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The Family Dog

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American, Bar, Pub
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6 Mill St, Pet Friendly, Orono, ME 04473-4010
+1 207-226-3755
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for hotdogs. Boy did we get hotdogs. Macaroni & cheese with bacon over a hot dog, a deep fried bacon wrapped hotdog with cheese, and a grilled chicken breast with Thai coleslaw. We then followed it up with a "small" scoop of Confused dog ice cream - so soft and creamy! Amazing food! Awesome service! Looking for great... More 

Thank Bonnie P
Barkhamsted, Connecticut
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a UMaine student, the Family Dog is a great place to take your friends and family when they want a hot dog or a burger... but not just a plain dog or burger. Their menu is extensive and covers pretty much everything / anything you'd want on a hot dog / burger. Great service & food - I suggest... More 

Thank Bianca B
Dover Foxcroft, Maine
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our granddaughter(who is a student at U of M) to lunch here and thought it looked like an interesting place. The food was surprisingly good but the young man at the counter taking our order was VERY rude and VERY sarcastic. Hard to believe someone who owns that business would employ someone like him to represent them at... More 

Thank 467elvis
Boston, MA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Family Dog had a great atmosphere and good food. Everyone found multiple things on the menu they liked. Nice atmosphere and we noticed they have ice cream for future visits.

Thank mmmporter
Barrington, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finding ice cream in Maine in February is not easy, but we did find that the Family Dog had milkshakes on their menu. The staff was friendly, and we watched them make our shakes ... the chocolate ones were delicious, the strawberry one a little short of flavor. I was disappointed that they did not have any decaf coffee, which... More 

Thank SpikesMom13
South Berwick, Maine
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

Lots of interesting hot dog choices, including vegetarian and build your own. They also have sausage and steak bombs and lots of sides to choose from. You order at the counter and they bring it to your table for you. We were there in Feb so we did not try the ice creams but they serve Shain's from Maine. The... More 

Thank PaKH352
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

I've gone here with aging family members and with friends. We've always had a good time with good food and a nice beer selection. They make the greatest steak and cheese sandwich we've had in years! I try to order something else but can't do it. The fries and onion rings are good, too. It's casual with sports on TV... More 

Thank canardTN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

They have the best cheese sauce ever. It's great on their hotdogs, as a dip for fries, and of course on pasta. Great beer selection as well!

Thank Daniellemword
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

When i walked in ,The first thing i said is that i am gluten free , and then she said me too she told me that i could get any meal i want there all gluten free, that made me very happy so i told my family and we all went over to The family dog , this is a... More 

Thank Dwight J
Orono, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Great place to go with friends and family or even for a date. Who knew this place has so much more than hot dogs and burgers? Lobster rolls are to die for...and the steak salad is the best around. Plus, outdoor seating with sun or shade, a full bar and a unique craft beer selection.

Thank RenataF7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Mill St, Pet Friendly, Orono, ME 04473-4010
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Orono
  • Phone Number: +1 207-226-3755

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