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“Not a "Dog"; Best dog in town.”

Top Dog Berkeley Southside
Ranked #28 of 707 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Berkeley, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Not a "Dog"; Best dog in town.”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

Thirty years ago when I moved here, my first meal was at Top Dog; its still the best ever. The grill marks, the toasted bun, a regular dog or hot link or brat-there all amazing. Juicy, with the juices running down your chin. Amazing, with a great choice of condiments.

  • Visited June 2012
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hot Dog!!”
Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

This was the best dog I've ever had, better than going to the ballpark!!

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Spokane, WA
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Still serving great dogs after all these years!”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

I went to this little hole in the wall dog stand in 1973. Akmost 40 years later, its still there and the dogs are great! They are not your ordinary hot dog. The owner is gruff and is more focused on grilling the perfect dog and bun than winning any popularity prize. Nice selection of sausages and nothing but. A Berkeley landmark, albeit very small. Don't want to get into a competition about where the best dog is, but from my travels, this is about as good as it gets!

Visited April 2012
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Sunnyvale, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice And tasty snack when you want to grab something quick.”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Didn't know what the hype was about. Since I saw so many reviews and was in the area for a concert so thought of trying it but found it average, nothing great about it

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Salinas
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“feeding the people”
Reviewed December 30, 2011

Started eating at the Top in '74 and have always been completely satisfied.

Visited December 2011
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