Spent a great time over there! American special dog is excellent!
The chili cheese fries are great
Well, was talked into American over Lafayette. Big mistake. In my Gyro was a long hair that wasn't mine or the lady's. My girlfriend's "premium" hot dog was completely charred on one side. Avoid.
Make sure to talk to Dan Dan the Hotdog Man!! He knows his shtick!
One of the two best places for coney dogs in Detroit (the dish started as a grab-and-go snack for auto workers). Watch this video for the best places to find chili in the U.S.: http://wxch.nl/1JGRTS8
They accept credit cards
Best conies you can get!
Ended up here because Lafayette was really busy. Fast accurate service. I still prefer Lafayette's chili though.
I would have to say I'm a bigger fan of the American coney island. Ignore the other Greek dishes on the menu; the coney here is the real deal - lightly toasted bun sharp onions and a light beef chili
Come for more than coney dogs -- American has salads, wraps, burgers etc. And they are big charitable supporters!
Sat for 10 min and no one talked to us. Walked out.
Has no flavor Chilli has no taste they need season salt and garlic powder Chicago food better than this
Serving up their own version of the Detroit coney dog, this diner has its own loyal following of die hard fans, and it is definitely 100% Detroit. [Eater 38 Member]
American is the best! So is Dan Dan the hot dog man!
Unless you really like Mexican-style cheese on your dog, do not ask for cheese. I thought I was getting some sort of liquid cheese, and ended up with what looked like a taco. Good dog though.
Eat next door at Lafayette Coney Island they have better coney Dogs
Okay, service sucks here. Two times in a row.. Not coming back for a 3rd let down...
Good coneys good service
i hated it her i'm sorry for the bad review no no i am not ! my friend and i waited for 30minutes for someone to take our order (it was us and 3 other families)
Everything here is fresh and great!
Great quick meal at a great price! It's a little more spacious and than its rival next door, and also has a little more variety, serving gyros in addition to their delicious coneys and loose burgers.
Great coneys, great service and you can get beer here.
I like going at night. It's super peaceful to be in the city at night. Gotta get a coney!
Tried both tonight...Lafayette is so much better!!!
Get extra chillie on your dog.
American is the best!
I don't get what the hype is about. Burnt hot dog. Not great.
Yeah Lafayette Coney is way better than American lol
Lafayette Coney is really good , American Coney , not so much
Read up on the history of the Coney dog in Detroit and the fierce rivalry with Lafayette... http://bit.ly/NQq6ly
Waited for 30 min for them to take my order. Not a single employee gave me the time of day. First and LAST time I will be in here.
Tommy is the best server. Legend.
Live the American Dream: order two coney dogs and a Vernor's.
Best coney dog EVER!!
The hot dogs here suck !!! Layfayette is the best coney island ever !!!!!
the only place for drunk food after a night of partying
If you're coming here then you're in for some classic Detroit coneys. Just ask for two with everything. Chili, mustard, and onion!
Best coney dog in Michigan.
Eat as much as you can!
Chili cheese fries with everything!
Don't go here if you actually want a cheeseburger. Gah.
Get the chili cheese fries, they're much better than at a typical National Coney Island!
Slumming at American
Never go to Lafayette!