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“Previous 5 Star rating - so sad must downgrade”
Review of Old Salty Dog

Old Salty Dog
Ranked #40 of 1,071 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$29
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, View
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: 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.
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Visited twice, spent over $200 service staff abysmal, oyster best we had but second trip they were out of oysters completely, took over an hour to get meal, husband had to take his Grouper back to kitchen manager as was undercooked, re-cooked same plate. soggy bun but thankfully fish was done 'microwaved"? we still paid our over-worked waitress 20% even though meal should have been comped.... but we won't be back..will def not recommend to our friends coming in June, they made their money on our drink purchases - just sooo disappointed. No musical entertainment either...just not up to par with past years dismal and very disappointed

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Thank K S
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Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

If you want healthy, probably swerve Old Salty Dog. But for big portion comfort eating......bring it on. Setting is amazing. Go and watch the sunset and dolphins if you're lucky. Bar staff are lovely servers pleasant enough. You feel you're on holiday. Lot of deep fried stuff but grilled fish special is good. Crab dip.......off the charts. Quick service and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

The grouper Reuben was the best. Seafood poor boy was average. Very busy place, sat at table for 10 min before waitress came over. But still enjoyed.

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Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Great view, great food, fun place. The restaurant is tucked away on the water across the street from the Mote aquarium. Busy bar scene. You sit right on the water, service fast and fish and chips with a beer are hot and crispy. This is the only thing we have ever ordered here not because food is not great but because we really enjoy the fish and chips.

Thank Judy A
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

My fiance and I dined at the Old Salty dog a few weeks ago on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. We enjoyed two fish sandwiches which were blackened grouper served with fries and a side of coleslaw. Service could have been better and more attentive but as are as the atmosphere and food - No complaints from us. We will be back to the Old Salty Dog.

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Thank Alex5683
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