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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here because my niece and I are obsessed with hot dogs. I got mine with slaw, mustard and fruit loops just for fun. Due to the quality of the meat, bun, and slaw, it was excellent! There was only a sprinkle of loops on...it and it was super fun. Plus, I was able to order a Stroh's, a long missed beer from my youth. The service was perfect. Such a fun place.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022 via mobile

I got a peanut butter dog and it was great. Tater tots were your everyday tots. Dipping sauces were awesome though. Place is definitely nothing fancy but the workers were nice. Think it doubles as a punk rock bar which is cool.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 11, 2021 via mobile

Great local bar with awesome build your own hot dog and burger options - including vegan! Fries and tots with multiple sauces for the win.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

Quarter pound hotdogs with too many topping to name. They also have veggie dogs. The tutor tots are crisp on the outside any fluffy. They also come with over 20 dipping sauces. To keep my girli figure, I just order the hot dog with out...the bun and load up the toppings. Live music often.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

Great Experience. Love the Menu, It is so much fun to pick out your toppings, who knew I would like Cheetos on my Dog. Love it, will be back again

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

Decided to stop here after visiting The Christmas Story House and were glad we did. The sweet potato and the regular fries were delicious and the hot dogs and toppings had so many different and unique options!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

Where the nerds take over. A 50's bar nice atmosphere Great service Fill out your menu on a paper 60 toppings for the hotdog. Tator Tots and more. Wide variety of music From classical to Rock & Roll. Pedal bikers congregate here. Pinball old gaames....Green relish Bacon tator tots Just 5 minutes west of downtown.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

An old school bar that serves mean dogs - what's not to love? If you sat on your grandpa's knee at the bar as a kid - you oughta go in and check this place out. Service was friendly, too (even though we're GenXers at...was appears as more of millennial hang out).More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

We were looking for the best hot dog in Cleveland. Found it at Happy Dog. Family, It’s a family eatery bar, Saturday afternoon people from 1 year to 75 eating. Strollers to Wheelchairs. Great tatertots and the best dogs in CLEVELAND

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

We really loved getting to choose all minds of crazy toppings for our food. The prices were not unreasonable either.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

The only reason it doesn’t get 5 stars is because the music was obnoxiously loud when there were hardly any people there and the booths were rather low compared to the table. Otherwise the food was magnificent! Great flavor and plenty of fun options! I’m...a vegetarian and their meatless dog was terrific. Not sure how the picture will be cropped but it’s the veggie dog, regular dog, regular fries, and sweet potato fries.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

if you are into hot dogs - this is your place. you can get your dog with virtually anything on it, and i do mean almost anything. as for me - hard to beat some kraut, onions and mustard!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I ate here during a stay in Cleveland. We always try to find local places when we travel instead of the same crappy chains. Honestly when you pull up you question the area just a tad lol, but it was worth it....They have this cool way of ordering. You walk in, grab a Pad with their menu and fill it out. You just check the boxes you want. They have a bunch of sauces and you can get as many to try as you want. I had a beef dog with pulled pork nacho cheese and homemade chili on top. Tots with three different sauces. A really cool place. The service was great as well.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

I've been here many times and will definitely return. The dogs are good and a unique set up but I always stick with the tater tots or fries and the amazing variety of sauces. I usually come for the events that they put on and...the food is great!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

When family comes to town, they always want to go here for lunch or dinner. A good old-fashioned bar. The big draw of course is hot dogs and burgers (I have not tried the burgers, though) with many, many toppings, many of which are homemade....Fries are good and crispy, also with generous toppings and/or sauce choices. Plus decent vegetarian options. Oldies on the jukebox. You can't go home hungry or unhappy. Only complaint is that they should use a higher quality bun that has some flavor.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Happy Dog is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4