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“hearty burgers and "Fair" style fries - were a big hit with us” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Salty Dawg Bar & Grill

Salty Dawg Bar & Grill
375 Port St., Waldport, OR 97394
541-563-2555
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Ranked #12 of 18 Restaurants in Waldport
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Salem, Oregon
1 review
“hearty burgers and "Fair" style fries - were a big hit with us”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

When exploring Waldport for the first time we noticed a little bar and grill right on the bay and thought - yeah - maybe later - as the day progressed our picnic lunch wasnt holding us - as pulling in them massive crabs is hard work ;) so we decided to have an early dinner - EXCELLENT choice -
there are 3 of us in the party with very different tastes and somehow the burger drew all our attention - my 15 yr old ordered with bacon and was pleased to find it was well done and "perfect" - with him bacon is left on the plate alot for being underdone - the buns were fantastic and the patties were flavorful and fully done - the fries were a big hit with us - they reminded us of the state fair fries and we all had a good time reminiscing about that during the meal - all in all it was a great food experience -

the atmosphere was fun and the locals/regulars were evident but not intimidating - we will surely be back again - to waldport and to the salty dawg - :)

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sparks, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Just right for a bite to eat on the bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We have been visiting the Salty Dawg for years. We go crabbing on the dock and usually eat lunch or dinner while we're here. This is a no frills place, but the food is good, the service is usually good, and the decor perfect for where you're at. We look forward to visiting every year.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Longview, Washington
2 reviews
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Best clam chowder ever! Clean, great service, reasonable prices. Other patrons were also extremely pleased with their meals. Right on the bay. Just steps from the docks.

Visited August 2012
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Holladay, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great out-of-the-way spot to grab a bite.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The food was great! We had fish and chips; clams and shrimp and chips - HOT, fresh and tasty! The banter and joking with and between the staff made for a fun lunch. We will definitely be back!

Visited July 2012
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Hubbard, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Go with the flow....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We almost did not go here for dinner based on the reviews here and elsewhere on the net. I told my wife "lets go and see if we get yelled at" like some of the folks reviews state
Folks if you find yourself in Waldport and hungry this is the place to go for good dinner at a reasonable price. If you are looking for a chez place where the servers come up to your table with a phony smile and a "hi how are you" then obviously this is not a place you want to go. The biggest complaint was rudeness. All I can say is If you want to go with the flow and treat the folks running the place like you would want to be treated then you will have an enjoyable experience. The lady serving us does not crack a smile but she has the driest sense of humor ever... she asked us if the tv was too loud and proceeded to step on bench with the statement "sorry but I have to use the remote and it was her index finger..." After a huge meal she came and asked my 12 year old son if he had room for dessert and came up with tupperware container full of homemade chocolate chip cookies and said "the only rule here is that the cookie you touch is the one you take" and then ruffled his hair (remember this is the tall "rude" lady everyone has talked about.... My wife and I are/were Mo's regulars based on the clam chowder and F/Cs..but have to say for both of us we have found our new "Mo's" here at Salty Dawg. The clam chowder is "truly" homemade and served piping hot in a bread bowl and the Fish and Chips I ordered were crisp hot and very filling! (Three huge Cod fillets). Our "rude"lol server told us that they haven't had a Halibut delivery in a while and when they do get one they are even better.... The folks on here have complained about the fries..Folks these are homemade shoestring fries and we must have come on the day they changed the oil since they were not too greasy and tasted just like fries used to taste. I usually don't get excited by dinners on weekends at the beach but this is an unusual local place where folks sit at tables that don't match, paper American flags pasted to the walls, floral curtains on the windows etc. Just good food and honest service and well worth the visit just be prepared to be really full when you leave

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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