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“Nice place for a burger and fries” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dog House Grill

Dog House Grill
2789 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710-8205
559-294-9920
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Ranked #3 of 1,011 restaurants in Fresno
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Round Rock, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Nice place for a burger and fries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We lucked out and were staying in a hotel only a couple of miles from the Dog House. It seemed very busy and parking was limited but we were able to find a place just up the street and because you order at the counter and pick up you just find a location to sit. We were able to find a place at the bar and watch the preseason football games. I had a hamburger and my companion had the philly cheesesteak, both were good, if we had known a bucket of fries would feed 5 we would have ordered the side of fries.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“There is steak sandwich and there is STEAK SANDWICH”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

At less than $9 for their famous Tri-Tip sandwich it is definitely a bargain. Compared to the thin sliced Arby roast beef which is only few dollars less there is absolutely no comparison in terms of value. Dog House Grill tri-tip was stacked with thick slices at least 6 long pieces (maybe even 1/3rd to half a pound of meat).
Anyway it has nice smoky flavor though slightly on the dryer side. Extra BBQ sauce makes it taste better and with the bun it will fill up even a big man fast.
Fried calamari is good but I particularly like their cocktail sauce which is higher in horse radish content than most other places I've been, it just gives it more kick (as Emeril Lagasse would say kick it up a notch).
Overall a very good value eatery.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fresno, California
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Woof!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I try something different every time I'm here and I haven't been disappointed yet! It's just basic simple fare with seating inside and outside. It's always packed day or night, but the service is fast. It's totally casual, so you don't have to worry about being under dressed. The only negative point I would say is the parking. It's very limited, so they have parking guys stationed at the lot entrance to tell you if there's a spot available to park or not. So be prepared to find parking elsewhere. It's conveniently close to the freeway, so if you're on a road trip, it's quick off, quick on.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Stunning Tri tip Sandwich”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I had the BEST tri-tip sandwich I've ever eaten at the Dog House! I smoke my own BBQ, so rarely order it at restraunts. I will ABSOLUTELY order it again at the Dog House! It was amazing! The most tender and juicy BBQ sammich I've had. The fries were also delicious, and the service was great! This is a must visit restaurant!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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USA
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“great roat beef”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I loved the roast beef. Woww. It was so delicious. I loved it. Sandavich was so big. The fries are also so good. But you need to wait so long. There is no place to park. You need to wait and wait. But it is worth it.

Visited February 2013
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