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Mad Dogs
505 State St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 963-4233

Reviews by the General Public

Horrible, don't bother
Reviewer: Ana from Santa Barbara, CA
The hot dogs were blah, no creative toppings, nothing special at all (better at home). Most of the machine's soda didn't work (syrups were out). Just all around below average. Sad, because it isn't hard to make a good hot dog, the owner is definitely missing an opportunity considering it's the only hot dog place in town.

Great corn dogs!
Reviewer: Becca from Santa Barbara, CA
I finally tried this place out last night and they have one of the best corn dogs I have ever tried! Their french fries are amazing also. I will definitely be returning! :)

Reviewer: Ally from Santa Barbara, CA
WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED!!! I went here last Sunday night and the cashier was extremely rude and even cursed at me. It was so bad that the guy cooking the food came out and apologized for his coworker being a "b*tch". Never going back. Who ever owns this place needs to hire a new staff.

Reviewer: jinelle from Santa Barbara, CA
Fast and friendly, good menu, nice sides, efficient operation except they forgot to treat their products with love. Dessicated, un-flavorful Nathan's hot dog which should have been a juicy, tender classic. Obviously had been heated up for way too long - and this was on a busy Saturday. No excuses. Won't be back. I like hot dogs but they are just serving food here, not creating a hot dog appreciation society. Which they should for this under-appreciated All American snack.

Nice place to get a dog
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
They've got Nathan dogs there, it worked for me. They've got fixins out you can dress the dog yourself and really good fries there along with a good soda fountain. They also have some spicy varieties too. A nice place to go when you are hankering for a dog on lower state. Server was really nice.

Very Dissapointed!
Reviewer: Dave Wintermute from Santa Barbara, CA
I stop at Mad Dogs every time I pass Santa Barbara. I was coming back from Pismo (4/24/2011 9pm) and stopped there for a dog. My daughter ordered a regular dog and got a skinny shrivled over done hot dog which we paid $4 for. I asked the guy if we could get a better dog and he ignored me. He was too busy giving his buddies free beers and cheese fries and hot dogs. Not one dollars was passed for a lot of food. I asked the guy again and he said "no thats what you ordered". I left vowing NEVER TO COME BACK.

Late night
Reviewer: Cas from Santa Barbara, CA
Mad dogs is the BEST! I was totally wasted last weekend and when the bars closed I knew right where to go. Mad dogs is the best place for some late night weiner slang.

Great food, great people!!
Reviewer: Sunny from Denmark
I've been to this place many times while I worked in down town Santa Barbara in 2007. The owner, Eric and his staff are really nice to customers and their food is great! I will definitely go back when I visit Santa Barbara again.

Just Bad!
Reviewer: Jason from Santa Barbara, CA
The hotdog taste just like the one at 7-11 and was so overpriced. I wish there is an alternative late night hot dog place.

Great for those late nights out
Reviewer: Nicole from Santa Barbara, CA
I love Mad Dogs. True, they're a little overpriced but they're open late and I've seen their staff put up with some pretty unruly drunk cutomers. I love watching the pay-per-vew UFC fights at O'Malley's and because they don't serve food we usually pick up chili fries and dogs and eat with a cold beer while watching the fight. Can't beat that! They're also very tasty when you're looking for a bite to eat after those late nights out, within walking distance of most clubs and always hot and delicious.

A Hankering for Hot Dogs
Reviewer: Elena from Montecito, CA
After watching a documentary on hot dogs, I had to go to Mad Dogs. The classic hot dog was juicy and hot. The bun was far from the average that you'd get from a supermarket. The bread was very tasty and dense with sesame seeds. And they have sauerkraut for their bratwurst which I appreciated. Last of all the young man behind the counter was very polite and helpful. I got better service at this tiny place than some of the fancy restaurants in town!

Excellent place to eat
Reviewer: Victoria Napolitano from Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
I am from Carmel and my son wanted to have hot dogs for dinner. We stopped at Mad Dogs and I was pleasantly surprised to meet the wonderful couple who owns it. The churros are to die for! Thanks, Victoria and Tyler

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