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Top Dog Berkeley Southside

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2534 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1771
(510) 843-5967
10:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Washington, DC
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch the other day. This is a hole in the wall place, with only a few counter stools for seating. Cash only. My husband had the Hot Link and loved it and my stepson loved his Top Dog. I had The Weinie, their vegetarian/vegan hot dog. My Wienie was good but a little dry. They have a... More 

Thank sojourner68
Fremont, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Been coming here since 1980s. Only order the hotlink then add the sauerkraut and German mustard. Ain't the healthiest but once a year is ok. Had it today but the cook did something wrong. 1st time ever they messed it up.

Thank sunilsethi
Portland, Oregon
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Love this place. The hot links are my favorite. No nonsense hot dogs but many higher end choices. Tiny hole in the wall, you walk in, order, get your condiments, drinks, and walk out. Simple but perfect..... perfect place for a quick bite, especially if you're on a budget.

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San Diego, Ca
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I cant imagine visiting Berkeley and not having a Top Dog. My goal is to try every option before my son graduates.

Thank SanDiego_CaHelmuth
Brookings, Oregon
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

First walked into this Top Dog on Southside in the late 70's. It has not changed. Still affordable, still massively good hot dog deliciousness, still open when you want. Gotta love this place. It's Berkeley. Yeah there are other locations. But this is Top Dog. Go ahead smother that dog.

Thank MarleyMe77
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Delicious and cheap--basically the perfect meal. The grilled bun really makes it. No seating, but worth it; plus, you can stand outside.

Thank edithwharton
Long Beach, CA
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Anytime we're in Berkeley, we have to grab a Top Dog even if we already ate. Yeah, there are other locations, but this is the one to go to. Long Live Top Dog!

Thank Janina72
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289 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I love the dogs here! All are totally delicious. I vary my selections but on my recent trip I had the Top Dog with the works and Bratwurst with Sauerkraut. Order some hot dogs and sausages, with the condiments, to take home for an inexpensive and tasty meal. Dog Heaven!

Thank albebuc
Fullerton, California
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90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Had to have a Top Dog BEFORE the Cal game, and then had to drown our sorrows at losing by more Top Dogs AFTER the game. Never mind we had to wait 45 min the second time--they cook each dog to order. For me? Top dog, deli mustard and sauerkraut. I dream of this dog.

Thank JenniKey
Blacksburg, Virginia
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97 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you are a hot dog fan, this is the place to go. You can pretty much have it any way you want and the prices are affordable.

Thank taraship

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2534 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1771
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 843-5967

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