Vicky’s Doghouse

Vicky’s Doghouse Cafe is now open six days a week from 11 AM to 5 PM (closed Mondays).  We have special Happy Hour pricing Wednesday thru Sunday from 1pm to close including discounted food and beverages.

Admission to visit Vicky’s Doghouse Cafe is free and parking is conveniently available in the adjacent lot free for the first hour and $2 per hour thereafter.


Note: Vicky’s Doghouse hours may shift due to community events aboard the ship. Please see our community calendar to see if hours will be adjusted during your planned visit.


What is Vicky’s?

Vicky’s Doghouse is a gourmet hotdog kitchen on the fantail of the Battleship IOWA serving a variety of hotdogs, sides, salads, beers and wines. It is named after our famous mascot from the 1940s that has become a popular scavenger hunt on board the ship.  Vicky’s also caters select meetings, events, school groups, and overnights on board the ship.

Click here to download the Catering Menu.

Step 1: Choose A Style

The Destroyer

Chili, Onions, Gourmet Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Chicago Piano

Mustard, Tomato, Onions, Sport Peppers, Pickle Spear, Relish, Celery Salt, on a Poppyseed Bun

Steel Beach BBQ

Bacon Bits, Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Onion Rings

The Battlewagon

Jalapenos, Banana Peppers, Bacon Bits, Avocado, Chipotle Aioli, Onions, Tomatoes

The U-Boat

Mustart and Sauerkraut

The Battlefleet

All of the styles above on one sausage

Step 2: Choose A Sausage

Nathan’s Jumbo Hotdog

Spicy Italian Sausage

Jalapeno Cheddar Hotdog

Beyond Sausage

Step 3: Choose A Side

French Fries

Onion Rings

Tater Tots

Jalapeno Poppers

Mozarella Sticks

Load them up with Cheddar Cheese Sauce and/or Chili


Chicken Cobb

Romaine, Bacon, Tomatoes, Avocado, Cheese, Egg, Croutons

Chicken Caeser

Romaine, Parmesan, Croutons, Caeser Dressing



Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Crush, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Sparkling Water, Botted Water


Beer or Tap


Doghouse Hours


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


Note: Vicky’s Doghouse hours may shift, depending on community events aboard the ship. Please see our community calendar to see if hours will be adjusted during your planned visit.

Doghouse Location


Vicky’s Doghouse is located on the fantail of Battleship IOWA in San Pedro California and accessible for free. The address is 250 South Harbor Blvd. San Pedro, CA 90731. Parking is free for the first hour and $2 for each additional hour, with a maximum of $20 each day.

To go aboard IOWA just for Vicky’s Doghouse is free. Enter at the rear gangway which is the second one you pass when going into the parking lot and is by the security shack.

Contact the Doghouse



Phone: 424.772.0525


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Thank you to our sponsor the Navy Supply Corps Foundation and all of the incredible, mostly volunteer crew members who built Vicky’s Doghouse. 

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