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Top Dog Berkeley Southside

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2534 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1771
+1 510-843-5967
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 02:00
Fri 10:00 - 03:00
Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Portland, Oregon
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Love this place. The hot links are my favorite. No nonsense hot dogs but many higher end choices. Tiny hole in the wall, you walk in, order, get your condiments, drinks, and walk out. Simple but perfect..... perfect place for a quick bite, especially if you're on a budget.

1 Thank nahlalee
San Diego, Ca
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I cant imagine visiting Berkeley and not having a Top Dog. My goal is to try every option before my son graduates.

Thank SanDiego_CaHelmuth
Brookings, Oregon
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

First walked into this Top Dog on Southside in the late 70's. It has not changed. Still affordable, still massively good hot dog deliciousness, still open when you want. Gotta love this place. It's Berkeley. Yeah there are other locations. But this is Top Dog. Go ahead smother that dog.

Thank MarleyMe77
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Delicious and cheap--basically the perfect meal. The grilled bun really makes it. No seating, but worth it; plus, you can stand outside.

Thank edithwharton
Long Beach, CA
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Anytime we're in Berkeley, we have to grab a Top Dog even if we already ate. Yeah, there are other locations, but this is the one to go to. Long Live Top Dog!

Thank Janina72
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376 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

I love the dogs here! All are totally delicious. I vary my selections but on my recent trip I had the Top Dog with the works and Bratwurst with Sauerkraut. Order some hot dogs and sausages, with the condiments, to take home for an inexpensive and tasty meal. Dog Heaven!

Thank albebuc
Fullerton, California
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90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Had to have a Top Dog BEFORE the Cal game, and then had to drown our sorrows at losing by more Top Dogs AFTER the game. Never mind we had to wait 45 min the second time--they cook each dog to order. For me? Top dog, deli mustard and sauerkraut. I dream of this dog.

Thank JenniKey
Radford, Virginia
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99 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

If you are a hot dog fan, this is the place to go. You can pretty much have it any way you want and the prices are affordable.

Thank taraship
Roseville, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Ok, the dog was good, the bun ok, but I didn't have anything to put over the dog. I saw nothing. It made it kind of dry. I would rather have had the dog alone. Just alone. Pop that puppy in my mouth. hmmm..... I think I missed the condiments.

Thank chiligirlz2
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

The hot dog I had was great, good choice of toppings. The guy behind the counter was friendly and helpful. Only 3 chairs to sit at the counter though, but perfect for take away.

Thank greenmintleaf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2534 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1771
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-843-5967

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