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Happy Dog

5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
+1 216-651-9474
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub
5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102-3001
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

A trip to Cleveland needs to include a stop to this place. From fruit loops to truffled mustard they literally put everything except the kitchen sink on their dogs. Two caveats about visiting here 1) hipsters galore and 2) music at night (usually Fri/Sat) which...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 13 October 2015

This unassuming 'neighborhood bar' was a fantastic find for me. There were families with young kids all the way to seniors and everyone seemed happy and well fed. The staff was friendly and happy to walk me thru filling out my order ticket with all...More

Thank 0316Christine
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Loved it! Hot dogs are fun food. From childhood when mom cuts them to look like little people to ballparks and fairs, it's a happy food. It actually seems surprising there aren't more restaurants like this! Anyway, the most fun are all of the topping...More

Thank rmcareer
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I love visiting Cleveland whenever we can make it there, and we have found some really great places to eat. This trip was no different, on this trip we found a great place aptly named Happy Dog. Their menu is pretty small...More

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We make the hour drive to Happy Dog quite often, and really enjoy the food. Prices are very reasonable, and options are almost endless! Do yourself a favor and stop in.

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 13 September 2015

i was quite excited about the concept of happy dog and loved reading the long list of topping possibilities. unfortunately, the field roast hot dog contains fennel seeds, so it is a bit difficult to pair some toppings with deep fried fennel seeds. i ordered...More

Thank amyintax
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Our grand daughter picked Happy Dog for her birthday. I was a little skeptical because I don't normally eat hot dogs but was pleasantly surprised with the vegetarian option. It was fun "creating" our dogs from the many (and some unusual) topping choices. We loved...More

1  Thank sunniedays1100
Reviewed 1 September 2015

After a busy move from NY state, & settling my youngest into his junior year at CSU, we met for dinner with my oldest (she lives in Lakewood). This was a perfect place the catch up and have a memorable dinner! We'd eaten here once...More

1  Thank NorrieVera
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

A unassuming place from the outside. Simply a neighborhood bar. Inside as well. We were there early, around 5pm on a Saturday, families with kids in tow, young hipsters, senior citizens, all enjoying the place. The decor is a bar. Neat, organized, clean. We told...More

Thank Scottkn
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Rode the Harleys from Toledo just to try the vegetarian dogs and Tater Tots, have to say it was worth the trip, look forward to going back, definitely a unique environment, staff was super helpful

Thank Kevin G
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24 April 2017|
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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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