About The Hound
Online Reservations Limited. If you don't find what you are looking for, give us a call. 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 family owned restaurant and bar featuring American classics, top shelf bourbon and 28 craft beers on tap. Our atmosphere was designed to be warm and welcoming- think hunting lodge, antler-pronged barn setting laced with the beauty of the old days in the South, where life revolved around fishing, hunting, campfires, storytelling and making memories around your family’s table.
American, Comfort Food, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
The Hound Ratings and Reviews
This is the second time we have visited ...
This is the second time we have visited The Hound and it continues to not disappoint. We took a person who has never been and she loved it too. You have an extensive alcohol collection which I appreciate because I am a single malt scotch drinker and your wine list is eclectic but simple, and extensive in its own right. We have to be in Auburn every month for a doctor appointment and have truly found a positive reason (besides the excellent pet hospital) to visit this wonderful little college town. Although our two sons went to Auburn we were living in California at the time and never had a reason to visit. Now we have two reasons, the wonderful veterinary facilities and The Hound!
A great little tucked-away restauraunt. ...
A great little tucked-away restauraunt. Their menu has quite a few good special offerings such as a seasonal bird (in August it was duck, in November it was quail) and bison burgers, in addition to several comfort-food staples such as chicken pot-pie, meatloaf, and steaks.
Unfortunately, despite having a reservation, it took upwards of twenty minutes AFTER the reservation for them to clear a table (and it hadn't even been cleaned yet). Food was reasonably slow, but worth the wait. They don't take football gameday reservations, so it's best to steer clear unless you don't mind waiting several hours for a table (or perhaps call during the game to get your name on the waiting list if its' starting to fill up by the 4'th quarter).
Otherwise, its' one of the nicer restaurants in Auburn, up there with the Depot and Hamilton's in terms of price and quality.
Always eat at the abound when visiting o ...
Always eat at the abound when visiting our daughter at Auburn. Menu has remained pretty much the same for the last few years but we always try something different. Latest try was the brussel sprout salad- amazing ! Can always count on a good meal here - may not always be creative but always good ! Must try- fried green beans !
You need a "Maybe" answer for the "Would ...
You need a "Maybe" answer for the "Would You Recommend" block. I thought the food here was overpriced for what you got. Ordered the pork chop and all it came with was some so-so mashed potatoes, no greens or bread, nothing. It was a nice, large pork chop, but not very tender. My wife did not care for the meatloaf at all. This was an occasion to take out my nephew and his wife and we were disappointed.
Great menu with traditional and non trad ...
Great menu with traditional and non traditional America favorites. The service is excellent. The manger always remembers us. This is our go to restaurant when we have out of town guest. We eat at the Hound 4 to 6 times a month. The weekend brunch is always excellent and dinner always exceeds our expectations. We particularly like the fresh fried green bean appetizer, the Elizabeth Collins Cocktail, and the roasted brussel sprout salad. We try a different main dish almost every visit.
We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the ...
We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. The pepper jelly appetizer and the pork rind appetizer are highly recommended. I had the 16 oz Ribeye. It was cooked perfectly and had great flavor. The service we received was top notch. This was our first visit here but it will not be our last.
Alex the server was amazing, very knowle ...
Alex the server was amazing, very knowledgeable, personable and great service. The skirt steak was simply fantastic and the atmosphere has a great energy. The bourbon selection was extraordinary, though not in stock (and honestly, it's in stock nowhere) the bartender shared my love of Black Maple Hill bourbon, which proves these guys are trained bourbon artisans!
Great job Hound, you're a gem of the campus!
Went here during a football game weekend ...
Went here during a football game weekend. The place was very crowded but they seem to have a decent system for dealing with it. A secondary bar area was set up outside to accommodate the overflow and allow people some space while waiting for a table. Our server was excellent during such a chaotic time. The menu is eclectic but everything we ordered was good (stuffed dates, fried green beans, skirt steak, pork shoulder & pork chop).
If they haven't taken duck off of the me ...
If they haven't taken duck off of the menu then do not order. The confit of the leg/thigh was great but the breast was cooked like shoe leather. My colleague had the meatloaf which was also desiccated. I mentioned the breast was ruined and they took the $30 dish off of the bill. Good customer service. Very nice staff, but not very attentive during the meal.
Very nice ambience but slow service and poorly executed food make this a no go for me.
Probably a raucous college bar on a Friday and Saturday night, but not really about the food.
I love the relaxed feel of this place . ...
I love the relaxed feel of this place . The bartenders are outstanding mixologist! They have probably the best meat loaf that I ever eaten. Service was well-timed and friendly, great bourbon selection and the mix drinks are amazing.
Great environment and food. We were a li ...
Great environment and food. We were a little late due to trying to find a parking spot, but our reservation was held and we were seated almost immediately. If you're planning on dining in Auburn I recommend eating at The Hound.
We are meeting friends that we've not se ...
We are meeting friends that we've not seen in a while. We had to add to our party of four, increasing it to six. We did have to change our reservation time by 30 minutes, but that was not a problem. We were seated pretty quick once were all there. We had a great waitress. Everybody enjoyed the food.
We were never rushed, and had a great time.
Atmosphere was great. I mentioned to our waitress that it was my wedding anniversary also. She brought us some bread pudding, which was a treat.
The Hound is consistently great! They ar ...
The Hound is consistently great! They are known for their bar, but the food is equally as varied and of high quality. The atmosphere is laid-back and warm; I've never had anything less than stellar service. Highly recommend!!
Good food with a great spirit menu
My wife and I went by recommendation of a friend. The décor was interesting with art that I found appealing on the walls. The waiters and waitresses were top notch. They were not the fastest, but then they took time at each table to ensure you had what you needed and were beyond friendly and welcoming. One of the managers, Stephen, was extremely helpful, courteous, and friendly. Although it was my first visit I felt I had been their best customer for years. Their spirit menu is above par, the best I have seen bar none within a 100 mile radius. The entrees we had was good, possibly not the best we have had, but well above average. I highly recommend the Hound for the spirit menu, staff, and pretty good food. Especially the staff. Good job guys.
Great food but annoying seating policy
I made a reservation for 2 for an early supper. I arrived 10 minutes early, the restaurant was half full and I was told I wouldn't be seated until my exact reservation time. If the place had been packed I'd understand but it just seemed a bit silly to make me sit in the lobby for 10 minutes when there were clearly a ton of tables available.
Love the team! The burgers are fantastic ...
Love the team! The burgers are fantastic, just the fries have become a bit too salty over the last months. But other than that there is nothing that would at all be bothering. The staff is friendly and the location just feels perfect for a nice dine out with friends or a quick bite to grab at lunch time.
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