Detroit coney island: Best time to visit Lafayette / American?
What's the best time during daytime to visit these joints if you don't want to worry about parking and the crowd?
I've never seen them either packed or empty. They're so fast (i.e., instantaneous) that a crowd isn't really an issue. As to the parking, I'd probably go during the day when you can get a meter--probably you can find one on Griswold or Lafayette anytime except evening rush hour. Feed meter conscientiously. If you don't want to park on the street, there's a garage a block south on Griswold on the right. Michigan People Mover stop is not far, either, but it's currently closed for repairs.