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Top Dog - CLOSED

2503 Hearst Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1121
+1 510-843-1241
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“kielbasa” (3 reviews)
“college days” (3 reviews)
“hot dog joint” (2 reviews)
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2503 Hearst Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1121
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

This place hasn't changed at all since my college days. My favorite today is still the Kielbasa on their special roll with deli mustard, onions, relish and kraut. My only complaint is that they've decreased the size of the dog and roll through the years....More

Thank gordyc48
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was a go to lunch place... you had your choice of a dozen different types of dogs on ultra fresh buns with excellent sauerkraut, diced onions and several styles of mustard. Unfortunately, it is now a pizza place. Alas and alack...

Thank mrosen456
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great dogs! Slightly surly (in a good way) service. Nice variety, too. Honestly, I'd take a Top Dog over Gray's Papaya any day of the week! Having lived in New York City and Chicago, not to mention some of the "worst" eating spots of Europe,...More

Thank Charlie H
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was recommended to me at a giants game. I got a chicken dog and veggie wiener dog. Veggie dog is a tad spicy which is good! The staff is nice. Characters hanging out there interesting. Condiment bar awesome with kraut, relish, and mustard. It's...More

Thank wanderkitty
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Top Dog was one of my favorite restaurants as a student from 1982-1986. Nothing has changed in 30 years. I go back every chance I get. The hot dogs are amazing. I always order the Top Dog and the Hot Link. Both are grilled to...More

Thank RandS_TX
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Great hot dogs and sausages serving generations of Berkeley visitors. In my opinion they served the Best dogs in town!

Thank HenryDurant
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

As good as described by a friend :) A must visit when in Berkeley. Price was reasonable as well. Odd thing tho was it shared a door with a smoothie place beside it and wanted to use the restroom but wasn't allowed to by the...More

Thank SY J
Reviewed 14 November 2015

6 different kinds of wurst and then some. Hot dogs don't get better than this. A drink, a dog and a bag of chips for 5 bucks! It doesn't get better than this!

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Top Dog is a Berkeley tradition. Its one of those places students go after studying for a late night study break. We have visited a fair number of times and their hot dogs and aausages are the best. The conversation is lively; service is good....More

Thank mini
Reviewed 13 December 2014

If you are ever in Berkeley go to one of the Hot Dog locations! Great selection of "Dogs" and other treats. A real Berkeley Icon. I've been going to Top Dog since 1968 and have never had a bad experience. Highly recommended!

Thank Bill F
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2503 Hearst Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-843-1241
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