[Ann Arbor] Le Dog

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Le Dog | Yelp

Address: 410 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48113
Total bill: ~$8 for cup of soup and piece of bread

Verdict: Cheesy Chicken Tortilla > Lobster Bisque
Will return: Maybe

This place looks as shady as the rest of the unusual population that tends to roam E. Liberty. But I did your homework for you so don’t be afraid:

  • Contrary to the name, you don’t come here for hot dogs–you come here for soup. If you really want a good hot dog, cook one yourself.
  • The entire place is literally contained in a box in the wall; you buy your food and leave. Unless you want to sit on the bench with the homeless, make sure you have somewhere to go to eat it.
  • There is always a queue at Le Dog. Make sure you get there early because the popular soups run out fast.
  • Open Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Soups are around $6-7 and you can add $1 for a piece of bread. CA$H ONLY.

Lobster Bisque
This is the poster child of Le Dog. Everyone knows and talks about the lobster bisque here. I think it’s just okay. It’s good but definitely does not live up to the hype. I had it twice and both times it was a bit runnier and saltier than how I think lobster bisque should taste. There are small pieces of lobster in the soup, which is a nice touch. Lobster bisque is sold only on Thursdays and Friday.

Le Dog Ann Arbor
Lobster Bisque

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla
I personally think this is better than the lobster bisque (I am gonna get flamed for this). This is very hearty and has a variety of chunky ingredients to fill you up (chicken, broccoli, tortilla, no beans thank god). Don’t let it sit for too long or the tortilla will become soggy.

Le Dog Ann Arbor
Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup (via @shanghaigirleats)