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American Coney Island

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115 Michigan Ave Detroit MI 48226
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(313) 961-7758
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Detroit's oldest family-run restaurant and the original home of Detroit Coney dogs.

The American Coney Island Hot Dog has been a favorite with Detroiters and visitors for nearly a century. The reasons for the great popularity of the Amercan Coney Island is the high quality, specially-seasoned, natural skin casing hot dog from Dearborn Sausage and our own Keros family secret recipe Coney Island Chili Sauce developed decades ago. Add to that a topping of fine mustard and sweet...

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This is our answer to that age-old question, "Can you...

Drunk & Hungry: 11 Great 24 Hour & Late Nite Spots

So this is obviously a huge weekend for late night partying in Detroit, and with music pumping through the city from Hart Plaza all weekend, food is inevitably going to be needed. And late nite food will be particularly in demand since the entertainment is almost around the clock.

Here are 11 awesome options, some within walking distance of Hart Plaza, others a little further out (this is...

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This is our answer to that age-old question, "Can...

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Bill Loomis is a local writer and culinary enthusiast known for his first book Detroit's Delectable Past: Two Centuries of Frog Legs, Pigeon Pie and Drugstore Whiskey. He focuses on the present in his new book Detroit Food: Coney Dogs to Farmers Markets, which examines how food is an integral part of the city's comeback. Eater spoke with him about the Detroit's food history, his own food...

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Chili fries are very good. Chili dog is incredible when you are hungry. Service is fast and can be friendly at times. I get that chili plain and this is very good. The only bad thing about this...

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I thought this was going to be great but the place is dirty and understaffed and it's too bad the suburban ones do a way better job which is shocking cause this is the flagship coney! Poorly...

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If you are hankering for a snack, this is a cheap and cheerful option. Their chili dogs were the cheapest meal we had during our time in Detroit! The chili dog is a must. The chili brings an...

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We got a warm welcome as soon as we stepped in. We weren't sure if we had to go to the counter to order if we should sit down and someone would serve us. We were offered a table from one of the...

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I'm a fan of Lafayette next door. I've been to American a couple of times, usually when I'm low on cash (they accept CC) or want beer. Lafayette doesn't have beer and is cash only. The chili...

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American Coney Island can be found at Michigan Ave 115. The following is offered: Restaurants. The entry is present with us since Sep 10, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 14, 2013. In Detroit there are 353 other Restaurants. An overview can be found here.

The American Coney Island Hot Dog has been a favorite with Detroiters and visitors for nearly a century. The reasons for the great popularity of the Amercan Coney Island is the high quality, specially-seasoned, natural skin casing hot dog from Dearborn Sausage and our own Keros family secret recipe Coney Island Chili Sauce developed decades ago. Add to that a topping of fine mustard and sweet...

Visit American Coney Island for some of Detroit's best natural casing hot dogs. Topped with a secret Coney Island chili sauce, these dogs are irrestible.

Molly Abraham, Detroit News Restaurant Critic: Grace Keros runs the family businees that has gotten a big lift from two Coney Island competitions, in which the chili-topped dogs from her establishment won out over the competition from Lafayette Coney Island next door in two national television contests, first on Michael Symons' Food Feuds on the Food Network and then the Coney Dog Food War on...

Family owned and operated since 1917.

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