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Old Salty Dog - Siesta Key

American, Hot Dogs, Seafood
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5023 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-1634
(941) 349-0158
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
An "OLDie" but goodie!

Old Salty Dog was one of the first restaurants we visited when we moved to Sarasota. Delightful little restaurant where we ate outside and had the best "dog" going! It's a real treat! Be sure to stop by when your finished on the beach or walking the village.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Terry D
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Tried their man vs food hot dog with everything... Loved it... Also right on the water. Worth trying if you are in the area

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

This has to be one of the worst restaurants we have ever visited!! We just came out of there, literally a minute ago, the service was SOOOO BAD, I had to give a review. The waiter: FOR GOD'S SAKE, GET A PAD AND A PEN, To write down orders. He forgets, literally within seconds! Then gets back to the table... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Old Salty Dog was one of the first restaurants we visited when we moved to Sarasota. Delightful little restaurant where we ate outside and had the best "dog" going! It's a real treat! Be sure to stop by when your finished on the beach or walking the village.

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Stuart, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stopped in here for dinner one night and had a nice meal. The service was good, the food was good, and the overall vibe was cute. I'd recommend this place for families.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We found this place by chance, with the help of our SatNav's guide, having just visited the nearby Mote Foundation exhibit and feeling hungry! We hadn't read any reviews but it seemed busy with locals, rather than tourists, which is always a good sign and had a nice menu, so we decided to give it a try. The grouper sandwich... More 

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Revere, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Affordable menu and good atmosphere for family to have lunch or supper. Casual dress is fine and plenty of TV sports action.

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River Forest, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The beer in the plastic cups was good and cold. We had the peel and eat shrimp which were fresh and tasty. My sister had the fried shrimp with fries. Standard but good and not greasy. It looks like a locals place. BUT the view is fantastic. It is on the bay and peaceful. There was a slight breeze and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We ate here recently on a vacation with friends and family. We heard they have the best raw oysters in Siesta...and they definitely DO!! The oysters were big, meaty and delicious!! We had heard about the Man V Food challenge there so many in the group ordered that loaded up hotdog. I had a regular deep friend hotdog. It was... More 

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108 reviews 108 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a lunch and dinner here during our long weekend in Siesta Key. Very friendly/professional service - very informal spot. Suggest sitting outside on the right side as you enter the place, on a picnic table under the fans. Just what the doctor ordered. Very good soup & gumbo. Excellent fresh fish sandwiches (grouper and mahi... More 

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markus2229
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great atmosphere for a fun meal. Wait staff was super helpful and on point. Conch Fritters are a wonderful starer and they do them well here. Fish Tacos for lucn burst with flavor and the Mahi was fresh. Ate outside and got to people watch as the crowds walked past us on the road... Would do again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5023 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-1634
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: (941) 349-0158

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?