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Lafayette Coney Island

118 W. Lafayette Blvd. (Michigan Ave.) Send to Phone
313-964-8198 | Menu
Hot dog lovers shouldn't miss this place --- it's home to the original chili-slathered, Coney-style hot dog. Photo by jdolenga / CC BY 2.0
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Lafayette Coney Island Restaurant Review

: Open nearly round the clock since 1918, the Lafayette is where the Coney dog, that marriage between a specially seasoned natural skin-wrapped hot dog and spicy chili, was first grilled and mated on a bun. Sit at the counter and you may rub elbows with a federal judge on one side and someone who can only afford a Coney on the other. That experience is why you're here. That, and to hear the song of the Coney: “Six on three, two without, four Cokes” yelled out by your waiter. (Translation: two Coneys on three plates, two without onions.) They’re delivered in about two shakes of a mustard jar before you can bite into ’em. Just a warning, though: When you load them up with extras, these hot dogs can be messy. Lafayette also serves up the original loose hamburger, along with chili fries.

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