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Top Dog

2 Doyle Cove Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1636
978-546-0006
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Ranked #12 of 49 Restaurants in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

First off the hotdogs are tasty and the combinations are unique, but the names are a hoot! I especially love the Seeing Eye Dog! Has a great carrot relish, which I think the owner said was his grandmothers special recipe. I think the schnauzer has sauerkraut....It's just a fun good place to eat!

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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Strange comment from someone below about the owner 'going out so a long wait' - maybe it was late in the evening or early morning. In the summer, there are always 5-6 people working behind the counter. If you want seafood, there are plenty of choices in the area, this place is primarily a hot dog stand - they offer... More

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Cornwall
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This place has great atmosphere, huge queues and great fried clams!!! Once you've got your order go and sit around the back and watch the cooking and take it in. Very interesting place. We loved it!

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Middletown, Connecticut
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

It's an easy choice if you don't like seafood or need a break from all the Fishermans platters you've consumed while on vacation (it just always looks and smells so good!) Unfortunately we got fried items which is so subjective to the fry cook; look I was a poor college student a distant time ago, spending my summers working to... More

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Rockport, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great spot to stop and get a hotdog with whatever kind of topping you want on it. We love to walk Bearskin Neck with our dog, so we can order and then sit outside with him. They also have a fantastic lobster roll. One of the best on Cape Ann.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What's a cool little place on "the neck"! Not a big place but great character and a must try if you are in Rockport. Great hot dogs (dress your own or pick from cool options on the menu) and fried clams.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I wanted to try this location, but as I was arriving, the owner / operator was leaving after serving 6 people, and was going to be away for 'about 30 minutes'. Not going to wait that long for a hot dog!

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Callicoon, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

seafood. Great combination. And the clam chowder was one of the best I ever had. Not a five because it's small and a wait even after you order. Two people in front of me (they were friends)--one ordered mac and cheese and the other a plain dog. Mac and cheese took 20 min+ and the dog another 10 min. Seemed... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Even if you didn't know you loved fried clams, get them. Watch them being made right in front of you. Eat them while they are hot. Wash them down with some local beer or cool white wine. You will dream about them because they are THAT good.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Loved this place, really small but very functional, well priced, family of four for under $40 and we got more expensive fried seafood dinners. I went back for a dog and it was tops.

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