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Happy Hound

Hot Dogs, Fast Food, Hamburgers
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15899 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95032-3316
408-358-2444
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good old basic burger

Sometimes you just want a burger and you don't want one from a fast food joint and you don't want to have to go to a sit down place. Well, Happy Hound is the place to go. Good old fashioned burgers with their special sauce, hot dogs that are pretty big, fries that are really good but their onion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
pgrey
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California
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California
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315 reviews 315 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Sometimes you just want a burger and you don't want one from a fast food joint and you don't want to have to go to a sit down place. Well, Happy Hound is the place to go. Good old fashioned burgers with their special sauce, hot dogs that are pretty big, fries that are really good but their onion rings... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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64 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

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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128 reviews 128 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15899 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95032-3316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: 408-358-2444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hot Dogs, Fast Food, Hamburgers
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

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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?