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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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Today
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: Reservations

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OMG !!! The food here is out of this world

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
monroegal
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Monroe mi
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English first
Monroe mi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Skip eating at chains. When traveling highways, we usually are faced with monotonous menus and food that rarely tastes good and never has any flavor. Take a moment to find a local restaurant - consult the AAA or ask at your hotel desk and you will great tasting food at reasonable rates. Eat where the locals eat is our strategy.... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My first restaurant memory was sitting a the bar of Joe's French Italian Inn while my parents finished their dinners nearby. This was more than 50 years ago. The young bartender was very kind to chat with me. Many of the same people are still affiliated with the restaurant. The food is always good, service is prompt and it is... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

seated immediately and asked what we would like to drink. given time to look over the menu. The food was good, and my wife's Mai Tai's were excellent. A pleasant dinner, overall.

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Sylvania, Ohio, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The waitress was sweet and nice but there were drought's in the service. The calamari was too moist. The prime rib was average and not fatty which I was happy. This is your average Roadhouse and I would not make a special trip but it was ok.

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Monroe
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Went there for the first time, we took advantage of a groupon offer. The French onion soup tasted like from a packet. I ordered the fish sampler, disgusting. Everything including scallops were deep fried. My husband had a steak, which was OK, however the sauce had a film on it by the time it was served, so it was sitting... More 

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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: French, Italian
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?