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US$10 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a small town, this restaurant is pretty impressive with a clever southern menu and excellent service. If you’re in Auburn and want some tasty cooking in the Deep South, The Hound is a good option. If you haven’t been to an establishment that offers...something called a flight, it’s essentially a sampling of several different items in small portions, often alcoholic beverages but relevant to food as well. The Hound has a bacon flight appetizer, and I highly recommend it! They have an employee who does nothing but cut and prepare different types of bacon. You won’t know which four selections you’ll receive until you ask, as it depends on what the bacon specials of the day happen to be. But let’s hope you luck out and get the garlic dill, because that was the star of the flight! For main courses, our family delved into the New York Strip, the Berkshire pork chop, and the chicken-fried steak. The cuts of beef are delicious! The chicken-fried version tastes more like a typical pot roast than Wagyu beef cheeks as advertised. Nonetheless it was very satisfying. I’d avoid the pork chop though. The gold standard would be Patti’s in Kentucky or Hitching Post II in California, where the world’s best pork chops have the texture of a tender steak. The chops at The Hound are closer to the chewy consistency of the mystery patty in a Burger King chicken sandwich. It didn’t have much flavor either. The mac and cheese is stupendous, among the best in the Southeastern United States. And that’s coming from the son of two professional chefs with very high standards! It’s cheesy, gooey, with crisp edges here and there and al dente shells absorbing this glorious perfection. Amazing! I don’t even like beans, but I devoured the butterbean succotash with the pork chop. They were incredible! Dessert was so spectacular, it nearly bumped this review up to four stars. The buttermilk pie is so perfectly textured, so smooth and creamy, such an impeccable crust and a thin layer of baked crispness on top. As none of us like anything bourbon flavored, we asked for the bourbon caramel sauce on the side. Wow, we’re we pleasantly surprised! With only a hint of bourbon, the most beautifully, velvety caramel was the ultimate complement to the pie AND the ice cream.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While cruising through Auburn, my wife and I had the excellent fortune to find this fantastic spot. The cocktails were excellent along with the bourbon list. The smoked venison burger was outstanding!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

I guess I wasn’t as impressed as other reviewers. It’s been a few months since we visited, but overall a meh experience. Bacon flight was great, albeit a bit small portion-wise. Roasted Brussel sprouts very well done as well. As far as the entrees: shrimp...and grits above average (but not by much), wagu pot roast pretty good, another wagu entree I’ve forgotten was ok, fish special not good at all. Overall it wasn’t a bad dining experience, just think there are better options in Auburn particularly when taking price into consideration.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 11 April 2021 via mobile

The bacon flight!!!! Have to try their bacon. Amazing. Drinks and mains were fantastic as well. Make sure you get a reservation

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 13 March 2021 via mobile

Fun place and reliably good food with a friendly staff. Consistently busy and always solid service!!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 8 March 2021

We've been to the Hound for nearly every type of meal (brunch, lunch, dinner) and we have not been disappointed. Recently ate brunch there, and the food was excellent. All fresh and homemade! We ordered pimento cheese as a starter which was very tasty. I...had the "redneck benedict" and it was outstanding. The sausage gravy was the best I've had, and the biscuits were on-point! Each time we visit, I leave the restaurant thinking of the next visit. The staff was extremely friendly. Our server, Brittney, was polite, kind, and knowledgeable about the menu and food. I would highly recommend visiting The Hound if you're in Auburn.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 27 December 2020 via mobile

My first visit to The Hound was wonderful and I intend to repeat it as often as possible. The staff was very attentive, the cocktail menu superb, and our entrees and dessert were well-executed. I started with a Peach 75 cocktail. Sweet and sparkly, just...as described by Aiden, our wonderful (and gorgeous) server. I had the special for the evening, a strip steak and potatoes. Simple, but elegant and perfectly cooked. We finished with bread pudding, which is a house specialty and deserves its reputation. I will say that the Covid precautions taken by the staff were wonderful, with the exception of the placement of the tables. There needed to be a few more empty tables or some rearranging of the room. The diners are too close together.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 25 November 2020

We watched an Auburn game at the bar on Saturday night. First off The Hound takes Covid seriously. If being shoulder to shoulder is what you want this is not the place. If you want incredible food and great service this is the place. The...southern fried steak is the best I've ever had. Its actually pot roast. What a concept. Beacon was great as well. Service was sincere and attentive. We will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 30 July 2020

We were at the Marriott in Opelika and food options were limited. I asked the young man at the front desk for recommendations and this restaurant was one of his recommendations. I'm so glad that I asked! The food was delicious! And our server, Abby,...was awesome. Also, COVID precautions were on point with social distancing, masks, and temp checks for all guests! I had meatloaf. My husband had the braised wagyu beef cheeks. We shared bread pudding. Everything was absolutely delicious! Including our drinks! A Hound Old Fashioned and a Mint Condition! Definitely on my list to visit again when back in Auburn area!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 10 July 2020 via mobile

We were in town recently and stopped here for dinner. Everything about our experience was top notch! The tables were spaced out so you felt comfortable, staff was super friendly, and the food was delicious! I have an allergy which they were very careful to...accommodate, which was much appreciated. We had the bacon sampler, pimento cheese, and pork rind apps. I can’t even decide which was the favorite - they were all amazing! The bacon sampler was awesome and unique, the pimento cheese was flavorful and plentiful, and the pork rinds were fresh, crispy, and tasty! I had the Piggy Smalls for my entree, and it was also awesome. Great flavors, perfect fresh bread, and the side salad I got with it was fresh and flavorful. The cocktails were also perfection- well balanced, not too sweet, and good sized. Can’t wait to go back next time we’re in town.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Beach casual.
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Not fancy at all. Relaxed environment
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The Hound is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5