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Lafayette Coney Island

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118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 am
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a little difficult to find out where Lafayette is because it's right next to the American Coney. Not the same place btw. Lol service was really nice and fast. Despite the annoying fly, the food was great! Usually coney chili makes my stomach hurt but it didn't! Great prices too. Definitely a rec for downtown Detroit.

Thank Kendall P
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a Coney Island and a Lafayette Special both with chilli and mustard, don't ask me which is best I don't know. What I do know is this was a great stop for a quick lunch, admire the signed photos of local and visiting celebs that adorn the walls and admire the fact that 2 Hot Dogs, fries and... More 

Thank Richard C
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good chilli dogs. Service is super fast which makes it great for lunch. Prices are also very reasonable. Unique and friendly service. We went with a large group of people and still did not have to wait for our food.

Thank Kevin B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So some locals say this is the best, but I thought it was just ok. With a $2.50 price tag, I'm happy I at least tried it. The service was pretty slow too.

Thank RaqVentures
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's the place to go for the best Coney dog in Detroit. Always busy but the service is spot on, and the Coney dogs are worth the wait.

Thank clicky2015
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my third trip to Detroit, and I hadn't yet tried a Coney Island hot dog. Now I'm from New York and I've been scratching my head about this Coney Island branding in Detroit, but I put this aside and my friend and I visited Lafayette and enjoyed every minute of it. I ordered a hot dog with mustard... More 

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Reno, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My 2 sons and I got to Lafayette's right at lunch time and the place was packed to the gills and the staff was doing everything they could to take everyone's order. We lucked into 3 seats together at the counter, and even though they were so busy, we had our Coney's in no time. My oldest son (7'4" Army... More 

Thank Ron A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in for a quick meal on a Friday night with a group of friends. I have always liked the group seating in the center. The simplicity of the menu means everything is fresh. During the meal, a state wide office holder popped in for a "two on one, everything and fries". You just never know who will show up... More 

Thank c313l
Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steamed bun with a grilled frank with yellow mustard, white onions, and Detroit chili!!! Tasty and flavorful. A must for every hot dog aficionado enjoy!!

Thank burdan8046
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks like the place hasn't changed in 50 years. Good hotdogs that also haven't changed in 50 years. Don't use the bathroom, it's a dangerous trek down a deteriorating flight of stairs into a basement right out of a horror film.

Thank Matthew W

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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
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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: 3139648198

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?