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American Coney Island

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114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
+1 313-964-6542
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“gyros” (12 reviews)
“goose meat” (4 reviews)
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
American, Fast Food, Diner
114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the vibe of the place first off. Slid on the tiles on my way in. Love it! Chili is tastier and onions on Coneys are chopped bigger for that more flavorful bite. Will have the try the other things on the menu but the...More

Thank 1RaiderFan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a motor coach (bus) tour and our chosen lunch venue for lunch was a coney island experience. The motor coach stopped between the American Coney Island and an adjacent restaurant with the same food offerings. About half of our group of 26...More

Thank Duane B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for an early lunch, around 11:15, and the place was busy but there was plenty of seating available. We ordered standard coney dogs and they were very good. We would go back.

Thank bigb0082017
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. There’s a tiny menu to choose from. Opted for coney dog and cheese fries. It was good (and messy) but it didn’t wow me like I expected. Server wasn’t super friendly. We felt a little rushed to order. I think next...More

Thank SMT1974
Reviewed August 17, 2018

I rate these coneys the absolute best due to the chili quality and shaved onions that seemed to add a little extra flavor vs. chopped. The fries were also delicious. I tried a giro as well and my wife tried the rice pudding which was...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

So we decided to grab some Chilli Cheese Fries after my son's basketball game Friday night. What better place to go is American Coney Island. The Coney dogs are the best. They use real shredded cheese on their chilli cheese fries. The chicken tenders were...More

Thank GarwoodFam
Reviewed July 23, 2018

tastes like a hot dog with chili... nothing impressive here or next door... chili cheese fries were the highlight.

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed July 19, 2018

The combination of American’s and Lafayette’s “facades through the ages” is pretty cool; the signage transports back in time, for sure. We scored free street parking on Griswold and just beat the lunch crowd. Odd-shaped fun place, adorned with old newspaper clips, sepia-toned photos and...More

Thank cdub333
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Went to do a taste- off between American and its also- famous neighbor. The two sides of Berlin were separated but their contrast was stark - not the case in the Great Coney Debate!!! The two are really neighbors, sharing a wall, but they are...More

Thank MunichEricJ
Reviewed July 17, 2018

I eat at American all of the time (not that I have anything against Lafayette). I love the snap of the casing on their dogs. Two coneys with chili, mustard and onions with a side of fries are the perfect lunch portion. My only complaint...More

Thank Aaron G
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I just googled that question and Detroit is correct but you should google for yourself and read all the history.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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