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1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1005
+1 941-388-4311
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Supply, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They have the best fish and chips! Great food for a reasonable price. Friendly staff! So nice to our two wheatens, Marga and Rita. Ate at the Venice location twice and the,Siesta,Key location twice during our month here. (February). Thanks for a great experience each time!

Thank Patti B
Longboat Key, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is located in a state park on city island. It has a 100 year lease at $1 a year. The non-existent real estate overhead is not reflected in the prices. It is basically a large pier viewing New Pass so the view is great. Boats, jet skis, dolphins and birds. The menu is limited, but often the food... More 

Thank caconsultingva
Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love peel and eat shrimp, and The Salty Dog has the BEST! Consistently good food and service. One of our favorite lunch spots.

Thank NicaSpouses
West Halifax, Vermont
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food and service are average, but it's a great spot to hang out. Drink prices are low. Shared a seafood pot...the mussels were under-cooked. The shrimp were good....too much sausage. Other entree sandwiches were average. February is high season in this area and the staff seemed a bit stressed.....

Thank lgsvt
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took cover from a thunderstorm, comforted by margaritas and a marvelous lunch of fried shrimp baskets and oyster po boys. We were on the porch with our dog, ( very welcome there, by the way) but sat at a table near the wall so we stayed dry. The tables close to the edge of the porch has to evacuate...... More 

Thank Fayjacobsrb
Sarasota, Florida
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for hot summer days. There is inside seating and outside seating. I brought my pup with me and the kind waitress got her water. Parking is the only downfall, but it's worth the wait if you have to. I had a hot dog and fries. Great service, smiling waitstaff, great food. I come here often.

Thank Becca S
Old Hickory, Tennessee
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived a bit early for lunch ... good thing, because it filled up fast. Nice day so we sat outside to watch the water activity. Very nice location. Food was above average and so were the prices. All in all it was worth it.

Thank rcr1rcr1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after a day in longboat key and really enjoyed watching the boats come in under the drawbridge at the end of the day. Our waitress was attentive and recommended some fresh amberjack which was fantastic grilled. Would recommend sticking with whatever fish was fresh that day.

Thank EmptyNesters007-38
Traverse city
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great dinner experience at the Old Salty Dog. We got there early enough for a outside table to see the sunset.

Thank Lz694r
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How Florida should be...relaxed, not fancy, good food, good service. No reservations...eat inside or out...enjoy the view.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $29
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1005
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-4311
Serving Sarasota for Over 25 years!The Old Salty Dog first opened its door for business in Siesta Key Village back on November 1st 1986. The owners original concept was to take a small popular village beer and hot dog stand and turn it into a casual Restaurant and Pub. They have mixed the best of the Florida Keys and their British heritage to create a fun family environment that is appealing to people from all walks of life.There are now 2 locations and they are patronized not only by their many regular local customers and characters but they also enjoy abundant new and repeat business from all over the United States and from around the World.

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