American Coney Island

(313) 961-7758 | View Website

114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI | Directions   48226

42.331545 -83.048793

Open Hours

Mon. - Sun. 24 Hours

Restaurants, Traditional American, Californian  more

More Cuisine: Greek, Hot Dogs

Price: $

Tags: Cheap Eats, Late Night Dining, Local Favorite

Payment Methods: Cash

General Info: Open 24 Hours, Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Downtown

Coney Island Hot Dog, Coney Loose Buger, American Specil, Chicken Greek Salad, Greek Salad, Side Greek, Taco Salad, Chili Macho, Gyro Sandwich, Gyro Platter... more

Reviews for American Coney Island

over a year ago

Don't get me wrong – I'm a Lafayette Coney Island guy myself, but American Coney Island is very good as well. I will say they have a larger menu, although I have only ordered coneys and fries, which is what I get at Lafayette too.

I can also say that American is "nicer" on the inside and generally more decorous. You can't go wrong with Lafayette or American Coney Island. Both are Detroit Landmarks and serve world famous coney dogs.

A lot of the time, I will get a coney at Lafyette and come right next door and order one at American. And no, I'm not a fat ass (LOL) they're both just "that good."


over a year ago

American Coney Island on Lafayette – What, are you NUTS? This place ROCKS!!! I won't go ANYWHERE ELSE for my coneys with Greek Salad and/or coney fries. This is the best dog you can find, open at ANY TIME!! NO WONDER Emeril chose THIS coney island (and NOT the one next door) for his "Best of" list!

over a year ago

Above-average fast food and diner fare from a restaurant not afraid to show its true colors. Don't forget the antacid. – In Short
A bright V-shaped restaurant with red tables contrasts with the humble menu at this favorite spot. During the day, the crowd is on-the-go business people in need of a quick bite; late night it's the downtown crowd in search of some nourishment after a night of letting loose. The usual suspects: chili, coney burgers and dogs share the menu with Greek and taco salads and the soup of the day.

over a year ago

It's the real deal! – My wife and I visited the American Coney Island for the first time and had a ball. The service was fantastic and the food was excellent. We were impressed by the cheerful decor and overall cleanliness. Next time we're in the "D", the American Coney will be our first stop.

over a year ago

whataconeyshouldbe! – Found out about these guys while watching Bobby Flay's show. This is the original coney island! So while I was in Detroit I had to check it out. Two "Specials" and I knew why they get the highest rating.

Three thumbs up for the best Coney


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