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Vince's West Elm Drive-In

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1305 W Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162
(734) 241-0282
Today
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our summer tradition

We always park down the road at munson park and walk to the hotdog stand for lunch and a rootbeer float. Makes for a perfect family outing :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
konan09
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Monroe, Michigan
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English first
Monroe, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We always park down the road at munson park and walk to the hotdog stand for lunch and a rootbeer float. Makes for a perfect family outing :)

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Monroe, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We call ahead of time and order.When we get there the friendly waitress has it ready to bring out to the vehicle

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Monroe mi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Overall Vince's wins the Monroe Hotdog challenge hands down. The dogs were tastier, the chili was not as sickly sweet as Monroe Original and the prices were better. I am not a fan of sweet chili and neither place rocks a great chili dog, but Vince's is better.

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Monroe, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Best chili dogs anywhere in Monroe. Fast friendly service. outdoor seating, and a nice view of the River Raisin. Conveniently located right off of Telegraph Road.

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Monroe, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a hot button issue for the residents of Monroe. You're either a fan of Monroe's Original or Vince's. And from what I've discovered, who you choose to go to is based soley on who you grew up with and where your parents went. My family has been coming to Vince's for years. And when I say years, I... More 

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82 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Vince's hot dog stand is well known in Monroe. They provide delicious food at very cheap prices. Our bill was $6.50 for onion rings, 5 chili dogs and 2 root beers. You can't beet it! The service is fast and friendly. You can eat in your car or at a picnic table overlooking the River Raisin. In my opinion they're... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

After trying the Monroe Original Hot dog had to try Vince's. Have been notices great special prices on their facebook page. Went on one the days with the .50 dogs and beers. Fed a family of three with these for $8.50. The service was really quick with a 14 dog order and 3 beers. My son really loved the dogs... More 

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Monroe, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I have never had chili dogs better anywhere! My sister moved out of town and I have to bring them to her ever time we visit! Grew up going here and hope it never closes in my lifetime!! Great family that owns it!

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Northville, Michigan
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176 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

You'd think that over the years things might change but Vince's, even under different than original management, still provides a good product at a good price. Monday is .75 cent day with dogs just .75 apiece. Carhops take your order and deliver it freshly prepared to your car. Even with a tip it's still great food at a great price.

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Monroe, Michigan
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36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

A local landmark on the river with great chilidogs, onion rings, & root beer. Daily specials with Monday being 75 cent chili dog day. A nice view of the river when you dine there.

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Additional Information about Vince's West Elm Drive-In

Address: 1305 W Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162
Phone Number: (734) 241-0282
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Monroe
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1305 W Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: (734) 241-0282

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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