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1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1005
+1 941-388-4311
07:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 22:00
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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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83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter came to visit and we were thinking about lunch ! Where to go ? We decided the Old Salty Dog ! It was a great choice. We were led to a table on the patio overlooking the marina and the beautiful water! It was breezy and relaxing. We shared a delicious Caesar salad and tasty hamburger! Both were... More 

Thank Irene G
Ventura, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We sat outside on the patio with great weather. Our server was friendly and helpful in picking out a local craft beer. The food is quality seafood in classic Florida styles, served in a casual way (plastic baskets). We went on Friday midday, just before noon and were seated right away but shortly after noon we noticed a line out... More 

Thank Kara D
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hubby and I stopped here on our trip to the Gulf Coast. We were able to eat at a table with a water view next to the marina. Fun to watch the activities at the marina. Our waitress Taylor was spot on. Food was delicious as was the margarita.

Thank Shbrri85
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome beer battered fish sandwich enjoyed bayside at an outside table. The food and atmosphere are consistently good.

Thank Beths046
Rocky Mount, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place right on the water! Food and mixed drinks really good!! The key lime colada drink was unbelievably delicious!! It was like a dessert. Would definitely return!!

Thank lalawright2016
Atlanta, Georgia
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101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the Salty Dog original hotdog. Beer-battered and fried to perfection. Really gives a new twist to an old dog. Relaxing surroundings, we enjoy sitting outside where you can watch the boats go by. On our rotation of places to go whenever we are in the area .

Thank momhay1957
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent atmosphere right on the waterfront. Food was great, hot and delicious. Recommend this place for dinner and drinks.

Thank Mark D
Portsmouth, NH
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to the Old Salty Dog each year I visit Florida. I visited the restaurant twice this time around, and was disappointed both times. (I thought I'd give it a second chance.) The first time, the po'boy of shrimp and oysters left a lot to be desired. Not many on the plate, and way, way overcooked. The... More 

Thank 3gooddogs
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved by locals and visitors alike. Very casual beach bar & restaurant with great sandwiches and dinners. Grouper sandwich a must.

Thank Indyslr
Bradenton, Florida
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casual menu centered on burgers and sandwiches with several nice seafood offerings. Nice view but limited parking.

Thank Joyce L

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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
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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?