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Top Dog

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American, Hot Dogs
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2 Doyle Cove Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1636
978-546-0006
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11:00 am - 7:00 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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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Great little place tucked away...

Aug 16th. Great little place tucked away in the small village. Fired clams were great..and yes...homemade tartar sauce. The cook stated that the small clams would be good for two people...he was correct. You have come to the realization that no matter what you are going to spend some money on fried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
ianccas
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Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Aug 16th. Great little place tucked away in the small village. Fired clams were great..and yes...homemade tartar sauce. The cook stated that the small clams would be good for two people...he was correct. You have come to the realization that no matter what you are going to spend some money on fried clams and not get a bucket full in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Get the clam chowder and fried clams. The best anywhere. Great place to eat. The service was awesome and the food was fresh. A must stop.

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new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Okay, if you love hotdogs, this is the place to go! You can get them with any number of different toppings! You can get fries, coleslaw,chowder, mac and cheese and other sides. You can also get sliders and some other seafood baskets. This is a VERY SMALL restaurant! You have to take your chances at getting a seat, but you... More 

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Finger Lakes, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great dogs. Crunchy, meaning natural casing, the way a hot dog should be. Many toppings available (Mac and cheese, sauerkraut, jalapeño, bacon etc.) Seating inside is very warm due to grills pumping out heat, outside is limited space but you share tables. Soda is free refill.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I did not expect to have great seafood at this Hot Dog Spot, but, ALL the food here was AMAZING! We had Clams, cheese fries, lobster rolls, Mac and cheese, some dogs and our entire Family LOVED IT! Thank You!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

How could this place get such good ratings? My girlfriend and I know and appreciate good food and service. This was my first visit to Rockport, MA, and based on Trip Advisor we went right to Top Dog. Granted, it was a cute little spot, and we liked being able to sit out back on bench tables with fresh ocean... More 

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Tshwane, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

These guys really know what they're doing because they focus on making a simple thing, the best it can be! They specialize in hotdogs but have expanded to fried clams too and won accolades for that. Best of all, it's a family run business and the passion of the owners who started it. You can read their story here http://dowhatyoulove.today/making-the-ordinary-extraordinary/

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place serves up hot dogs many different ways! They have the best dogs in town and have expanded to include delicious sliders. Although they won Best of the North Shore for their fried clams, would get them elsewhere! The breading does not taste good paired with the clam and it's not what is typical for this area. The chowder... More 

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connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We spent a week in Rockport and visited Top Dog a few times!! My sons went crazy for the sliders - they absolutely loved them. My daughter loved the chicken fingers and my husband and I enjoyed the hot dogs, of course!! Delicious fries. We visited Rockport with our dog and it was easy to get our food and sit... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We went there few days ago. It might be a bit hard to find in a side street of the main street to the tip of the ocean. Thier menu is very funny and cute- each hot dogs have a name of dog breed. The clam strips are very fresh and tasty, also the stuff are very friendly, too.

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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, 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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