The Angry Dog
2726 Commerce St.
Dallas Texas 75226
So Katie and I went on vacation to Dallas for five days in April. Our purpose for the trip was to see the sights, go to a hockey and baseball game, and of course find and sample the best food that big D has to offer. This is part one of seven in our Dallas series. So sit back, put on your big belt buckle and enjoy this special edition of Eating My Way Through Dallas.
We arrived from Orange county to DFW at 8:00, on a Tuesday night, and before we checked in the hotel, we made a stop a the Angry Dog. The Dog has won a lot of awards that they proudly display on the walls of their restaurant. They have won awards for best hamburger, best nachos, and best hot dog in the city of Dallas. The place is in the Deep Elum district of Dallas, an area that is a little rundown, but I think it has a lot of potential, and a cool vibe. The Angry Dog has a cool staff, that mirrors its relaxed atmosphere. Let's see how the food measures up.
We of course started with the award winning nachos. This is the half order, and we polished them off with no problem. I thought that the half order was going to be bigger. The nachos were all right. I thought the chips were a little off, they bake their own, but they were just average tasting to me. I liked the cheese and other toppings on the nachos. The jalapenos were barely noticeable on the nachos.
Sorry for the horrible picture of the Angry Dog here, I will blame jet lag. This is a chili cheese dog with onions and mustard. This was split in two for us by our waiter. The all-beef kosher hot dog was really good. It had a good snap to it when you bit into it. The chili was mediocre, and I was really disappointed that the cheese was just thrown on top of the hot dog, and was not even close to being melted. The fries were good, especially dipped in ranch.
Above is the Angry Dog's Hamburger. This burger came with mayo and mustard, bacon,(added for $1.25), cheddar cheese, and grilled onions. Both Katie and thought that this burger was way too greasy. Of course it tasted good, and it is easy to see why this place has won an award for, "Best Cure For a Hangover in Dallas".
So our first stop in Dallas can probably be summed up by being just an average bar, with average bar food. They did have lots of TV's, and some were actually turned to hockey, and so they do score some points there. But not enough to save them from our rating.
Out of five dog houses, five being best to zero being worst, the Angry Dog gets 2.5 dog houses.
If you would like more information on the Angry Dog, check out their web site here: http://www.angrydog.com/default.asp