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“Good, but could be better” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs
Ranked #1,052 of 1,552 Restaurants in Bristol
Cuisines: American
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good, but could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

We went here on the back of an article in the Metro paper which sounded quite good.

We have been a couple of times now and still on the fence with regard to what we think to be honest.

The atmosphere is not too great, the service is okayish but just needs lifting a bit to make it good.

The food is varied and nice and served on trays which is a bit different. Haven't yet been able to have a pudding but the waffles sound really nice.

The location of the pub (I say pub as it is not really a restaurant!) is in Stokes Croft which may put some folk of but we go to this area regularly and really like the vibrancy of it.

We will go back but feel the place needs to have an identity in terms of what are you trying to achieve? What do you want to be?

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

Expected big things i have to say, but left a little disappointed. The frie's with 4 cheese topping is a rip, i'd never have had it if i knew it was processed cheap cheese and for 3.25 isn't nearly enough value. The dog was nice enough if a little lightweight, and for a fiver i wouldn't expect that, should have really filling, could get the same at a market stall for half price. The waffles however, were incredible and good value to boot! Great idea this, but needs a bit beefing up and better atmos before it becomes a classic. Would go again though!

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Friendly service, reasonable prices and great dogs!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

Went along with friends to this restaurant, because they'd heard about it in a local free paper. Definitely worth the trip. As a multiple visitor to Atomic Burger in Oxford (recently also opened in Bristol, on Gloucester Road), and as someone who enjoys it immensely, the idea of a hot dog restaurant is obviously very appealing.

There's nothing overly fancy about the place, and it's definitely more kitsch café than chic restaurant, but for all that it's a very pleasant place to be. The food is tasty, the portions generous, and the menu appealing. The waffles are delicious as well, so leave room for pudding!

The only thing I would say is that it can be tricky to park nearby, especially if you have a fancy car. I was quite glad to get back to my car afterwards, and with hindsight I think I would either have got a lift, or would have parked at the NCP at the bottom of Stokes Croft and walked up, which may well have been a good idea after a large hotdog and waffle meal.

I definitely hope to visit again at some point, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others looking for a no frills meal out with friends.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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