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Blue Dog Beer Tavern
Today 11:00 am – 12:00 am
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4524 Saugus Ave Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
4524 Saugus AvenueUSCalifornia91403
$$Gastropub, Hamburger Restaurant
Hamburger Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 12:00 amWednesday 11:00 am – 12:00 amThursday 11:00 am – 12:00 amFriday 11:00 am – 1:00 amSaturday 9:00 am – 1:00 amSunday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

In the neighborhood for over 6 years, and Now Serving Weekend Breakfast!
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Sports bar serving burgers & pub grub, with a popular happy hour, a log cabin feel & patio seating.- Google
"Great beer selection, awesome atmosphere and great food as well!"
"If you get the nachos, ask for a side of it, definitely worth it!"
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Jarrett Millard
a week ago
Great food, big burgers, delicious spicy brownies! I ordered 1 pilgrim burger with everything on it and a side of wild mac n cheese. Wow. That mac n cheese is to die for! Our server was really nice, attentive, and patient...even with a big group like us, she was awesome.
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Michael Long
4 months ago
Update: After not going there for quite some time we decided to drop in and see if things might have changed. Good news. It has. It's like it was when it first opened. It's much more fun and the food quality has improved. Apparently there was a manager running the place for a while that made the place a misery for staff (yes they told us) and guests alike. That manager is now gone. Thank goodness. We've been back three times in the last month or so and have enjoyed it each time. It's back to being a friendly, fun, chill place to hang. Previous review: We liked it a lot when it first opened. The food has really gone down hill. They also advertise for people to go there to "watch" games including championship games. Well you get to do exactly that but they will NOT play the sound for the games. That's nuts. You just get to watch.
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Morgan Greenhalgh
7 months ago
Oh Blue Dog, I love you. I know you're just a burger joint, but I still do. The burgers are on the thin side for my taste (I tend to prefer a little thicker patty where you can taste more of the beefiness), but you can't take an entire establishment by one small item alone. As it is a "Beer Tavern," the main thing you could judge them on is their beer -- and their selection is fantastic. It's constantly rotating and always interesting. On the burger front, I really do love The Squealer (a burger with BBQ!) and the Chi Chi (oh, sweet mercy, breakfast on a bun!). Oh, and their fries? Seriously, now I'm dreaming about their fries. I challenge you not to eat them all. Yes, they are that amazing. Go, now, for the good of the city!
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Evan S. Tallas
10 months ago
Edit: While my assessment below stands... Please note that my reason for not liking the Blue Dog Tavern is because it's too damn successful. Seriously. There's really nothing that they can do about the issues I have with the place, short of knocking down the building and replacing it, which there's no room for on the lot. I'm sure it's the perfect place to stop and avoid some traffic on your evening commute on either the 101 or 405. The beer selection is awesome, and the food was quite good. For me, too many people and too loud. :/ I live a half a block away, and while they have some great beers, the place is too loud to even hear anyone 2 feet away from you without yelling. The service is abysmal because there are too many patrons most of the time as well. They do a lot of business even with these problems, so they must be doing something right. I've tried it a few times since it would be such a convenient place for me to go hang out, but it's not worth it... Unless you can manage to get one of a very few tables outside.
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Lillian Rodgers
3 months ago
Sometimes a girl needs a burger and beer, and this place was a score for just that! A few of my friends have been talking g Bolt this place for some time and so we decided to head over tonight. I wasn't disappointed We started with the nachos which were pretty decent. But I felt like it was missing something. It was, extra cheese sauce. That cheesy goodness took the nachos to a whole different level! If you get the nachos, ask for a side of it, definitely worth it! I got the firecracker burger. Wasn't as spicy as I thought it would be but in all fairness I take my spice to a different level. It was pretty good but thought it cod use more of the Chipotle sauce. My friend got the shermam salad and loved it except that it too needed more dressing. (definitely a lack of sauce trend happening) Overall it was a cool spot with great atmosphere, service and good beer selection!
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Jovan Dorn
in the last week
Best noodles I've had (fair warning I haven't had a ton of noodle dishes). But rarely do I enjoy the broth by itself, I was straight drinking this broth.
Wayne C
9 months ago
The food here is great, the burgers are awesome and the beer is plentiful. The garlic fries are perfect; I usually kill an entire plate of them by myself. The staff is super friendly and attentive. The place is pretty small for the amount of traffic they get, but if you can head there on a weekday night and have a little luck it’s not bad at all.
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flint dille
10 months ago
Great location. Good prices. Don't really drink beer and liked it anyway. ez parking.


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