Federal Hill is well known for its bar scene, but many of these bars also offer some great Pub Grub and Pub Dog is no exception. The bar bills themselves as a ‘pizza and drafthouse’ and rightfully so. In addition to serving pizza, they have their own line of dog themed beers (such as the white dog which I tried and loved.) For dinner one night, a friend and I were craving pizza and wanted to try something different than where we usually go in Federal Hill (Hersh’s and Our House.)
When we got to Pub Dog, the place was packed which is always a great sign when it comes to a restaurant. We started the meal with Garlic Sticks ($8) and we couldn’t be happier with our decision. It was baked Italian Flatbread drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with two types of cheeses and served with a side of marinara sauce for dipping. The portion was fairly large and definitely something I would order again. The appetizer really excited us for the rest of what we ordered.
The pizza is personal sized so we each ordered our own. My friend decided to go the traditional route and got the Cheese Dog Pizza and added pineapple chunks ($8). My friend said that out of all of the thin crust pizza joints we have been to this was her favorite.
For my pizza, I decided to try something a little out of the box and ordered “The Original” Wing Dog Pizza ($10). This pizza was buffalo sauce, mozzarella, green onion, smoked gouda, spicy buffalo marinated chicken and a size of ranch dressing. Normally, I am a little hesitant about ordering pizza with chicken because the chicken tends to get dried out in the oven but at Pub Dog, the chicken remained moist and flavorful on top of the pizza. Even when we brought home the leftovers and reheated them the chicken still didn’t dry out. I would have preferred though if the pizza didn’t come with marinara sauce as well as buffalo sauce because that really detracted from the spicy flavor.
We finished our meal feeling satisfied and eager to return in order to sample more of their craft beers and excellent pizza. If you’re looking for a casual place to grab a quick slice that won’t be too hard on your wallet, Pub Dog in Federal Hill is the place for you.
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