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“Doesn't compare to Lafayette Coney Island next door”

American Coney Island
Ranked #50 of 1,122 Restaurants in Detroit
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Greek
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Doesn't compare to Lafayette Coney Island next door”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Different ingredients. No atmosphere. No charm. Just does NOT compare to Lafayette Coney Island next door. If you want Detroit's #1 rated best food, that's where I would go.

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stopped by in the afternoon to try the coney dogs and chili fries. Both of them were just average and nothing too remarkable. The servers, however, were very friendly and made it an enjoyable experience. Overall it's worth dropping by for some lunch or a snack, but don't expect too much.

  • Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Nothing to be excited about”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

As in all the area I visit I always try to go to the iconic place to eat. I have to stay that i have been more disappointed than happily surprise. American Coney island is an other place with nothing special, didnt try next door Lafayette because one Hot dog was enough for the day! If you are a tourist you can go, take a picture inside in front of your chilly hot dog and send it to your friend but dont expect anything great.

  • Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice Try... Lafayette Rules!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Visited Detroit for the 4th of July and had our own little coney dog challenge... Who makes the better dog: Lafayette or American?

American's staff was nicer, restaurant cleaner (Ok, in comparison to Lafayette - but still a Restaurant Impossible candidate!), and coney dog good. It was an overall good experience, and had Lafayette not been right next door we'd have left thinking that was great... but Lafayette's coney was simply better.

Visited July 2013
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Urbandale, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“dogs and service”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stopped at this place after seeing it on food network. It is a loud, busy place for lunch. 3 of us ordered the full hot dog with everything and was not disappointed. The dog had a great crunch to it and the chili was awesome. The iced tea was terrible, but its from a machine so no surprise, they need to make it fresh. Good experience! The service was great, friendly, attentive, right there. We then went next door to the Lafeyette, not the same, see the review for that one.

  • Visited June 2013
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