Battleship IOWA will be closed for a special event Monday, Oct. 4 - Wednesday, Oct. 6. We will resume regular hours Thursday, Oct. 7.

Vicky’s Doghouse

Vicky’s Doghouse Cafe is now open Wednesday thru Sunday from 11am to 5pm.  We have special Happy Hour pricing from Wednesday thru Sunday from 1pm to close including discounted food and beverages.

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

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 1940’s 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.  Download the Catering Menu by clicking here.

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

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: Closed

Wednesday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Doghouse Location


Vicky’s Doghouse is located on the fantail of the Battleship IOWA in San Pedro California and accesible for free admission. 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 $19 each day.

To go onboard the 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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