Top Dog

Food & Drink
2534 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 2534 Durant Avenue, Berkeley Directions
Today 12:00 AM - 2:00 AM Closed All Hours
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Hot Dogs, American, Fast Food, Burgers, Vegan
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 AM - 3:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Mon-Fri
    12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sat
    12:00 AM - 3:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    Hot Dogs, American, Fast Food, Burgers, Vegan
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    No
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Cash Only Payment
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
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From Our Editors

Top Dog: A User’s Guide

Classic Kosher-Style Frankfurters | International Sausage Selection | Old-World European Flavors | Late Night Service

Sample Menu

  • All beef kosher-style frankfurter
  • Calabrese Italian pork sausage with paprika, chilli, and fennel
  • Smoked all-pork linguiça sausage cured in wine vinegar

Where to Sit: There are a couple of stools at a skinny counter inside the original flagship location, but they fill up fast. In other words, don’t count on them. Luckily, the meals come in buns and are highly portable.

When to Go: While the sausages make a great lunch, the eatery is also a classic night spot. It’s open until 2 a.m., even on Sundays and Holidays.

Inside Tips:

  • If you don’t dig on swine (or any meat, really), just ask for “The Wienie,” a vegetarian dog made with wheat protein, bell peppers, fennel, eggplant, and fresh garlic.
  • If you’re moving or taking a long-term vacation, don’t fret—you can still get your Top Dog fix. They graciously provide mail-order service for all of their sausages and buns. Fair warning, though: it isn’t always cheap to ship food products across the country.

Vocab Lesson
Linguiça: a type of spicy sausage originally from Portugal, which is usually made from smoke-cured pork seasoned with paprika and garlic.
Hot link: a finely ground, heavily peppered sausage, known for it’s bright red color and extremely spicy flavor.

If You Can’t Make It, Try This: the naturally smoked, 100% gourmet beef sausages in local, daily-made French buns at Dojo Dog (Bancroft Way and College Avenue), known for its Asian-fusion spin on the classic American hot dog.

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Top Dog

Sun
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Mon-Fri
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sat
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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