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Happy Dog

5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
+1 216-651-9474
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tots” (32 reviews)
“chilli” (19 reviews)
“nacho cheese” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

You wouldn't think much from the outside and honestly, maybe not even the inside but I'm very happy to have experienced this tradition in Cleveland. Dog's, service and drinks were all 5 stars.

Thank pkelly8
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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.

1  Thank izzyc586
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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
Reviewed 31 March 2017 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...More

Thank Olivia B
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank Bstral
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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,...More

Thank Brian_of_Cleveland
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,...More

Thank Brodheadguys
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
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
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...More

Thank Claire M
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24 April 2017|
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Response from Bstral | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, there were plenty of kids in the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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