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5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
216-651-9474
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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Happy dog did not disappoint with the variety of options and toppings for your hot dog! I had a hot dog with onions, mac and cheese, and spaghetti O's - it was delicious! This place is fun and something different from your ordinary restaurant - staff was very friendly as well. I definitely recommend stopping by if you are around... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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158 reviews 158 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Food does NOT taste good at all! I ordered fries and asked if they could put my toppings on the side because I wanted to avoid soggy fries. The server said it was against policy to put toppings on the side. This made absolutely no sense to me. I was forced to order my fries plain. The fries were gross... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I went last Wednesday (11/12/14) and I was surprised, as it's not a big bar/restaurant. We loved it! The hot dogs are really good and the toppings are odd/interesting, I stayed with a traditional type hot dog - chorizo chili with nacho cheese. Love the circle type menu. Will go again and I'll be bringing friends along!

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Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

What a unique bar in cleveland! You order your hot dogs off of a fill in the circle type menu, The topping selections are amazing. Tater tots are great..you can order numerous dipping sauces. Drink prices are fair. Overall The Happy Dog is one of my favorite dive bars in Cleveland.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I'm not a big hot dog person. Rarely have them at home,.... once every 2 years? Met friends their. 8 adults and toddler. No problem. The large room, has a bar in the same area. The ordering is easy. Each person completed their order, handed it to waitress. The order has lots and lots of choices for toppings (check them... More 

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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

An absolute gem in the form of a hipster-y dive bar, Happy Dog is a diamond in the rough. For $5, order up an all-beef dog on a soft bun with as many of Happy Dog's toppings you want. For an extra $3, get an order of fries or tater tots with a variety of dipping sauces; for $1 more,... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is quite an incredible place, with $5 hot dogs (as many toppings as you want) and $3 tater tots (as many toppings as you want) in a huge basket. And there are probably 30 toppings available for each. I recommend that you go bizarre with your toppings!! We tried peanut butter, brie cheese and fruit loops - absolutely fabulous... More 

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Lansing, MI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

this is a bit outside of downtown, not a walk. very unique toppings for hot dogs. atmosphere is rugged, eclectic--this is not your mom's hot dog joint! very affordable (two of us ate and drank for $20).

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New York City
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144 reviews 144 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The vegan Field Roast hot dogs here are the best veg hot dogs in Cleveland. I can't say enough about how good they are. The huge list of toppings includes lots of veg options, including mac and cheese and lots of vegetables. For vegetarians/vegans it's well worth the trip to the Gordon Square district for a delicious and filling lunch.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Happy Dog is in a sad neighborhood that is trying oh so hard to revitalize, but once you step inside the large bar/restaurant is hopping with people! You begin by filling out the form of what you would like on your hot dog . . however much you want . . whatever you want! Cereal? Egg? Chilli? You name it!... More 

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Additional Information about Happy Dog

Address: 5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
Phone Number: 216-651-9474
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 2:30 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:30 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American

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