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Top Dog Berkeley Southside

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American, Hot Dogs
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2534 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1771
(510) 843-5967
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11:00 am - 3:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 13
    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
Delicious and cheap.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
taraship
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Blacksburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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72 reviews
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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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Roseville, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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

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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311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 440 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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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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 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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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This "Cal" Grizzly Bear Who Loves To "Top" Other Guys Also Loves His "Top Dog" (The Restaurant) Located On Durant. I Always Go Fer Two Hot Links and A Bird Dog. Memories of Younger Days, In-Between Term Papers and Wild Parties. I'm In Heaven after devouring my hot links. FIVE CLAWS UP For 25 Years, since my college days back... More 

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Berkeley, California
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87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Top Dog has been an institution in Berkeley, CA since 1966, when it opened. Top Dog on south side is located just one block from the University of California campus. Thus was just three years before I started as an undergraduate, and so the griddle had plenty of time to get fired up before I ordered my very first frankfurter... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I didn't grow up in Berkeley, but my mother and her sister did and as children, while they visited their father at work, they stop by Top Dog for -obviously- a hot dog. It's such an awesome hole in the wall and if you blink you miss it. But their top dog is really amazing.

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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, Hot Dogs

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?