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Joe's French-Italian Inn

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2896 N Dixie Hwy, Monroe, MI 48162
(734) 289-2800
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
As formal as it gets in the area

Very old world. Décor has not been updated since the 60's but the food is wonderful. The service is friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Pricing is a bit high for the area, but reasonable for a nice dinner out with friends or a date night with your honey. With the majority of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
krbrown
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Monroe, MI
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michigan
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

the food was really good. The service was perfect. I had a blackened steak and salad. I have also had prime rib and shrimp. The perch is fantastic. You really owe it to your self to stop by and enjoy there food. I grew up very close to the restaurant and have eaten there for over 40 years. give it... More 

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Monroe, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very old world. Décor has not been updated since the 60's but the food is wonderful. The service is friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Pricing is a bit high for the area, but reasonable for a nice dinner out with friends or a date night with your honey. With the majority of eateries near the lake neighborhood bars, this... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had a very good meal, staff was excellent!! Brought our own cake for father's day and they put in cooler and cut it for us!! Will go back when in the area!!

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Monroe, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A group of Friends from the area gathered together for dinner (we all worked together at a location in Newport, MI) The building and interior is getting very outdated; they don't serve lunch anymore, and the menu is the same since I can't remember when. Horse-a-dourvies were okay, I ordered a chicken ceasar salad. Sent it back as the dressing... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A disappointing experience, having traveled from Sterling Hts, Mi and having my daughters and their boyfriends meet us for what I expected to be a dining experience that they would remember however service was average , serving my daughters vegetarian meal to another and serving her the meat platter . The replacement meal was not fully heated/still cold and had... More 

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Monroe mi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food was very good each time I have eaten here and I frequent the place. The steaks are so tasty and my sister loved her chicken. The pasta is always cooked just right and the salads are crisp. The restaurant is always clean, and the staff friendly. Never had a bad meal here. It is a little out of... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My wife and I had dinner after at Joes after working the Sportfishing Expo in Monroe We were both tired and wanted a nice dinner in a relaxing atmosphere. This place fit the bill perfectly. Food and service was good and our table was set in a nice and quiet space where we could talk without having to raise our... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Once upon a time, Joe's was one of the best restaurants in Monroe. Not anymore. Food is below any chain restaurant standards. Definitely not up to its old reputation. I had a pasta dish and all I could taste was the garlic. I like garlic, but as a seasoning, not the only flavor. More recently I gave it another try... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is the only way this restaurant can survive is to have a groupon open all the time. The parking lot tells the truth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I found a Groupon Coupon and it was worth it. I grew up eating with my parents at Joe's but haven't been there in a few years.This has been a staple in Monroe's history for places to eat. It was the same as I remembered. Good service and great food. You won't be disappointed.

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Additional Information about Joe's French-Italian Inn

Address: 2896 N Dixie Hwy, Monroe, MI 48162
Phone Number: (734) 289-2800
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Monroe
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2896 N Dixie Hwy, Monroe, MI 48162
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: (734) 289-2800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, French
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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