March 2020 by 791chriss791
Stopped for lunch on a Friday as my first stop of the coney challenge with the place next door. Service was fast and friendly. . . The coney is a sloppy, knife and fork type. Coney sauce is well spiced and tasty. The dog is tasty and has a snap. . . Love the old time ambience of the place. . . Damn good coney. .
March 2020 by gdmiller120
I’ve been going to Lafayette Coney for ever they have one of the best coneys I’ve ever tasted. I love the loose burgers there but anything with the chili is delicious the chili fries the chili cheese fries even there’s soup there is good but when you go to Lafayette you have to have a chili dog or Coney dog loaded with everything.
February 2020 by JonMichael Sinanis
There isn't much to write for this one. This place is a legendary establishment. It isn't the cleanest place but they truly have the best coney dogs on the planet, hands down, no questions asked. Lafayette has been open for over 100 years and they certainly know what they are doing. It is so charming here and I very highly recommend you check it out.
February 2020 by Asa Clark
I feel like my 10 year old could execute this better than this place. I saw on tv and was told to try the two places next to each other and they were both terrible. Skip this and get something good.
February 2020 by stevennF3718GT
When in Detroit, you MUST visit Lafayette Coney Island. The menu is simple: coney dogs, loose burgers, french fries, chili, soda pop. A very unpretentious diner location, but the food is delicious. I have been coming here for over 50 years. The waiters call out your order. It is fun just to watch the non-stop activity.
February 2020 by Joan J
Simply the BEST!!! There is no where else to go for the best coney dogs and ambiance but to go to Lafayette!!!
February 2020 by Rob
Wow, I’m sorry but this was not the best meal I had while in Detroit. They do have Crazy fast service though; my meal was served almost 2 minutes after it was ordered. They are open late and as a very last resort, which it was, I went there. I avoided all other Coney Island’s for the rest of the week while in Detroit.
February 2020 by Alexandra V
Most delicious hot dogs and fries in Detroit. Perfectly made with all the toppings.
February 2020 by BrainCS
Dined here multiple times over many years. It is excellent Coney dogs with some entertainment. Just an old style diner with limited menu, but always a treat. Loose burger is great
January 2020 by Robert Hoafat
Wow, I’m sorry but this was not the best meal I had while in Detroit. They do have Crazy fast service though; my meal was served almost 2 minutes after it was ordered. They are open late and as a very last resort, which it was, I went there. I avoided all other Coney Island for the rest of the week while in Detroit.
January 2020 by D B
My husband and I were in town over a weekend stay for the Packers/Lions game in December and walked everywhere always passing this place. It was ALWAYS packed and I see why... on a late night we stopped in and regardless of how busy it was we were easily able to order and within 5 mins had our food. I had an incredible gyro salad here and would definitely get again. We enjoyed this place so much. It’s old school diner style and decorated the same. Lastly, what made this 5 stars was the staff. Both times they didn’t show stress under the pressure of all the crowding and were polite and joking around as if they really enjoyed working together. Will return for sure when back in town.
December 2019 by Jody Schoening
We ate there while we were on a lay over from Florida. We loved the place. We will definitely come back. We are in Michigan visiting family and just looked how far away y'all are. We will be by to visit. Thank you for the exceptional service. ?????
December 2019 by Jose Pagan
A piece of Detroit tradition and history. Get a simple Coney, chili fries, and a pop, maybe a budlight. Fast service, friendly people. Being downtown Detroit, so some weirdos are around.
December 2019 by Louis Rico
Still come here oftentimes when I am downtown. I use to come here more often. The coney's here are the best in town. The service staff is just not into anymore. Years ago there was an energy as soon as you walked in, sadly that is not the case anymore. Use the bathroom, I dare you!
December 2019 by Engelbert Haig
5 of us went to dinner here. As usual, the place was jumping. Mostly folks from the suburbs who came down to enjoy the city. Order taken, served without pause or much ado. LOVE the coney dogs. First time here for one of our group who is also a new transplant to Detroit from the burbs. Talked with folks near us, who were also visiting. Great place to eat and people watch at the same time.
December 2019 by Amanda C
One of the best places in Detroit to get a coney! Food is fast, hot and inexpensive. If your visiting the city/downtown area, you have to go!
December 2019 by Brandon Williams
I know there’s a rivalry between both coney dog places but honestly I love them both and would hit both up if I’m in town. Each one has something new to offer. I would say the environment and coneys May have tasted a bit better here though.
December 2019 by Leon S. Sarkisian
After dinner and drinks at The Detroit Athletic Club we had to go to the Lafayette Colony Island for a dog! Great service, great cony Island, we had a lot of fun! I got to help cook the dogs, and got a Free Hat cause I was working there.
November 2019 by Amber P.
I've heard about this place for years and have never made the time to dine in. I hear tons and tons of great feedback from everyone who's ever been here. As a born and raised Michigander, Coney dogs have always been a thing. I've never been a fan of them until Lafayette. This place is fast, has a basic menu with your Coney favorites and it definitely gets the job done. We ordered through takeout and we got our food fast! It's very straight forward and all the food is made to the not too much but just enough greasy standard you are hoping for. When you walk in, it takes you all the way back to it's original history. I don't think they've changed a thing. Staff is fast, friendly and a lot of fun. I would recommend this place for a hangover! And for anyone who is simply curious and is in need of good Coney food.
November 2019 by Hannah K.
The coney dog sucks - just like the one next door. No need to try, I am helping you out by letting you know they both suck. Here's a pic.
November 2019 by Joy JoyToTheWorld
My first t this place and I really enjoyed the food. I had been hearing about it for years. I am glad I gave it a try. I was very satisfied. The staff was friendly. The cooks and servers got your food out to you fast. They all know the menu items verbatim. They were doing tricks with the food. Fun place and lively atmosphere
November 2019 by Mother Bean
Honestly, this place is better than American Coney Island (gasp!!!). They're more personable and it's a chill atmosphere. The food is awesome and not too greasy. Perfect for a late night drunk appetite. The price point is awesome too.
November 2019 by tprtnt
Whenever I come back to this side of the state I have to make it back to Lafayette Coney! Where else can you go.... get real Coney dog sauce..... have the staff come out to your table, take your order, yell it to the kitchen in a language I cannot understand, and quickly bring it out to you perfectly as ordered!!! There is no place I would rather go then Lafayette.!
November 2019 by Tonya H.
Popped in for a "snack" while in Detroit via recommendation from our front desk hotel. Must say was pleasantly surprised. It's def a no frills joint with a few items on the menu. But the price is right, the food was hot and came out quick. I opted for the chili fries and yum yum yum. Hubby had to of the chili dogs and enjoyed them. Overall awesome spot to check out especially with how long they have been open. Check them out!
November 2019 by Francisco Gallardo
Great service! Good food!
October 2019 by Jenny P.
Overall. I don't care for either Lafayette nor American Coney Island. But if I had to choose. I like Lafayette better. Pros: Super fast The hot dog itself has a nicer snap for me They have chili flakes (actually has a good kick to it) The fries are crispier Cool old school service. He calculates in his head Cons: Buns are soggyyy Smaller place But there are better coney islands out there in Detroit.
October 2019 by Eric Pedenelli
Staff is Fun
October 2019 by Dave Yelton
Great Coney's, get the Lafayette- it's delicious. Their Coke is mixed just right. Overall very tasty
October 2019 by John K.
Best damn coney in the city of Detroit and the state for that matter, and that's fact! Tradition is a the story about this historic restaurant. The loyalty lies within the customer who have been part of this establishment from a very early age! No place is worth 5 stars, especially a hot dog joint, lol. Loyalty!
October 2019 by Beth Jenkins
Always great food at a great price.. and the place is always clean, the owner and employees are always super nice.. if i could give them 10 stars I would... go try there coneys you won't be disappointed.. and it's super fast service!!!