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Happy Dog

5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
+1 216-651-9474
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“tots” (36 reviews)
“chilli” (20 reviews)
“fries” (41 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to many "fast" food places/bars..however, Happy Dog rates near the top of that list. Service and staff were fast and friendly. You get just about anything on a hot dog. They have the usual and other items..even "Fruit Loops"...if you can think...More

Thank tribefan53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Music on weekends. Dogs more ways than you can think of. Fun atmosphere. Good French fries. I had a chili dog with cheese. Was very tasty. Good fair prices.

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Happy Dog, how I could sing the praises! Look at the pictures in other reviews of the menu. There are hot dogs - I mean we all have had the soggy, soaking in it's own whatever it is dogs from the street vendors... and then...More

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed June 11, 2018

My son and his family live in Cleveland. They had been here before and said how much they enjoyed it. They know I love hotdogs so I begged them to take me. After they took us on a tour of some of Cleveland's highlights, we...More

Thank Gayla13
Reviewed June 8, 2018

Love this bar and it's great hot dogs. They hot dog tastes good and has that proper 'snap'. The choices of toppings are wonderful. And who doesn't love tater tots!

Thank MB185011
Reviewed June 5, 2018

The reason I go to the Happy Dog is for their events, either classical music or talks on current events/science/books. They have good beer which I always purchase; the food offerings are rather limited, predictable and well-prepared. But I am getting tired of the same...More

Thank brinlois
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Disclaimer: I love hot dogs but this place takes the humble hot dog to a whole other level with fabulous fixings. I had mine with chorizo chili, cheddar cheese, mustard and onion (I’m somewhat of a traditionalist). But others had the vegetarian version with all...More

Thank BMW_BigMexicanWoman
Reviewed April 24, 2018

This restaurant is nothing fancy but very nostalgic. The staff is friendly and they were playing David Bowie tunes the last time we visited. There was a nice write up in the Cleveland magazine about Happy Dog and the chef that makes all the in...More

Thank Kurt L
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

We decided to check out Happy Dog after a baseball game on Friday night. Definitely a divey bar, but that’s part of its charm! There was a live band playing for which they were charging $5 cover...we weren’t so “happy” about that, but we definitely...More

Thank Steph E
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Cheap beer and a hot dog opportunity that might not exist anywhere else on Earth. That dog was a meal by itself. I think I had 20 things on it. No kidding!

Thank Cal92673
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April 24, 2017|
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Response from Bstral | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, there were plenty of kids in the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
4:00 PM - 12:30 AM
4:00 PM - 12:30 AM
4:00 PM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-651-9474
The Happy Dog is a neighborhood corner bar in the best sense of the term. We've got hot dogs and beer, and lots of live music, from rock and country to punk and polka. The bartenders are friendly and the bar itself is open and inviting - a racetrack oval wood bar, with plenty of old chrome barstools.
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