You need a soda to finish it off....More

Thank gigi w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always fantastic coney dogs!! Old school atmosphere that truly represents Detroit and the endearing, comfortable style it portrays. A must for any visitor. I have to frequent every so often just to get my fix!

Thank bacgrl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't beat the atmosphere, or the food and service. On the smaller side as far as seating goes, so at busy times, be prepared to wait, but always a great place to have a meal. Also has no parking of it's own, so you're...More

Thank mark435241j
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you sell kits so we can make the coneys at home
21 December 2016|
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Response from RaqVentures | Reviewed this property |
The Coneys are pretty standard Chili Cheese Dogs. If all your ingredients, you should do just fine!
Do they serve beer?
9 November 2016|
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Response from jajacobs2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I'm a vegeterian and I was wondering, does the Chili bean contain meat? -Brennah
14 June 2016|
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Response from mamarose916 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-964-8198
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