Berkeley Dog - Closed

25522 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692


  • Sun 11am-8:30pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm
  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Free Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Berekeley Dog is a Bay Area institution; known there as Top Dog, it is as much a part of UC Berkeley's identity as not being able to afford to eat at Chez Panisse. Each sausage is stellar: thick, juicy, with strong snaps and enough heft to fill you but not make you feel guilty. It's best to stick with the classics—a hearty bratwurst, a Louisiana link with the right amount of spice, a smoked chicken apple that’s actually enjoyable. And regardless of tube steak, they each settle inside what’s perhaps the sturdiest hot dog bun in the county, a sesame-seeded beauty that could probably survive a dunk in a bathtub and still not disintegrate under the weight of its holdings.

Related Stories (3)

  • Ten Great Hot Dogs In Orange County
    Friday, March 9, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. by Dave Lieberman

    In New York and its suburbs, where I grew up, there is only one way to eat a hot dog: in a potato roll with brown mustard, sauerkraut, and the option of onions in a sweet red sauce akin to ketchup.Sure, there were heretics who added...

  • Berkeley Dogs Hot-Dogs It
    Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 4:30 a.m. by Gustavo Arellano

    Even as the Great Recession decimated the restaurant industry these past couple of years, one surprising sector experienced rapid growth here: regional chains. Most of the media and blogger attention went to Five Guys Burgers, an Ea...

  • Berkeley Dog To Open In Mission Viejo This Weekend With Free Frankfurters
    Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:54 a.m. by Edwin Goei

    The Chowhounds have been discussing a new hot dog joint called Berkeley Dog which officially opens this Saturday, May 1st, in Mission Viejo. The new eatery, though not officially affliated with a popular Berkeley sausage house chain...

View All

More American Restaurants in Mission Viejo

View All

More American Restaurants in Orange County


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >