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Happy Dog

5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
+1 216-651-9474
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tots” (37 reviews)
“chilli” (20 reviews)
“fries” (41 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 2:30 AM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
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Reviewed 3 days ago

They offer delicious vegan dogs, and loads and loads of topping options. Plenty great brew on tap as well with many local options. It's a cool historic setting too, which could not be replicated in a new establishment. I'm looking forward to going back on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scott G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place! More hot dog toppings than should be allowed!! Kids will love this place!! Whimsical .. tasty and very fun! Food is great! Every topping known to mankind is here for you to load up on your hot dog!!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank StacyFun
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Visited an old friend in Cleveland and as we were starving we got some happy dog. With chipotle and bacon, just like I love it! You can literally pick from like 50 toppings or so, crazy! Very nice spot

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank EvanL819
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We were there for great veggie dogs, sweet potato fries, tatter tots, and the yummy sauces. We always have a great time while at Happy Dog! We have been there many times. One of our favorite places!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lindys1260
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We went to this dive while on a couples trip to Cleveland due to a recommendation! It did not disappoint....mostly. The hot dogs were tasty and the beer was cold. It was fun to choose from so many toppings and get creative. The night we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed August 13, 2018

My boyfriend and I try and get to Happy Dog a few times a year, awesome food, great bands-and overall just a fun/laid back atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Katherine L
Reviewed August 7, 2018

WOW! I had a Hot Dog with a gazillion toppings! Even Fruit Loops! I go on a regular basis to try other toppings! Youmust go to see all the toppings. come up with a new one. They would love that. Happy Hot Dog Days!!!!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank clkpink
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Great dive, and I say dive in a good way. If you like an occasional hot dog this is the place to go. With all the options there are hundreds of ways to have a hot dog.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mss125
Reviewed July 14, 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank tribefan53
Reviewed July 12, 2018

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.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Debbie H
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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, Families with children, Bar scene
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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