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."
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!
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.
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.
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.