Good Dog Bar & Restaurant

Bar and American Restaurant$$$$
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
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  • Eater
    EaterApril 18, 2013
    The burger is a riff on the Juicy Lucy-style cheeseburger; that is, the cheese (Roquefort) is inside the patty. It's so good that Philadelphia restaurant critic Craig LaBan wrote a song about it.
  • Shelley B.
    Shelley BeruckMarch 30, 2013
    Cheesesteak empanadas are great! Good selection of beer. Good bartenders but can be a bit of a wait especially during HH. Will have to come back to try more of the menu.
  • Katie P.
    Katie PAugust 13, 2013
    Def loved the window spot upstairs! Interesting ppl everywhere (not to mention the strip club across the street/down the alley!) GREAT beers. The Mac n cheese and meatloaf are to DIE FOR! will be back
  • Era S.
    Era SinghOctober 14, 2013
    Great menu and reasonably priced - had a hard time deciding what to order. Went with the drunken hummus to start and it was delicious! And the burgers have blue cheese in them - yum! Chill atmosphere
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenMay 4, 2016
    Don't miss the burger with cheese melted inside, and simple but superb grilled cheese. Both come with sweet potato fries. Solid beer list too - has something to offer for everyone.
  • Philly.com
    Philly.comAugust 3, 2014
    The smoking ban has cleared the smog from one of the city's most intriguing gastro-pubs, where a mixed crowd of bike messengers and barristers swig cans of PBR and indulge in comfort cuisine. Read more
  • Ed
    EdDecember 8, 2011
    The meatloaf entree is better than a meatloaf entree should be. It's one of my favorite meals. Enjoy it with one of their many local drafts. They also have one of the best burgers around.
  • Lindsey T.
    Lindsey TimbermanDecember 28, 2012
    Hands down on of my favorite bars in Philly. Solid tap list - they always seem to have Lagunitas on tap! Great bartenders. Great food. Can't ask for much more!
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 10, 2011
    The Good Dog is one of the best places to call home for drinking and eating. Get the cheesesteak empanadas and the Good Dog Burger is one of the city's best. Sweet potato fries rule, too. Read more
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 3, 2012
    It’s mostly a hipster gathering place these days, but the beers are still great, the menu is killer, and if you time it just right, you can have the entire third floor to yourself.
  • Todd H.
    Todd HarrisNovember 19, 2010
    Must visit. Pictures of dogs on walls. Plus: I'm from Montana, I know beef. Might not be the best beef but the Good Dog burger is one of the best I've ever had. Skip Tria Skip rouge. Go here Have fun
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithDecember 1, 2012
    The Good Dog Burger, stuffed with Roquefort Cheese, is easily in the top five burgers I've had in my life.
  • Mia S.
    Mia S.August 31, 2012
    Love this bar. Great craft selection and surprisingly good menu. Check for daily specials and snag a booth seat upstairs. Private bar on each floor.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    $12.50 The Good Dog Burger is a classic. 1/2 of house ground sirloin stuffed with roquefort cheese and topped with caramelized onions served on a toasted brioche bun.
  • James E.
    James EdwardJuly 14, 2013
    Everyone talks about the burgers but good god try the wings. Best I've had in Philly. (But I guess that is not saying much but still...good shit)
  • James W.
    The burgers are obviously phenomenal. Beyond that, I recommend dialing up some mashed potatoes (ask for the chicken jus to throw on top).
  • Liz E.
    Liz EvansMay 28, 2015
    Get a beer on the second floor then head up to the third to hang out, play pool, and gaze at cute pictures of dogs
  • Keith G.
    Keith GarnerNovember 24, 2015
    Great vibe. Perfect surly big heart bartender. Patrons yelling at the flyers game. Sharing great brunch spots. Great spot. My kinda place
  • Abigail K.
    Abigail KofflerJune 25, 2015
    This casual neighborhood bar has good vibes and good fries (get a half order-it's a mix of sweet potato and regular)
  • Brendan O.
    Brendan O'LearyNovember 6, 2014
    Great little spot. Upscale pub grub and great beer! The photos of adorable dogs on the wall are a nice touch.
  • Scott P.
    Scott PNovember 17, 2013
    Try to sit near the back of the bar. Anything by the door will give you a fresh dose of second hand smoke from outside. Wuch
  • OkCupid Daters' Choice
    Good Dog Bar & Restaurant was voted the Best Sports Bar with No Bros by OkCupid users in the first-ever Daters' Choice Awards! Tap Read more for additional date spot categories in Philadelphia. Read more
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen L.October 17, 2012
    Very tasty white chicken chili, big enough for an entree! Solid beer menu too, get one of the more exotic or local ones
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillySeptember 19, 2012
    A stop at Good Dog had Guy Fieri praising the truffled cheesesteak empanadas. Yes, you read that right.
  • Frank
    FrankMarch 26, 2016
    Good beer selection. Laid back atmosphere. I wouldn't order the flatbread pizza again it was small and a little over done. Burgers are the way to go here.
  • RC
    RCDecember 29, 2014
    Awesome burger. I love the cheesesteak egg rolls. Stick around and play some pool on the third floor.
  • Robert F.
    Robert FeithJune 11, 2012
    The duck pot pie is fantastic and the beer was first rate. No wait when we went, around 7pm on a Thursday night.
  • Brendan R.
    Brendan RastetterAugust 23, 2014
    You can't go wrong with the Good Dog burger. Stuffed with Roquefort cheese, it's a messy delight.
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WOctober 19, 2013
    The truffled cheese steak empanadas are worth it. Make sure to head upstairs if the downstairs bar is full.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineNovember 11, 2013
    “Grabbing a shot here is a good way to end your night on a high note. Plus their burgers and fries are great to preempt a hangover!” Read more
  • shawnelise t.
    shawnelise tJanuary 19, 2012
    One of my favorite bars in Philly! Framed photos of dogs and pool & darts on the 3rd floor. Great to bring anyone here.
  • H F.
    H FramOctober 21, 2010
    Second floor tends is less friendly. First floor has same food, better atmosphere. 1/2 price cans wed and fries are amazing! Great salads too
  • Gary A.
    Gary AlanSeptember 17, 2014
    This is one of my best. Great beers and the food is terrific! Service is excellent.
  • JP P.
    JP ParkOctober 1, 2015
    Fun bar in the heart of Philly. Good beer and burgers, definitely would come back
  • Clay W.
    Clay WilliamsOctober 3, 2012
    Comfy bar serving pub grub in the middle of the fancy clubs, restaurants and such of Rittenhouse/Downtown.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BasgilDecember 31, 2013
    Shari will take care of you. She's absolutely one of the best servers I've ever had.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineDecember 5, 2011
    As more and more craft beer is canned, Good Dog’s Wednesday deal of half off cans, becomes better and better.
  • Richie S.
    Richie StarkNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chill bar, good beer selection, games on the 3rd floor
  • Gary A.
    Gary AlanJanuary 7, 2016
    This is a great bar to hang out. Awesome foods and great beer selection.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MaughanSeptember 7, 2014
    The white chicken chili with blueberry cornbread is out of this world!
  • J Z.
    J ZMay 19, 2011
    Great beers and better burgers. Get traditional burger stuffed with a little roquefort & fries...excellent.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineDecember 2, 2011
    Don't let the hipster crowd chase you out-- the beer is still great and the menu is unforgettable. Read more
  • Zdravko T.
    Zdravko TyankovJanuary 9, 2013
    Awesome burgers & sweet potato fries! They also have a good selection of beer :)
  • Terry B.
    Terry BNovember 16, 2010
    Gotta say, as an out of towner visiting, the burgers here are top notch. Well worth the visit and a return visit.
  • LEQ
    LEQApril 22, 2012
    Nice menu and great service. Three most important words: Sweet potato fries.
  • Baturalp T.
    Baturalp TorunMay 5, 2013
    Kitchen is open until 1 am. Great spot for late night craving. Get buffalo wings.
  • Kirsten
    KirstenFebruary 5, 2010
    The Good Dog burger is phenomenal and the sweet potato fries make you clear your entire plate. Be prepared for a wait though, no matter what the day or time.
  • Joe J.
    Joe JunterealJanuary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Nicest staff. They really look out for you here. Delicious food too.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesOctober 4, 2014
    Nice beer selection available. Second and third floors are best.
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DorianSeptember 26, 2012
    Get the Good Dog Burger, its stuffed with cheese. Best in Philly. HAFTOO
  • Courtney H.
    Courtney HetlandSeptember 5, 2015
    Great atmosphere, extensive beer list, bomb ass food!
  • Arielle B.
    Arielle BannullAugust 7, 2013
    I used to love this bar and go here all the time, unfortunately the staff has become rude, butting into conversations, and completely unhelpful toward beer selections and I will not be returning.
  • Sandy P.
    Sandy PaoOctober 26, 2010
    Amazing burger. BEST dipping sauce EVER. it's basically crack. Also, try the Flying Fish Oktoberfish. Solid all-around
  • Paul M.
    Paul McCauleyMay 4, 2013
    Bitchin shrimp po boy. I dream about it. Also amazing beer list.
  • Erin
    ErinDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheesesteak empanadas. Every time. Do it.
  • Grace L.
    Grace LeeSeptember 2, 2014
    The fries here are great. Comes with a good sauce too.
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffOctober 4, 2014
    Excellent burgers and plenty of craft beer options
  • Bre B.
    Bre BonnerApril 23
    Food was a bit cold when we received it so that may have affected the taste. The fried pickles were bland not much flavor. The empanadas were awkward, the sauce was not tasty. Shrimp was okay.
  • Restaurant.com
    Restaurant.comDecember 14, 2011
    The pub like atmosphere and the signature Good Dog burger list go together perfectly
  • Ricky
    RickyMarch 30, 2011
    Wow.. Burger is just awesome. Good tap selection, and one of the few pool tables in CC
  • Vidas
    VidasJanuary 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Menu favorites include the obligatory Good Dog Burger, Chicken Cordon Bleu Fingers, and the BLT. Their sweet potato fries make my world go round.
  • Lauren A.
    Lauren AdlerJune 8, 2014
    Jalapeño cheddar hummus and shrimp po boy buffalo style!! So good!
  • Tracey H.
    Tracey HackMarch 23, 2014
    Hanger steak salad. Blackberry gin fizz with bourbon instead of gin.
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GDecember 11, 2010
    If the first floor is packed, don't forget there's a second floor, although not quite as atmospherically pleasant.
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine CupoFebruary 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with the chicken sandwich - bacon chutney...
  • Adrian L.
    Adrian LAugust 6, 2014
    Fantastic beer selection, including some very rare ones
  • Lyndon W.
    Lyndon WashingtonJanuary 21, 2014
    The duck pot pie was pretty good, though grab a side of fries!
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaJanuary 19, 2013
    Blueberry Cornbread is out of this world!
  • Joanna
    JoannaOctober 9, 2010
    U have to try their good dog burger! It has 3 floors, a bar and a pool table.
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdJuly 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good dog burger is great. Beers are very cold here.
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney RasMay 4, 2014
    The House Fries are amazing!
  • Shirley Y.
    Shirley YoungSeptember 27, 2013
    Empanadas are good here, so are their burgers!
  • Brett L.
    Brett LewinskiJune 22, 2011
    The Good Dog Burger was outstanding and the fries were out of this world.
  • Lindsay D.
    Lindsay DugganFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mac and cheese with blueberry cornbread muffin hybrid thing yahh.
  • Dale A.
    Dale AndrewsDecember 7, 2016
    Good beer menu. Food menu looked real good, my pork belly grilled cheese however was just meh.
  • Dan D.
    Dan DeMarcoDecember 30, 2012
    Their Chicken Cordon Bleu Fingers are to die for.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • bridgeburgrbeer
    bridgeburgrbeerApril 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    rangers fan living in philly? bartender zac is one too, watch the game with him downstairs!
  • Alana
    AlanaMarch 7, 2012
    Perhaps some of the best seasonal ales on tap.
  • Michele
    MicheleAugust 13, 2012
    Great burger. Shitty bartenders and beer selection.
  • Giancarlo
    GiancarloSeptember 12, 2013
    Get the Chicken sandwich with bacon chutney
  • Zayne S.
    Zayne SavallMarch 27, 2012
    The salmon burger rules. Sweet potato fries earn high marks.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJune 2, 2015
    Has several a floors to accommodate many.
  • Swami
    SwamiApril 23, 2012
    Place is not that cool - think they're cooler than they actually are. And sadly.. the burgers are not that good
  • Dave S.
    Dave SlobodaAugust 14, 2010
    Tip the bartenders and servers well...they're generally great and deserve it!
  • Guha A.
    Guha ArunkumarJune 14, 2016
    Fries supreme is a must have!
  • Carrie P.
    Carrie PJanuary 1, 2012
    Seriously, most efficient/friendliest staff ever. Bravo on kicking New Years Day's ass!
  • Danny
    DannyJune 7
    Been here 25+ times
    Three stories. Open till 2a. Good food. Incredible company. Stop in.
  • Martel J.
    Martel JohnsonDecember 3, 2012
    After I leave the Goodwife I'm going to find me a good dog bar
  • Evelyn A.
    Evelyn AranaJanuary 7
    Traditional burgers 😋
  • Vincent V.
    Vincent Vin volFebruary 18, 2012
    Really cool place! Excellent sliders :)
  • devon r.
    devon roseApril 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    veggie sloppy joe! it's full of lentils and deeeelish. unique flavor for a change!
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BergerMarch 15, 2010
    Great beer great food great service... Even the St. Patty's day revelers could not distract from the good times...
  • Ian P.
    Ian PeacockJuly 14, 2011
    This is a real nice place to take your date, Rocco.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Good Dog Bar as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Tim P.
    Tim PangburnNovember 29, 2010
    Pulled pork sliders are amazing here. Recommended.
  • Gerry D.
    Gerry DamschroderApril 12, 2014
    Good bar on the last night of FF2014
  • Hannah L.
    Hannah LaHoodMarch 8, 2012
    Definitely one of the best burgers in philly!!
  • Najah
    NajahJuly 8, 2016
    Perfect dive!! Have the empanadas
  • John L.
    John LeoneDecember 21, 2014
    Stuffed burger. Do it.
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RoyApril 4, 2012
    Good Dog Burger is where it's at.
  • Frederico L.
    Frederico LieberenzDecember 29, 2016
    Um pouco escuro demais pro meu gosto, mas a cerveja era excelente. Tem um estilo misto de dive bar e lugar requintado, um pouco estranho. Vá pela birita!
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