15899 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos, CA | Directions 9503237.237651 -121.962458
Best hamburgers and hotdogs, high quality meat – I remember reading in the paper about the best old fashion hotdogs and hamburgers at Happy Hound so I had to try. Glad to say I was not disappointed at all. The meat is high quality, there shakes are to die for, and they have some of the tastiest chili dogs ever. If you want an over load of great fries this is the place to go for a huge portion of fries. Their onion rings are so so good too.... If you want quality, good food, and fast service, this is definitley the place to go. The food speaks for itself ! The shakes are made with real ice cream ....i highly reccomend the chocolate! If you want a cheap low quality dog food grade meat burger....Happy Hound is NOT the place to go.......but if you are craving a juicy cheese burger or a cheesy chili hound (hotdog), then I definitely reccomend Happy Hound.
This food makes me happy. Best burgers and the chocolate shake....YUM! – I don't go out to fast food often, so when I want to indulge it better be worth it...and Happy Hound was. Hamburger was big and juicy and they put on a thousand island type of sauce that I was licking off my fingers between each bite. The chocolate milkshake was super good, but if you order a large you gotta be able to commit to a big gulp size shake. My friend got the mexidog. I tried that ...yummy! If you get the urge for a super good burger though, the "happy burger" definitely delivers.
Just an average fast food. Not impressed. – After looking trough all these great reviews, I had quite high expectations for the place. Unfortunately it did not stand for it reputation. First the scene - tiny, uncomfortable even comparing to other fast food places. I ordered double cheeseburger, French fries and a small drink, so at about 9 dollars it was quite higher when average for FF. My burger arrived as giant mess, I can't imagine how could you feet it into anyone?s mouth, with huge load of messy sauce on one side. Now it comes to fairly difficult and messy process of separating burger and eating it somehow. This way you will actually get a taste of meat itself and not all the sauce around and it wasn't so great to be honest. French fries have been OK, just about average and for the price I got mostly ice and very little coke - this is probably good for you though!
So at the price what comes very close to some much more upscale places to get burger I got something what I would rate far below "In and Out" for instance. Definitely better when any chain like "McDonalds" or "Burger King", but still hardly enjoyable.
Best Burgers and Hot Dogs – I have been going to the Happy Hound for many years and have always loved the food, but lately things have been even better everything seems to be running smoother and the food if possible is even more tasty and larger portions , I found out why, the owner is back running everything again.
Good job Mr Hound!
Good burger joint – Very basic. Burgers and Dogs. But they do it well and have a lot of toppings to load on it. Not a lot of room, but they do have a to-go window...which is nice.
Quite Good, but skimpy on the O-Rings – I only tried the Hot Dogs here. My Kraut Dog with Onions, was very delicious, although was disappointed they didn't have jalapenos as a topping. I would absolutly go there again for the dog, but next time I'll try the hamburger as I hear they are excellent. It smelled delicious in there!
I also order a Malted Chocholate Shake, which was everything I could expect it to be; very delicious.
The Onion Rings I ordered were very tasty, but the amount of rings I received for the price paid was way too small. I thought the portions would be like the fries, but when I received them, there was this small heap in my basket, which at first I thought must be a mistake. I will certainly return, but will order fries next time to get my money's worth. I tasted my friends fries and they were delicious!
The unofficial hot dog and hamburger headquarters of Los Gatos. – The Scene
It's cramped inside and the grill pumps out a lot of moist heat. There's a constant backdrop of sizzling grease. But from the moment you walk in, you know you're going to get great fast food. The best seats are along the short counter overlooking the hamburger-assembly process.
Happy Hound serves the best hot dogs in the South Bay. Order up a juicy nine-incher prepared exactly to your liking: piled high with cheese, soaked with chili or with a simple streak of mustard. The 1/3-pound hamburgers are almost as good as the dogs. Take it double and add a mess of toppings such as bacon, chili and mushrooms. The fries are stuff of legend: A large order weighs two pounds (or more) and can easily feed a group of four.
NOT THAT HAPPY – after reading reviews i was expecting something better then what i got. the chili cheese dog was average, the amount of onion rings i got for the price was miminal. overall i think i can find a better place to eat.
It Really is the Best – I cannot say enough about the great food at the Happy Hound. There is no better burger or hotdog around and I have had them all over the country. The size, the freshness, the prices all come together to make this this best little big lunch place in the bay area. Try the cheddar burger or the malts and you will see what I mean. Without a doubt everyone who eats here leaves a "happy hound!"
My burger heaven – The Happy Hound burger with chedder cheese, don't eat this one and drive. You'll need both hands, and your focus will be on the pure pleasure of what a hamburger at it's finest is all about.
My winner combo: Happy Burger w/chedder, medium fries, root beer freeze.
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