We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Lafayette Coney Island

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
+1 313-964-8198
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

641 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 630: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I just don't understand the fascination with coney doge around here. This place is basically head-to-head with another down the street from it but honestly ... it's just hot dogs.

Thank Christina G
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best coneys in town, also a great place to people watch. This is a must stop for people visiting Detroit

Thank johnsf1
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

They yell the order to the cook by the time you blink, drinks are on the table. Next cook is yelling something,your food is served.

Thank ralph p
Level Contributor
183 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On this cold January day, I needed some love..lol. This is a Family-run operation, entirely paperless. At the end of the meal, the waiter tells ye: You owe me $8.60..you pay..you leave..and you of course thank the man...lol. It's rival next door, originally founded by the brother of this one, was empty wheras Lafayette was busy and full. Limited Menu... More 

Thank Andre E
Bloomfield Hills, United States
Level Contributor
40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, yes, yes. This is the original. This is the one you want to go to. It is real. It is raw (not literally). It is Detroit. It is tasty, messy, wonderful. Must order at least 2 of these coney dogs with everything on it. And then put your phone away and just dive in and enjoy the moment, your... More 

Thank Martin A
Cary, North Carolina
Level Contributor
36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here because, you have to right? I was told by a local to go here first over American. They said it's more real, so I did, and did see a lot of local people including Detroit Police stop in for a couple dogs. The restaurant was smaller than the American Coney Island and had far fewer menu choices... More 

Thank Theresa W
White Lake, Michigan
Level Contributor
49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going there since I was a kid in the 1970s....noting has really changed. Great coneys, fast service and relatively cheap. the age and poor condition of the building are part of the charm

Thank whitelaketraveler
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the Redwings game, we walked over the LCI for some dogs. We arrived just before the post-game rush and found a seat at the counter. 3 minutes after we sat down, there was a line of people waiting for a seat! I ordered 2 dogs with the works (chili, onions, cheese, mustard). My friend got his with just cheese... More 

Thank Edward Y
Level Contributor
28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good to have them for light snack or lunch. Very friendly and old-fashioned staffs are impressive!!!

Thank 신애 홍
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guy that served us kept scratching his belly and beard and would pick up glasses with his fingers on the inside of the glass. He would also scoop the ice up with the glass. The place was just plain dirty that I couldn't eat what I ordered.

1 Thank bertasone

Travelers who viewed Lafayette Coney Island also viewed


Been to Lafayette Coney Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-964-8198

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lafayette Coney Island and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Beverly Hills, Michigan
29 days ago
London, Canada
2 months ago
Lake Worth, Florida

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Lafayette Coney Island staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?