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1292 E Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-5902
+1 734-485-2831
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cult like following not quite coney sauce but the hot dogs have a nice nap fresh perfect match bun the chili is so unique it calls you. We knew they opened up February 1st we had no idea that there would be such a line for opening day. Worth the wait it's like prime rib on the bun only better....

Thank Cheryl M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

An unassuming, small, yellow building on Michigan Avenue that you might just pass by if you didn't know any better but they have some of the best hotdogs and root beer around. I've gone to Bill's most of my life and though I don't quite live close by... have to make a special trip now and then just to fill... More 

Thank sah224
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

An acquired taste, when I first moved out here from NY and tried it I wasn't sure, but now I have to go a few times every summer. Coney's are just plain GOOD, have to have them - but don't expect them to taste like a chili dog if that is what you are used to. The root beer is... More 

Thank Joan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We had heard good things and decided to stop in on a casual Saturday evening. It's a true drive in. The menu is small, but they have mastered what they serve - delicious chili dogs and freshly made root beer. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

Thank Kim B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

I lived in Ypsilanti my whole life so I never appreciated Bill's hot dogs till I moved away for awhile. The chili on these dogs are excellent! Combine this with the homemade root beer they offer and I think you'll agree this is a one of kind spot. I love how they close for a short time in the winter... More 

Thank TheHotelier313
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Best homemade root beer around! I can't tell you how many times I've gone there to buy the gallon's of root beer for a treat for home. Their hot dogs are just as good and I really like how everything can be done from your car.

Thank Alexandra B
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

I hunted this place down to find some legendary hot dogs on our Chicago road trip. We didn't have a chance to eat Chicago hot dogs so I found this place instead on our drive back. What I could find on the internet said that this place was a drive-in and there was no indoor seating but everyone raved about... More 

Thank Nekkura
Saline, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

Bill's is a classic drive-in! Car hops deliver your food to your car. Excellent hot dogs! They make their own Rootbeer & chili for the coney dogs. Service is prompt & very quick! They are open into October. Well worth the drive to Ypsi to enjoy a flash from the past!

Thank LindafromMI
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

Chili dogs and Chips. Draft root beer in a real glass mug. Seasonal service. My teenage son loves this place.

Thank Patrick C
Suttons Bay, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

One of my biggest regrets about moving from the area was leaving behind Bill's chili dogs. We live near Traverse City and spend the winter in St. Augustine and I've searched the areas around both cities without luck for a hotdog that even approaches being as good as those at Bill's. If you like Flint style dogs like an earlier... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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Good for
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1292 E Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-5902
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ypsilanti
  • Phone Number: +1 734-485-2831

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?