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“Fast service, good dog” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lafayette Coney Island

Lafayette Coney Island
118 W. Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI
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Ranked #17 of 985 Restaurants in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hot Dogs
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fast service, good dog”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Did the challenge between this and American with a few friends. Vote was 2-2. I liked this one better for one reason. Their sauce was better with a little more bite. The atmosphere was way old school but the food was delivered quick with no frills. I will return next time I'm in the D.

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English first
Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Classic Detroit Coneys”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They have some amazing classic Detroit coney dogs. The chili fries are also a must. They only have a few things on their menu but all you will want is a coney. Great if you have just a few minutes to eat because you'll have your food in about 5 minutes.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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“It's the sauce that makes a difference”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

If you are visiting Lafayette, you are probably also going to visit American next door. We visited both and determined that Lafayette has the better Coney dog and the secret is the sauce. The sauce at Lafayette has a better spice profile, but the actual dogs taste very similar. These are tasty, cheap eats that you will enjoy. Thankfully, it wasn't very busy on our visit, because Lafayette has a serious bottleneck near the register. Definitely worth the stop.

Visited August 2014
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Detroit, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
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“You must have one”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of the best Coney dogs in the area. Detroit is the birth place of coney dogs not New York. Lol So sit back order a Coney with everything a Loose Burger or a Coney Special, wash down with a beer. Good eating.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Detroit, Michigan
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“No other like it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You're either a Lafayette or an American coney lover. If you want great food and you love yourself, you'll pick Lafayette. There's no other like it in Detroit.

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