Dogtown

Hot Dog Joint, American Restaurant, and Burger Joint$$$$
Pearl-Meigs-Monroe, Rochester
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  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Nick R.
    "Get the garbage plate, it's the best in Rochester."(12 Tips)
    Katianna C.
    "Highly recommend the golden retriever!"(5 Tips)
    Kenny W.
    "Just order the Boston Terrier and you'll be fine"(4 Tips)
    Douglas W.
    "My favorite at the moment is the Russian Wolfhound."(2 Tips)
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  • KaeLyn R.
    KaeLyn RichDecember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great for meat lovers & veg*ns alike! Veggie dogs can be subbed for any dog & vegetarian toppings are marked on menu. Special vegan burger served every Thursday. ONLY legit vegan "plate" in the Roc!
  • Valerie P.
    Valerie PerdueJanuary 10, 2016
    Unusual fun place with regular, beef and veggie hot dogs with more fixings than you can imagine. PALEO option of 2 dogs on coleslaw and sweet potato fries was delicious!
  • MSZWNY M.
    MSZWNY MikeJune 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best hot dog/burger/garbage plate place in Rochester, if not the world. Cool, eclectic place with a zillion hot dog choices. Great tunes and funky decor. Support your local businesses!
  • James W.
    James WalkerJune 5, 2015
    It's a little pricy for a hole-in-the-wall and the drunken 20-somethings and affected hipster's can wear on your nerves in such TIGHT QUARTERS if you're in the wrong mindset. But, it's good 😛!
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ConradMay 30, 2015
    Vegan special every Thursday. This is perhaps the only place in Rochester that has a legitimate vegan "plate." Many options here. Just ask. They know vegan.
  • Fred I.
    Fred IngnoshApril 20, 2012
    Ezekial D's post about veggie items is blatantly false. We use separate sections of the grill for meat items. Vegetarians and vegans are an important part of our business.
  • Kristin P.
    Kristin POctober 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    So many great selections for food. While hot dogs are the main attraction (Pitbull is my fave) their plates are great as well.
  • Josh S.
    Josh SwansonAugust 10, 2014
    So good! I had split plate with fries and Mac. Definitely will go again!
  • Joe E.
    Joe EllisMarch 29, 2015
    Wonderful hole in the wall. Creative hot dog menu, and a tasty take on the local garbage plate.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MercierJuly 26, 2012
    One of the best garbage plates in town! Try the Rhodesian Ridge back hot dog to really amazing!
  • Jason M.
    Jason McCafferyMarch 7, 2012
    Dogtown Bike ride is every Wednesday at 6:30 get here at 6 to eat something and socialize!!! Join rochester bike kids on Facebook if your young at heart and like to ride bicycles!
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SkiSeptember 22, 2011
    Great food and pet friendly- they brought out a bowl of water and some treats for my dog when we sat outside!
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerMarch 24, 2015
    I ate myself into a coma. While I was there, an angel touched my face. I had some sauce on my cheek, he said to me. I woke up and ordered seconds.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RooneyJuly 25, 2015
    The Irish Setter was delicious. Great food for the price.
  • Scott A.
    Scott AustinAugust 7, 2014
    Great variety of dogs and a very serviceable plate, too. Pies and cookies are also tasty.
  • Lisa K.
    Lisa Kribs-LaPierreJuly 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're in the mood for a plate, but not a whole plate. Get the halfie! Best buns in town from petrillos!
  • Diego F.
    Diego FigueroaSeptember 18, 2015
    They make a great garbage plate; order the split garbage plate to get the best of both worlds.
  • Sharif H.
    Sharif H.December 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Friendly staff, best footlong hotdogs in town, cheap, and quick service. Golden retriever and garbage plates are best with their crispy seasoned home fries.
  • Katianna C.
    Katianna CAugust 5, 2016
    Highly recommend the golden retriever! Also the sweet potato fries are to die for.
  • Mercy P.
    Mercy PersingerFebruary 1, 2014
    Russian Wolfhound was sooooo goood!!! Definitely will come back! :)
  • Sterling D.
    Sterling DePaulMay 7, 2013
    The chairs lean back at a good angle. Not only is me belly happy with the food, but my lumbar is happy with these chairs.
  • Jami A.
    Jami AbstonJuly 21, 2013
    Everything is delicious. Make sure you get a ginger beer with your food.
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua CurtisAugust 16, 2013
    Try everything on the menu at least once. You won't be disappointed.
  • Hano A.
    Hano AFebruary 18, 2016
    Hot dogs, fries, veggie options! Even their burger was great.
  • Douglas W.
    Douglas WallerJanuary 24, 2012
    All of the dogs are great. My favorite at the moment is the Russian Wolfhound.
  • Travis A.
    Travis AmengualDecember 7, 2012
    Best hot dogs you will ever have. Also get the sweet potato fries
  • Kartik S.
    Kartik SathappanMay 2, 2016
    Don't like hot dogs but the spicy sausage and sweet potato fries are great!
  • Joseph T.
    Joseph TargiaDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Surprisingly great for vegetarians! Try their vege junkyard plate
  • Steve C.
    Steve CarusoJanuary 15
    Best incarnation of the strange Rochester phenomenon known as the "Hots Restaurant"
  • Geoff S.
    Geoff SchweigertOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Can never go wrong with a good ole Boston Terrier. Bacon, baked beans, and meat sauce is a mean combo.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah Peacock 🎈April 17, 2013
    Gluten Free plate! OMG! YES! Gluten free dogs (no GF buns/bread though)
  • Nick R.
    Nick RovisaDecember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the garbage plate, it's the best in Rochester.
  • Sree Anirudh B.
    Sree Anirudh BhandaramJanuary 5, 2011
    : Definitely gotta try the Chicago bulldog, Cincinnati red and Greek stray! Best dogs ever!
  • Cassandra
    CassandraMarch 21, 2010
    Get the Cincinnati with a side order of sweet potato fries. They also have a great vegan/vegetarian selection.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KNovember 27, 2015
    Fido Castro is awesome! Great coleslaw.
  • Sue G.
    Sue GleasonDecember 20, 2012
    Soooooo good!!!!! Irish Wolfhound is my favorite!!!! Ok, now I'm hungry. Lol
  • Rich B.
    Rich BNovember 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Go on Friday's and get the "Foot-long Friday" special!
  • Travis H.
    Travis HardimanApril 18, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Every Friday is Footlong Friday: the special is footlong versions of the regular dogs.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CisneyJuly 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best garbage plate - a Junkyard!
  • Ivvy ♍ P.
    Ivvy ♍ PanOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The home fries are perfect. I love this place
  • Riss P.
    Riss PittmanDecember 1, 2016
    Bernese is great for the mushroom lovers
  • Tamara R.
    Tamara RoseOctober 12, 2015
    Favorite is the portobello burger
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SevedgeAugust 14, 2014
    Hot dogs, plates - it's all good.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HiltzMay 3, 2014
    New menu! Trying out some new stuff.
  • Sebastian C.
    Best veggie dogs in town for sure!
  • Mike
    MikeJune 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place, the food, the city, everything.
  • Gwen R.
    Gwen RiciglianoAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food and lots of different stuff
  • Nic M.
    Nic ManoogianFebruary 20, 2016
    Hot dogs and plates are awesome!
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BarrileMarch 16, 2012
    Best Garbage Plates in Rochester!
  • Kris T.
    Kris TJanuary 11, 2012
    Love the dogs, but Charlotte Hots is just as good.
  • CrazyDave C.
    CrazyDave ClaysonSeptember 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Simply Amazing
  • Greg T.
    Greg TaggartAugust 6, 2014
    Best hotdogs in Rochester.
  • Carmen S.
    Carmen SerrettOctober 26, 2013
    Surprisingly good garbage plates!
  • Joe P.
    Joe PhilipsonJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Garbage plate can be creative, I put jalapeño on mine.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica C.August 21, 2010
    The parking lot is tiny, so if it's full, park on Oxford.
  • Kenny W.
    Kenny WebbMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Just order the Boston Terrier and you'll be fine
  • Eric O.
    Eric OchsApril 2, 2012
    when its busy find a way to save ur seat cu z u will lose it or takeur food home with u
  • Aaron J.
    Aaron JMay 1, 2016
    Boston Terrier. Get it.
  • Gabrielle M.
    Gabrielle MacMillenSeptember 7, 2010
    Their mac salad is seriously the best I've ever had!
  • Robert P.
    Robert PadillaJanuary 26, 2015
    Yeah, veggie half plate !
  • Thomas T.
    Thomas TracyMay 11, 2010
    Everyone should go here and eat AMAZING FOOD GREAT ATMOSPHERE
  • Efrain
    EfrainNovember 8, 2014
    The coyote dog... yes
  • Randy
    RandyOctober 11, 2014
    Love the veggie chili!
  • Eric
    EricFebruary 21, 2011
    The hot dogs are so good !!
  • James W.
    James WalkerJune 5, 2015
    Hotdogs, duh!
  • Danica B.
    Danica BurdickNovember 14, 2015
    Loved the hot dogs!
  • Scott M.
    Scott MAugust 31, 2011
    Get the golden retriever. So good.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LongApril 15, 2013
    Note: Not made with real dog.
  • Aaron T.
    Aaron ThompsonApril 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the St Bernard! Personal fav!
  • Tom C.
    Tom CastronovaJune 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Boston terrier and golden retriever to get my bacon fix!
  • Nikki G.
    Nikki GrazianoJuly 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    AMAZING veggie food, always good.
  • Jess K.
    Jess KilzJuly 13, 2012
    Vegan burger and fries!!!!!
  • Brent S.
    Brent SeamansFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Dogtown is amazing.
  • Diane C.
    Diane ConwayApril 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Thursdays-Vegan/vegetarian specials
  • Vince L.
    Vince LouisFebruary 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Golden retriever is amazing!
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RobinsonSeptember 7, 2010
    The Tex-Mex Mutt is awesome!
  • Mike J.
    Mike JaffarianMarch 17, 2013
    They yell at you for talking.
  • Lisa K.
    Lisa KachigianMay 19, 2010
    Love love love the carribean wild dog!!!!
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 14, 2010
    Try the Sweet potato fries
  • Steven M.
    Steven MojsovskiFebruary 1, 2014
    Mmmmmmmmm!!!!
  • Riss P.
    Riss PittmanNovember 30, 2015
    Coyote dog!
  • Ben M.
    Ben McDonaldSeptember 27, 2014
    Garbage plates
  • Ben M.
    Ben McDonaldSeptember 24, 2014
    Garbage Plates
  • Keighty S.
    Keighty SharkeyJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wtf happened to the bathroom? I can no longer watch myself pee!
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