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Old Salty Dog

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1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1005
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came with family from out of town, had a great lunch. The lobsta roll had no shortage of lobster... delicious!

Thank Brad B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view, food, and service at the Old Salty Dog. Grouper Sandwich was great. Ask to sit outside on the dock. Highly recommend!

Thank Joshua P
Somerset, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Popped in here whilst we were out exploring our holiday destination - lovely relaxed environment, overlooking the bay. Garrison was our server and he was so helpful - food was nice and tasty. If you get chance, call by - it's worth a visit!

Thank Helbean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to both locations many times... both more or less the same. The grouper sandwich is my go to food going here. And their mussels are very good as well. They do have a bunch of fried options can't speak for those I don't usually order that type food. The wait staff is always nice. We usually sit... More 

Thank Philip T
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of those places that is just the right blend of everything. The location is perfect, offering views of the bay and the pass out to the gulf and some of the best sunsets ever. It is just enough hole-in-the wall to be gritty, but still clean and family friendly. The beer is cold and drinks good. And,... More 

Thank Berrythree
Rainham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its on the waters edge so that improves the ambience immediately. The food was presented and prepared okay but we had reservations about the crab dip we were served as there did not seem much evidence of crab in it. On the whole worth a visit maybe even for the full English breakfast boasting of Heinz baked beans

Thank colin g
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy the food was my first visit I was pleasantly surprised by the food and loved the service. Definitely if you are in the area check it out

Thank Whetdiva
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped after boating/fishing for the morning. We sat at the bar, great view and lots of beer selections on tap.

Thank Narda G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish and chips was incredible! Craft beers available. Great atmosphere - waterfront. Definitely will go back!

Thank Mtstarnes
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a casual sea food restaurant on the water with an exceptional view of Sarasota Bay and the Ringling Bridge. If you are traveling by boat you can dock there. The food is excellent and reasonably priced.

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
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: 1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1005
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 9413884311
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?