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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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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Fairfax, Virginia
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Compared to Lafayette next door during a pregame stop before the Thanksgiving Day Detroit Lions game. Not as flavorful but lines are much shorter, probably for a reason. It wasn't bad, just not as good as Lafayette's.

Thank dolphinslaxer
Grayslake, Illinois
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213 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many places to get a Coney island dog in Detroit - you might as well make the effort to get it from the best. Hard by its competition (Lafayette Coney Island) the two of them make up one of Detroit's legendary competitions. A couple of coney dogs, an order of chili cheese fries (no beans in the chili)... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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257 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After watching all the food shows I decided to visit. The coney dog with everything was probably the best dog I have had in years. It had a nice snap, just the right amount of chili sauce, and white onion. It is worth the stop

Thank Brent V
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From greeting to check-out - very friendly staff. First visit and they broke down the options (quite basic) and made us feel welcomed. We scored a table at the very corner at Lafayette with views of the intersection & architecture and felt like locals. Great hospitality guys!!

Thank YourSecretShopper
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have had far better hot dogs and chili from random street vendors or my own kitchen. Kind of pricey too for what you get. Would not be back

Thank Turk444
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the zoo location. Horrible servers, not personable at all. All they did was joke, laugh and swear. We bought a coney and chili cheese fries. Everything was cold. The bun was stale. They must have made the fries so long ago. The cheese didn't even melt on top. Do not go here! Waste of money, should have went to... More 

Thank Lacy A
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Until I began to research, I had no idea that Coney dogs were a thing in Detroit! Once I found that out, I realized there was also quite a rivalry for the City's best Coney. I must say, between American and its neighbor, American Coney won in service, food quality, and restaurant cleanliness. Staff was nicer and quicker, the dog... More 

Thank RaqVentures
Longwood, Florida
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241 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The coney's are incredible - the dogs have such "snap", the steam bun and chili memorable (and extra onions only adds to it). Parking is nightmarish as it seems every street around this establishment is undergoing repair/renovation. At the end of a business trip, with a 6:00 am departure from Detroit Metro Airport, the best "early morning breakfast" before heading... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We went here as it was recommended as the Detroit Experience. The service was fast, the place clean and the food about as expected. I'm not a fan of cony dogs so they were only OK. The rice pudding had a good flavor, but it was sort of gummy.

Thank Nancy R
Santa Rosa
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

What a gem. Heard about this place from the airport rental car lady. Great chili dogs, fries, Gyros and deserts. Everything looked good. Older place with photos of it's history & famous patrons on the walls. Good food, good value, a bit old school and that's one of the things that makes it cool. I was told the Coney Island... More 

Thank Linda R

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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
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?