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The Dog House

4.3

3521 Hillsborough Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 383-7900
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Photo of Zachary Nally Zachary Nally
Mar 13, 2019 5

Wow, what a find! Great homemade chili and slaw, delicious dogs and great fries. All for drive-in prices. Definitely worth a visit.

Photo of Jennifer R Jennifer R
May 16, 2019 5

I am never disappointed with the food and the service here. You can eat at the picnic tables or go through the drive thru. Traffic can be a little tricky during rush hour getting in, but it's worth it. Great place for lunch!

Photo of Greyson Meyer Greyson Meyer
May 7, 2019 5

The staff are great! Always super happy, polite, and helpful. My favorite place to get a poor man's hot dog!

Photo of Terence Smith Terence Smith
May 11, 2019 4

If you like old fashioned hot dogs at a good price this is your place. They also have good North Carolina barbecue, coleslaw, and hush puppies. Their Brunswick stew is also good. If you are not southern you will probably not like the food. No indoor seating.

Photo of Jessica DRAKE Jessica DRAKE
Nov 26, 2021 5

Still delicious. The staff is super nice! Quickly got my order, food was hot and yummy!

Photo of Tracy Micheal Tracy Micheal
Dec 2, 2021 5

When I am looking for that hot dog to take me back to when they were good, only the dog house can answer the bell. They are still the best dogs town.

Photo of Wiley Bass Wiley Bass
Sep 8, 2021 5

Hot food awesome service. Be careful! The apple pies are HOT! And delicious

Photo of Cool Possum Cool Possum
Sep 15, 2021 4

I MISS THE DOG HOUSE! Used to live in Durham but moved away years ago. Got a chance to stop at the Dog House on a trip and it's still as good as I remembered! The "regular" red hotdogs were great and the beef dogs are excellent too. My favorite, the "Bulldog" (Mustard & Chili) was still on the menu along with all the other old standbys. The crinkle-cut fries were crispy outside and steamy inside. Woof Woof, Dog House! Good Dog!

Photo of Emily Kicklighter Emily Kicklighter
Jul 13, 2021 5

Fast, Friendly Service. Best Hot Dogs around and there are a lot of great hot dogs around Durham. Great Chili. BBQ and Stew are great too.

Photo of Billy Shepherd Billy Shepherd
Jul 16, 2021 4

I haven't picked up dinner 8n a while from the Dog House, but their amazing employees new both me AND my order! AMAZING! Great personal service! billy shepherd

Photo of danny mcghee danny mcghee
Jul 21, 2021 5

Great hot dog. Fresh bun, fresh slaw, onions, and a generous helping of chili. Hot and delicious. They have changed from crinkle fries, but still using a good grade. Friendly employees, clean store. 99% grade on cleanliness. Fast service.

Photo of Evyenia Dunlap Evyenia Dunlap
Jul 6, 2021 4

Staff was super friendly,efficient. Food great as usual. I did find something funky in bbq. A grisly piece that was tube form so I stopped eating the sandwich. Someone needs to check into that.

Photo of Branden Huffmen Branden Huffmen
May 9, 2021 4

They had fresh cheese fries but they could've given me more for my money. The tray hardly had any fries but they were definitely cooked well!

Photo of Gary Cooper Gary Cooper
Apr 21, 2021 4

Ordering and receiving my order was fast and efficient. Due to this location being off of Hillsboro rd., it can be difficult getting in and out when it's busy later on in the day. Otherwise, it's a good Dog House location!

Photo of diane mccloud diane mccloud
Apr 18, 2021 5

We travel all the way from Raleigh to Durham just to eat here. No other hot digs are like The Dog House and never will be. There are many that try to duplicate it but just can't do it. Bring some to Raleigh please so we can have them more often!!! Always a superb meal.

Photo of Steve Earp Steve Earp
Feb 26, 2021 5

Great place to get a hotdog. Many types available and they also have barbecue.

Photo of Meghan H Meghan H
Feb 16, 2021 5

This has been my favorite place for hot dogs for 30 years since I was a little girl. This particular location has got THE best customer service. Great job ladies!!!

Photo of Beverly Harrington Falls Beverly Harrington Falls
Jan 16, 2021 4

Friendly take out. Choose your toppings with cute dog breed labels. I am partial to the crinkle fries. Also serve BBQ and some desserts.

Photo of Josh S (Tanuki Creative) Josh S (Tanuki Creative)
Jan 7, 2021 4

Got the regular beef dog, decent hotdogs but nothing spectacular, giving it 4 stars in good faith just because i haven't tried the sausage dog yet and thats supposed to be the best.

Photo of Jea Kim Jea Kim
Jan 13, 2021 4

Good old-fashioned hot dogs that are perfect for late night snacks. Liked how their dogs are very moist, and chills were also good.

Photo of Richard Smith Richard Smith
Dec 30, 2020 5

Always friendly and great service every time I visit them....no matter who's working...

Photo of Stella Evans Stella Evans
Oct 27, 2020 4

I enjoyed my food very much. It was nicely hot and wishing I had order more

Photo of Bettie Royster Bettie Royster
Oct 9, 2020 5

I love these hotdogs. I drove from Raleigh to Durham to the Hillsborough Rd store to meet my sister for lunch. We got the Boxer hotdog, fries & apple turnover everything was delicious it was worth the 45 min drive.

Photo of Mike P Mike P
Feb 20, 2017 5

Great carnival style hotdogs! Nothing fancy, just the basic varieties. But the basics are the best. I always do the Bull or Boxer dogs. They now have all beef available also. Service is fast and friendly.

Photo of Wayne Lauster Wayne Lauster
Sep 29, 2020 5

If your from the Durham area or near the Durham area please try this place if you haven't already it's awesome

Photo of Sid Smith Sid Smith
Sep 16, 2020 5

Loved it was delicious.

Photo of lisa Walker lisa Walker
Sep 2, 2020 5

Best place for a hot dog and great service

Photo of Nelson Kerr Nelson Kerr
Aug 13, 2020 3

Good customer service. Cheap brand of hot dogs

Photo of Michael Pendergraft Michael Pendergraft
Feb 20, 2017 5

Great carnival style hotdogs! Nothing fancy, just the basic varieties. But the basics are the best. I always do the Bull or Boxer dogs. They now have all beef available also. Service is fast and friendly.

Photo of Allison Zimmerman Allison Zimmerman
Jun 17, 2020 3

Great basic dogs and fries. Inexpensive. Love the new all beef dogs. For fast food, it's better than a lot of other options.

Photo of Erick Mercier Erick Mercier
Jun 11, 2020 5

The Dog House in Durham has always been an ol school favorite pastime restruant for me and the dogs are banging!

Photo of Sylvain Johnson Sylvain Johnson
May 16, 2019 5

Great hot dogs.

Photo of DiMazing Starsider DiMazing Starsider
Mar 19, 2020 5

Always a great place to eat at with friends or family. Eat in your car, there at the picnic tables or take it home. Love how all the hotdogs are named after dogs. The fries are the ultimate best with really good tea. Actually I could find nothing wrong with the place excpet I always leave too full lol. It is the best place ever to get hotdogs!! Just saying.

Photo of Jess Harris Jess Harris
Feb 20, 2020 4

I grew up going to The Dog House. I haven’t been in years and when I went this past week to get some food for a family member because it was requested and their in another city I had to get them their collie dog, apple pie and sweet tea. Their food is really good and they now have beef hot dogs, good for those who don’t eat the regular franks. I really love their apple pies and their sweet teas...literally their sweet is like grandma style sweet tea😋

Photo of Danielle Grantham Danielle Grantham
Feb 8, 2020 5

This was my first time going here and I have to say the hot dogs are amazing.

Photo of Mindy Espinoza Mindy Espinoza
Dec 10, 2019 5

Not a hot dog fan, but this place has really good hit dogs. It's the only place I will eat hot dogs, not even at home

Photo of anthony nelson anthony nelson
Dec 6, 2019 4

This place is AWESOME friendly folks fast checkout and good food two thumbs up.

Photo of Mary Me Mary Me
Dec 2, 2019 4

The best place to get a fresh hot dog. The service is fantastic. The people working behind that glass window are so friendly and always happy to see you come. Fast service and great food.

Photo of Tonya Brigman Tonya Brigman
Nov 14, 2019 5

Grew up loving the dog house... glad they still have one around to go eat

Photo of Tyler Woods Tyler Woods
Aug 28, 2019 5

always enjoy ol yellows (and i dont like mustard and thats saying something)

Photo of Kelley Lamphere Kelley Lamphere
Oct 20, 2019 5

I love hot dogs and these are some of the best! Family night out movies, pet store, hot dogs and donuts! Awesome service, very nice ladies.

Photo of James Hudson James Hudson
Sep 21, 2019 4

Nice place to grab some dogs for lunch. Service is always friendly and I enjoy the smiles. Prices are fair, which is not always the case when eating out these days. I was surprised how good their barbecue sandwiches and Brunswick stew were. Give those a try if you don't want a dog. One side effect of the food is heartburn, which is unfortunate. I think it's their chili. Most of the people I know that eat there have complained of this and I was actually warned of it when I was brought there for the first time by a coworker. I still go back!

Photo of Turner Industries Turner Industries
Aug 13, 2019 4

Best hot dogs in Durham hands down.

Photo of J.R. Edwards J.R. Edwards
Jul 30, 2019 4

I don't want to tarnish this rating by giving it less than 4 stars however I don't think that this is the best dog I've ever had but it was good quality the wait was over 15 minutes to get for hot daal combos that seeing excessively longer than what it should be considering I don't didn't taste that they did anything extra to make the hot dogs take that long but they were freely decent hotdogs so I doubt if I would return back in the future but it was good while it lasted

Photo of Martha Penny Martha Penny
Aug 8, 2019 5

The service was awesome. Food was really good. Extra nice people at the dog house on Hillsborough rd. In Durham, NC

Photo of Falconpride Taylor Falconpride Taylor
May 23, 2022 3

Something has changed with the flavor. This use to be my favorite place to get hot dogs but every time I come around lunch time my hot dogs are never hot and most recently the chili is kind of spicy to me. I ordered today and the chili was very salty. I'm disappointed 😞. I will say the customer service is always great!

Photo of Monica T Monica T
Apr 30, 2022 5

I truly enjoy the hit dogs at the doghouse. The ladies I have encountered thru the drive threw were awesome and provided excellent customer service.

Photo of Barb S. Barb S.
Jul 27, 2022 5

Good hotdogs and bbq. Prompt service. Friendly staff. Good prices!

Photo of Monica T Monica T
Aug 6, 2022 5

I truly enjoy the hot dogs at the doghouse. The ladies I have encountered thru the drive threw were awesome and provided excellent customer service.

Photo of Wesley Gore Wesley Gore
Jul 30, 2022 5

best place in town for hot dogs i honestly wish they would put one in charlotte

Photo of Darren Young Darren Young
Aug 31, 2022 4

Had three different types of smothered beef hot dogs plus crinkle-cut fries. Just order at the outside window or go to the drive-thru. All three dogs were tasty, but not huge in size. Chili was solid. Fairly inexpensive fare.

Photo of Stephanie Brinn Stephanie Brinn
Sep 14, 2022 5

Best hot dogs around. These are from my childhood so maybe I love them because of that. Very nice associates every time I go there. Not your typical fast food.

Photo of Sherry Cannady Sherry Cannady
Jul 16, 2022 4

Don’t go in drive thru if you need to order more than 6 hot dogs have to go stand in long wait lines just to order more than 6 which you are still taking up just as much time either way good thing we don’t have to go through this type of limited food amounts at Mc D’s or Bo J’s cause they definitely provide bigger quantity regardless how you shop I mean come on it’s a hot dog how many can fit in one bag I’m sure more than 6. Maybe they will change this one day it’s definitely to hot this summer to have to stand in a outside line to order more than 6 hot dogs when you have the luxury of a drive thru. I give them four because their dogs to me are better tasting than some of their other locations.