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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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Hyattsville, Maryland
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The chili was bland (watered down?). It's old, worn down and felt dirty inside. Forget using the "bathroom" the men's room was a tiny area under the basement steps, filthy inside and no hand soap. Bring your hand sanitizer!

Thank Allan S
Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been frequenting this restaurant for over 40 years and the ambience never changes. This is pure Detroit! You see a little bit of everything here, but the coney dogs are the best you can get anywhere! Before or after a sports event, the place is crowded and be prepared to sit with fun loving people who just enjoy being... More 

Thank jajacobs2014
Livonia, Michigan
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great coneys, people watching and waiters. Best people watching is on game nights or after the bars close.

Thank Mark156
Detroit, Michigan
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221 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A landmark and worth it, it's the spot that wouldn't die no matter what happened around it in Detroit. In fact, consider it a bit of a metaphor for Detroit..really hearty inside, and often pretty gritty outside, it takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin', just like that old commercial. Of course, try a set of complicated orders and let... More 

Thank plamichigan
Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Likely oldest Coney in downtown area, decades later, remains a "must" place to eat while in the city. May not look like much but nobody can hold a candle to Lafayette. Had a terminally ill friend and while in hospital we asked what she'd like us to bring her, if anything. Her response, Lafayette Coney Dogs.....even checked w/roommate but other... More 

Thank lrmathon
Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The coney dogs are amazing. Be sure to ask for the combo with everything on it. It consists of the tasty hot dog filled with the chile meat along with mustard and onions. If you want to make it spicy ask for the red pepper flakes. They will bring that to you on the side and you can heat up... More 

Thank Linda G
Homestead, Florida
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking into the Coney is like stepping back in time. Coneys are a legend. I remember eating there back in the 1960's. Very good experience, Old Detroit.

Thank thebestpeter
Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not miss this gem. Not the fanciest spot but the dogs are as authentic as anything in any community. Do not shy away from the coney sauce. Enjoy.

Thank Hess02025
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since 1917, Lafayette Coney Island has been serving great hot dogs, smothered in creamy chili, mustard and onions (if you must). The dogs have that effect snap and the whole experience is not to be missed. Enjoy some chili fries with it! Betcha can't eat one!

Thank 1920v
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't say - not go there - if you're hungry, why not try the local hot spot. I think this one is more popular then the other since its packed. It just wasn't a big deal for me, the taste wasn't outstanding at all. The service is excellent.....its jammed packed and the waiter must have carried about 10 plates... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?