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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%
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“grouper sandwich” (114 reviews)
“fries” (224 reviews)
Open Now
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 August 29, 2018

Old Salty Dog has three locations in the Sarasota/Venice area. Their popularity is derived from that fact that they offer what every beach-goer craves--tasty food and lots of it, especially hot dogs and fresh seafood, good drinks, from lemonade to beer to cocktails, and warm...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Good food, excellent location. You can sit outside or inside - we sat near the doorway to have the outside without sitting in the sun.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank marienjnj
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Went there because I read they were very dog friendly. Got seated and put my 8 pound dog on my lap. Hostess came over immediately and in a not so friendly tone said that dogs had to be kept on the ground and that the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jeannineb611
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Always dependable seafood and casual dining fare. Great views by the dockside. Get a TShirt while you are there.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank hotglueman
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Had a lovely lunch on the water. The view is spectacular, food was very good. Service was friendly and fast!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank lrwolf
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Stopped here for a late lunch and some cocktails. Sat out on the deck and had a good view of the marina and the bay. Pelicans were hanging out on some water signs pretty close which was cool. Cocktails were good. But the peel n...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sh1520
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Sorry for a negative review but our experience was, shall I say “less than stellar”. While staying on Longboat Key on August 12 we did an online Google search for seafood restaurants in the area. Old Salty Dog came in at number “4”. That sounded...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Badbirdcage
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

I love this place, friendly outdoor eating next to the water. I always have the grouper sandwich which is delicious! Great atmosphere just be prepared to wait for a table at busy times

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Frozenmom
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We ate at the restaurant and were served with fairly good food enhanced by a waterside location. I am not sure that the food was worth the money....not to my palate. The service was excellent. Menu is extensive. Perhaps I did not pick the right...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bird3181
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Wonderful place to catch lunch, it is on the water and has excellent views. Food is great and is the place is owned by a SCCA member. A place to always come back to and enjoy

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jim K
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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
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, 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
  • E-mail
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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