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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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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1005
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The food was good, the scenery is phenomenal, the service was fantastic! We will definitely return next time we are in town!

Thank EmiliB40
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A really great find - the location is really super. We got a table at the waters edge. We watched the pelicans flying in as the sun went down - excellent place for dinner. The food was spot on - the ribs were good quality...More

Thank Hugo-Faster
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Great beachy bar restaurant. Great service our waiter was very friendly and accommodating! I had steamed mussels with onions, celery, garlic and white wine with toasted bread tips. Wife had the salty Dog with FFs & coleslaw. Everything was good and enjoyable.

Thank Richie B
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We ate at this restaurant after visiting the Mote Aquarium since it is just down the street! All the food was wonderful & we were able to sit on the waterfront & see the views of the water & the boats as we ate which...More

Thank sleebrownies
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent, drinks were excellent, service was excellent! We came for lunch and then back for breakfast! The kids loved the puppy dog bites so much that we ordered more! Sitting on the water next to a marina is a beautiful setting!

Thank RachelM6002
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Great location right next to the Mote Marine Aquarium. Food was delicious and came out really fast. Some of the seafood entrees were a bit pricey but everything else was very reasonable for any location, more so because you get to sit overlooking Sarasota Bay.

Thank Ethan_is_my_name
Reviewed July 3, 2018

While staying at the Sarasota Sands some fellow vacationers recommended this place to us. We were pleasantly surprised. Our hostess sat us outside with a great view of the water. Our service could not have have been better and our meal was scrumptious. We liked...More

Thank John G
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Whenever I have guests visiting and Sarasota I always bring them here for the best peel and eat shrimp and incredible view since it’s on the water. This place is a must come!

Thank Al O
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

While vacationing on Longboat Key we had dinner at the Old Salt Dog. Service was very good and the portions were just fine. I had the Admirals Platter which was fish & chips with fried oysters and shrimp. My wife had the pop corn shrimp...More

Thank CR1325
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Restaurant is along the water. even if you don't get to sit outside, I think most tables will have a view of the water. They do have kids menus. Our waiter was really friendly and attentive. Food and drinks were good.

Thank Heather M
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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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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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