Today on the Bite Tonight: House of Doggs
The first stop on our trip to Traverse City is to House of Doggs. As featured on Food Network’s Food Court Wars, House of Doggs is owned by a husband and wife team that also married their love for food with rock and roll. Each dog name resembles music like the” Grand Funk” or a classic favorite like the “Chicago.” See how they ranked.
Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites
Price: 3.5 out of 5 bites
Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites
Service: 4 out of 5 bites
Wow Factor: 5 out of 5 bites
Reggae: Topped with sauer kraut, diced dill pickles, and mustard. The dill pickle was fresh and added a huge crunch to each bite. Mom stole a few of my onions because at House of Doggs, they do not skimp on toppings.
Motown: Topped with chilli, mustard, and onions. I added nacho cheese, just because. Delicious, and really hit the spot. There’s something about a chili cheese dog done right, that goes beyond comfort food.
Side of fries: The fries were cooked perfectly, piping hot, and crispy.
The food at House of Doggs was delicious and the inside of the dining room was decorated with tons of music memorabilia from classic album covers and records to instruments. However, what I experienced next was what makes House of Doggs amazing, in my opinion. As I was waiting in line to get a refill, a man asked for a cup for water. One of the employees called him by name, Rudy and started chatting with him. From what I gathered, the employee asked how his significant other was in which he responded “Starving.” She then offered to buy them a couple hotdogs and this really touched my heart. I got the feeling that Rudy was a regular and this was a normal thing, which made me sad, but also happy knowing that House of Doggs is looking out for him. Stop in and support House of Doggs, because not only is their food tasty, but they give back to the community.