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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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Monroe, Michigan
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First...the menu is short...hotdogs. It's what they do. You can get them just about anyway, but you will want to go "all the way"...chili, onions and mustard. They seem to melt in your mouth, they are so good. When family comes from out-of-town, it's the first place they go to get a fix. The root beer is made on-site, served... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They make there our sauce, it is so good.T end of season we will buy some and freeze it. No deep fried stuff chips and rootbeer.

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Thank Susan H
Monroe, Michigan
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You go here for a great chili dog (or 2 or 3) and an ice cold root beer. It is that simple and it doesn't disappoint. My parents stopped there between their wedding and reception 68 years ago. Many incarnations later, it's still a great quick stop for summer's best.

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Thank RLKfromIda
Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This is an authentic old school style hot dog drive in, complete with cute little car hops! It seems to stay pretty busy so it can be hard to get a parking spot at times. But the chili dogs are worth the wait!! I have heard they make their own ketchup, which would explain why it's so good. Root beer... More 

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Thank UK_RN1
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Loved the dogs! Highly recommend the stand.Hot dogs forthe true hot dog lover. No Burger King dog. Will visist Monroes again soon.

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Thank Tim H
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

This hot dog stand is part of Monroe history! If you are from area, you have awaited the winter to end and the Monroe original to reopen! Best chilli dogs you will ever find. Have went there since a young kid...and now a favorite of all my grandkids!

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Thank cindynee
Maui
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This is the best Hot Dog Stand ever. I love the hot dogs all the way with the terrific coney sauce. A cold root beer out of the frosted mug just adds to the wonderful experience. Monroe's Original always delivers.

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Thank Johnnymac43
Lubbock, Texas
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284 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I grew up with Monroe's Original and I always make time to stop by for a few dogs "all the way" when I'm home. These are a Monroe staple and a place you have to visit when coming for a visit. Don't forget the home made root beer too!

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Thank BarryBroughton
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This place was fantastic!! I would have never even knew it existed but for some irregular events that required me to return a rental car... at any rate this little place is a must stop if you have the time. Very quaint and servers were super friendly. We asked for a menu and they told us it was "hot dogs,... More 

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Thank Luke Z
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Many locals rave about the chili dogs served at Monroe Originals, but their taste buds may be damaged. The chili on the dog looks and tastes too ketchupy. The rest of the menu items: burgers, fries, onion rings, and whatnot taste fine. And, their car hops serve the food quickly and with minimal hassle.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 W Front St, Monroe, MI 48161-1631
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: (734) 241-1612

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?