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Monroe's Original Hot Dog

American, Hot Dogs
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1111 W Front St, Monroe, MI 48161-1631
(734) 241-1612
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Hot Dog in town

I don't normally eat hot dogs but when I do have the taste for a chili dog this is the only place I go. With the car hops and the same building I remember as a child it is truly the best hot dog and root beer in Monroe

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
David R
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Monroe, Michigan
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Monroe, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I don't normally eat hot dogs but when I do have the taste for a chili dog this is the only place I go. With the car hops and the same building I remember as a child it is truly the best hot dog and root beer in Monroe

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Detroit, Michigan
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40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place has been there for as long as I can remember. It is strictly a drive-in and there menu is simple ... hot dogs, chips and root beer ... however, they are the BEST in southeast Michigan!! ... they don't "pretend" to be anything else except what they are, a hot dog stand, complete with "car hops" ... if... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are looking for just a hot dog and a root beer they are the place to go.Quick and friendly service is what they do beat

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Monroe, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a great hot dog stand that has always produce the great tasting hot dog along with the old fashion root beer in frosted mugs. The sauce is what makes the dog! This is a must!

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Monroe mi
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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Do not see the charm of this place the chili taste like catchup, the hotdogs were nasty greasy and cheap that being said the residents of Monroe worship this place it is a piece of Monroe history. And I can respect that but I avoid eating here

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The problem with this place is you can only get dogs and chips. No fries, onion rings, floats. Nothing. Vince's just across the river has it all. Go there.

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Monroe, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been going here since I was a kid. Great homemade sauce and dogs. Same owners. Friendly staff. Only place I for a chili dog. When my cousin visits from the south this is one of her "have to go" places. Thanks for being here our town!

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This drive-in is one of my earliest memories, when it was the A&W Root Beer stand. Kids were given tiny frosted mugs of root beer and the hot dogs were awesome. I was thrilled to see it still open, with those great hot dogs and frosted mugs of root beer. Still set in the style of the car-hop coming to... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Vincents beats them hands down. No fries, no root beer floats Sorry Monroe, you are not #1 in my book.

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Monroe, Michigan
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My family really doesn't care for the chili or root beer here but...everyone has different tastes. I know several people that prefer Monroe's Original over Vince's

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1111 W Front St, Monroe, MI 48161-1631
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: (734) 241-1612

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

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