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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
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Headed down Hwy 41 after a visit to see the manatees in Apollo and we could smell the bbq smoke from the hwy so we stopped for lunch. The four rib plate and the pulled pork sandwich were great. The ribs were fall off the bone and very meaty. Service was fast and friendly. Does not look like much of... More 

Thank WisconsinHunter
Troy, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stop at this roadside hut & pit bbq for the best food you can imagine! Stumbled upon this place 2 years ago and had a wonderful lunch. Been yearning to return when we made it back to Florida this winter. They have so much on the menu it's hard to choose. If you like hot dogs, hamburgers, bbq sandwiches, bbq... More 

Thank Char R
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my son and sister to go eat their for the first time and it was a great experience. The staff is super friendly, the prices are fair and the food is to die for. I love the options they have for cheesecakes. I am actually going tonight as well to go check out a group that is playing... More 

Thank veronica12q
Otsego, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible. Our first time visiting this quaint little outside tiki place we now call heaven. We were impressed with the huge menu choices and were given great advice by the sweet lady who took our order to try the brisket sandwich. My husband ordered a chicken philly and chili cheese fries. We made our way to a clean picnic table... More 

Thank Colleen F
New England
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We past by several times during our vacation in the area. My husband noticed the huge smoker and mentioned we should stop in at some point. Every time we drove by the scents were so tempting. This place is a MUST if in the area or worth a drive. The quality of food, price point and flavors can't be beat!!... More 

Thank Meredith F
Belle River, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

seen this place almost everyday and always wanted to stop ...well we did and i wish i would have stop sooner....best pulled pork i have ever had in my life...great little place to eat and good price

Thank spizzuti47
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awsomeeeeee best pulled pork sandwich by far in this area. Fresh cut french fries are good also. Reasonable prices

Thank Gary W
Willoughby, Ohio
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115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

While driving out to the TECO power plant we observed The Dog House and More, decided it looked like an interesting place, looked it up on Tripadvisor and were impressed by the reviews and the fact that you could BYOB. After visiting the manatees, the five of us grabbed an 18-pack and headed over. I got a cheeseburger, which was... More 

1 Thank mikelcesc
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Brought our own fresh caught fish for the hook and cook special. Best fish tacos I've ever had, and I lived in San Diego for 18 years, so I've had some good tacos.

Thank Derrick N
Austin, Texas
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We were expecting the usual well done ribs with sauce but were surprised to find out that these are dry rubbed and cooked just right. Fall off the bone but have some texture to them, not cooked to death. They offer three sauces - sweet, spicy, or their mayo/horseradish white sauce. Don't really need any though. Very good ribs without... More 

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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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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