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Happy Dog

) #36 of 1,522 Restaurants in Cleveland $ American, ,
5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
+1 216-651-9474
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub
5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
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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...More

1  Thank ElaineAndGreg
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...More

Thank ms90
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
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...More

1  Thank Flam1ngo
Reviewed 1 October 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...More

Thank DLM212
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...More

Thank Phillip H
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...More

Thank Bigterguy
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I do not like hot dogs but my review is based on the cleanliness of the restaurant. I think it is an interesting premise but please, wipe the sides of your tables.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We visited here on a Wednesday during the early afternoon with our grandchildren. The place was nearly empty (far cry for how it hops in the evenings!). Kids enjoyed getting to choose their own hot dog variations and dipping sauces for the always delicious tater...More

Thank Nick N
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The place is quaint. The food is fantastic. This was our second visit and getting the hang of ordering now. The choices of toppings and the dipping sauces was huge. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Shawn W
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Can I bring my Grandaughters 8 and 11
25 April 2017|
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Response from Brian_of_Cleveland | Reviewed this property |
I think if you are eating lunch, it would be no problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, 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 44102-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-651-9474
  • E-mail
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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