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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
11:00 - 02:30
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Sun 11:00 - 00:30
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 00:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given a list of almost 50 toppings, it was crazy! The hot dog completely rethought. The atmosphere was really nice maybe not so great for younger kids but it was a very fun and delicious dining experience.

Thank izzyc586
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had fun with family. Kids enjoyed picking items to put on hot dogs. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Friendly efficient staff. Great price.

Thank Susan C
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got a hotdog with chorizo chili, black bean & corn salsa, and nacho cheese. It was phenomenal! The hotdogs are really high quality. We shared the fries with pimento mac & cheese.... out of this world! The restaurant atmosphere is a little tacky, and the bathrooms are pretty sketchy (clean but graffiti all over).

Thank Olivia B
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Happy Dog on a recommendation from a client after talking hot dogs (Chicago style). You will not be disappointed here, the all beef dog and bun were quality and the seemingly never ending topping options made it fun. In addition to the dogs try the tater tots, they are close to perfection and come with as many dipping sauces... More 

Thank Bstral
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147 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 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
Reviewed 21 January 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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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 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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729 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 477 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 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 

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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
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?