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The Dog House and More

106 N US Highway 41, Corner of 1st Ave NW, Ruskin, FL 33570-3960
+1 813-419-4325
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (26 reviews)
“onion rings” (15 reviews)
“smoked meat” (6 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
106 N US Highway 41, Corner of 1st Ave NW, Ruskin, FL 33570-3960
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Reviewed yesterday

Read the reviews for the Doghouse so we decided to try it. We drove by it often but never noticed it, a little place on 41 and Shell Point. If you want BBQ this is the place to go. Their Brisket is really good, the...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is very casual. The BBQ was delicious. Plenty of food, very tasty. The meat was very tender.

Thank janitalbutler
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my opinion there is good and bad bbq. This place is very good. Had brisket sandwich and some clam strips. They were delicious. Service very helpful in explaining many options and friendly too. Great bbq and good people

Thank RW1963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just what the person “tired of typical restaurants” ordered. It’s an opportunity to discover great food away from the cookie cutter gimmicks of food fare. As you pull up you’ll see the BBQ Smoke Pit! The entire menu is amazing. Loved the...More

Thank Ellpjr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxed spot for some good BBQ. Loved the pulled pork sandwich, tastes just the way it should! 😎👏🏻

Thank foodie874
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those little food shacks with outdoor seating that has both excellent BBQ & seafood! I got the 4-Rib platter & was so happy with my meal. The ribs were tender & meaty; some of the best I’ve ever had! I don’t...More

Thank Donnablue625
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Delicious! The food is amazing! Our family has a peanut allergy and Celiac Disease. Sooooo helpful and accommodating. Went thru ingredients, made suggestions, all while being positive and friendly. Which was easy since the food is made fresh, nothing frozen. All the food was perfect,...More

Thank Sara Q
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I was referred by a friend to this outdoor stop to pick up fried clams, smoked pork, you name it! Special of the day cheesecake and friendly team serving some really good food. Covered outdoor eating area or call ahead and pick up. Stop by...More

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Ate here a few times, most of the food like anywhere else. Recommend the ribs or brisket. Mac and cheese also. Not a great value.

Thank river6132
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Since I manage to spend alot of time in the dog house this was a natural for me. Florida outdoor dining at it's best, or at least under the roof of a tiki hut. The smoker is out front so traveling on 41 can be...More

Thank silencemonk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 N US Highway 41, Corner of 1st Ave NW, Ruskin, FL 33570-3960
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ruskin
  • Phone Number: +1 813-419-4325
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We pride ourselves on making everything fresh to order. We make homemade Chili, Chowder, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Mango Salsa, BBQ Sauces (Sweet, Spicy and White!), Chipotle Mayo, Burgers, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce, Cajun Sauce...In other words - FRESH INGREDIENTS = AWESOME FOOD! We have our own large smoker which we daily use to smoke our St. Louis Ribs, Chicken Quarters, Brisket and Boston Butts (for our Pulled Pork). Our seafood is delivered to us twice a week including Clams from Ipswich, Mass (Whole Bellies and Strips), Lobster Meat from Maine, Gulf Grouper & Shrimp! If you are looking for a great place to eat you can check out our reviews on Trip Advisor
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