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Athen's Coney Island

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American, Diner
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32657 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0952
248-549-1488
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Where we come for Coneys

Athens Coney Island has been serving up delicious chili dogs and burgers on Woodward since 1964. A Classic 50s diner, Athens Coney Island is also known for preparing their own tasty soups and chili, not to mention the rice pudding that remains a family secret. Keeping with the fifties menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
pasiphae
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Like a lot of people we have been going to Athen's Coney Island for years. Our last visit just a couple of days ago was disappointing. Our server was was not efficient. We waited 45 minutes for our food to arrive. When the food did arrive we were missing items that took another 15 minutes to arrive at the table.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This is a great nostaligic coney, with all the food and fare you'd expect, for less than you would expect to pay in the area. Service is fantastic, from seating to feeding, typically is less than 20 minutes, even when busy! With great specialties, like their spinach pie and the combination dog (a coney, plus ground beef and nacho cheese),... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to Athens for nearly 40 years. Without a doubt it was the best Coney anywhere in Detroit. Spectacular fries and the best Coney dogs you could find. The new owners killed it. The fries are horrible with some nasty seasoning on them. The chili and hot dogs are inferior now. Why would you buy an institution... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed my lunch here! The atmosphere is bright, light & a lot of fun. I had the chef's salad which was plentiful, tasty and very fresh (and the pink, Greek dressing was yummy! I'm not sure which one it was as they have a few Greek dressings listed, but ask for the pink creamy one). It came with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

For sure in the Top 10 Coney Places in the DETROIT area. Always Good food, great coneys and fries . Fun place and service.

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Thank northbound1
Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Athens Coney Island has been serving up delicious chili dogs and burgers on Woodward since 1964. A Classic 50s diner, Athens Coney Island is also known for preparing their own tasty soups and chili, not to mention the rice pudding that remains a family secret. Keeping with the fifties menu, Athens Coney Island carries loose hamburger and combination Coneys, Swankie... More 

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Thank pasiphae
Naples, Florida
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

One of each on one, heavy chile, hold the mustard. Best diner in town. Specifically great Coney Island chili hot dogs, loose chili burgers, and bowl of chili plain (no beans).

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Thank Brad M
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The place is like a 50s diner, very cool. We had a couple of the Coney Dogs for lunch and I had the best malt I have ever had. The fries were good and so was the Vernor's Ginger Ale. The service was fast and friendly.

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Thank GeoAdventurer
Allen Park, Michigan
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109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We absolutely love Athens but for some reason over the last two years they have been closing the restaurant during the Woodward dream cruise - Very unfortunate I am not sure how much they get for subletting their lot but i am sure they could do both. There is nothing like a couple coney dogs - fries and a soda... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If your in the mood for awesome Coney Island Hot Dogs....Athens is the place. Two on one...extra mustard, well done French fries and an ice cold Vernors. Nough said

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32657 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0952
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: 248-549-1488

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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