Open 7 Days A Week! 10:30AM – 2:30AM CLOSED Christmas Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Easter
We do not take credit cards – cash only please
In 1976 Bill Lewis decided he could build a better hotdog. And build a better hotdog he did!
Yesterdog has won Grand Rapids Magazines Best Hotdog category every year since 1991, the year hotdogs were included in the poll. It has also been awarded the Gold Townie Award for Best Hotdog and won many awards for best hotdogs in Grand Rapids.
The restaurants interior takes guests back to the 1930s and 40s with vintage posters, an ornate hand crank cash register, an antique jukebox, and an old gramophone horn which serves as the tip target where customers toss their coins.
Customers range from Janet Jackson and Senator Levin to the business man who drives from south of 28th Street on a regular basis to get a Yesterdog for lunch. If you havent been in to try a Yesterdog (or Ultra, Kraut, Cheddar, or Killer dog) you dont know what youve been missing!
In 1999 Yesterdog was represented on the big screen as, a hotdog restaurant that appeared in the hugely popular teen comedy film American Pie.
American Pie was directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz and written by Adam Herz. Much of the film is based on the writers days at East Grand Rapids High School in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the film, the town is referred to as East Great Falls. The restaurant, Dog Years, is based on Eastowns own Yesterdog.
The 2016 movieWhy Himactor Zack Pearlman can be seen wearing a yesterdog hoodie!
The film includes Bryan Cranston as a businessman named Ned Flemming from Grand Rapids. Zack stars as as Kevin Dingle, Neds I.T. guy.
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