Do you like your hot dogs simple? A bun, a dog, and perhaps a bit of mustard. Well if that is the case the Dog Haus in Pasadena is not the place you want to go. Are you perhaps bored with your hot dog. Wienerschnitzel not cutting it for you anymore? Want to try something new but your not sure what? Then the Dog Haus is definitely a place you want to try.
I went to the Dog Haus telling myself I was going to eat a California Dog. Basically your average dog, but this one is topped with avocado, diced tomatoes, and onion. Then, after looking at the menu for about 10 minutes (which is probably 9 mins. more than I look at any menu) I found myself frozen with the number of hot dog options set before me. AJ had already decided he just wanted a hot dog with mustard. Denise already went with the Fricken Chicken dog (a chicken based sausage mixed with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and a basil leaf). Dealing with the choices and a slightly impatient crew I went for a game changer, a burger. But not just any burger! The Little Mule. Despite the name this burger packed a big punch. An all beef patty topped with American cheese, avocado, and a tomatillo sauce for a little extra kick. Oh wait, and I forgot to mention a fried egg. A very interesting mix to the burger when you first bite into it the yoke bursts and it is like a whole different burger.
If I had to describe the ambiance for the Dog Haus it would have to be very low key 80s. You sit on these very basic high wooden stools while they pump 80s classics in the background. In the back of the restaurant you will find a Galaga arcade machine.
Despite never even hearing of the Breakfast Club AJ rocked it showing off his best moonwalking skills.
The price for the Dog Haus is decent. At $6.50 for the most expensive hot dogs and hamburgers it is not the cheapest hot dog place out there, but the size and quality are worth the price. The service was fast and the staff was friendly (even if they did laugh at AJ’s dancing).