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American Coney Island

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114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
+1 313-964-6542
00:00 - 23:59
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Austin, Texas
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So, word on the street (Well, I heard this story while standing on the corner of a street anyway), is that 1 man immigrated from Greece and opened a hot dog restaurant in. It was doing so well that he sent for his brother, who then immigrated too. They had a falling out and the brother opened his own Coney... More 

Thank Ava I
Plymouth, Michigan
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126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No trip downtown is complete without stopping here. This place is a Detroit original that keep people from my back for more. The Coney's are always delicious and hot. I always get the chili cheese fries. I love this place.

Thank Jeffrey M
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is what it is and you know that from the time you walk in. It has a fairly small menu but who cares when the CHILI is fantastic! The hot dog comes smothered in their signature chili, a dash of mustard and sprinkled with fresh onions. The service was immediate and in under 5 minutes I was enjoying... More 

Thank fernum
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Place has been around for 50 plus years. Hot dog followers rejoice. I had a Coney Island Dog, loaded. actually 2, I went back late night. It was fun.

Thank envisagestar
Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

In 52 years I have never been to American Coney Island. I have always gone to Lafayette Coney right next door. My wife and kids and I were playing in Detroit yesterday and went into Lafayette to find that it was packed with many people waiting. We decided to go to American thinking how different/bad could it be. Well.............it as... More 

Thank Howard B
Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I grew up in Detroit and have eaten at both the American and Lafayette restaurants a number of times, but I have been gone a long while. On my most recent trip my wife and I decided to visit American, she for the first time. We both ordered two coney's, fries and a drink. My wife was impressed with her... More 

Thank Mike C
West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

American Coney Island is a shrine to Detroit Coney Island hotdogs. Grace Keros and her crew are the best. And they give back to the community too! Great food and service. The place to go late at night or anytime. A don't-miss destination in downtown Detroit!

Thank Larry K
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167 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The coney is always good and the service is a throwback. My favorite coney in Detroit. Good bun, good casing on the dog.

Thank MichiganTrevor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Really nice waiters, typical food from Détroit (Coney dog, beers brewed in the city etc.) And prices are low.

Thank Luc L
Livonia, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Best coney's in Detroit! Never had to ask for a soda refill. Wait staff and bussers were very attentive. Great corner location too! A must-see in the city

Thank dfulche1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?