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Dog House Drive In

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1216 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2803
+1 505-243-1019
10:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to stop by here on my way home from school 50+years ago - food was delicious and still is today. Building was amazing also (and it is still the same building). An Albuquerque Ladnmark

Thank theodork610
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best in town. Get w meat and onions. Fantastic! Also great chile dogs, burgers, fries, and tater tots. PLUS great, low prices!

Thank Bill B
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155 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, so we'd give a lower review for shakes (You CANT get malts here) because they are soft serve, kind of like other fast food restaurants ( why did it pop up as one of the great places in ABQ to get a shake?!!) we didn't want to scare you off entirely. It could be a good hot dog joint... More 

Thank Rebecca A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you like red chile and hot dogs you're going to love this place it doesn't look like much but I recommend you try it the locals love it

Thank 256danettet
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Chili-Cheese dogs here are in the top five I have had in my life, and I have traveled most of the lower 48 states. Small place with a simple menu, they serve to your car or you can sit inside. They only except cash, so stop at the ATM before you arrive. The only down side to a chili... More 

Thank glkaiser2015
Westchester County, NY
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210 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had to stop here and were not disappointed. Friendly service,generous portions and delicious hot dogs. Very reasonably priced and a good variety of everything. And a delicious slightly hot no bean chili topping. Yum.

Thank hiwaychild
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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113 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Our favorite thing to do is to sit at the counter and watch the action on the grill. The chili dogs are REALLY good with a nice snap and spicy chili. The last time we were there we tried the onion rings which were crispy and tasty. Worth the stop!

Thank jode3115
Roswell, New Mexico
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I love the dog house. I love to that I can drive up and get a dog without even having to get down. Or if I want, I can go inside and enjoy the smells of the kitchen. The chile cheese dog with onion is my favorite. One of a kind! The dog house reminds me of 'burque and what... More 

Thank Caveman27
Edmonton, AB
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152 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

If you want some greasy comfort food and don't want to wait a long time for it, go to the Dog House. It's so cute. The service was great and the food was awesome.

Thank ACuming
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Be sure to visit in the evening when it is lit up, just like on the BB show. Fun place to stop in and get a dog and a milk shake. Be sure you take cash, no credit accepted. Fun stop.

Thank M N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1216 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2803
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-243-1019

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?