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Athen's Coney Island

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American, Hot Dogs, Diner
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32657 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0952
248-549-1488
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 7
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Where we come for Coneys

Athens Coney Island has been serving up delicious chili dogs and burgers on Woodward since 1964. A Classic 50s diner, Athens Coney Island is also known for preparing their own tasty soups and chili, not to mention the rice pudding that remains a family secret. Keeping with the fifties menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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English first
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

For sure in the Top 10 Coney Places in the DETROIT area. Always Good food, great coneys and fries . Fun place and service.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Athens Coney Island has been serving up delicious chili dogs and burgers on Woodward since 1964. A Classic 50s diner, Athens Coney Island is also known for preparing their own tasty soups and chili, not to mention the rice pudding that remains a family secret. Keeping with the fifties menu, Athens Coney Island carries loose hamburger and combination Coneys, Swankie... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

One of each on one, heavy chile, hold the mustard. Best diner in town. Specifically great Coney Island chili hot dogs, loose chili burgers, and bowl of chili plain (no beans).

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michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I'm reviewing the coneys and fries. They are excellent and as good as the classics downtown. Fries are also good. Never ate anything else here. Having said that I miss the old building which was an incredible dive!

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The place is like a 50s diner, very cool. We had a couple of the Coney Dogs for lunch and I had the best malt I have ever had. The fries were good and so was the Vernor's Ginger Ale. The service was fast and friendly.

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Allen Park, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We absolutely love Athens but for some reason over the last two years they have been closing the restaurant during the Woodward dream cruise - Very unfortunate I am not sure how much they get for subletting their lot but i am sure they could do both. There is nothing like a couple coney dogs - fries and a soda... More 

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Punta Gorda
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If your in the mood for awesome Coney Island Hot Dogs....Athens is the place. Two on one...extra mustard, well done French fries and an ice cold Vernors. Nough said

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Waco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

fast service, good waitress, great ambiance. Parking is tight, but location easy to get to. The best coneys I ever had. Been going there for years.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Kids food was a little high priced for a coney. Had the Greek salad with chicken. The chicken was dry and pieces of fat. Dressing was mostly oil. With all the breakfast and coney options around here, we won't be back.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

If you are visiting Detroit you need to know about Coney Island style hot dogs. (Locals already do.) Downtown you go to Lafayette or the American. Out here in the 'burbs the Coney places are generally reliable, good diners, as Athens is. But modernized into a sleek looking retro streetcar diner and perched on legendary Woodward Ave. almost at ground... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32657 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0952
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: 248-549-1488

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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