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Happy Dog

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American, Bar, Pub
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5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
+1 216-651-9474
4:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
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146 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter suggested this restaurant because she saw it listed as one of the top non-meat places in Cleveland. It does have a choice between meat and vegetarian hot dogs. It has many different toppings. I got a meat hot dog with caramelized onions, kraut, and nacho cheese. My wife got a meat hot dog with caramelized onions, while my... More 

Thank Brian_of_Cleveland
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I LOVE HOT DOGS... This place is a dream come true for hot dog lovers, with craft beers, full bar and entertainment, what more could you want. You can get ANYTHING put on your hot dog here! If you are a true hot dog lover, this is your place to be!

Thank Brodheadguys
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

Happy Dog is a great place for a drink and a hotdog! Interesting vibe--between a working mans bar and a Hipster-Hangout but in a good way. Only thing that is difficult is the parking and the sometimes dicy neighborhood.

Thank debbiej3562017
Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

This review is actually for Euclid locale. Stopped in for a drink and listened to a poet read her work. Service was excellent and met amazing people. Great conversations and fast follow up by servers.

Thank thact
Cleveland, Ohio
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

After a rough ending of 2016 and not so great start to 2017. We had a much needed family day. We love to head downtown to the Westside Market and Gallucci's. On our way home we planned on stopping for lunch at Happy Dog. Large bar area but not a lot of tables. Hot dogs are good. Great homemade sloppy... More 

Thank Claire M
Chesterland, Ohio
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726 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Happy Dog is a really fun place to go. We came to the location on Detroit Avenue for lunch on a snowy Friday. They also have locations at the Euclid Tavern near Case Western Reserve University and at Progressive Field. The location on Detroit is in an area that is going through change. It certainly isn't fancy, but it has... More 

1 Thank ElaineAndGreg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Meh. Only good if you're adventurous and like a lot of crazy toppings (fried eggs, mac n' cheese, peanut butter, spaghetti Os, etc.) on your dog. Sorry, I'm not that kind of eater. Just mustard and ketchup, please. Not some place I'd like to go back, but the server was very nice. There's a bar and some TVs and it's... More 

Thank ms90
Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

So hard to decide! We had a blast picking toppings for our hot dogs! Also had a nice beer selection.

Thank Marcia B
Upstate NY
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I am a huge hot dog fan and have sought good dogs from all over. This is a terrific hot dog! The hot dog itself is excellent, with a nice texture and a good balance of spices, but the toppings! ANYTHING you might want on a hot dog (fruit loops?) is available. The tater tots are also excellent (and a... More 

1 Thank Flam1ngo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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118 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Stumbled upon this place while exploring Cleveland and had a ball. Lots of energy and a hot dog for every taste. Seriously, this is not your average hot dog joint. They serve them however you can imagine and they are good. I wish I could eat more because I wanted to try them all. Good bar scene, cheerful staff and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?