I was doing a google search for The Dog House and found this message thread. I ate at the one in Merrick on several occasions -- one of the popular items was a hot dog on a bagel. The hot dog was sliced a certain way so that when they boiled it it curved and then they served it on a bagel.
I've been trying to find information on this chain for years. I remember that there were some on Long Island and some in Florida. The logo was a dog house with two basset hounds (one on each side of the house, looking away from it.
When I went to Lakeside in the late 60s / early 70s they would let us go out for lunch (which seems like such a crazy idea now). We'd usually go to McDonalds (and then go to Fannies for candy). Or maybe Kentucky Fried Chicken. Or Bucket O' Milk.
Sometimes we'd run all the way to Holiday Park and eat at Violettas so we could check out the iguanas in the nearby pet store. Then we'd have to run all the way back to get to school on time.
I remember a few trips to Holiday Park where we'd pass the 18th Century Lounge (a crummy bar on the south side of Merrick Road), throw open the door, scream "you're all drunks" to the patrons who were there at noon and then run like hell. Ah, blessed youth.
Another restaurant I remember which is now long gone is Wetson's, which was replaced by McDonald's in the mid 60s. A Wetson's on Old Country Road became Titus Oaks Records -- a very cool record store in the days of vinal.
Originally posted by flowercat
Here's one for Hilldweller & Wanderingjew!
Remember The Dog House! on Merrick Road opposite Holiday Park Shopping Center (across from Bagel City)?
I barely remember The Dog House only that it only sold hot dogs with all toppings and can't recall if they sold fries too.