The Hound

4.7
346 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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4.7based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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Bayougirl
Birmingham
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!

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vipRobertC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. I will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress and experience on our first visit.

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BobL
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good cocktails. Good ambiance.

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JohnT
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.

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vipokst77
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RalphW
Birmingham
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".

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MarianneT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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TeresaY
Atlanta
6 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!

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MGR64
Atlanta
10 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 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.

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ToddR
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.

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vipWENDY
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the bourbon prices are good!

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vipSavannah
Atlanta
5 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.

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vipgreglereneg
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hound is consistantly good...we always enjoy.

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vipIleneS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 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.

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SusanL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DavidM
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
7 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!

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MBA09
Birmingham
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.

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MelissaH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and great service! Really enjoyed the atmosphere

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KristyM
Miami
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.

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ThurmanD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 24, 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.

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MeganM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLoves2eatout
Tampa
24 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 !

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nancymac
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service. Everyone enjoyed it!

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MarciC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They cure their own bacon and ordering the bacon flight is a must!!!!

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vipbellcap
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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BobG
Birmingham
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.

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DavidH
Birmingham
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.

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BrentW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Meatloaf burger was on point.

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ReneeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! One of our favs on Auburn

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SharonB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 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.

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TinaH
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!

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Anthony
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.

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PattyP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MelissaT
Birmingham
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 346 OpenTable diners.