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Top Dog

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2 Doyle Cove Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1636
978-546-0006
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good summer time food

We tried the hot dogs, we put on are own toppings, the fried claims and the onion rings. For $6.50 we got a box full of the rings and they were very fresh and good. For $19.99 had a plate full of the belly claims. They have a variety of toppings to put on the hot dogs and my only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We tried the hot dogs, we put on are own toppings, the fried claims and the onion rings. For $6.50 we got a box full of the rings and they were very fresh and good. For $19.99 had a plate full of the belly claims. They have a variety of toppings to put on the hot dogs and my only... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Rockport was the last stop on our fried clam tour. At this point we felt like seasoned veterans of the fried clams. We tried the clams at top dog, as they were recommended by a shop owner. We probably should of known we wouldn't receive great clams at a hot dog stand. And we didnt. They were undercooked and mushy.... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I discovered this on a packed Saturday afternoon about 4 years ago and always wanted to go back. Yesterday's meal was just as I remembered- fantastic! I had fried clam strips, fries, cole slaw and my wife had the clam chowder. Clam strips were done perfectly and the price was fairly reasonable. This is tucked away on a side street... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great place to bring the family. This is mostly takeout because it has limited seating for the business it does. Eat in or walk Bearskin Neck with your hotdog.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

my husband had whole belly clams and said they were delicious, i love the dogs, get them anyway you like!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Hubby and I spent a recent trip to Cape Ann sampling fried whole belly clams, lobster rolls, clam chowder & lobster. Top Dog came out on top for the clams and chowder. No doubt would have for the lobster roll too, but they had sold out. We also sampled an excellent hot dog, definitely worthy of the name. Top dog... More 

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Latham, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of our all time favorite places to get a bite to eat while strolling around beautiful Rockport! My husband is trying to make it through the entire selection of hot dogs, but still favors the "Seeing Eye Dog"! My personal favorite is the "Mutt" with cheese and bacon! We have been known to eat lunch there every day! If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Positives: quick and basic but nicely done, early evening "out of season" is one of few cafe places in Rockport that is open, friendly service, low prices, sit outside and enjoy! Improvements: run out fast on lots of dishes - inventory could be better managed :)

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Horseheads, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Outdoor seating in a cute little shopping area! Delicious dogs and fries! Big menu of options, seafood and hot dogs! Great prices but even better food!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Located at Bearskin Neck this little restaurant serves a delightful lunch of simple fare. All types of toppings on hot dogs and surprisingly one of the best (and least expensive) lobster rolls around. We had one of those lobster rolls which was as good as they get. Also had the Boston Terrier which is a hot dog smothered in baked... More 

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Additional Information about Top Dog

Address: 2 Doyle Cove Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1636
Phone Number: 978-546-0006
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: Hot Dogs

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Doyle Cove Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1636
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: 978-546-0006

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hot Dogs

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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