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American Coney Island

114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
+1 313-964-6542
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chili” (80 reviews)
“fries” (42 reviews)
“greek salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Fast food, Diner
114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
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1 - 10 of 343 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

May be I do not like hot dogs enough, but we did not find anythings special about this place of food. Ok hot dogs and good chili cheese fries.

Thank Igorek007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I were in town for the Detroit Auto Show and we decided to do the Coney Challenge. We first went to American Coney and order 1 Coney each. Coney came with mustard, onions and chili and added ketchup and pepper. Took the...More

Thank saltynutz1
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I always have to swing by for lunch or late night snack! Just a classic spot that has great coney dogs! The service is good and the wait staff is always entertaining! Right in the heart of Detroit you have to his American for your...More

Thank DanZ734
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We had our second date here over 26 yrs ago and we have been together ever since. My children have ONLY known American Coney Island as my husband insists that it is the only true coney island experience in Detroit. It is a must when...More

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Great experience for our family - old fashioned burgers, hot dogs, fries, Coke’s etc at a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend this 50 year old restaurant and it was very busy to back up my opinion. Service was perfect !

Thank photoman420
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Coney Island is not my favorite food, but I have to try everything. The restaurant had recently surpassed 💯 anniversaries so it’s real part of Detroit. Food is not special but ok. Chilly (please ask for beans else you get just meat sauce), coney dog...More

Thank GeorgSa
Reviewed 13 December 2017

My husband has been a true American Coney Island fan since he was little. They actual seen him grow up so they have a history. Because of the relationship we always geared toward American. Over the years I became very curious to try a Lafayette...More

Thank GarwoodFam
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Having worked close to American Coney Island, it was always one of my "go to" places for lunch in downtown Detroit. The food is always good, fast, and the restaurant is always clean. We also stopped on many occasions late at night. The coneys are...More

Thank danriley2016
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Wanted to grab a quick bite after the Lions game and this was open near the Westin (my hotel) so I tried it. There was a semi-big lineup so I figured it must be ok. That's all it was. Ok. Not bad, but wasn't that...More

Thank 23Neary
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We tried both Lafayette and American, and I gotta go with American. Cleaner, more space, and takes credit cards (Lafayette only takes cash). Plus, I liked the chili at American better. I'd still suggest you try both and make the best decision for you!

Thank prj06001
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13 November 2016|
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Response from SLiebbe | Reviewed this property |
I just googled that question and Detroit is correct but you should google for yourself and read all the history.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-964-6542
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