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Old Salty Dog - Siesta Key

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5023 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-1634
+1 941-349-0158
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Kanata, ON
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is something about "Institutions" which always leave me wanting more. Returning to Siesta Key after a two year absence we finally ventured into the Village to check out the local restaurants. Old Salty Dog has an established reputation and I'm sure a loyal following who will not share my views. I had two appetizers - calamari and conch fritters... More 

Thank John R
Guildford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for a drink and an appetiser. Friendly service and great vibe in this big bar. The key lime pina colada was stunning! It is so worth a trip to this bar just for this cocktail! It is big and as our waitress commented, it's a dessert and cocktail in one! We shared the Dog Bites, which were really... More 

Thank BlackberryGin
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we decided to try this place out after seeing it was featured on Food Network!! Definitely did not disappoint. The salty dog was so delicious!! Will be back for sure.

Thank Lydia B
Winnipeg, Canada
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been many times over the years as Sarasota is a bit of a hidden gem. Cheap golf, decent restaurants, and little traffic. The Old Salty Dog makes very good 'bar' food. The wraps are very good, as are the various shrimp dishes. Not for fine dining, but a great place to unwind, have a cold beer, and some 'bar... More 

Thank Caprice227
Gresham, Oregon
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No music... OK happy hour> Pretty good Coconut Shrimp app. Half price domestic beers. No discount on craft beer, bottles or wine.

Thank KScatt331
Freeport, Maine, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like the Salty Dog, our second or third visit while visiting in the area. Food is good, service is great. Drinks are good. Our waiter was Trent, he was attentive, and prompt.HE was no nonsense but very friendly. We will be back.

Thank Kerry L
Whickham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with my wife on Sunday, had fish and chips. My wife's seemed to be ok but mine yuk. Spent most of the night with an upset stomach. Would not eat here again EVER.

Thank RaysunshineRay
Annapolis, Maryland
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201 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice outside seating, ..skipped their signature hot dog and had a good burger and tasty chili...good service after an initial wait

Thank WxmanMD
Stockport, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Were very excited to be driving by the Old Salty Dog at lunch time so promptly made a u turn and parked up! We decided to sit outside which was a big mistake as we got eaten alive my mosquitoes. The only place on our whole trip where we had this problem. We had heard of this place through reputation... More 

Thank Moose_Hunters
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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114 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Easy to seat a party of 8 without a wait. The Old Salty Dog good, had chili and that made it really tasty. Burgers were so so, Cole slaw had pineapple, very light tasting but good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5023 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-1634
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-349-0158

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