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Monroe's Original Hot Dog

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1111 W Front St, Monroe, MI 48161-1631
(734) 241-1612
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  • 17
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Great Dogs

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Monroe, Michigan
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you live in Monroe, you grew up on Monroe's Original. If your visiting Monroe, this is a MUST! Best chilli dogs in town!

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Monroe, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The hot dogs are the best, the chili is homemade, one of a kind and better than any I've ever had. The buns are steamed and they are so soft and they melt in your mouth... The drive in, with great service is quick and easy for a lunch or just relax and enjoy with a delicious root beer float... More 

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The Hot Dogs with chili are super yummy. The root beer was out of this world. A hometown favorite actually worth talking about. Every time we visit my husbands Great Grandmother we go here.

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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

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