American or Lafayette?

I recently had someone from out-of-state ask me which is better: American Coney or its neighbor, Lafayette.

For someone that doesn’t eat coneys, I really cannot answer this question; in my opinion, the french fries and salads that I’ve had at both are equally pleasing after a late night out.

My fiance prefers Lafayette, because he says they use cheddar cheese. He also likes the narrow layout of Lafayette and the fact that Demo (sp?) works there. I do believe that American stays open later than Lafayette does, though.

How about you? Are an American or Lafayette lover?

9 Comments so far

  1. Matt Watson (unregistered) on January 10th, 2006 @ 11:48 pm

    Lafayette is the one and only coney worth eating in Detroit. I’m embarrassed for you that you even had to ask.

  2. John Bartkowicz (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 2:29 am

    Lafayette. No contest.

  3. MGal (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 6:34 am


  4. Jeppy (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 6:38 am

    I prefer Flo’s… it’s a bit of a hike (out east in Maine) but the whole procedure for ordering your food is well worth the 14 hour (each way) drive.

  5. MGal (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 7:35 am

    Flo’s is an over-rated tourist trap. There is absolutely nothing special about her mustard. But hey, she does an amazing job of trapping the tourist.

  6. ed (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 8:26 am

    They have salads at Lafayette?

  7. Jeppy (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 8:35 am

    Flo’s … an Over-Rated Tourist Trap?! Obviously you haven’t been to the right Flo’s… I’m talking about the one on Route 1 in Cape Neddick. You must have never have been there…

  8. MGal (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 9:15 am

    Oh and Jeppy – Flo’s serves hotdogs not Coney Dogs. There is a difference.

    Still say Lafayette is better.

  9. WanderingMonkey (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 1:03 pm


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