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American Coney Island



115 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

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(313) 961-7758

  • Sun - Sat 9:00am - 9:00am

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Greek Restaurants, Mexican Restaurants


4.3 of 5.0 from 81 reviews


price range:Less than $10

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American Coney Island Reviews

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  • LukeAbout as American as it gets. Go for a coney. Don't forget that have pie

    55555 by Luke


  • Ashley N.Don't know which Coney is best but American has beer so that's a win!

    55555 by Ashley N.


  • Jennifer B.Coneys are great! Better food and atmosphere (and cleaner) than Lafayette.

    55555 by Jennifer B.


  • Allen V.Cross this Man v Food location off the list

    33333 by Allen V.


  • Ricardo RLove the loose burger with grilled onions and mustard ❤💯

    55555 by Ricardo R


  • Kevin R.The "Fancier" of the two Coney joints, my friend put it best:"The chili tastes like taco meat..."It is a bigger place, so if you have a group of people, this'll be better for at least that.

    33333 by Kevin R.


  • Juan carlos JDelicioso para saliendo de la peda en detroit debes de pasar aquí pide los nachos y unos jochos lo mejor del mundo

    55555 by Juan carlos J


  • Jim FMy favorite coneys. Plenty of room in the restaurant.

    55555 by Jim F


  • FlorentSpent a great time over there! American special dog is excellent!

    55555 by Florent


  • Christina PThe chili cheese fries are great

    55555 by Christina P


  • Danny B.Well, was talked into American over Lafayette. Big mistake. In my Gyro was a long hair that wasn't mine or the lady's. My girlfriend's "premium" hot dog was completely charred on one side. Avoid.

    22222 by Danny B.


  • James M.Make sure to talk to Dan Dan the Hotdog Man!! He knows his shtick!

    55555 by James M.


  • Sarah SpagnoloOne of the two best 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.: http://wxch.nl/1JGRTS8

    55555 by Sarah Spagnolo


  • Chow Down DetroitThey accept credit cards

    33333 by Chow Down Detroit


  • Austin L.Best conies you can get!

    55555 by Austin L.


  • The Walking POLO_Model E.Yummy Fooood!

    55555 by The Walking POLO_Model E.


  • Timothy H.Ended up here because Lafayette was really busy. Fast accurate service. I still prefer Lafayette's chili though.

    55555 by Timothy H.


  • Bin Y.I would have to say I'm a bigger fan of the American coney island. Ignore the other Greek dishes on the menu; the coney here is the real deal - lightly toasted bun sharp onions and a light beef chili

    55555 by Bin Y.


  • Kate H.Come for more than coney dogs -- American has salads, wraps, burgers etc. And they are big charitable supporters!

    55555 by Kate H.


  • JC B.Lunch dates!

    55555 by JC B.


  • TV Food MapsCheck out American Coney Island as seen on Food Wars , Man vs Food , Food Paradise

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • Chris WilliamsSat for 10 min and no one talked to us. Walked out.

    11111 by Chris Williams


  • GENE N.Has no flavor Chilli has no taste they need season salt and garlic powder Chicago food better than this

    33333 by GENE N.


  • EaterServing up their own version of the Detroit coney dog, this diner has its own loyal following of die hard fans, and it is definitely 100% Detroit. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater


  • HectorIt's easy to get a Coney Hot Dog and fries for under $5. The hot dogs are very crunchy. Try the Greek Salad (with Pita). Prices are cheap and there's a nice atmosphere.

    55555 by Hector


  • Rachel P.American is the best! So is Dan Dan the hot dog man!

    55555 by Rachel P.


  • Jake S.Unless you really like Mexican-style cheese on your dog, do not ask for cheese. I thought I was getting some sort of liquid cheese, and ended up with what looked like a taco. Good dog though.

    22222 by Jake S.


  • Chuck S.Eat next door at Lafayette Coney Island they have better coney Dogs

    55555 by Chuck S.


  • KonnieOkay, service sucks here. Two times in a row.. Not coming back for a 3rd let down...

    22222 by Konnie


  • Jeff B.Good coneys good service

    55555 by Jeff B.


  • Kenneth A.i hated it her i'm sorry for the bad review no no i am not ! my friend and i waited for 30minutes for someone to take our order (it was us and 3 other families)

    11111 by Kenneth A.


  • Christina S.Everything here is fresh and great!

    55555 by Christina S.


  • Jeremy B.Great quick meal at a great price! It's a little more spacious and than its rival next door, and also has a little more variety, serving gyros in addition to their delicious coneys and loose burgers.

    55555 by Jeremy B.


  • Len S.Great coneys, great service and you can get beer here.

    55555 by Len S.


  • Hannah S.I like going at night. It's super peaceful to be in the city at night. Gotta get a coney!

    55555 by Hannah S.


  • Benjamin T.Tried both tonight...Lafayette is so much better!!!

    55555 by Benjamin T.


  • Scott L.Get extra chillie on your dog.

    55555 by Scott L.


  • Jennifer P.American is the best!

    55555 by Jennifer P.


  • Abdul H.AH HASAN AUTOGRAPH ARTWEAR CUSTOM DeTROIT DeSIGN AMERICAN MADE N MICHIGAN OBJECTS DeART DiY SIGNATURE SOUVENIRS LOL PERSONALIZE HOoDYS N SWEAT TEE SHIRTS $19 UP

    55555 by Abdul H.


  • Abdul H.AFAAA COMMUNITY CONNEXTION 1545 Woodward Avenue DeTROIT LIFeSTYLE MOVeMINDS FEATURE RICH HOSTSITES FREE WI FI HOTSPOT ACCESSIBLE 24/7 HUBSTOP

    55555 by Abdul H.


  • Sarah C.I don't get what the hype is about. Burnt hot dog. Not great.

    22222 by Sarah C.


  • Jacob L.Nice place!!

    55555 by Jacob L.


  • Brads Bright Lights E.Yeah Lafayette Coney is way better than American lol

    55555 by Brads Bright Lights E.


  • Brads Bright Lights E.Lafayette Coney is really good , American Coney , not so much

    55555 by Brads Bright Lights E.


  • The Atlantic CitiesRead up on the history of the Coney dog in Detroit and the fierce rivalry with Lafayette... http://bit.ly/NQq6ly

    55555 by The Atlantic Cities


  • Brent K.Waited for 30 min for them to take my order. Not a single employee gave me the time of day. First and LAST time I will be in here.

    22222 by Brent K.


  • Justin C.Tommy is the best server. Legend.

    55555 by Justin C.


  • Angie L.Live the American Dream: order two coney dogs and a Vernor's.

    55555 by Angie L.


  • Dave R.Best coney dog EVER!!

    55555 by Dave R.


  • Walter H.Out of the two places this is my preference. Dog is cooked perfectly and has a great snap as you bite. Chili is perfectly spicy. And for $2.50 awesomeness. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu)

    55555 by Walter H.


  • Walter H.Out of the two places this isn't preference. Dog is cooked perfectly and has a great snap as you bite. Chili is perfectly spicy. And for $2.50 awesomeness. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu)

    55555 by Walter H.


  • Brads Bright Lights E.The hot dogs here suck !!! Layfayette is the best coney island ever !!!!!

    55555 by Brads Bright Lights E.


  • Chris S.the only place for drunk food after a night of partying

    33333 by Chris S.


  • Evan F.Take that Lafayette!

    55555 by Evan F.


  • Jack L.If you're coming here then you're in for some classic Detroit coneys. Just ask for two with everything. Chili, mustard, and onion!

    55555 by Jack L.


  • Brent W.Best coney dog in Michigan.

    55555 by Brent W.


  • Eddie R.Eat as much as you can!

    55555 by Eddie R.


  • Jen S.Chili cheese fries with everything!

    55555 by Jen S.


  • Gia D.Don't go here if you actually want a cheeseburger. Gah.

    33333 by Gia D.


  • Marie K.Get the chili cheese fries, they're much better than at a typical National Coney Island!

    55555 by Marie K.


  • Matthew E.Slumming at American

    33333 by Matthew E.


  • Pat K.Never go to Lafayette!

    33333 by Pat K.


  • Brandi K.womp womp...

    22222 by Brandi K.


  • Anne-Marie K.Dan Dan The Hot Dog Man is AMAZING!!!

    55555 by Anne-Marie K.


  • Bill A.Fast, fast, fast. Great lunch place.

    55555 by Bill A.


  • KonnieEff Lafayette

    33333 by Konnie


  • David W.Get a Coney, fries and Coke!

    33333 by David W.


  • Travel ChannelAmerican or Lafayette? This spot is 1 of the 2 most popular Coney Dog spots in Detroit. As seen on Man v Food Nation.

    55555 by Travel Channel


  • AAJA"Lafayette or American?" Say the secret phrase to AAJA's executive director, Kathy Chow, and win a prize!

    55555 by AAJA


  • Kerry M.Horrible service, waiter can barely speak english, never been more uncomfortable in my life.

    11111 by Kerry M.


  • Todd C.Be nice to the staff, they have to deal with a lot of crazy people.

    55555 by Todd C.


  • SquirrelGo next door to Lafayette, your at the wrong place

    33333 by Squirrel


  • Rhona M.Best Coney and chili cheese fries! Voted #1 Coney by food network and the travel channel!

    55555 by Rhona M.


  • DVHAmerican Special & Chili cheese fries baby!

    55555 by DVH


  • Matthew V.Click here to read the Urbanspoon reviews.

    33333 by Matthew V.


  • michael Rconey dog at 1am is not good but i got to have it

    33333 by michael R


  • Lead Czar L.American Coney is best for meeting friends, hanging out and watching street traffic through the big windows. Lafayette is better for purist singles or couples who want to savor the original Detroit at

    55555 by Lead Czar L.


  • ChevroletAmerican or Lafayette? Try the Detroit staple, a coney island, with chili cheese fries and a pop for a taste of a Motor City classic.

    55555 by Chevrolet


  • Jason K.Get the American Special (Coney dog & loose burger). Try this and the place next dog for a taste test. (I preferred Lafayette)

    55555 by Jason K.


  • T.LinderThis place KILLS the place next door. Real talk.

    33333 by T.Linder


  • Angie L.American all the way!

    33333 by Angie L.


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