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“Good and cheap Coneys”

Lafayette Coney Island
Ranked #3 of 1,118 Restaurants in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
SW Florida
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good and cheap Coneys”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Coney Dogs in Detroit are a must. We decided to visit Lafayette and American Coney to do the 'taste test' looking for the best Detroit Coney. Our group of four agreed that Lafayette was the winner. The old school atmosphere and the snarky guy behind the counter was a real treat. We sat at the counter and had a blast. Old snarky guy even cracked a smile when we asked for a knife and fork to eat our Coney dog. Wish I had saved room for some of the tasty looking pie. TIP: Lafayette is cash only.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fast service, good dog”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Did the challenge between this and American with a few friends. Vote was 2-2. I liked this one better for one reason. Their sauce was better with a little more bite. The atmosphere was way old school but the food was delivered quick with no frills. I will return next time I'm in the D.

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Detroit, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Classic Detroit Coneys”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

They have some amazing classic Detroit coney dogs. The chili fries are also a must. They only have a few things on their menu but all you will want is a coney. Great if you have just a few minutes to eat because you'll have your food in about 5 minutes.

  • Visited April 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“It's the sauce that makes a difference”
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

If you are visiting Lafayette, you are probably also going to visit American next door. We visited both and determined that Lafayette has the better Coney dog and the secret is the sauce. The sauce at Lafayette has a better spice profile, but the actual dogs taste very similar. These are tasty, cheap eats that you will enjoy. Thankfully, it wasn't very busy on our visit, because Lafayette has a serious bottleneck near the register. Definitely worth the stop.

Visited August 2014
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Detroit, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“You must have one”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of the best Coney dogs in the area. Detroit is the birth place of coney dogs not New York. Lol So sit back order a Coney with everything a Loose Burger or a Coney Special, wash down with a beer. Good eating.

  • Visited July 2014
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