Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Top Dog (Berkeley, CA)
2160 Center St Berkeley, CA 94704
Top Dog is a hole-in-the-wall institution that has been in downtown Berkeley since 1966. It currently has four locations: two in Berkeley and two in Oakland. Top Dog serves a range of different type of sausages, pork or chicken: frankfurter, garlic Frank, bratwurst, bockwurst (mostly at $3.50).
I get the Bockwurst ($3.50), which is short but thick, soft, well prepared, and comes on a softish sesame bun. The dog has a good taste and the available condiments are good - particularly the sauerkraut.
Definitely one of the better "gourmet" hot dog places, despite appearance.