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15899 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95032-3316
408-358-2444
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Ranked #51 of 139 Restaurants in Los Gatos
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Fast Food, Hot Dogs
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English first
Los Gatos, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I was surprised at the crowd of people and cars at this fast food restaurant on Los Gatos Boulevard. The customers were friendly and engaging. They shared tables and experiences. The staff of young people were happy and helpful. It was a joy to watch young people in their first jobs getting experience in business, in being trained for service... More 

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San Jose, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Happy Hound is the penultimate hot dog emporium serving generous portions of tasty hot dogs covered with about anything you can imagine. If you haven’t indulged for one of the best hot dogs (from one of the last old fashioned hot dog stands in Northern California), I suggest you stop. I understand there are other menu items like hamburgers (of... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Portions are generous. The 1/3 lb burgers are more like 1/2 lbs. I could not finish the double burger. Made the mistake of ordering family fries. Way too much for the three of us.

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San Jose, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Happy Hound is a glorified hot dog stand with half a dozen indoor tables and four outdoor ones. However, this place is a Los Gatos institution. It's busy as a beehive during lunch hours. What's for lunch? Hot dogs, of course. Plain, with cheese, with chili, with cheese and chili. You get the idea. I always order the Polish dog.... More 

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San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I used to go to this place a ton when I was in HS. I hadn't been in several years, but remembered it fondly. Made the mistake of ending up at the lookalike place a couple blocks over a couple of months ago - blech. I went to Happy Hound yesterday because I was bound and determined to have a... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

When you enter the happy hound the smell of over used oil hits you. We ordered happy burger, cheese hound with mushroom and fries. Fries where awful burned and way to salty. The hot dog was nothing special. The burger was good and big, but if you want burger go to in-n-out instead of Happy Hound. I really don't recommend... More 

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Escondido, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Great burgers but inside has limited space but you can get it to go. Dogs looked & smelled great look forward to trying them on my next visit.

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Los Gatos, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My visit to Happy Hound in Los Gatos this evening wasn’t so happy. I was met by a surly old lady who as much as scolded me for ordering a “happy dog,” …“it’s a hot dog” By the looks and sound of her she had been hang’n sheet rock all day and had the dirty shirt to prove it. The... More 

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Cupertino, California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This was my first return after the fire and a complete rebuild. This was one of my go-to places for a dog, burger and fries. Traveled over 10 miles to satisfy a dog craving, salivating all the way. The place looks exactly the same with a little polish on the counter and new technology I think. That's where it ended... More 

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california
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Happy Hound has been around for more than a quarter century. The entire place was recently razed by a fire, but has been restored and is back in business. Look for hamburgers and hot dogs grilled to order. French fries, onion rings, and shakes in all sorts of flavors. The quality of the food is great. The prices a... More 

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Additional Information about Happy Hound

Address: 15899 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95032-3316
Phone Number: 408-358-2444
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Fast Food, Hot Dogs

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