114 W. Lafayette Blvd, Detroit; 313-961-7758; americanconeyisland.com
The decades-long, intense rivalry between American and Lafayette Coney Islands is the kind of stuff that can tear families apart. OK, no, not really. But Detroiters certainly have a strong opinion over which they prefer. This year, American Coney Island, established in 1917, takes the crown as best in Wayne County. Made with Dearborn hot dogs in natural casing, classic Detroit-style sauce, mustard, and onions, American is considered the shinier of the two.