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Happy Dog

) #44 of 1,521 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 15 August 2015

The staff was super friendly. It was my first time, I told them I was vegan and they handed me a list of all the items on the menu and it was clearly marked on what items were vegetarian and or vegan. The place was...More

1  Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We visited Happy Dog with my family last year..... yes! it took me a year to write a review since I couldn't remember the name of the place but for sure I remember the food. I was amazed with all the toppings you can put...More

Thank MEF092212
Reviewed 12 July 2015

You have over 20 hotdogs to choose from. But, what I love coming here for is the tater tots. Not many places offer tots these days so great to see tater tots as an alternative to fries. 10 different dipping sauces for the tots which...More

Thank worldtraveler1097867
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

No place like Happy Dog and it deserves the top spot. Originality exudes upon entering. You may be greeted by the loud music being played from bands of all genres, or locals talking and laughing, or both in this old school type feel hang out...More

1  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Happy Dog is not necessarily a family place (read bar), but we go early (between 4p and 6p) and have a great time! The combinations for the dogs are limitless, and the sauces for the tots and fries are outstanding. The kids get a kick...More

1  Thank LovesToTravel31
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The concept is a lot of fun, the hot dogs are very big and so are the fries/tots. You can play with your toppings and have an awesome meal for under 10$ easily.

2  Thank Ido R
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This place looks on the outside like it would be nothing special. It is just a shot and beer place but oh man! Killer hot dogs with so many toppings it is hard to choose. Do not forget to order some tots with your dogs!

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Happy dog is one of the best places in the area to get a true feel for the city and its people. The food is inventive but not pretentious. The beer selection is outstanding, both on draft and bottles/cans. Fantastic space at both the Euclid...More

1  Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 15 June 2015

For only $5 you build your own hot dog. Great! Its by no way a fancy place but the staff was very nice and the drinks were a deal in my book even if we were not there for happy hour. We will take friends...More

Thank richard p
Reviewed 14 June 2015

I have been hearing about how great Happy Dog is for at least a year so I was really excited to finally try it out today. I was a little disappointed. If you are only going to serve a couple items on your menu they...More

1  Thank Dylan F
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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