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Lafayette Coney Island



118 West Lafayette Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226

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(313) 964-8198

Hours

  • Sunday: Midnight - Midnight
  • Monday: Midnight - Midnight
  • Tuesday: Midnight - Midnight
  • Wednesday: Midnight - Midnight
  • Thursday: Midnight - Midnight
  • Friday: Midnight - Midnight
  • Saturday: Midnight - Midnight

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Fast Food Restaurants, Pizza Places


4.5 of 5.0 from 159 reviews


price range:Less than $10

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Lafayette Coney Island Reviews

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  • Michael S.Coney Island Dog

    55555 by Michael S.


  • All About Technology HThe best coney island in town!

    55555 by All About Technology H


  • Nina JBetter food, wish they took cards

    55555 by Nina J


  • paul t.Use the basement bathroom for an experience.

    33333 by paul t.


  • Ricky S.Now I know what a "Detroit Coney Island Dog" is am I am now a fan. Great Chile too. I easily threw down three.

    55555 by Ricky S.


  • Eric NogaPREPARE THYSELF FOR HEARTBURN HEAVEN.

    55555 by Eric Noga


  • April KYou gotta have a coney dog of course.

    55555 by April K


  • Erica CopelandLoose burger is my go to

    55555 by Erica Copeland


  • KatyBe very careful going to the bathroom!

    22222 by Katy


  • Craig L.This place is legendary. Get a coney, fries with a Vernors. Nothing says 'Detroit lunch' like that order.

    55555 by Craig L.


  • Jennifer H.Coney and chili fries!!

    55555 by Jennifer H.


  • Kimberly P.Coney Dogs, FF

    55555 by Kimberly P.


  • Bryanna CThe chili dogs are the best! And it is a great environment if you like having conversations with new people!

    55555 by Bryanna C


  • Dillon BLoose coneys are to die for. Best chili dogs in town

    55555 by Dillon B


  • Anjali BDefinitely a don't miss Detroit classic

    55555 by Anjali B


  • Diane MDon't go down to the bathrooms...😲

    22222 by Diane M


  • Mimi VuongUHM HANDS DOWN BEST KOOL AID.

    55555 by Mimi Vuong


  • KOKORIKO M.Terrible food, dirty place, bad service etc. Cheap would be a pro. I know its Detroit but not everything has to be bold and rough.

    33333 by KOKORIKO M.


  • Adam C.Better than American.

    55555 by Adam C.


  • Levy RChil dog with French fries

    55555 by Levy R


  • Aleta QConey island dog, fries and Vernor's ginger soda. Yum! :-)

    55555 by Aleta Q


  • Scott S.Gotta do the Lafayette Special. Down to earth greasy spoon coney dogs.

    55555 by Scott S.


  • Clarice M.The nostalgia is awesome! Eat at the lunch counter! I drove all the way from Milwaukee to experience this place!

    55555 by Clarice M.


  • Jon JacobsonConey coney coney

    55555 by Jon Jacobson


  • Jon JacobsonConey dogs

    55555 by Jon Jacobson


  • Valerie H.These are the better coney dogs of the two contenders.

    55555 by Valerie H.


  • Richard B.Coney dog + labatt blue in a can

    33333 by Richard B.


  • Scott N.Some of the best coney's in Detroit! Make sure to bring cash.

    55555 by Scott N.


  • Kevin NGreat coneys

    55555 by Kevin N


  • Jamie DelaneyIf you need a tip, you're doing it wrong.

    33333 by Jamie Delaney


  • Ignacio REverything...nuff said.

    11111 by Ignacio R


  • Matt A.Everything is good.

    55555 by Matt A.


  • Ben R.The BEST coney in Detroit.

    55555 by Ben R.


  • Sarah SpagnoloOne of two top 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


  • Giovanna AThe world's greatest coney island!!! Best chilli and best staff! πŸ˜†πŸ˜˜πŸ‘Œ

    55555 by Giovanna A


  • Cassandra JI've been coming here since I was a teen in High School, from back in the 70's...the BEST CONEY DOG EVER!!!! Sorry "Food Network", LAFAYETTE IS THE BEST CONEY ISLAND IN DETROIT! I'M a true Detroiter!

    55555 by Cassandra J


  • Will GGet the pie!

    33333 by Will G


  • Kendall J.Best coneys in downtown Detroit. Definitely better than American Coney next door!!!

    55555 by Kendall J.


  • KC W.Have to visit. Old Detroit in a nutshell.

    55555 by KC W.


  • Stuart R.Better than American Coney Island. Hot dogs had a snap and chili was better and more plentiful.

    55555 by Stuart R.


  • Courtney HighlyBlessedWings and fries are the perfect late night snack after a round of drinks.

    55555 by Courtney HighlyBlessed


  • Tyler M.A Detroit landmark.

    55555 by Tyler M.


  • Christine L.Holy shite. This place is amazing drunk food.

    55555 by Christine L.


  • Ande C.Best coney

    55555 by Ande C.


  • Kenney M.Best coney on the block. Accept no imitations.

    55555 by Kenney M.


  • Kate H.Gotta go with the classic coney dog -- coney sauce diced onions and mustard. Heck have two! And a Labatt Blue to wash it down.

    55555 by Kate H.


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

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • EaterFrom Bill Addison's review: "Any odyssey into Detroit's food culture begins with a coneyβ€”a chili dog cradled in a steamed bun with chopped onion and a couple slashings of yellow mustard."

    33333 by Eater


  • Dan S.Cheap and excellent Coney Island dogs.

    55555 by Dan S.


  • Martin D.I prefer this spot to American Coney next store. It seems more tasty altogether and the frank has a better bite.

    55555 by Martin D.


  • Chris WilliamsCash only so we had to peace out w/ out eating.

    33333 by Chris Williams


  • Alyssa S.AHHHHH-MAZING

    55555 by Alyssa S.


  • Michael H.Make sure to get a seat at the counter, and watch the guys slinging chili dogs.

    55555 by Michael H.


  • A.K. B.Service is quick, so eat quick and let others snag your table!

    55555 by A.K. B.


  • Kevin B.Best coney's and chili cheese fries!!!!

    55555 by Kevin B.


  • Chad AGet it loaded

    55555 by Chad A


  • Meishawn JHate all coney islands

    55555 by Meishawn J


  • Chris Z.Best place ever to get a coney. Faisal is awesome, ask about the tricks.

    55555 by Chris Z.


  • Tom K.Great detroit classic

    55555 by Tom K.


  • Erik C.these 2 historic hot dog spots are side by side American and I chose Lafayette this time. Simple small place Just hot dogs and fries. There is guy u tell ur Order and screams it out funny. Open late!!

    55555 by Erik C.


  • Amanda K.I'm the mayor, bitches!

    22222 by Amanda K.


  • CaseyConey dog and chili cheese fries! Have them balance silverware on the salt shaker!

    33333 by Casey


  • Evan C.Awesome coney dogs

    55555 by Evan C.


  • Tim E.Just order the Coney, chili fries and a Labatt can. Put mustard on the fries.

    33333 by Tim E.


  • Mallory S.Ask to see the balancing toothpicks trick

    33333 by Mallory S.


  • Lisa S.Awesome as always!!!

    55555 by Lisa S.


  • Javarie C.The people are soo friendly!!!

    55555 by Javarie C.


  • Colleen H.Best coney dogs in Detroit! Super quick service, and always delicious!!

    55555 by Colleen H.


  • Joe B.I enjoyed the food. The service was questionable.

    33333 by Joe B.


  • James P.The one and only coney island worth eating. If you come to Detroit no visit is complete without "One with everything".

    55555 by James P.


  • Jake S.I preferred this dog to the one next door; the chili had better flavor, snappier frank, and the overall experience was a lot less sloppy. Try both for yourself.

    55555 by Jake S.


  • Beth S.No good beer, so get a Vernor's. Loose burger!

    55555 by Beth S.


  • DjDetroit D.Get one with everything PEPSI PEPSI

    55555 by DjDetroit D.


  • Paul B.If you're gonna get a Coney, this is it. A great mix of people.

    55555 by Paul B.


  • Joe D.Best Coney Dog you can get. Hands down, dopest dog I've ever ate!

    55555 by Joe D.


  • EaterRather than pass our judgement on the debate of the location of the first coney dog, we will just say that we really like Lafayette's spinach pie. Their chili is also a marvel. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater


  • Jeremy B.Perfect quick late night bite. The chili is a little "looser" than their rivals next door." The coneys have a nice snap to them and go great with some delicious chili-cheese fries. I choose Lafayette!

    55555 by Jeremy B.


  • Maria S.Magic tricks, chocolate milk pours and yummy chili cheese fries and coney's! Thanks Faisel!!!

    55555 by Maria S.


  • Maria S.Faisal and his magic tricks!

    55555 by Maria S.


  • Gibron B.Best Coney dogs in the world. I recommend this place to everyone

    55555 by Gibron B.


  • Stephanie R.Best coneys I've ever eaten !

    55555 by Stephanie R.


  • Roger E.There are other coneys in Detroit, this is by far the best.

    55555 by Roger E.


  • Chanel F.It's ok for a coney. Menu has only 6 items, they do sell canned beer. They take cash only. The servers are very rude. But the food taste great and it's clean.

    33333 by Chanel F.


  • Dan F.Get the coney.

    33333 by Dan F.


  • Toni J.Lll for the person whosays not for vegans....DUHHHHH

    22222 by Toni J.


  • Kathleen K.Best Coneys in the D

    55555 by Kathleen K.


  • Michael D.Menus are for rookies: Lafayette has 2 things, dogs and fries. Also try a piece of pie after your meal. But be sure you bring cash, cuz this place is #CashOnly

    55555 by Michael D.


  • Wally N.Pro tip: they serve beer. Just not to assholes from the suburbs.

    33333 by Wally N.


  • Emily S.A Detroit staple. Go and get the whole experience - magic tricks and all. :)

    55555 by Emily S.


  • RichmarkTry the Coney Island Hot Dog - Coney island hot dog winner! Hella onions and Chilli and you can taste it! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Richmark


  • Billy S.Two specials, no mustard, and fries.

    33333 by Billy S.


  • Jenny B.Ask for chocolate milk in the sky!

    33333 by Jenny B.


  • Abdul H.HAPPiHAPPY HOLIDAY TIS THeSEASON N WRIGHT TIME 4 US 2 WORK TOGETHER ON AFAAA COMMUNITY CONNEXTION ... ANTiDRUGS non alcoholic smoke FREE anti SUBSTANCE ABUSE COAST 2 COAST PERSON 2 PERSON NATIONWIDE

    33333 by Abdul H.


  • Towanna W.I love this one

    55555 by Towanna W.


  • Fletcher S.Really cool people, pretty good food. Chili Cheese Fries w/ Heavy Chili, a coney with no onions and 2 bags of chips for 7$. That's a steal

    55555 by Fletcher S.


  • Lisa G.Great coneys!

    55555 by Lisa G.


  • Ian S.Saw a bride and groom come in to take their wedding photos here. That says something about how good the dogs are.

    33333 by Ian S.


  • Derek K.Lafayette Dogs for sure!!! Crunch Nom Nom! #EatIt #ConeyIsland

    55555 by Derek K.


  • Andrew B.Coney dogs are the best

    55555 by Andrew B.


  • Gibron B.If you're ever downtown, stop by and grab some food. Friendly staff and great food

    55555 by Gibron B.


  • Roi Chinn F.in a hurry! these campign volunteers want hamburgers and hot dogs! we better win this election or I want my money back:)

    33333 by Roi Chinn F.


  • Celeste H.BEST Coneys in Detroit!!

    55555 by Celeste H.


  • Joshua L.the best place for a coney dog ever

    55555 by Joshua L.


  • JimmyMichigan State Law requires you stop here if you're in Detroit.

    55555 by Jimmy


  • StephanieStool and counter seating. Open late. Serves cans of beer. Cash only. A before or after a ball game must. Coney everything heavy with fries.

    55555 by Stephanie


  • KonnieAmerican Coney Island is the best... Lafayette not so good.

    55555 by Konnie


  • Abby M.Order Coney with everything and Loose with everything, you won't be disappointed! Chili cheese fries are great too. #americansucks

    55555 by Abby M.


  • Darian R.Lafayette or American? That is the question. Only you can find the answer.

    33333 by Darian R.


  • Walter H.Place is good in its own right. If u like a messy chili dog this is the place. Mustard adds its own flavor. Very much a sweet chili. Dogs r completely different than American (3 of 4 petals via Fondu)

    55555 by Walter H.


  • SquirrelAlways fun and sit and laugh at the suburbanite crowd on the weekends!!

    55555 by Squirrel


  • Dano R.A Detroit institution. Vegan's , stay the fuck away.

    33333 by Dano R.


  • Micah R.One of the best, if not the best coney island in Downtown, Detroit!!!

    55555 by Micah R.


  • TJ C.The original and best coneys you'll ever have the pleasure of partaking!

    55555 by TJ C.


  • Brads Bright Lights E.Loose with everything and a coney with everything ! #americansucks

    55555 by Brads Bright Lights E.


  • Rai L.Simply the best Coneys around.

    55555 by Rai L.


  • Kate P.Chili cheese frise

    55555 by Kate P.


  • The #Michipreneur ProjectTry the coneys. Guess that's pretty obvious huh?

    33333 by The #Michipreneur Project


  • kri$topherEven though he's vegan, I'm sure Prince Fielder will change his ways when he smells the Lafayette chili.

    33333 by kri$topher


  • Ally H.LAFAYETTE IS THE BEST HANDS DOWN

    55555 by Ally H.


  • Ben M.Not much fun for vegans

    55555 by Ben M.


  • Ronald S.A must... before or after any Detroit Event!

    55555 by Ronald S.


  • Brent W.American is so much better.

    55555 by Brent W.


  • AskMenSteamy, dreamy, Detroit style chili hot dogs; gimme two up and a chili-cheese fry. Hallelujah, holla back.

    55555 by AskMen


  • Lane F.Never go to American Coney

    33333 by Lane F.


  • Korey W.Always Lafayette never American!

    55555 by Korey W.


  • Danny S.Use the bathroom. You won't regret it.

    55555 by Danny S.


  • Michael D.American may have a shorter line but that's only because they are not as good. Do not settle for less than the best.

    55555 by Michael D.


  • Chris W.They just got an atm machine so dont be worried if you dont have cash. Come and get the best coney on earth

    55555 by Chris W.


  • David H.Go to national coney next door skin onn coney dog is hard to penetrate and bite

    33333 by David H.


  • Fritz M.Absolutely crushes every chili dog I ever had in Jersey. Chili dog & burger, $3.50.

    55555 by Fritz M.


  • Jeffrey B.Don't listen to the guys next door...this is worth the wait!

    55555 by Jeffrey B.


  • Tisha P.The BEST PLACE to get a Coney Dog!!! Way better than American Coney!

    55555 by Tisha P.


  • Ben B.Best latenight food. Also, the worst next morning food. They have beer too, just get there before last call.

    33333 by Ben B.


  • frank s.The best period period!! 7 coneys fries and coke is my best!!

    55555 by frank s.


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

    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


  • Ghostly InternationalSynonymous with the coney dog itself, this is the real deal for the illustrious dog. Open 24-7 and remember to get it with everything. Or minus the onions if this is date night.

    55555 by Ghostly International


  • Brian A.Don't forget the chili fries.

    55555 by Brian A.


  • Jocelyne N.You're not home w/o a check-in at Lafayette!

    33333 by Jocelyne N.


  • Ian C.by far the best coney..in the war of coneys in Detroit...

    55555 by Ian C.


  • Brian W.Awesome Coney! Have the American Special

    55555 by Brian W.


  • Ivan P.Best !

    55555 by Ivan P.


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

    33333 by Matthew V.


  • Steph EThe best. Don't let the flash fool you.

    55555 by Steph E


  • Lead Czar L.Lafayette Coney is best for for purist singles or couples who want to savor the original Detroit atmosphere and flavor. Go for the combo with everything.

    55555 by Lead Czar L.


  • Jeff H.Best resturant on the PLANET!!!""""

    55555 by Jeff H.


  • George H.Bring cash, they don't take credit cards

    33333 by George H.


  • Daniel S.Try the Combo (Coney & Loose Burger) with everything, and the chili cheese fries. You will be satisfied.

    55555 by Daniel S.


  • JerryCrushed it downstairs

    55555 by Jerry


  • ChevroletLafayette or American? It's open 23 hours/day. Coney Island restaurants originated in Detroit and Lafayette has been in business since the early 1920's.

    55555 by Chevrolet


  • Derrick M.Check this place out..

    55555 by Derrick M.


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

    55555 by Jason K.


  • ChillyWalk in and scream "AMMMIIIIGGGOOOOOO!"

    22222 by Chilly


  • Jonathon S.best coney ever

    55555 by Jonathon S.


  • Max G.Never go next door to American, it's dogshit

    22222 by Max G.


  • Michael J. V.Find the worker named Faisal (aka: Chris) and ask to see the magic tricks while your waiting for your coneys at 1 am

    33333 by Michael J. V.


  • Michael J. V.Go to Lafayette Coney Island and check out the facial expression you get when you ask for a menu (it's on the wall)

    55555 by Michael J. V.


  • Andy D.The downstairs bathroom is totally awesome.

    55555 by Andy D.


  • Rutger Dgo to the restroom downstairs :-)

    33333 by Rutger D


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