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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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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bite better than the bark

This restaurant is not much to look at. But in the tiny space they have, they make good food and provide a fun experience. The Red Sox are always on the big screen tv on game days, the seating is creative, and kids can leave their make in Sharpie or chalk on the wall writing surfaces. The menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kendra B
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Providence, United States
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Providence, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is not much to look at. But in the tiny space they have, they make good food and provide a fun experience. The Red Sox are always on the big screen tv on game days, the seating is creative, and kids can leave their make in Sharpie or chalk on the wall writing surfaces. The menu offers a... More 

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Thank Kendra B
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

My daughter loves the hot dogs ! They have a chalk wall inside that the kiddos can draw on while waiting which is a blast. Great hot dogs ( no gluten free options) but excellent spot for a summer treat !

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Thank apierson02
Rockport, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

For a quick lunch on foot this can't be beat. Apart from a variety of hot dog combinations served either fried or boiled (we get the Seeing Eye Dog with a home made carrot relish) their French fries are perfect. Really crowded in Summer but worth any wait.

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Thank Robert L
Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

This great little shop is very likable. Hot dogs with many toppings were very good. My family really loved the sliders, and this is why we went back for more. I also had a lobster roll that was delicious. Small quarters, but some seating and good stuff to eat while you are walking.

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Thank KyTraveler2121
Greenwich, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We were no stranger to this cute little hotdog place in Rockport. MY family and I have taken many vacations in Rockport and always go to Top Dog for at least one meal during the week. MY kids love it and love the homemade tarter and cocktail sauce. They always get clams and are very delicious! I love the haddock... More 

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Thank Christa C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

The clams I got here were terrible. The breading was thick and undercooked. And it tasted like the oil hadn't been changed in months. I couldnt finish them. And they were really expensive too

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Thank Josh H
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We were just walking around and decided yeah, Let's do hotdogs. So glad we did! These were very good dogs! Such a little place but they offered a great variety!

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Thank Hitchedintahoe
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Fried clams live up to the name..Friendly service..The clams are expensive this year so can not blame on that on Topdog. Take the full bodies ones and not the strips. Seating is limited but then it is not a big establishment. We however were lucky and found seating inside. The outside seating (again limited) has a good ocean view. They... More 

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Thank aruphilly
Peoria, Illinois
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65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

You know you picked the right place when you visit with some locals. They know where to eat in a resort town! We had the hot dogs, a slider and the clam chowder. Thumbs up on all of it. Exactly what we were looking for. We couldn't have been more pleased.

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Thank mlhawley1
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Small place that specializes in different named hot dogs. They are delicious. Not your everyday dog! Also, you have to get the fried clam strips. They are to die for! The best I've had anywhere. Nice place in the back to eat outside.

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Restaurant Details

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: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?