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Top Dog Berkeley Southside

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2534 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1771
(510) 843-5967
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always Worth the Trip

Anytime we're in Berkeley, we have to grab a Top Dog even if we already ate. Yeah, there are other locations, but this is the one to go to. Long Live Top Dog!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Janina72
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Long Beach, CA
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Long Beach, CA
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Anytime we're in Berkeley, we have to grab a Top Dog even if we already ate. Yeah, there are other locations, but this is the one to go to. Long Live Top Dog!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I love the dogs here! All are totally delicious. I vary my selections but on my recent trip I had the Top Dog with the works and Bratwurst with Sauerkraut. Order some hot dogs and sausages, with the condiments, to take home for an inexpensive and tasty meal. Dog Heaven!

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Thank albebuc
Fullerton, California
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Had to have a Top Dog BEFORE the Cal game, and then had to drown our sorrows at losing by more Top Dogs AFTER the game. Never mind we had to wait 45 min the second time--they cook each dog to order. For me? Top dog, deli mustard and sauerkraut. I dream of this dog.

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Thank JenniKey
Blacksburg, Virginia
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85 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you are a hot dog fan, this is the place to go. You can pretty much have it any way you want and the prices are affordable.

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Thank taraship
Roseville, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Ok, the dog was good, the bun ok, but I didn't have anything to put over the dog. I saw nothing. It made it kind of dry. I would rather have had the dog alone. Just alone. Pop that puppy in my mouth. hmmm..... I think I missed the condiments.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

The hot dog I had was great, good choice of toppings. The guy behind the counter was friendly and helpful. Only 3 chairs to sit at the counter though, but perfect for take away.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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839 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 463 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I see that there are a lot of Top Dog fans ready to give this place an Excellent. I can see why many would believe that, though I had to ding the place for a few things that others might classify as "atmosphere". The kielbasa I had here was tasty, though slow to be cooked, and I was crammed into... More 

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Fremont, California
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3,543 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I went to UC Berkeley as a student and a late night "treat" or "meal" was walking to Top Dog in the midnight hours so one could continue to study (or party) until the early morning. Now, when we visit UC Berkeley such as during Cal Football Season where we are season ticket holders, its fun to stop by Top... More 

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st. louis
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Love the Hot link here. Hot enough to make my eyes water and my nose run! I load it with the hot mustard and sauerkraut. Fantastic. I always want to try the other "dogs" but I'm addicted to this one. Top Dog is always my first stop when I'm in Berkeley.

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Haifa, Israel
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154 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

On a recent trip down memory lane, I visited my old haunts as a student from the 80s, and was glad to see that Top Dog is still going strong, and as tasty as ever (unlike a certain other favorite for pizza, which was horribly disappointing). I will list my personal reasons for liking TD, along with a few problems:... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2534 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1771
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 843-5967

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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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?