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Lafayette Coney Island

Hot Dog Joint, American Restaurant, and Greek Restaurant · Downtown Detroit
118 W Lafayette Blvd (at Michigan Ave), Detroit, MI 48226, United States
Hours:
Open (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.0/10

Based on 417 votes

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    Tisha P.
    "The BEST PLACE to get a Coney Dog!!! Way better than American Coney!"(18 Tips)
    Konnie
    "American Coney Island is the best... Lafayette not so good."(6 Tips)
    Tim E.
    "Just order the Coney, chili fries and a Labatt can."(8 Tips)
    Chevrolet
    "Lafayette or American?"(3 Tips)
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  • coney dog
  • chili
  • french fries
  • hot dogs
  • good for a late night
  • good for a quick meal
  • american coney
  • lively
  • authentic
  • trendy
  • family-friendly
  • casual
  • cozy
  • great value
  • burgers
  • chicken wings
  • breakfast food
  • good for working
  • pies
  • beer
  • Dillon G.

    Loose coneys are to die for. Best chili dogs in town

    Dillon Gray · 2 weeks ago
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  • Anjali M.

    Definitely a don't miss Detroit classic

    Anjali Modi · January 2
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  • Diane D.

    Don't go down to the bathrooms...😲

    Diane Demata · October 14, 2015
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  • Mimi V.

    UHM HANDS DOWN BEST KOOL AID.

    Mimi Vuong · September 27, 2015
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  • Diego Dier

    Terrible food, dirty place, bad service etc. Cheap would be a pro. I know its Detroit but not everything has to be bold and rough.

    Diego Dier · September 20, 2015
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  • Adam C.

    Better than American.

    Adam Channell · August 27, 2015
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  • Levy R.

    Chil dog with French fries

    Levy Rivers · August 7, 2015
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  • Aleta K.

    Coney island dog, fries and Vernor's ginger soda. Yum! :-)

    Aleta Krauss · July 12, 2015
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  • Scott S.

    Gotta do the Lafayette Special. Down to earth greasy spoon coney dogs.

    Scott Schwartz · July 12, 2015
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  • Clarice M.

    The nostalgia is awesome! Eat at the lunch counter! I drove all the way from Milwaukee to experience this place!

    Clarice Mish · July 7, 2015
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  • Jon J.

    Coney coney coney

    Jon Jacobson · June 25, 2015
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  • Jon J.

    Coney dogs

    Jon Jacobson · June 25, 2015
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  • Valerie H.

    These are the better coney dogs of the two contenders.

    Valerie Hanson · June 9, 2015
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  • Richard B.

    Coney dog + labatt blue in a can

    Richard Berta · May 14, 2015
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  • Scott N.

    Some of the best coney's in Detroit! Make sure to bring cash.

    Scott Norlin · April 26, 2015
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  • Kevin L.

    Great coneys

    Kevin Lockett · April 23, 2015
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  • Jamie D.

    If you need a tip, you're doing it wrong.

    Jamie Delaney · April 19, 2015
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  • Ignacio H.

    Everything...nuff said.

    Ignacio Hawthorne · April 18, 2015
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  • Matt A.

    Everything is good.

    Matt Ashfield · April 9, 2015
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  • Ben R.

    The BEST coney in Detroit.

    Ben Russo · March 30, 2015
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  • Sarah S.

    One of two top 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

    Sarah Spagnolo · February 24, 2015
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  • Giovanna S.

    The world's greatest coney island!!! Best chilli and best staff! 😆😘👌

    Giovanna Sue · February 19, 2015
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  • Cassandra G.

    I've been coming here since I was a teen in High School, from back in the 70's...the BEST CONEY DOG EVER!!!! Sorry "Food Network", LAFAYETTE IS THE BEST CONEY ISLAND IN DETROIT! I'M a true Detroiter!

    Cassandra Gaddis · January 31, 2015
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  • Will M.

    Get the pie!

    Will McDowell · January 3, 2015
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  • Kendall J.

    Best coneys in downtown Detroit. Definitely better than American Coney next door!!!

    Kendall Johnson · December 18, 2014
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  • KC W.

    Have to visit. Old Detroit in a nutshell.

    KC Weaver · December 17, 2014
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  • Stuart R.

    Better than American Coney Island. Hot dogs had a snap and chili was better and more plentiful.

    Stuart Rosenberg · December 16, 2014
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  • Courtney H.

    Wings and fries are the perfect late night snack after a round of drinks.

    Courtney HighlyBlessed · December 3, 2014
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  • Tyler M.

    A Detroit landmark.

    Tyler Moldovan · November 22, 2014
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  • Christine L.

    Holy shite. This place is amazing drunk food.

    Christine Lindemann · October 25, 2014
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  • Ande C.

    Best coney

    Ande Cogsdill · October 12, 2014
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  • Kenney M.

    Best coney on the block. Accept no imitations.

    Kenney Marlatt · October 10, 2014
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  • Kate H.

    Gotta go with the classic coney dog -- coney sauce diced onions and mustard. Heck have two! And a Labatt Blue to wash it down.

    Kate H. · August 29, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Lafayette - Coney Island as seen on Food Wars , Man vs Food , Food Paradise Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
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  • Eater

    From Bill Addison's review: "Any odyssey into Detroit's food culture begins with a coney—a chili dog cradled in a steamed bun with chopped onion and a couple slashings of yellow mustard." Read more

    Eater · August 14, 2014
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  • Dan S.

    Cheap and excellent Coney Island dogs.

    Dan Scanlon · August 9, 2014
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  • Martin D.

    I prefer this spot to American Coney next store. It seems more tasty altogether and the frank has a better bite.

    Martin Duran · July 7, 2014
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  • Chris W.

    Cash only so we had to peace out w/ out eating.

    Chris Williams · July 5, 2014
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  • Alyssa S.

    AHHHHH-MAZING

    Alyssa Shutt · June 24, 2014
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  • Dylan B.

    Loaded+Chili

    Dylan Boyd · April 14, 2014
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  • Michael H.

    Make sure to get a seat at the counter, and watch the guys slinging chili dogs.

    Michael Hess · April 5, 2014
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  • A.K. B.

    Service is quick, so eat quick and let others snag your table!

    A.K. Bennett · April 3, 2014
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  • Kevin B.

    Best coney's and chili cheese fries!!!!

    Kevin Best · March 22, 2014
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  • Chad B.

    Get it loaded

    Chad Bishop · March 9, 2014
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  • Meishawn J.

    Hate all coney islands

    Meishawn Johnston · March 7, 2014
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  • Chris Z.

    Best place ever to get a coney. Faisal is awesome, ask about the tricks.

    Chris Zadorozny · February 15, 2014
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  • Tom K.

    Great detroit classic

    Tom Kassab · January 25, 2014
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  • Erik C.

    these 2 historic hot dog spots are side by side American and I chose Lafayette this time. Simple small place Just hot dogs and fries. There is guy u tell ur Order and screams it out funny. Open late!!

    Erik Cintron · January 15, 2014
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  • Amanda K.

    I'm the mayor, bitches!

    Amanda Kane · January 15, 2014
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  • Casey Ace W.

    Coney dog and chili cheese fries! Have them balance silverware on the salt shaker!

    Casey Ace W · January 11, 2014
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