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Mad Dogs Hot Dogs

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2059 Tamiami Trl S, US 41 Entrance on Alligator Dr - Galleria Plaza Center, Venice, FL 34293-5009
941 493 3086
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Wetumpka, AL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mitch and Maria, the owners, hail from NYC and know their way around hot dogs. They have monthly specials as well as an assortment of hot dogs prepared almost 30 different ways. It's a tiny place and all seating is outdoors (covered in the rear) and well worth the stop. You can do drive thru ordering or walk up and... More 

Thank smcnally
Mount Vernon, Ohio
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175 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have hot dogs anyway you like them, great milkshakes, onion rings, and fries. The staff are friendly, helpful, and very courteous. There is tables outside to eat or get your food to go. The price is very good, I believe two of us ate for under $12.00.

Thank huntrer57
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing my friends rant & rave about the Italian beef & milkshakes I finally stopped in ! I regret that I didn't stop sooner as the italian beef was so amazing !! It's definitely big enough to share ! Great food & service & even received a free hot dog for my fur baby ! We will definitely be... More 

Thank Charleen K
Comstock Park, Michigan
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Mad Dogs! has much more to offer than Hot Dogs - Though small in size, they serve a wide variety of choices on their menu and have wonderful, fresh seafood and locally grown produce! Cute clothing for purchase is available too! Waitresses are exceptionally friendly and make this a fun experience. I will definitely visit them when I'm in Venice... More 

Thank DonnaKay11
Naples, Florida
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200 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped by when I was in the area for a quick bite Great hot dog Highly recommend it give it a try everyone around me seemed to like their food

Thank Joe v
Charlottetown, PEI
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440 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Tiny but mighty! Tiny location just in front of the Galleria Mall but what they do in that tiny kitchen is mighty good! Create your own or choose from their impressive list of signature hot dogs. We ordered the mad dog hot sauce on both our orders (after being warned by the owners that it VERY hot). We are chili... More 

Thank HappyCanadian13
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Love the beef with peppers and au jus! My favorite place to go after a movie. Great people and great food at a good price! YUM!

Thank Jeff T
Peoria, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We visit Mad Dogs at least 2-3 times a month for lunch. We love the quaint uniqueness of this place. We have tried a many of items on the menu, hot dogs, italian beef, wraps, etc. and have never been disappointed. We love the variety and choices. Maria is great, we love visiting with her. Good value for our money.

Thank Edison604
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This place has a drive through and has decent hot dogs. The hot dogs are over priced for hot dogs, but food in Venice is over priced! Enjoy

Thank VeniceBeachFlorida
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stopped here for a quick lunch and service was fast and friendly with a smile. Prices are bit high compared to most places I have been that serve hot dogs with items like a Coney or Chicago style dog going for $3.50-$3.75. 2 dogs and a soda plus tax get you into the $9 range - a bit much for... More 

Thank Kecz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2059 Tamiami Trl S, US 41 Entrance on Alligator Dr - Galleria Plaza Center, Venice, FL 34293-5009
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: 941 493 3086
Not Your Ordinary Hot Dog. Creative & delicious hot dogs of varying themes. Drive-thru hot dogs! With Pizazz!

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