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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” (35 reviews)
“chilli” (20 reviews)
“fries” (41 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Happy Dog is exactly what you would expect a bar serving custom made hot dogs to be like: awesome. Go if you are interested in checking out an absolute dive (in the best way possible), complete with pinball machines and a relaxed attitude from all...More

Thank JasonArroyo
Reviewed 11 May 2016

an excellent choice for a quick lunch. the horseshoe bar is comfortable if you're dining alone and the bevy of toppings and sauces makes the hot dog fun.

Thank critic0218
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Large clean dive bar on the corner of the street with 1h free parking on the main street. Prise is reasonnable: 6$ for a big hot-dog with any toppings you want. 3.50$ for a basket of tots. We had 3 hot dogs, and they were...More

Thank Mme_Fiero_Alex
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Dinner club with the girls features a new spot each month, we gave happy dog a try in March. The venue itself it cool, a throwback bar, the servers were delightful, we had a large group and they let us order at the bar so...More

1  Thank kriley224
Reviewed 20 January 2016

My wife and I ordered a couple hot dogs and after waiting 30 mins the bartender realized that the order was not placed with the kitchen and they apologized and comp'd our complete meal and drinks. We appreciate them taking care of this quickly once...More

Thank WisepaesG
Reviewed 13 January 2016

This little altering hole was delicious! With only two choices on the menu (vegetarian hot dog and regular hot dog) you would think it would be easy to order. Not so. You can pick from about 30 toppings to put on a hot dog. I...More

Thank Sharijeff
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Get the Froot Loops! Chili dog with Froot Loops and others is a great idea. Any topping you can think of, they have it. Also a great pinball machine

Thank TheTravelingRoss
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Happy Dog is a great spot if you like hotdogs. They offer 30+ different toppings options for your hotdog; almost too many!

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We were excited when the Happy Dog announced it was opening a second location (Euclid Tavern by University Circle). Since we are east siders, this one is a lot closer - but not as good as the original "Happy Dog". Why in the world they...More

1  Thank scenicsam
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Dogs, Tots, Beer and if your lucky music. An eclectic gathering place, mixing an old city tavern and a college atmosphere. The hotdogs, with their multitude of toppings, from Brie to Fruit Loops and everything you can imagine I between. Eat them with a fork...More

Thank Sheldon E
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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