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Lafayette Coney Island

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118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
+1 313-964-8198
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Because it's unscrubbed and hasn't changed decor in over half a century, rubes are lulled into believing that this is somehow more authentic of the Detroit Coney Island restaurants. Truth is, the founding family sold it decades ago and they use hot dog chili sauce from National Coney Island, a local chain of restaurants - their delivery truck comes every... More 

Thank Mark H
Fairfax, Virginia
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pregame stop before Thanksgiving Day Detroit Lions game and did a taste test between Lafayette vs. American next door in the battle of Coney Island Chili Dogs. The one at Lafayette's was better - crisper casing of a more flavorful sausage and a bit spicier and flavorful chili. The wait was way longer but quite worth it!

Thank dolphinslaxer
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came in with my 2 sons after a State Championship final game. We each had coney dogs/chilli/onions/mustard and fries. Awesome per usual!! Like walking back in time here that always taste so good no matter when you come. Great Detroit Tradition!!

Thank Keith K
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been about 20 years since I've been here. Still great busy consistently amazing. If you're in Detroit you need to come here and have the best dog around. It's going to be busy so make sure you play in about an hour to enjoy

Thank Mike M
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514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Coney Island is the classic Detroit meal, and Lafayette Coney Island-in all of its nondescript glory-is the best Coney Island in Detroit.

Thank Mark P
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We re from out of town and wanted a good snack after a concert. Decided to compare coney dogs from Lafayette and its next door neighbor American Coney. The hot dog is better at Lafayette...the kind that has a little pop when you bite thru the skin. But the chili was better at American, and a good spinach pie. There... More 

Thank Deborah M
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Known for their hot dogs with "the works". It's very good cheap food, but you do get what you pay for. Spot with lots of regulars. Would recommend for a quick lunch.

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Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During my travels I have never had a Coney Island as good as Lafayette or American Coney Island restaurants in Detroit. Exceptionally good and great!

Thank Sharon L
Washington, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family has been coming here for the past 40+ years and the coney dogs continue to be undeniably delicious!!

Thank Dominique M
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are staying in the Detroit downtown area be sure to try the famous coney dogs. They are great.

Thank rhodeswarrior05

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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

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