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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 6 days ago

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

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Katherine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!!!!

Thank clkpink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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

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.

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

1  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
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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
Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, 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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