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Old Salty Dog

1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1005
+1 941-388-4311
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“fries” (98 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll 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 4 days ago

They have lots of outdoor and indoor seating. Off the beaten track but right on the water with a great view of the city; Local draft beers are available. Food is good - order the grouper! Samantha was our server and she was terrific -...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped at the Salty Dog on a sunny day after a cool spell in Florida and were greeted with smiling faces. The wait staff was happy to be able to serve on the deck again and the customers were enjoying the experience. My husband...More

Thank Elobflow
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is huge indoor/outdoor bar/restaurant. The ambiance is nice looking out from this Dockside restaurant. We had a yummy pint of Tropic Pressure beer for 6.50, a $17.99 Lobster roll & skewered blackened shrimp dinner with Cole slaw for $19.99. The Lobster roll was good...More

1  Thank Bill T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old Salty Dog is a decent spot on the water, very relaxing. Good Rum runners and food is ok, but you are there for the water...everything tastes better looking out on the water

Thank windflight007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on Longboat Key and had planned to go to the Chart Room not knowing they weren’t open for lunch on weekends. We chose Old Salty Dog because it was close by although I wasn’t sure after reading reviews of fried food. Well, I...More

1  Thank EspritD
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for something fried this is the place. If you are not then don't go. The staff was very pleasant but not informed properly about the specials. Said it was Shrimp Panini when it was actually shrimp in a penne pasta. The...More

Thank atcrich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Old Salty Dog for over 10 years and it’s purely for the view and ambiance. The food is okay, the French fries are terrible and no other decent alternatives for sides. The staff is good and the bar is fun...More

Thank Aaz0001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend and didn’t disappoint Great casual restaurant with fabulous views. Delicious fish menu beautifully cooked. Fresh fish straight from the sea amazing Our waitress was wonderful great service

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently had lunch at the Salty Dog. They're loaded Salty Dog was excellent. Two of my friends had the fried shrimp, they were big & Juicy. All lunches were served with a side, we chose the french fries. Food was served hot. There was a...More

1  Thank Trish M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been vacationing in Longboat Key for many years. Somehow we never noticed this place. It is set off from the main road on a side road that we had never been on. So glad our daughters were a little adventuresome and found it....More

1  Thank MommamurphyFlorida
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Questions & Answers
26 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Joshua P | Reviewed this property |
They do serve hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken fingers.
28 December 2015|
Response from aVeryCoolGuy69 |
no i don't think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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