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Happy Dog

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American, Bar, Pub
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5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
+1 216-651-9474
11:00 - 00:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 00:30
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 00:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Syracuse , NY
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244 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

On a recent visit to Cleveland , my wife , daughter and myself went to a Cleveland Indians game at Progressive Field. We live in a minor league city and the food offerings are standard and uninspiring so it's fun to be at a major league stadium and check out their offerings. Happy Dog has a stand at Progressive and... More 

Thank Steve L
Broadview Heights, Ohio
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Nice local bar with Hot Dogs & Hamburgers 100 different ways. Tater tots & Fries with toppings & dips

Thank Jscott2800
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

The menu is pretty simple, hot dogs followed by your choice of about 50 different toppings. They have live bands at night regularly.

Thank columbuscash4cars
Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I love this place. I am usually not a hot dog fan but I LOVE Happy Dog!! It is so unusual and not the fanciest of places but the food is amazing!!!!

Thank KimHoward134
Cleveland, Ohio
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I think this is the best hot dog place in America, and I have gone to many whether its here in Cleveland or in Detroit or Chicago. You order from a pre-printed list that includes various condiments, cheeses, add ons and etc. They also have tater tots with a selection of about 15 different condiments - you can select as... More 

Thank cle-townbro
Los Angeles, California
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122 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Happy Dog is exactly what you would expect a bar serving custom made hot dogs to be like: awesome. Go if you are interested in checking out an absolute dive (in the best way possible), complete with pinball machines and a relaxed attitude from all the staff. My wife and I went and absolutely loved the experience. I ordered a... More 

Thank JasonArroyo
Rocky River, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

an excellent choice for a quick lunch. the horseshoe bar is comfortable if you're dining alone and the bevy of toppings and sauces makes the hot dog fun.

Thank critic0218
Fort Erie, Canada
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Large clean dive bar on the corner of the street with 1h free parking on the main street. Prise is reasonnable: 6$ for a big hot-dog with any toppings you want. 3.50$ for a basket of tots. We had 3 hot dogs, and they were all very good. We had the chef's special with cheddar cheese, 1:45 am special with... More 

Thank Mme_Fiero_Alex
Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Dinner club with the girls features a new spot each month, we gave happy dog a try in March. The venue itself it cool, a throwback bar, the servers were delightful, we had a large group and they let us order at the bar so we could each pay separately, and the concept is awesome - order a dog and... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

My wife and I ordered a couple hot dogs and after waiting 30 mins the bartender realized that the order was not placed with the kitchen and they apologized and comp'd our complete meal and drinks. We appreciate them taking care of this quickly once they realized that we waiting so long to get our food. I would have wanted... 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
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?