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Vince's West Elm Drive-In

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1305 W Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162
(734) 241-0282
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go here every once in a while and look forward to it every time! The coney dogs are very different than the Detroit style. The sauce is tomatoey. They have great waffle fries and onion rings too! Try the homemade root beer!

Thank SallySTravel
Monroe, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of a kind chili sauce. I have grown up on these chili dogs They are like no other . Get one all the way chili, mustard and onion and an order of onion rings you can't go wrong . Stop by one Monday's they have discounted chili dogs. For those that don't want chili dogs they have hamburgers Italian... More 

Thank stadler62
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Just like it was when we were kids. Car hops, good buns, chili, root beer- all the fixings and at a price that has remained more than competitive!

Thank Richard G
Toledo, Ohio
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I used to love their coney dogs all the way. Today I stopped and got some and the sauce tastes sweet which is not what I want on a hot dog. I did notice that they were not busy at all which was unusual. Maybe because they changed the sauce?

1 Thank paulabrown4480
Maybee, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I've been coming here with my family for years. This place has always been great. Good hot dogs, of course. Love their cheese fries

Thank SharkieSmartin
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

For a car-hop hot dog stand the variety is plentiful. I am not a hot dog eater but my husband is and he like the chili dogs. I still love the place, I've been going for almost 50 years. The chicken gyros and the greek salads are great. The burgers and onion rings, yummy- the homemade rootbeer is the best... More 

Thank jbmaier
Monroe, MI
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Go on Monday if you are looking for a good price on their chili dogs - 2 for 1. Their French fries and mushrooms are also good

Thank paula4480
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This place has been my favorite since I was a kid. There is nothing better than the chili dogs, onion rings, and rootbeer on a hot summer day! Of course, I love them in the fall, winter and spring, too!

Thank TravelEatSleep7
Monroe, Michigan
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

People come and go, and things changes, but Vince's is always there. The menu has changed up some over the years - additions to it - and they now have a food truck to visit businesses. I like their hot dogs and hamburgers. Onion rings are pretty good, too.

Thank Jeff B
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

They have the best onion rings, They also have a really good BBQ chicken sub sandwich that is really good.

Thank Chris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 W Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: (734) 241-0282

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