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Old Salty Dog

1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1005
+1 941-388-4311
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“grouper sandwich” (109 reviews)
“fries” (216 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1005
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Reviewed April 23, 2008

Best bet for a great fried fish!

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Reviewed April 15, 2008

right on the water, you can sail your boat up to this place and dock. grouper sandwich is great.

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Reviewed April 9, 2008

The definition of what a beach bar should be. Good basic food in a casual atmosphere. There's something about pulling in to the dock in a boat that makes the food even better.

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed January 13, 2008

my dad's favorite, it was okay, he had fried hot dogs!

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Reviewed January 10, 2008

Awesome restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere, right on the water. Indoor and outdoor seating. I can't resist a classic salty dog.

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Reviewed December 21, 2007

You should go if you like beer and fried food.

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Reviewed October 11, 2007

The setting is absolutely 5 star right on the water. It's a very down to earth, casual spot with great sandwiches and salads. LOVE the blackened tilapia ceasar salad and the fish and chips. Just a great spot to hang out and enjoy the day....More

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Reviewed August 9, 2007

Don't waste your precious vacation time on this place. Service - came with a bit of an attitude Food - okay. Fries are just your regular run of the mill fries. Food is nothing spectacular. Drinks - a soda is the same cost as a...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2007

My husband and my daughter and sister were excited about stopping by the Old Salty Dog because we had heard they were famous for a foot long deep fried hot dog. When we got there we waited (with no one in front of us) for...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2007

Being locals. my husband and I are often looking for somewhere different to have a bite on a weekend night.Came across The Salty Dog and what a treat! Hidden behind a Marina and sitting on the water, we enjoyed a casual. inexpensive dinner with wonderful...More

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Questions & Answers
December 25, 2016|
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Response from Joshua P | Reviewed this property |
They do serve hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken fingers.
December 28, 2015|
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Response from Ethan_is_my_name | Reviewed this property |
No, no reservations needed. I'm not even sure they offer them if you wanted one.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$6 - $29
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
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
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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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