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Happy Dog

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
+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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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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707 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 460 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

1 Thank ElaineAndGreg
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167 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Meh. Only good if you're adventurous and like a lot of crazy toppings (fried eggs, mac n' cheese, peanut butter, spaghetti Os, etc.) on your dog. Sorry, I'm not that kind of eater. Just mustard and ketchup, please. Not some place I'd like to go back, but the server was very nice. There's a bar and some TVs and it's... More 

Thank ms90
Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

So hard to decide! We had a blast picking toppings for our hot dogs! Also had a nice beer selection.

Thank Marcia B
Upstate NY
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I am a huge hot dog fan and have sought good dogs from all over. This is a terrific hot dog! The hot dog itself is excellent, with a nice texture and a good balance of spices, but the toppings! ANYTHING you might want on a hot dog (fruit loops?) is available. The tater tots are also excellent (and a... More 

1 Thank Flam1ngo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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186 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stumbled upon this place while exploring Cleveland and had a ball. Lots of energy and a hot dog for every taste. Seriously, this is not your average hot dog joint. They serve them however you can imagine and they are good. I wish I could eat more because I wanted to try them all. Good bar scene, cheerful staff and... More 

Thank DLM212
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

let me start by saying that my wife and I are big fans of Eric Williams... both Momocho and El Carcinero are both fantastic and are highly recommended... we have never been to the actual Happy Dog restaurant in Ohio City... this review is strictly based on our recent experience at the Happy Dog stand at Progressive Field... we ordered... More 

Thank Phillip H
Solon, Ohio
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The old Euclid Tavern hosts this quirky bar/grill. Your choice of veggie or beef dogs can be combined with any of about 75 different toppings, cheeses and sauces to create a personalized sandwich. Add in some taters with a variety of dips and you can have a unique meal. They also carry a long list of craft beers, and live... More 

Thank Bigterguy

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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, 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
  • 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?