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Happy Dog

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5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
+1 216-651-9474
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4:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: The Happy Dog is a neighborhood corner bar in the best sense of the term...
The Happy Dog is a neighborhood corner bar in the best sense of the term. We've got hot dogs and beer, and lots of live music, from rock and country to punk and polka. The bartenders are friendly and the bar itself is open and inviting - a racetrack oval wood bar, with plenty of old chrome barstools.
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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Who doesn't love a dog at 11:00?

Look at their menu. You pick from a wide array of stuff. We went for spaghettios and sauce on one and bacon, cheese, and sauce on the other. $5 for a hotdog and another $3 for yummy tater tots. Pick lots of different sauces!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
JessicaGNy2013
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Look at their menu. You pick from a wide array of stuff. We went for spaghettios and sauce on one and bacon, cheese, and sauce on the other. $5 for a hotdog and another $3 for yummy tater tots. Pick lots of different sauces!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Not impressed with this place. Staff cold and aloof. No hospitality here. Who really needs ten thousand condiments. Quality was good on dog. Everything else sucked esp.staff. Won't be back ever.

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Valley City, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Look, a Dog is $5 whether you want ketchup or the whole menu on top of it, so load it the heck up. Very high quality all beef dogs, awesome homemade toppings like sloppy joe and chorizo chili, and the tots are the best around.

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Manlius, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

So some might get turned off by a menu that has just Hot Dogs and Tater Tots on the menu-- HOWEVER, if you are in the mood I recommend giving Happy Dog a try. Without rehashing other reviews the deal is this. Grab an order form, check off a hot dog, your dressing and toppings. Next order up some Tater... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Happy Dog is a hot dog restaurant in Cleveland's Gordon Square. Calling Happy Dog just a hot dog restaurant misses the point. Select your favorite dog then dress it with a wide range of topping and create your own feast (try the homemade sloppy joe and blue cheese coleslaw on a dog with a side of buffalo chicken sauce). A... More 

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Richfield, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went to Dyngus Day yesterday. Had a blast! It was like St. Patrick's Day for Polish people! *I am not polish, but I was yesterday. Happy Dog was packed, I mean shoulder to shoulder. DJ Kishka playing polka, and everyone was singing and dancing. My boyfriend and I somehow managed to get a seat, bartenders were FLYING. I was a... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I visited the Happy Dog restaurant because they advertised Chicago Style Hot Dogs. I don't think the owners ever visited a hot dog place in Chicago. The bun was cold, should have been a steamed poppy seed bun. the other toppings were ok but ketchup would have been better. The service staff was very nice and prompt. The cost was... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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142 reviews 142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My college son want me to take him and his friends to this place. I have decided my guts can't take this kind of thing. But the beer was good and everyone else enjoyed their dogs and tator tots. We went to the one on Euclid near Case, which is not listed here and even the receipt has the Detroit... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A total joint, in the best use of that vernacular. Huge, wraparound bar, and the original Art-Deco architecture has been preserved throughout, and you have to love a place that makes it feel like night at 2 pm in the afternoon. There are a lot of sides to "The Dog" - great venue to catch bands, comfortable place to meet... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Crazy hot dog combinations and unlimited possibilities! Always get the tots and the dipping sauces are a flavor burst that is out of this world! I prefer the beef dog and my wife prefers the veggie dog. Great place to grab some grub and check out a band. I am especially partial since I met my wife here. Check out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-651-9474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

Description

The Happy Dog is a neighborhood corner bar in the best sense of the term. We've got hot dogs and beer, and lots of live music, from rock and country to punk and polka. The bartenders are friendly and the bar itself is open and inviting - a racetrack oval wood bar, with plenty of old chrome barstools.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?