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American, Seafood
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews lobster roll seafood onion rings hand cut fries whole belly clams whole bellies pepper relish burger sandwiches salad hot dogs portland maine this great restaurant limited menu local place slaw specialty
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Reviewed June 26, 2022

I'm a local and oftenn visit weekly before I go grocery shopping at the nearby Publix. It's a small, very clean, well-lit place with a friendly owner/cook/waiter serving a limited menu right out of the kitchen. While scrumptious hot dogs are #1, fish/seafood is a...close 2nd. The prices do seem a bit high for such quick, simple food.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022

My wife & I have not been here since before Crazy-19 hit the world in 2020. We were recently disappointed by a lobster roll we had gotten elsewhere at a food truck, and we thought we remembered this place offered the same. Sooo... we went...back to give it a try. At first I was taken aback at seeing a $ 26.99 price listed for a lobster roll basket (includes slaw and a "side.") But my wife & I decided to "go for it." Besides, we haven't eaten out much in the past 2 1/2 years, and with inflation growing, maybe the price posted is simply competitive. Well lemmetellya... the lobster rolls were, as Andy Griffith used to say on TV many years ago... "Mmmm Mmmm GOOD!" Oh! My wife & I both opted for onion rings as our "side." Golly! Those were REAL onion RINGS... and, yes, they also were "Mmmm Mmmm GOOD!" The place has a "bare bones" (but PATRIOTIC!) decor. And, to be honest, they DO have a varied menu if you want various types of hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches... and GOOD SEAFOOD!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 2, 2022

The Best seafood I've ever had so far inland! The Clam Strips were amazing. The hot dogs are classic and perfect. Will be back!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 27, 2022

My wife and I have had the Greek salad with marinated chicken on it a number of times here. We both agree it is one of the best greek salads we have ever tasted, including our travels in Greece!.. The marinated chicken is their own...receipe and it tastes fantastic. We have had their hot dogs and other items on the menu and it all tastes great. The owner is always friendly and always asks if we enjoyed the meal. We highly recommend this hidden gem!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed July 27, 2021

Best hog dog I’ve had in about 6 years or since I retired to Florida. Where I retired to, if you ask for a hot dog with onions, slaw and chili, they try to Baker Act you. Lol (look it up folks, I don’t have...time to explain it.) Great hot dogs and hand cut fries. Great customer service.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 27, 2021

You can drive the 1000 miles to Portland Maine, or spend 500 dollars to fly there, OR you can wait til this great restaurant has WHOLE BELLIES and get as many as YOUR belly can hold. Better IMHO than oysters, this specialty is fried just...right and offered as a roll or a dinner. We stop every time we see this offered. Updated on 5/27/2021. Had another perfect meal, the whole bellies are still the best thing since.....whatever. Glad to see G.A.D. still open and full of people. Or is that full of full people? Ate outside, and glad I spent the money for the best meal I've had since the Pandemic started.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 30, 2021 via mobile

I had eaten here awhile back ( fried chicken salad) and enjoyed it. Today’s visit was a somewhat of a disappointment. Seeing a line to order, I was encouraged that the quality was still good. However, when I received my order- just a simple hot...dog with trimmings, I saw a dog that was maybe 5 “ long ($2.79). When ordering a drink- I ordered a Diet Coke- I was given an empty cup and went to the self serve station. No Coke products, or Pepsi available. Unsweetened tea was not available. Total cost was $5.83. So, I was a bit disappointed on this visit. Next time, I will go back to the salad.....good variety on the menu, but it is called Great American Dog. On the plus side, the pepper relish was very tasty. And I was encouraged that a local place seems to have survived the pandemic.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 16, 2021

I prefer the hot dogs here to Hot Dog World. Also the seafood is good. I like the onion rings but feel they are overpriced. All in all a decent place with some interesting food choices.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 13, 2021

We frequent this little spot because they serve FRESH seafood. The whole belly clams are my favorite. Small plate served with coleslaw and fries for about $15. The burgers are yummy too.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed October 20, 2020 via mobile

The food was awesome! I had a hot dog & snack shrimp with fries and absolutely loved it. The owner was friendly and took time to speak for a moment during a small down time he had. This was a good find for me in...Hendersonville, I’ll for sure be back!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

A great find! Looking for a good hot dog after a day in downtown. This ended up being a nice find. Our group had dogs, hamburgers and chicken tenders. The homemade french fries were amazing. The variety on the menu was nice we will have...to try something new next time! What really topped it off was good service from a friendly staff!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 17, 2020

This place has great hot dogs, or burgers. Great for food on a holiday. The seafood is excellent, too!!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

The hotdogs are nothing special. I primarily go when the overflow at Hot Dog World is too long. They advertise New York Cheesecake which is served frozen. Tough to enjoy frozen cheesecake. The staff is friendly but the product is just average.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 6, 2019

My husband and I stopped in on our last night of our Hendersonville NC trip. We passed this place a few times thinking it was fast food. So glad that we read up on it further. I've been craving fried clams, but of course there...aren't many fresh offers in TN. Tom, the owner ( who is a really friendly guy btw ) has the seafood flown in from Maine! It tastes so fresh. My husband had the shrimp basket, which he loved. We had to share a bowl of his clam chowder soup too...delicious! Everything from the different hot dogs to burgers sounded good. You need to try it for yourself. Sure wish we lived closer, but we will go again!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 31, 2019

After reading all the rave reviews about the authentic Maine Lobster Roll I couldn't wait to try it out. I'm a native of Maine and been craving a taste of home ever since I moved to S.C. I'm not going to say it was bad,...I would describe it as disappointing. It just didn't have the fresh taste of the Lobster Roll I grew up eating and the big disappointment was the serving size was tiny for a $20 Lobster Roll. I would describe it as a Lobster Slider with gobs of mayonnaise.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Yes, Great American Dog offers takeout services.

Great American Dog is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4