Casual counter-service place known for hot dogs with chili, onions & mustard, burgers & milkshakes.
What can I say? This place is a GEM. As any Michigan transplant knows, it’s tough finding a good coney in this city. I lost count on the number of places I’ve gone to that advertise coneys on their menu only to be disappointed when a sad chili dog comes that. This place has the real deal. Pillow-like buns, a nice thick Detroit style coney sauce, and the perfect amount of onions and mustard. Also super happy to see that they have other Michigan products like Better Made chips and Faygo (ah Redpop. That sweet not fully identifiable nectar that instantly transports me to my childhood. If you know, you know). We also ordered onion rings and despite being delivered, they arrived perfectly crispy and delicious. Unfortunately we didn’t take pictures because we devoured our food so fast. Bf had “The Joey” and also said it was amazing! We’re 100% returning! Tell everyone you know, Lola’s is THE BEST! Don’t sleep on this place!
As a native Detroiter, I hold coney dogs to the high standards of places like Lafayette and American. Lola’s has by far the best coney dog I’ve ever had outside of the aforementioned restaurants above, and may even give either a run for their money. The Better Made chips/Faygo/Vernors are a nice touch, and they have a pretty diverse menu outside of just Coneys. This place is phenomenal, I will certainly be back.
Lola’s went from a 3 star to a 5 star in one visit and it wasn’t even its namesake that knocked it out of the park for me. It was the Burger! And from the scant reviews talking *about* the burger, i’m thinking it’s the little known sleeper on the menu. Also, Unless you’re feeling overly-carnivirous (No, not CORONA-virus), I wouldn’t recommend the double….the single is plenty and it’s the perfect consistency of bun to toppings – which include cheese, a 1000 Island type dressing (I gotta believe it’s home made, really fresh) to grilled beef burger ratio. After a bit of reflection, the burger itself is really close to that of a Portillo’s burger (the size and and taste twss.lol and grilled flavor) but overall a step above it imo. I’m having an identity crisis with their fries and it’s not a bad thing. When you look at the size of the fry (ok, ok enuf w the twss already.lolz) which is sort of a steak cut fry it makes me think it’s going to be a bit too potato-y and not enough crispiness but they completely strike the perfect balance. The simple pairing of the Burger and the Fries is almost magical. What did make it magical was the glass of Italian Red a had it with. But back to the burger. It’s lights out fantastic. Get it, you won’t be sorry. Next up….Chicago meets Detroit. If as good as it looks, the 5-star rating will remain.
You need Lola’s!! I moved to Chicago from Detroit and have always talked about how nobody in Chicago does coneys like Detroit; until Lola’s. It’s like stepping back into your favorite neighborhood coney shop. The coney was excellent – mustard, onion, and chili were all fresh and delicious. The fries were hot and fresh. My entire meal was $8! I live a 25 minute drive away, but I’ll be back!
This place is my new go-to hot dog spot – great Chicago dog with all the fixings. I’ve been trying to find a spot that carries out well, and both the hog dog and fries held up for delivery (and were delicious). Would highly recommend checking this place out!
Lobster roll was not too creamy, not too crunchy. Excellent seasoning. Buttered grilled roll was super toasty on the outside and soft on the inside. Onion rings are very crispy with a semi firm onion inside – fried to a perfect golden brown. The service at Lola’s is incredibly personable even during their busiest times. The owner touched our table twice to make sure we were enjoying everything.
So good! I did curbside pickup with a friend for her moving away- we did a car date – social distancing style. I had the coney Detroit style with fries , and a loose burger to take home for later. Plus a couple of Topo Chico’s. Super friendly service- you can go in or they will bring out to your car. Everything was delicious! Can’t wait to go back!
I went to college near Detroit so Im very familiar with Detroit style Coney Island. This place does not disappoint! The Chicago style dog ingredients were fresh and the dog had a great char grilled flavor profile. This will be added to my go to places for lunch. Reasonably priced with fresh hand cut fries and excellent customer service.
I agree with a lot of the others good value for your money. I ordered a cheeseburger, Detroit chili-dog no onions,fries and the Faygo red-pop. The star of the show…… The Detroit chili dog!!!! Perfectly seasoned chili no beans and tangy mustard just delicious. Next time I’m getting 2.
Lola’s Coney Island does a lot of things well. Great service, rich creamy shakes, nicey charred Chicago dogs and crispy onion rings. The onion rings remind me of Portillo’s, only these are cut a little thicker. The restaurant is spotless and there’s even a private parking lot. While I still prefer Fatso’s, this might be a close second for a great hotdog. Despite being a Detroit inspired business, you gotta go for the Chicago Dog. They do it right. I originally came after hearing great things about the burger. It seems like every time a new restaurant opens with a burger they are immediately compared to Au Cheval. After all these years, I still don’t find that to be fair. Say what you will about the hype and a long ways, but if you appreciate quality that burger just can’t be beat. I digress. Back to Lola’s. .. I left off the elusive 5th star because the burger while good, was slightly disappointing. I’m not certain, but I believe it’s made from a frozen patty. There’s just nothing like a hand formed burger patty made with fresh beef. The cheese, bacon, and toppings are high quality. .. even the bun. I do wish the bun was a little softer. These are just minor critiques, but Lola’s is still a solid 4 star restaurant. They offer delivery, accept call in orders and you can order upon arrival. I mentioned Fatso’s superior hotdog (ironically walking distance), but Lola’s burger is better. Try them both. ..at both places. ..and let me know what you think.