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Vince's West Elm Drive-In

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1305 W Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162
+1 734-241-0282
10:30 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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Provo, Utah
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is by no means a healthy option. It's typical fried food, but it's oh so good! Chicken basket is good and more than you can eat. If you get fries, get the waffle fries. They have a super yummy seasoning on them vs the plain ones which are plain (and a little gross, you're just eating potato and oil).... More 

Thank Katharine M
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

First I have to say good points: hot food, servers were friendly and helpful, double bacon burger great and onion rings crisp and huge. Bad points: chili tasted like sloppy Joe more than chili, chicken sandwich was two real thin tenders with no flavor to the breading instead of filet like normal places and way too much mayo. OK for... More 

Thank Stephanie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 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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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 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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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 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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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 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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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 W Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 734-241-0282

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