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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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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch on the go

Fun place to visit with a limited menu. Their sign says it all so only go if that's what you want to eat. Very flavorful dogs and came recommended by a local.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Charles S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Fun place to visit with a limited menu. Their sign says it all so only go if that's what you want to eat. Very flavorful dogs and came recommended by a local.

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Monroe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I grew up loving these chili dogs, back when they were 15 cents each! The recipe has not changed since this place opened up over 50 years ago. The hot dog itself tastes the same, the bun is steamed, and the chili sauce -- I'm not sure what it is, but I have never tasted a chili dog like this... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband planned a fun day trip and picked out this awesome place for lunch. I love kitchy places and when I saw it was a drive up I was excited. Can't beat the chili dogs and homemade root beer served on trays hooked to your car window! I know we'll go back!! Yummy!!

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Monroe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This secret recipe chili is killer man! They should be winning every award available from the Food Network and beyond! All they serve are dogs and rootbeer! Worth a trip no matter where you are coming from!

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Monroe, Michigan
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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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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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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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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