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1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1005
+1 941-388-4311
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 07:00 - 09:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

With a fabulous view of Sarasota Bay, Old Salty Dog is a great casual restaurant. I have to confess, not a fan of the "salty dog" (the hot dog dipped in batter and fried and restaurant namesake), but love their burgers and breakfasts. Staff is friendly and attentive. Located between Long Boat Key and St. Armand's Key, and across from... More 

Thank janlcarter
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food and service were good. I got the chef salad add blackened grouper (10+7=$17). But it's worth it. The wait was about 30 minutes, so be prepared for that. Also, I don't like the fact that they served on the paper plates. My steamed mussels were undercooked a little bit. The view is nice though.

Thank Liem L
Bradenton, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love enjoying a Salty Dog and a cold beer! The staff are always friendly and efficient. The menu also includes many fresh fish options that are wonderful.

Thank sarfin2017
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

And Old Salty Dog will provide that. Great selection of beer and drinks (nothing about the Red Sox or Patriots, though...) and right-sized portions. Get the beer-battered fish sandwich with grouper and forget about the roll (but enjoy the tomato and onion).

Thank Leonard C
Atlanta, Georgia
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Let's not be too critical of a place most hotdogs are the number one thing on the menu. If you're going here then you're probably going to the hotdogs and the VIEW. As I was listening to people submit their orders around us I quickly became aware of how picky people are in the staff was amazing and was able... More 

Thank Peg692001
Newburgh, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is perfect, especially for the sunsets!!. Food was very good and the wait staff friendly.

Thank Mikchief
Lakeland, Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Old Salty Dog is a seafood restaurant right on the water in Sarasota. It is mostly open-air, but it also has inside dining. If you're looking for a typical Florida-style seafood place, this is the place. It's very casual and friendly. The food is fantastic. Curiously, one of their specialties is a huge beer-battered hotdog, which has been featured on... More 

Thank Cindy H
Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food great views! These ice was good! Highly recommended very laid back and casual. Right on the water all of our food was great!

Thank JHS79
Sarasota, Florida
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old Salty Dog A very good restaurant for informal get togethers and after other activities. The food is good, as well as the view. It is located on the way to Longboat Key, St. Armand's Circle, and Lido beach. It has been a great hit with out of town guests. Salty Dog the true essence of Florida. It is famous... More 

Thank Mike S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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229 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The old Salty Dog is located directly across the road from Mote Aquarium so just walked across the road to get to the restaurant to get lunch today. We sat outside at the one end next to a boat dealer and dock. We had a good view of the bay but also had a good view of the propane tanks.... More 

Thank SAinPA

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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
US$6 - US$29
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?