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Lafayette Coney Island

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118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
+1 313-964-8198
09:00 - 03:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 04:00
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Bloomfield Hills, United States
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, yes, yes. This is the original. This is the one you want to go to. It is real. It is raw (not literally). It is Detroit. It is tasty, messy, wonderful. Must order at least 2 of these coney dogs with everything on it. And then put your phone away and just dive in and enjoy the moment, your... More 

Thank Martin A
Cary, North Carolina
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here because, you have to right? I was told by a local to go here first over American. They said it's more real, so I did, and did see a lot of local people including Detroit Police stop in for a couple dogs. The restaurant was smaller than the American Coney Island and had far fewer menu choices... More 

Thank Theresa W
White Lake, Michigan
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going there since I was a kid in the 1970s....noting has really changed. Great coneys, fast service and relatively cheap. the age and poor condition of the building are part of the charm

Thank whitelaketraveler
New York City, New York
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the Redwings game, we walked over the LCI for some dogs. We arrived just before the post-game rush and found a seat at the counter. 3 minutes after we sat down, there was a line of people waiting for a seat! I ordered 2 dogs with the works (chili, onions, cheese, mustard). My friend got his with just cheese... More 

Thank Edward Y
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good to have them for light snack or lunch. Very friendly and old-fashioned staffs are impressive!!!

Thank 신애 홍
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guy that served us kept scratching his belly and beard and would pick up glasses with his fingers on the inside of the glass. He would also scoop the ice up with the glass. The place was just plain dirty that I couldn't eat what I ordered.

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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like so many others, I did the comparison tasting between Lafayette and American. No contest- Lafayette is the winner. I consider this to be one of the finest restaurants in Detroit. On a short list with Mabel Gray, Selden Standard and Chartreuse.

Thank Permit99
Commerce, MI
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

in my opinion, Lafayette had the best Coney anywhere. hands down. it's something special about the chili. nobody else gets it right. I'll always be a Lafayette aficionado! great job, Lafayette!

Thank Chris_From_Mich
utica, mi
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Always enjoy stopping in here for a quick bite and to enjoy the people watching. Both the wait staff and the clientele make this a true Detroit experience. You have to eat at Lafayette because it's much better than American. Reasonable prices and great coneys.

Thank snyderr
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

If you're from Detroit you know the area's affection for chili dogs. Lafayette is king of the coney, though American Coney Island, which is right next door, has its own entourage of chili dog groupies who will fight you over that opinion. Lafayette is Detroit's version of The Billy Goat Tavern ("Cheburger Cheburger" fame). It's an icon that shouldn't be... More 

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Restaurant Details

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