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Happy Dog

5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
+1 216-651-9474
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“tots” (33 reviews)
“chilli” (19 reviews)
“fries” (40 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Happy Dog has a unique build-your-own menu of beef and vegetarian dogs. You fill out a paper choosing toppings sauces, and additions. You cannot go wrong if you design it! On the hot dogs themselves, I thought the beef dog was unexciting, though covered in...More

Thank cjefrun
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews we stopped by Happy Dog. Glad we did, so many choices that you can spend days trying all the options.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

First, I didn't notice this anywhere in researching places to eat- but, on Thursdays, they also offer hamburgers with the same topping choices as the dogs for a price of $8. My family greatly enjoyed customizing their hamburgers, hot dogs, tots, and fries. We were...More

Thank aahamfam
Reviewed 24 July 2017

A group of us had lunch here with several kids because of the hot dog options. They do have a lot of options for toppings but the place was so dark inside I could barely read the menu. It is a dark, no-frills bar that...More

Thank shopgirloh
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Had an early dinner here. It may not look like much, but do give it a go. The tater tots are fantastic! Lots of toppings to choose from and even more toppings available for the hot dogs! Half as many tots would have been great,...More

Thank Bulltable
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This made him very happy! Dogs were good, was not impressed with the bun. Any topping you can imagine is an option - almost too many choices! Great tots with a variety of dipping sauces. Would have loved to have come here at night for...More

Thank leoatl17
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Don't miss out on a happy dog while visiting Cleveland. A variety of toppings on a great hot dog. The dog was very good as well as the service. Definitely will be back.

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We had so much fun Imagine ALL TOPPINGS FREE Kids love it and so do adults We had beef hot dogs and turkey hot dogs and fries

Thank Bonbonwalden
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 Patrick K
Reviewed 13 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
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25 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
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
4:00 PM - 12:30 AM
4:00 PM - 12:30 AM
4:00 PM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
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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