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Top Dog Berkeley Southside

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2534 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1771
+1 510-843-5967
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Fast Food
2534 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1771
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Top Dog serves delicious hotdogs. We chose the first option on the list. It was yum. Dog is succulent in the inside and almost crunchy on the outside. Nice texture. Bread is nicely toasted too. Delicious. The outlet offers sauerkraut and pickles as part of...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed February 18, 2017

We were exploring rainy Berkeley and needed a quick treat - I have lived in Germany for a while before so I was keen to get some bratwurst, so we gave Top Dog a try. We were certainly not disappointed, I loved their selection (bratwurst,...More

Thank Zael
Reviewed February 15, 2017

I started coming here in the 80's. This place is definitely a fixture in Berkeley. The hot dogs have not changed in taste and how it is cooked. I am amazed how the cook/cashier/server can remember everyone's order. The place is small, but don't let...More

Thank Rob G
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

The next time you're heading to Berkeley, California stop off at top dog. It was the best hotdog I've ever tried. The uniqueness of how the dogs are grilled and the type of bread they use instead of a bun makes for a very delicious...More

Thank Evan R
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

The best dogs anywhere. Hands down... the best anywhere. No frills... they are the best. Don't forget to tip the doggie maker

Thank danzdd
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Always busy with good reason, this is the best place to get hot dogs. It's very small and there's not really anywhere to hang around so it's always busy outside. Deffo a great stop when you're in Berkeley!

Thank pulse16
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

I've been going to top dog for over 30 years. This is not a sitdown restaurant; it's a stand up hot dog joint. They have several different types of hotdogs, But my favorite is the garlic a.k.a. the German. I like it with hot Russian...More

Thank Dave-Emc
Reviewed September 17, 2016

There is no better hot dog (rather sausage) joint (and it is a joint with no seating) in country. Perennially represents the California Golden Bears in the "Best Of" college campus contests. Atmosphere of the place is the same as when it opened in the...More

Thank andrewsJ3768EB
Reviewed August 12, 2016 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,...More

Thank sojourner68
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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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: +1 510-843-5967
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