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Lafayette Coney Island

118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
+1 313-964-8198
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hot dog” (154 reviews)
“chilli” (163 reviews)
“fries” (76 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Diner
118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The overall feel and taste of the food is much better here compared to American next door. It's cozy and doesn't attract rowdy clientele like I have observed next door.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had high expectations and was looking forward to Lafayette. it has about 20 seats inside. They have one ATM. The workers couldn't add the cost and tried to gouge me for $10 more. Be careful. The dogs weren't bad yet not great. They sell...More

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say? The food is ALWAYS spot-on at Lafayette. It doesn't matter what time of day or night, it is amazing.

Thank ladysunkissed
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here and had Coney Dog and fries then went next door to American Coney and had same thing. Service much better at Lafeyette. Feltlike I was intruding at American-waiter kinda brusque. But Food at both was fanatastic!! I was pleasantly stuffed after both.

Thank vjfelton
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time visiting the Coney Island, one of the reason's I don't eat Hot dogs. I couldn't find a particular restaurant for the out of town guests who accompany me. One of my guests said they wanted to try a Coney hot dog. We...More

Thank jackiestarr
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pictures on the wall say it all - this is the original. My personal favorite coney place in Detroit. Fast service, great food and a real piece of Detroit history. You kind of feel like you're right at home witih family. You can debate...More

Thank Kristi H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter& grandson wanted to visit this "famous" legend Coney Island in downtown DETROIT. It's hasn't changed since the early 1950's. Very,very small with quick service. (Most IMPORTANT) You _must_ have CASH- money. Because they : DO,NOT!!! except ANY!!!! credit cards.

Thank L58ladymoney
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best coney island dog in existence...period. Some pretty darn good chili cheese fries as well. Get them smothered with onions...mmmm

Thank dieseltug
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was such a great place to eat. we stopped in really quick to grab a bite before heading to our room and it didn't disappoint we got the coney specials and chili fries both were good

Thank jerelynnc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No more coney's for me... Doctor's orders. But I busted my diet for 2 on 1 at Lafayette. Still the best...it's the special snap in the dogs. It was worth it!!! Sorry Doc.

Thank DogDoggie
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22 December 2016|
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Response from RaqVentures | Reviewed this property |
The Coneys are pretty standard Chili Cheese Dogs. If all your ingredients, you should do just fine!
9 November 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-964-8198
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