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5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
+1 216-651-9474
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11:00 am - 2:30 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
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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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 41
    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
Too old for hot dogs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Patrick A
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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
97 helpful votes 97 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Manhattan, Kansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

At Happy Dog you are given a menu you fill out yourself with first a regular hot dog or a veggie one. I tried the veggie version. It was spicy and good. The fun part is picking what goes on the dog. Peanut butter, fruit loops, mushrooms. The list is endless and you could add them all if you want.... More 

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Thermopolis, Wyoming
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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97 reviews 97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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226 reviews 226 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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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

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