Scooter's Dawg House in Mentor Opens for the Season on Saturday, April 9th

click to enlarge A light meal at Scooter's Dawg House in Mentor. - Douglas Trattner
Douglas Trattner
A light meal at Scooter's Dawg House in Mentor.

Scooter’s Dawg House (9600 Blackbrook Rd., 440- 354-8480) will kick off its 22nd season on Saturday, April 9. Located two miles south of Headlands Beach in Mentor, the perennially packed hot dog shop is a required stop for beachgoers. This year’s opening is a tad later than usual, with the restaurant typically reopening in March following its annual September shutdown.

The main draw here, naturally, is the roster of nearly two dozen signature dogs, each available in multiple sizes. The top-seller is the Chicago Dawg, which is loaded with mustard, tomato, dill pickle, relish, onion and celery salt.

After the franks, the next most popular menu items are the french fries. The restaurant flies through 1,000 pounds of spuds per day, selling them in the form of fresh-cut fries in sizes that still amaze regulars. The “small” is more than enough for three people, while the “family” could satisfy three families.

The dog and fries are joined by burgers, hard and soft-serve ice cream, milkshakes and floats.

Here is Scene’s review of the joint from 2017.

About The Author

Douglas Trattner

For 20 years, Douglas Trattner has worked as a full-time freelance writer, editor and author. His work on Michael Symon's "Carnivore," "5 in 5" and “Fix it With Food” have earned him three New York Times Best-Selling Author honors, while his longstanding role as Scene dining editor garnered the award of “Best...
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