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The Hound

4.7
4.7
340 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bacon & Bourbon | New American Southern Food.

Online Reservations Limited. We do still reserve a large part of the restaurant for walk ins.

We accept reservations of all sizes for Lunch & Dinner, but only for parties 8 or more for our Brunch service.

The Hound is a local family owned restaurant and bar featuring reimagined American and Southern classics with top shelf bourbon and 28 rotating craft beers on tap. Our atmosphere was designed to be warm and welcoming and as a place for the community to gather. With a hunter's lodge vibe and antler-pronged barn setting laced with the beauty of the old days in the South, we invite you to revisit a time when life revolved around fishing, hunting, campfires, storytelling and making memories around your family’s table.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Afternoon Limited Menu Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Late Night Thu–Sat 10:00 pm–11:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (334) 246-3300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Robbie Nicolaisen

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (334) 246-3300

  • Neighborhood

    Auburn

  • Cross street

    North College

  • Parking details

    The Hound is located directly adjacent to the Auburn Municipal Parking Garage. Additional Parking is available at City Hall and Auburn Bank after 5 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends (excluding home game Saturdays)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 340 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. B

    Bayougirl

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a winner! Craft beer selection is small but excellent. Normally we have whatever the fish special is because it is always fresh and well-prepared. This time we stuck to the regular menu offerings. The lamb shank was outstanding, fork tender and rich. We also got the bacon caramel popcorn which is like a decadent adult Cracker Jack. It is an appetizer and lip-smacking. We saved a bit for dessert, which it can also be. So sweet!
  2. RC

    RobertC

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place. I will be back
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitress and experience on our first visit.
  4. BL

    BobL

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Good cocktails. Good ambiance.
  5. JT

    JohnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made this reservation for my parents as a getaway and they absolutely loved the service and the food. They were visiting from Florida and really liked their experience.
  6. o

    okst77

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meatloaf was great. So was BTA sandwich. Old Fashioned was done just right. Great experience.
  7. RW

    RalphW

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, this is a go-to spot. I enjoy the food and the drinks, but the tables can be a little close together making conversation "guarded".
  8. MT

    MarianneT

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve
  9. TY

    TeresaY

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation (which I highly recommend) we arrived a few minutes early and ordered a drink at the bar while we waited on our table. We had the pimento cheese as our appetizer, I ordered the shrimp and grits and my husband had the salmon and gumbo special. Everything was delicious! The restaurant is rustic casual and the tables are close together. We had a great conversation with the table next to us! Fun evening, atmosphere and great food!
  10. MG

    MGR64

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Love the food at The Hound. This visit was particularly crowded as the tables were packed VERY closely together and it was difficult to have a good conversation which is why I like to eat out with family and friends.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The beer selection was great and while we aren't into liquors, there was a huge selection of bourbons for any desire. The green bean appetizer was excellent.... crispy and perfectly done. For main courses, the skirt steak and bison burger were also cooked perfectly and flavorful. The only little concern was that we felt slightly rushed along by the service staff.
  12. TR

    ToddR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for our anniversary and really enjoyed our meal. The "Bacon & Bourbon Caramel Popcorn" was a great surprise and the "Big Fat Ribeye" was cooked perfectly and had a wonderful taste without being overpowered with seasoning. The Bread Pudding had a wonderful flavor and was a wonderful closure to the evening. The bar selection was great and will be back to try more choices.
  13. WE

    WENDY

    Atlanta

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the bourbon prices are good!
  14. S

    Savannah

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was great, but the hostesses are always terrible. They got snippy with us because we had an extra guest in, we would have gotten the same table regardless because they shoved 3 of us on one side of the booth. They also gave us about half the amount of the fried green beans. However, the food is definitely some of the best in Auburn. They do need to make some front changes for their sake.
  15. g

    greglereneg

    Birmingham

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good experience....little pricey for the food, but recommend it!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Hound is consistantly good...we always enjoy.
  17. IS

    IleneS

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family ate at The Hound during our school visits to Auburn. Not only was the food unbelievable, but the service was even better! Highly recommended.
  18. SL

    SusanL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter. Good food. Nice holiday atmosphere. Would like a couple more healthy options
  19. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My wife and I have started a tradition each year for our anniversary to eat at the Hound. Last year I had the steak cooked on a flat grill, was hesitant to say the least, but the waitress convince me it was good. She was right, it was great. This year I got something different which was their version of a chicken fried steak and grits. The grits were the best I have ever tasted the chicken fried steak was a tad bit under seasoned but still good. My wife had the steak which was not seasoned as well as the one I had last year which was cooked a little bit more that medium. So the steak was not, to say the least, not as good. The service was 5 star my wife and I were treated as if we were the only customers in the restaurant in a packed house.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place with an eclectic menu!! Love the decor... very warm and personable staff... our waitress was Caroline and she was precious and delightful!
  21. MB

    MBA09

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service! I had a slight problem with my food and the response by the Hound was fantastic. I have never experienced the level of customer service they provided.
  22. MH

    MelissaH

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious and great service! Really enjoyed the atmosphere
  23. KM

    KristyM

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another great lunch at The Hound, we really enjoy coming to Auburn for all the great restaurants. Highly recommend.
  24. TD

    ThurmanD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great people, great ambiance! If you want to have great service and awesome food to go with it, then the Hound is a must go.
  25. MM

    MeganM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding! Best shrimp and grits EVER! Our favorite meal while visiting Auburn.
  26. L

    Loves2eatout

    Tampa

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The menu is not large but the taste is! This is an Auburn must! The bacon flight is a must do as are the fried green beans and the pimento cheese spread. The burger is a staple but sonis the skirt steak. The have decent wine list and even better beer options. Haven’t had desert bc the dinners are so wonderful - so t miss the salads either and when in season- the Brussel sprouts !
  27. n

    nancymac

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & great service. Everyone enjoyed it!
  28. MC

    MarciC

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They cure their own bacon and ordering the bacon flight is a must!!!!
  29. b

    bellcap

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was awesome! He remembered us from our last visit...
  30. BG

    BobG

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Hound has excellent food and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend it when you're in the Auburn area but reservations are a must especially on the weekends.
  31. DH

    DavidH

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The servers and food were excellent. 2 of us had the ribs, fall off the bone perfect. The bbq peas not my favorite but one of our dining partners enjoyed. None of us would order the cheese grits again as the texture was just not right for grit lovers.
  32. BW

    BrentW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Meatloaf burger was on point.
  33. RR

    ReneeR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food service and ambiance. Best place I’ve been to in Auburn thus far!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating at The Hound is a long-standing family tradition, and the food and service are always exceptional.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food! One of our favs on Auburn
  36. SB

    SharonB

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was great as always. Although the restaurant was not too crowded, our service was not as top notch as it has been in the past. We ordered a second round of drinks when our dinner arrived but didn’t receive them until we finished our dinner. Even our water on the table was never refilled during dinner and we ran out of that as well.
  37. TH

    TinaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my FAVORITE restaurant! Great food, fabulous ambiance, incredible service...I highly recommend The Hound to anyone who wants an interesting, delicious, and filling meal!
  38. PP

    PattyP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and so was the food. The shrimp and grits were fantastic!
  39. A

    Anthony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and was great. The service staff were knowledagable and on point and you could tell they have high expectations for their service levels.
  40. MT

    MelissaT

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We do not drive over to Auburn often, but when we do we eat at The Hound. The food is delicious, the wait staff capable and there is a nice selection of beers.

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The Hound is rated 4.7 stars by 340 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    North College

  • Neighborhood

    Auburn

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Afternoon Limited Menu Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Late Night Thu–Sat 10:00 pm–11:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The Hound is located directly adjacent to the Auburn Municipal Parking Garage. Additional Parking is available at City Hall and Auburn Bank after 5 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends (excluding home game Saturdays)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robbie Nicolaisen

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (334) 246-3300

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (334) 246-3300

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