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The Dog House and More

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106 N US Hwy 41, Corner of 1st Ave NW, Ruskin, FL 33570-3707
+1 813-419-4325
11:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We have been several times! New location is awesome. Today we tell you that any kind of grouper you get is great. The onion rings are big and good. The dipping sauce that comes with them is a pleasant surprise. Old fashioned rootbeer float yummy. They have something for everyone. The place is visited quite often by locals. There is... More 

Thank Julie R
Myrtle Beach, SC
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The grouper sandwich was all breading, not fish. There were flies everywhere and a customer there had his Great Dane there. Yes, on a leash but the dog managed to go from table to table LICKING THEM. The staff was not wiping the tables as this happened either. $27 for two sandwiches, hush puppies and two drinks. Will NEVER return.

Thank LocalofMB
lcsiki, Owner at The Dog House and More, responded to this review

In response to your review, we use 6-8 oz filets (whole filets) of Gulf Grouper that we lightly dredged in a Seafood flour to fry them in. So I'm sorry you thought it was all bread g but there is no way that is the case. Also, yes, we are pet friendly. I know for a fact that one of... More 

Apollo Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the BBQ! Great price and friendly staff. You won't be disappointed! Able to eat ribs with a fork. So tender!

Thank TLP003
Palmetto, Florida
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Every time we head up this way we plan a lunch at The Dog House. Their bbq is amazing. The brisket is so tender and the fish sandwich is yummy. Great family friendly place.

Thank Mary L
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Their food is great but a little costly when compared to other similar restaurants. The Tacos are really good. The pork ribs too are really good.

Thank 446gihanw
Tampa, Florida
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

As the other reviews have stated - this is an outside establishment. Tables under shelter with ceiling fans. In the summer it is hot and humid. If you dress for it, it is tolerable. Now, about the food - I have had the rib sandwich which is served on a bun with cheese and bacon. I really liked the flavor... More 

Thank whitebirdofparadise
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a restaurant with tables, air conditioning, real utensils and a building, this isn't it. If you are looking for a food truck with a smoker and some picnic tables under an aluminum carport along the side of the road, this is for you! Absolutely delicious smoked meat...the brisket was exceptional. The sauces were excellent and the... More 

Thank MWalterH
Williamstown, New Jersey
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We ordered food from here and took it home with us. My husband and daughter's friend had the seafood platter, I had the pulled pork. I add the mac and cheese it was okay. Pulled pork was excellent. Our food was made quickly. It smelled and tasted delicious. My daughter ordered their homemade cheesecake. Staff was friendly and helpful making... More 

Thank Kimi1019
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great off the beaten path hot dog joint. Try the brisket and barbecue sauce too. The lemon meringue cheesecake is awesome... oh, don't forget the fries! Yummy!

Thank sjrev
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I was driving get by and saw the smoker. I stopped and went up to counter. They weren't really open but the gals served me anyways. GREAT ribs, very tender. They had a white sauce that was horse radish based that was yummy. 2 other conventional sauces as well. The slaw was fresh. The fried zucchini didn't seem homemade. If... More 

Thank Nelson N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 N US Hwy 41, Corner of 1st Ave NW, Ruskin, FL 33570-3707
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ruskin
  • Phone Number: +1 813-419-4325
We pride ourselves on making everything fresh to order. We make homemade Chili, Chowder, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Mango Salsa, BBQ Sauces (Sweet, Spicy and White!), Chipotle Mayo, Burgers, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce, Cajun Sauce...In other words - FRESH INGREDIENTS = AWESOME FOOD! We have our own large smoker which we daily use to smoke our Baby Back Ribs, Whole Chickens, Brisket and Boston Butts (for our Pulled Pork). Our seafood is delivered to us twice a week including Clams from Ipswich, Mass (Whole Bellies and Strips), Lobster Meat from Maine, Gulf Grouper & Shrimp! If you are looking for a great place to eat you can check out our reviews on Trip Advisor, Yelp, Urbanspoon or Foursquare!

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