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5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
+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: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
The Eccentric Eatery

Your initial impression of Happy Dog consists of a ballot of toppings, from which to choose what will be adorning your hot dog. Everything from mustard and relish to Spaghettios and Froot Loops; far too many to list here, but something for every palate. In addition, there is an extensive bar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
AMRossi9242
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Thermopolis, Wyoming
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Thermopolis, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Your initial impression of Happy Dog consists of a ballot of toppings, from which to choose what will be adorning your hot dog. Everything from mustard and relish to Spaghettios and Froot Loops; far too many to list here, but something for every palate. In addition, there is an extensive bar, pinball machines, and the occasional live performance. This small... More 

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Willoughby, Ohio
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I took my son and his two college buddies here for a unique experience. It was interesting, to say the least. Although it was packed on a Friday night, the server did his best to get us a table pretty quickly. The concept of filling out your own order by making selections on a tear-off pad was fun as everyone... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-651-9474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American
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?