good dog bad dog
If you’re up for a food coma, this hotdog joint is not going to disappoint! Its bright red walls, chequered floors and retro styling provide a fun and vibrant space located just off the main drag in the Pt Chev shops.
For a big space, with the added option to swing past for takeaways, we would have thought Good Dog Bad Dog would be bustling with people, but the day we visited we had the whole place to ourselves – it felt a little lonely in there! However we were not there to watch people, we were there to get ourselves knee deep into some seriously intense, carb filled hot dogs. And that we did.
The ‘dogs were stacked high with fillings and the traditionally long buns were lovely and soft making their consumption all too easy. The fried chicken nuggies were tasty and crisp, but our group favourites were the tots – yes lips to the hips people, and oh so worth it!
This is a fab option for a quick and easy (unhealthy and don’t give a damn) street-styled experience. But if you want a legit philly steak, we would recommend the short trek to Phat Philly’s in Morningside (of course).
Louise had ½ a philly cheese steak and ½ a good dog, some tots and a bite of the corn dog. She said, “Given my ‘interest’ in Phat Philly’s, it was a no-brainer to go and visit Good Dog Bad Dog and give the cheese steak a run for my money. Bread was soft, steak was tasty but the meat was a cheaper cut, and there was a distinct lack of cheese. Plant-based roll was tasty and quite delish but somewhat overwhelmed by the hoisin sauce (hoisin has a way of doing that IMHO). Tots and fried chicken were both generous, crispy and delicious and the winner for me.”
the cheese burger, some tots and a corn dog. He said, “Lots of yum flavours and good size meals. The restaurant has a nice vibe and is put together well.”
Mel had ½ a philly cheese steak and ½ a good dog, some tots and a bite of the corn dog. She said, “For a burger joint this was pretty good, full flavours which confidently mixed sweet, savoury and spicy. Came away expectedly full, no diets allowed in this place! It’s a big space with lots of seating options – however, we were the only ones there though so for me it lacked any cool atmosphere or fun vibe.”
Sarah had the fried chicken hoagie, tots and a bite of corn dog. She said, “I was scared heading to Good Dog Bad Dog. Looking at their insta it seemed intense, the kind of place that puts you in a food coma. I was mostly right but enjoyed it all the same! I liked the fried chicken hoagie – the chicken had good seasoning and tots are always a winner in my books. The corndog I did not enjoy – it was an unexpected mix of sweet and savoury and I didn’t realise it was a fish cake sausage inside – a strange surprise. Would recommend this place for when you need a fried food fix.”
Sam had the cheese burger, some tots and a corn dog. He said, “Lots of yum flavours and good size meals. The restaurant has a nice vibe and is put together well.”