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Monroe's Original Hot Dog

1111 W Front St, Monroe, MI 48161-1631
(734) 241-1612
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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 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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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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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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50 restaurant reviews
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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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18 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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Monroe, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

step back in time to when the drive-in was hot dogs, chips, and root beer. that is what you have here...

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Monroe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is an old fashioned type, drive up hot dog stand with a very limited menu. But what they DO offer is the best chili dogs I've ever tasted. I've tried Vince's as well and for my tastes, Monroe's Original is far and away the better dog. The service is prompt and the rootbeer is also great.

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

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