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“pretty good dogs”
Review of Yesterdog

Yesterdog
Ranked #62 of 939 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$10
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Kent City, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“pretty good dogs”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

i had chili cheese dog it was real good im a picky eater dont like veggies so this is my dog the hubby and his cousins came here one night writeing all over walls seats window sils tables could use a good paint job and lots of famouse people have eaten here presidents singers sports stars etc

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Very average food, horrible smell”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

This place is way overrated by this website. I expected an older "landmark" kind of place based on the reviews. Every city has its classic...lots of character and memorable food. This is not that place. From the moment you walk in, one thing hits you squarely in the nose. This place smells awful. The food does nothing to make you forget about the aroma. The hot dogs are bland and slathered in heaps of shredded cheese or sour tasting pickles or kraut. The place has a sense of character with "carved" tables and walls along with some retro signs on the wall.

There are so many good places to eat in Grand Rapids - skip this one on your next visit to town.

  • Visited July 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“It's only a hot dog!”
Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

It's only a hot dog. I got a chili and a kraut dog! Great dogs and decor. The staff does not bother with interaction with the customers much, but are friendly and helpful if approached.

  • Visited June 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Go just for the atmosphere”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

The dogs are okay and apparently you are not suppose to even order them without a topping. It is dogs, chips and a drink that is it, BUT what you go for is the place. It is larger than you would expect and it is the decor that is interesting, from the photographs, to the cash register, signs, all retro. Your certainly will not go for the service, they are rude at best. The place is a mob scene at times and if you do not line up correctly, order correctly and move along, the people get down right angry. They do not take into consideration that you maybe new there, so be prepared to know the type of dog, walk right up to the counter, tell them, wait to be asked about your drink and chips, when the food is on your tray, pay and run away to a seat where you can enjoy the retro surroundings.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank BT105
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Frankfort, Illinois, United States
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“There's just something about the dogs...”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

OK... if you are a hot dog snob... if there even is such a thing, you MAY night be a huge fan of this place. The atmosphere is retro, the service is so/so, the quality of ingredients is not the best in the world. All that being said, I always have to go there whenever I am in town and I LOVE it. My wife gets the cheddar dog and an ultra dog. I actually get the veggie dog. All the ingredients, minus the dog. SUPER good even though it sounds bland, it is actually fantastic. Their kraut and relish are great and somehow, they make average quality buns taste great too! They steam them perfectly.

Definitely try it if you are in GR... remember to throw a quarter in the tip funnel!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Bill K
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