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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
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Austin, Texas
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Lizatutor
Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family & I got in town at 4pm & this place was 5 minutes away from where we stayed. What a great decision. The best burgers can be found here as well as fall off the bone smoky ribs & chicken & shrimp po boy We were very happy & truly full. Must say we did add salt &... More 

Thank cmoy2015
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spotted this place en route to our destination at little harbor. With a quick search on the internet find this places closes at 7pm. The smoker was impressive and smelt great. Yes it's an outdoor restaurant and very street style which seems to be popular for the area. We tried the pork and brisket both of which were great.... More 

Thank Vici_JH
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My daughter loves the cheese fries here! & their fish tacos are just as good! Top it off with a homemade banana milkshake & we're good to go! I've yet to have a bad meal here, & I'm saying that coming for about 5 years now!

Thank Isabel C
Sun City Center, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Atmosphere is cute. Brisket & ribs good. The gal taking the orders, very curt. It would of been helpful if she would of repeated our orders back to us with the cost. When she told me the total, I was shocked. No receipt. Tried to figure it out with the menu prices & it didn't add up. Very busy place... More 

Thank Chris H
St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went for first time and had to wait to order 1 person on phone another standing watching her and no one paying attention to me. very abrupt when taking order. I had the BBQ Chicken and was veryy disappointed tastes like it was cooked in oven not in smoker,,, no smoke flavor at all... coleslaw given with meal was 1... More 

Thank Joan731
lcsiki, Owner at The Dog House and More, responded to this review

Joan, I would like to address your review of my restaurant. We only have 1 computer (POS System) to take orders on. So sometimes a customer may walk up and we are on the phone taking an order and can only do 1 order at a time. I'm sorry you felt that my employee was short with you, I will... More 

Tampa, Florida
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155 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great family place. Friendly staff, varied menu, easy to get to. New location just of 41 is perfect after a day of fishing. We had pulled pork sandwiches but there were lots of choices I'd like to try. The pork was moist and flavorful. This is an outside place and very casual. I did not find it too noisy.

Thank cegdoyle1
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered a half slab of ribs and a pound of pulled pork. Usually the half slab isn't filling as with other Q joints. I lifted the take out lid and knew immediately I'm not making it to the pulled pork. Who's your supplier? There was so much meat falling off the bone that I ended up sharing a few... More 

Thank Michael O
Dumont, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with family in the Tampa area, and we stopped by and really enjoyed our meals! I got the grouper taco with onion rings as the side, and it was so yummy! The clam chowder we got to sample was also excellent!

Thank erinc681
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The wait time was pretty long and it was really hot out. The new location is pretty noisy with the traffic on Hwy. 41. With that being said, everyone enjoyed their food. Lots of people get their food to go, which seems like a good idea. Once it cools off, this should be better for The Dog House.

Thank Gigilarue2014

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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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