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Vince's West Elm Drive-In

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1305 W Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162
(734) 241-0282
11:00 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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26 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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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
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The chili dogs are very good. They make their root beer and the diet was tasty. The staff is friendly.

Thank 850deannac
Orrville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Following TA reviews, we decided to give this little spot in Monroe Michigan a try. It was a simple yet delightful lunch on a sunny afternoon. We each had a Greek salad with grilled chicken. It was a pleasant surprise in that who knew what seemed like a hamburger and hot dog joint would turn out a wonderful salad with... More 

Thank linda r

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?