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Lafayette Coney Island

118 W. Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI
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Ranked #12 of 980 Restaurants in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 am
Cuisines: Hot Dogs
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Lansing, Michigan
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband and I tried both Lafayette and American coney on the same day. We preferred Lafayette, because they had better hot dogs and chili. Not the cleanest place and SUPER crowded. But totally lives up to the hype!

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Novi, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

No nonsense classic Detroit coney joint. Love it as it is the best there is. Anywhere. Can't find a better coney or loose burger. Coconut cream pie is good as well. I remember when they didn't have fries...they do now but I get Bettermade chips, best chips! They have Bud or Bud light, no Strohs....too bad. Love this place!

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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you're looking for the superior coney between the two side by side restaurants, go to Lafayette. I warn you - you are not there for the ambiance or decor. It looks a little dirty. But when you're busy making Detroit's best coney, who has time to clean or re-decorate? Don't let that sway you - they have the BEST... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Iconic Detroit eating spot. Most consistant food anywhere. 2 a.m. Or 2 p.m., always great. For more fun share a table with a stranger. Save room for a doughnut or pie.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our Detroit friends bought us here for chilli cheese fries and hotdogs. it was a great experience and terrific atmosphere and dream of my return to this place

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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146 reviews 146 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There's a long standing rivalry on who makes the best Coney dog, I thought it was better here, but call me old school. I know Adam from MVF wouldn't voice his opinion either way, but I think he would agree that Lafayette has the Coney down pat. Long live Lafayette Coney Island!

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Utica, Michigan
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This IS the premier coney island restaurant in Detroit. It has been around forever and has a very storied history. Many, many famous people have come here to eat their famous coney dogs! I have no issue what-so-ever with the coney island hot dogs, or the restaurant either for that matter. But just to warn you, it is not your... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

tried this place for the first time with friends and it was my first "coney". I'm not a huge fan of onions so next time I'll do without or try the burger but was a cool experience. The servers were also pretty talented- one guy even had 8+ plates on his arms and shoulders.

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Southfield, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If I had one last meal to eat before I die, it would be at Lafayette Coney Island.The quick service and quality food along with the staff's personalty combine to create a unique dining experience that is hard to replicate. Lafayette Coney Island is a must see when you are in Downtown Detroit.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

came in to town to get my fix of coney dogs. No beetter place than lafayette in detroit for a great dog.

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Additional Information about Lafayette Coney Island

Address: 118 W. Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 am
Cuisine: Hot Dogs

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