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Old Salty Dog - Siesta Key

5023 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-1634
(941) 349-0158
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Ranked #265 of 820 restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Stokesdale, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Service great. Atmosphere great. Thats where it ends. Ordered peel n eat shrimp for app and they were pretty good. The cocktail sauce was good. Margarita was great. Then the entrees came. Fried shrimp was like the frozen kind you buy at the grocery. Coconut shrimp was also like the frozen kind. Fish tacos which came recommended by two people... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Great location, with the restaurant jutting out into the water. As for the food, what a great location! Their specialty, the deep-fried hot dog, is about what you’d expect. The PEI mussels are less than what you’d expect, the flavors in the liquid harsh and warring. It seemed like they used some sort of oil instead of butter. Could that... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch here but were quite shocked at the prices. For 10 fried shrimp it was 20 bucks! Its a rather cute spot and they have dog water bowls on every table. You can bring your dog outside and the server will fill the bowl for them. Its a good concept if you want to bring your dog... More

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Whenever we spend the day at the beach we have to end our evening at the Old Salty Dog. Love sitting outside. The crab dip is awesome and I always have the Grouper Sandwich. It's huge and tasty. The atmosphere is perfect since we are wet and sandy. Sitting outside under the huge ceiling fans is nice and cool. Yes,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We wanted to try this place after seeing it on Man vs. Food. The hotdogs were good, but nothing extraordinary about them. Many other patrons were ordering the fish. We might go again to give that a try next time we are in the area.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Popped in for a beer, tap beer was not cold. Asked for a frosted mug, they put the glass in the ice (a bar tenders NO NO). French fries very hot & tasty.

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Lake Placid, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

After seeing this on Food Network, I had to visit to try the salty dog hotdog. The view was speculator! The service was good and the food wasn't what I expected. It was average. I've been there and may or may not ever go again. $$.

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was my first time and hopefully not last. I went into this place after seeing it on a TV show so I went to see what the hype was all about. Now I know this place is delicious, really delicious, awesome margheritas, friendly staff and great location. Keep up the good work

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The food was delicious. I had the fresh catch, blackened. It was very tender and juicy. One of my teenage sons had an amazing burger, and my wife and other teenage son had the breaded and fried "Salty Dog" with cheese and bacon. Fantastic! We all had fries with dinner--they were tender and golden-brown--the perfect fries. No frills here, just... More

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Lake In The Hills
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Stopped here for a quick bite to eat. Sat outside. Food was good....and drinks were great! We look forward to going back!

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