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Joe's French-Italian Inn

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2896 N Dixie Hwy, Monroe, MI 48162-5225
+1 734-289-2800
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Used to be a great local place to dine. Been going downhill over the years. Quality of food and management is disappointing. We won't be back.

Thank Brian L
Toledo, Ohio
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Have eaten there several times when we meet friends from up north for dinner. Perch dinner is excellent. Many choices for everyone's taste.

Thank 586haroldk
Hamilton, Canada
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The outside of this restaurant is nothing to look at. We arrived after dark and I wasn't even sure where the front door was. It's not well marked. Once inside, what I liked best is that it has character. It's like stepping back in time with its traditional decor . It looked nice decorated for Christmas with lights and wreaths.... More 

Thank Kim K
Wilmington, North Carolina
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217 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for dinner while in the area (business trip). Immediately impressed with ambiance! House wine (Cabernet Savignon) was nice- ordered the "small" prime rib . Delicious! Veggies on side- service friendly & good! Wow! Did not expect such a classy place in this small town!

Thank lafff
Willoughby, Ohio
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my dinner. Had a wonderful waitress who was very accommodating. The food was great. Meatballs reminded me of a home cooked meal. Lots to choose from!

Thank MissRendina1015
Gold Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my co worker went in for a early supper.Had the perch dinner and it was great.Our server was very friendly and the atmosphere was great.Will be back next time I'm in town.

Thank robertrL97RD
Perry, Michigan
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Good soup, seafood platter with really big shrimp, scallops, frog legs and some Lake Erie perch. Pasta to go with this and nice bread basket. Good desert choices for a birthday dinner. Restaurant is 80 years old and they know what makes a good meal! This time it was 2 of us, but we have gone with a family group.... More 

Thank Gail and Jim N
Webster, New York
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112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Nice place, the staff is friendly, the waitress made good suggestions, best Perch dinner I’ve had in the area, the dinner came with a side of pasta with meat sauce, incredible. I have visited this place twice in the couple of weeks I’ve been here and I can understand why local people tell me to come here. I will return….OFTEN…

Thank Robert V
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Out driving when the wife asks of our dinner plans. She mentions Facebook friends are mentioning a place popular when she was much younger. So, we stopped. Decor is bit dated. Let's call it quaint. Service prompt and very courteous. I had prime rib, French onion soup and fries; wife had walleye, Italian wedding soup abs baked potato. Servings were... More 

Thank BigBlueBall
Macomb, Michigan
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This was the second time at Joes. We live north of Detroit so it's over an hour drive. Believe me, if it was closer to home we would be dining there more often. The food is all homemade, and service is very good. Joes goes back to 1930 and the atmosphere is what you would expect from a good Italian... More 

Thank Edward M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Italian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2896 N Dixie Hwy, Monroe, MI 48162-5225
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 734-289-2800

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