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Lafayette Coney Island

Hot Dog Joint, American Restaurant, and Greek Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Detroit, Detroit
151 Tips and reviews
  • coney dog
  • chili
  • french fries
  • hot dogs
  • good for a quick meal
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  • All About Technology
    The best coney island in town!
  • Nina B.
    Nina BrownleeJanuary 21
    Better food, wish they took cards
  • paul t.
    paul tNovember 18, 2016
    Use the basement bathroom for an experience.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillOctober 24, 2016
    Now I know what a "Detroit Coney Island Dog" is am I am now a fan. Great Chile too. I easily threw down three.
  • Eric N.
    Eric NogaOctober 16, 2016
  • April M.
    April Martin RushtonSeptember 6, 2016
    You gotta have a coney dog of course.
  • Erica C.
    Erica CopelandAugust 22, 2016
    Loose burger is my go to
  • Katy
    KatyJuly 25, 2016
    Be very careful going to the bathroom!
  • Craig L.
    Craig LeeJune 17, 2016
    This place is legendary. Get a coney, fries with a Vernors. Nothing says 'Detroit lunch' like that order.
  • Jennifer V.
    Jennifer VincentApril 20, 2016
    Coney and chili fries!!
  • Kimberly P.
    Kimberly PachyApril 20, 2016
    Coney Dogs, FF
  • Bryanna W.
    Bryanna WilliamsMarch 4, 2016
    The chili dogs are the best! And it is a great environment if you like having conversations with new people!
  • Dillon G.
    Dillon GrayJanuary 25, 2016
    Loose coneys are to die for. Best chili dogs in town
  • Anjali M.
    Anjali ModiJanuary 2, 2016
    Definitely a don't miss Detroit classic
  • Diane D.
    Diane DemataOctober 14, 2015
    Don't go down to the bathrooms...😲
  • Mimi
    MimiSeptember 27, 2015
  • Diego Dier
    Diego DierSeptember 20, 2015
    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.
  • Adam C.
    Adam ChannellAugust 27, 2015
    Better than American.
  • Levy R.
    Levy RiversAugust 7, 2015
    Chil dog with French fries
  • Aleta K.
    Aleta KraussJuly 12, 2015
    Coney island dog, fries and Vernor's ginger soda. Yum! :-)
  • Scott S.
    Scott SchwartzJuly 12, 2015
    Gotta do the Lafayette Special. Down to earth greasy spoon coney dogs.
  • Clarice M.
    Clarice MishJuly 7, 2015
    The nostalgia is awesome! Eat at the lunch counter! I drove all the way from Milwaukee to experience this place!
  • Jon J.
    Jon JacobsonJune 25, 2015
    Coney coney coney
  • Jon J.
    Jon JacobsonJune 25, 2015
    Coney dogs
  • Valerie H.
    Valerie HansonJune 9, 2015
    These are the better coney dogs of the two contenders.
  • Richard B.
    Richard BMay 14, 2015
    Coney dog + labatt blue in a can
  • Scott N.
    Scott NorlinApril 26, 2015
    Some of the best coney's in Detroit! Make sure to bring cash.
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LockettApril 23, 2015
    Great coneys
  • Jamie D.
    Jamie DelaneyApril 19, 2015
    If you need a tip, you're doing it wrong.
  • Ignacio H.
    Ignacio HawthorneApril 18, 2015
    Everything...nuff said.
  • Matt A.
    Matt AshfieldApril 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoMarch 30, 2015
    The BEST coney in Detroit.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SpagnoloFebruary 24, 2015
    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.:
  • Giovanna S.
    Giovanna SueFebruary 19, 2015
    The world's greatest coney island!!! Best chilli and best staff! 😆😘👌
  • Cassandra G.
    Cassandra GaddisJanuary 31, 2015
    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!
  • Will M.
    Will McDowellJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the pie!
  • Kendall J.
    Kendall JohnsonDecember 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coneys in downtown Detroit. Definitely better than American Coney next door!!!
  • KC W.
    KC WeaverDecember 17, 2014
    Have to visit. Old Detroit in a nutshell.
  • Stuart R.
    Stuart RosenbergDecember 16, 2014
    Better than American Coney Island. Hot dogs had a snap and chili was better and more plentiful.
  • Courtney H.
    Courtney HighlyBlessedDecember 3, 2014
    Wings and fries are the perfect late night snack after a round of drinks.
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MoldovanNovember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    A Detroit landmark.
  • Christine L.
    Christine LindemannOctober 25, 2014
    Holy shite. This place is amazing drunk food.
  • Ande C.
    Ande CogsdillOctober 12, 2014
    Best coney
  • Kenney M.
    Kenney MarlattOctober 10, 2014
    Best coney on the block. Accept no imitations.
  • Kate H.
    Kate H.August 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Gotta go with the classic coney dog -- coney sauce diced onions and mustard. Heck have two! And a Labatt Blue to wash it down.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Lafayette - Coney Island as seen on Food Wars , Man vs Food , Food Paradise Read more
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 14, 2014
    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
  • Dan S.
    Dan ScanlonAugust 9, 2014
    Cheap and excellent Coney Island dogs.
  • Martin D.
    Martin DuranJuly 7, 2014
    I prefer this spot to American Coney next store. It seems more tasty altogether and the frank has a better bite.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WilliamsJuly 5, 2014
    Cash only so we had to peace out w/ out eating.
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