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Old Salty Dog

1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1005
+1 941-388-4311
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1005
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Reviewed 2 days ago

All their seafood is great but don't miss the Grouper sandwich Huge and reasonably priced. Funky Florida atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor seating available. great views of the pass and boat traffic. Wear your shorts and enjoy the ambiance and the food.

Thank curmudgeon7430
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good place for dinning for sandwiches etc, friendly atmosphere would go back. I gad a grilled maui wrap that was delicious. Also, have dinner menus.

Thank Darlene M
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Florence, South Carolina
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped by for a late lunch and it was worth it. The food was good. Loved the atmosphere of the place. Service was good. Would eat here again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful place to go and sit at the water.food fantastic,and plenty of it.waitress great! They do seriously need more parking,so go early.Enjoy😀

Thank K E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my all-time favorite place for peel and eat shrimp fresh from the Gulf. They also serve the best oysters from New Orleans. There's a full bar with seating on the water where you can watch pelicans and other sea birds, and I especially...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Old Salty Dog for lunch. Sat in the patio. Drinks and food were great! Had salad and shared a fried fish platter with husband. Waitress was attentive and food served shortly after we ordered. Loved the atmosphere! Worth a drive from Lido Beach!

Thank mollymoonshine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch and loved it. Ambience is so casual and local. Boats are coming in and out so lots to look at. Food was so good. I had grouper tacos and my husband had a grouper wrap. We both gave the food 5...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit this great restaurant every year on our annual visit to Lido Key. We visit a few times. This year was no exception. Service if great. Atmosphere is wonderful. Right on the water. The best fish sandwich, grouper of course. Great wings and great...More

Thank CdnFirstTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I met our daughter at the Venice location. It was season and they were justly busy but the wait person serving the deck tables was more interested to conversing with the customers than serving them. My wings were tough, my wife's burger...More

Thank Mickey L
Salty_Dog_Team, Manager at Old Salty Dog, responded to this review

Thank you Mickey, We'll pass this along to the Venice location and take their 3star hit ;-(

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere on the water but had a blocked view by a marina and a bridge.. Good burgers and fish and chips were good but over priced ($14.99). Cold French fries. Probably won't go back because of view and prices.

Thank today1111
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I am traveling with kids who do not like seafood. We are trying to find a restaurant that will satisfy everyone in our party of 6. Do you serve bacon cheese burgers, chicken fingers or pizza?
26 December 2016|
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Response from Joshua P | Reviewed this property |
They do serve hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken fingers.
Do you need reservations
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
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.