Red Dog Saloon Nottingham

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£25 and under
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American
Red Dog is an authentic American BAR-B-Q restaurant, serving 18-hour roast ribs, brisket, aged chuck steak burgers and much more, all best enjoyed with tasty cocktails or milkshakes.
Barbeque grew up in the South of the USA where cooks learned to slow roast cuts of meat over fire pits to make them tender. Exposure to the smoke of the smouldering wood added a distinctive smoky and juicy taste to the meat. Our award-winning smokers have been imported from the USA and are built to recreate the cooking process of those original fire pits. We use the traditional American woods of hickory and mesquite to give a full smoke flavour, and the meat stays in the smoker for up to 18 hours.
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4.1
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SamanthaF
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but a bit too pricey without the meal deal which should be on for longer

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AmyN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Wouldn't return, we went out on the 4th of July to an American diner and ended up eating in an Indian restaurant. Wasn't what we wanted. I would have rather waited for a table to clear on the American diner. There's only so much bollywood i can take. I booked for my 30th birthday and it wasn't great. Waited too long for drinks, we had only had one drink by the time our main came out. The waiter was new and didn't know the menu well. Our food wasn't great, burger was bleeding.

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yolofood
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was outstanding and very impressed with the staff under the circumstances which they were working. There was a small error with one dish but that was rectified immediately. Great night out !!!

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FayeMB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here on the opening day after lockdown and all staff were so lovely and helpful. Our meals were amazing and the social distancing was really well ran. The waitress and the waiter who both served us are a credit to your team!

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KellyN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

They did not stick to the covid 19 rules and we moved tables as the staff was hovering around us. Also there was no guidelines at all in the resturant, no one way system it was just everyone doing what they shouldnt be doing.

The burger was amazing but we probably would of liked to of been worned about how red the meat was going to be. We would of only had one portion of chips between the pair of us as you do get alot, which you should probably say on the menu you can share the chips instead of wasting peoples money and food.
We was dissapointed in the menu as you havent updated the online menu at all. It was half of it was in the resturant menu. We already picked what we was going to eat and it wasnt on the menu when we arrived.

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LeonW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at Red Dog !
Brisket was cooked to perfection and burger made to order

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great amazing food well worth every penny

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food at a reasonable price. Service was quick.

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ClaireC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and waitress was friendly. But on the menu it said our order came with fries but had to order and pay for them?! Very misleading

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Sturgess
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing but the service wasn’t a good first impressing for dinning here. We were seated and left with no menus. We had to ask to be served a drink. The table was being cleared by waiters whilst members of the group were still eating there main course whilst being asked if we would like desert menus. This was very disappointing... the food saved the visit.

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AmyT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service very slow to begin with, however food was absolutely amazing. Burgers are fresh and tasty - will definitely return again.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Awesome ribs - melt in your mouth meat! Great portions and the drinks menu is extensive. Definitely recommend a Boilermaker. Creates an ambience of old western saloons. Only problem is the music doesn't not fit with the rest of the bar - spoilt the experience. Little bit of bluegrass or blues would've ben nicer. And the toilets were a bit smelly.

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LouLou
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This was our second visit after a great experience the first time and although the food was amazing, unfortunately the service let it down. After being seated on a table which wasn’t set up properly, our server came, we ordered drinks which came promptly. On taking our food order, we had a few questions which the server had to go away and check with a manager. Our server didn’t check back our order and we had to catch her as she went to put it on the till to tell her what flavour wings we wanted and what dip. We weren’t too sure she had taken our whole order correctly. We had multiple waiters and waitresses bringing over the incorrect food/ drinks throughout the night also. Food came out quickly and was great however we were missing the king mac & cheese we had asked for within the upgrade. We asked for 2 side plates and dips which had not come despite ordering with our server. A young lad who was food running cane back to apologise and said the food would be 5 minutes which was fine however we still waited for dip and side plates. It took a 3rd ask for the extra bits to be sent out. Food was faultless! Amazing as it was before.
Drinks - we asked for a double rum the second time and our server confirmed double and only a single was bought over.
We can only put it down to being a busy evening and lots of newer staff. It won’t put us off from coming again though. The operation of the floor felt unorganised which may have caused confusion throughout the staff.

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Foodie123
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We pre ordered food for 10 people that evening. We had different waiters coming to the table with food when it wasn’t our food. When we got our food 2 orders were missing. When the two who hadn’t received got it, everyone else had finished there meal so this was disappointing. After the manager and a party member had words with each other we did get a free dessert and a round of drinks, as well as two free meals.
The food was tasty but over priced when the burgers didn’t even come with salad or chips.

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EmilyW
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazin food!! So much to chose from and great options for all different kinds of diets/dietary needs. Tastes so good! The service was brilliant, very friendly staff. We’ll be coming back for more.

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Mills
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had to wait almost an hour for food to arrive after ordering. When it did arrive the majority of it was cold.

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JAMESR
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Carnivore platter was just spectacular...complimented with loaded fries. Perfect for the meat lover and value for money. See you again soon Red Dog it was a pleasure!!!!

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Mel123
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious only downside was having to wait 15/20 minutes for our table even though we’d prebooked

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JonnyK
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Red Dog Saloon and we were both thoroughly impressed. The food was delicious and my partner was really impressed that staff would personalise one of their burgers to contain a veggie burger rather than beef. The only problem we had is that our eyes were bigger than our stomachs!

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RachelE
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my birthday, absolutely outstanding. Food was as pictured on the Facebook site, staff couldn't do enough.

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ANNA
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

not been served at all. been told is closed when it was still over 1 hour to closing time. not got food and not even been offered a drink as rude man shouted to us is closed.
Dissapointed

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LukeM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We arrived at 6.45 and was told we could sit down, we didn’t want to order but felt rushed along. After reluctantly ordering both starters and mains we had been served both within 20 minutes of sitting down. If your in a rush and want to eat then this place is for you, if you want to enjoy a meal steer clear.

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JamieB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the staff friendly. The meat just fell apart

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vipAmazingBurgersAndBBQ
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing food, the best burgers in Nottingham and the bbq is amazing as well. Friendly staff, good range of beers and fun cocktails. 11/10 will return

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RickA
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Nice American restaurant with fantastic burgers. Drinks are a bit over priced. It was a saturday evening and was busy and unfortunately the staff were not attentive. Definitely not American! Drinks took ages to arrive then once food was placed on the table never had any staff ask if food ok or more drinks required. We tried to get a member of staff to try and order more drinks but gave up. For this i cant give more than a nice pleasant experience. So defo not American style service. However, I would recommend the food as must be the best burger ive had in Nottingham beats other places in the city.

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ThomasC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The wings used to be 10/10 meat falling off the bone the lot, now u got to fight with it.
Sadddd!! Burger was hella good tho

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KeriDavies90
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Not quite as good as it looks. Service was brilliant with a good atmosphere, just unfortunate that the food just missed the mark.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Came here for my 40th birthday tonight
we were asked to stand at the bar and get a drink as we were early which is ok but after 30mins my 13yr old daughter felt uncomfortable around the locals on a night out! others that had turned up after us with later bookings than us were seated before us in booths for 4 people and they were couples which was frustrating then to be sat at table right next to the front door was fantastic! Dining with coats on was great experience ! Thanks

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ChloeL
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was lovely, however the food was not worth the money we paid. Had a hickory burger and it was incredibly greasy and fatty. I don’t know whether it’s made to be that way but I didn’t enjoy it. Atmosphere was nice and there wasn’t a lot of noise so was more enjoyable for that.

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sarahg
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This was my first visit. As there was an event locally it was quite busy. It took them ages to take our drinks order and then another wait before the food order was taken. A simple order...2 burgers 1 fries 1 beans.

It took 35-40 minutes for this to arrive. And the burger was so pink I couldn't eat it. The beans were vile but that's personal taste. The fries were ...well fries...

I would go again as the flavour of the burger was actually good but I will insist that it is well cooked! The mustard sauce was so runny I thought it had gone off?

Oh and as a disabled person I think they need to get a ground level toilet or if they have one better signs!

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AdamW
Nottingham
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red dog saloon shows Reds how it’s done. Keep returning here as I’m never disappointed in the quality or the quantity. Service was great and the beer selection was decent too.

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MeganE
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Amazing food, unfortunately we got the wrong fries brought to us and we couldn’t catch anyone to tell them, took forever to clean our plates however they took the fries off the bill and when they did get round to us the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, drinks were amazing, service was amazing! Everything about this place is amazing, we will definitely be visiting again! All staff were so friendly and welcoming, we absolutely love it there :)

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AdamS
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Really lovely food however the table service had a lot to be answered for. Wasn’t even busy all order incorrect food didn’t all come out at the same time had to ask multiple times for cutlery yet their was a lady setting them out most the time we were there. Very nice inside but unfortunately miles away from an American eatery. I would dread to think how it would go had all tables been occupied. I would still give them another chance as the food was good. Just need to get their game on!!

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of the restaurant from the moment we entered was amazing and very in keeping with the theme. We were greeted with a warm welcome and seated. The food was amazing, I had the brisket the beef rib and the sausage all were smoked amazingly well and the brisket simply melted in the mouth. We will be returning!!!

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AndyL
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice food and friendly staff. Great ambience and decor in the restaurant. Only complaint was that we were seated near the door on a cold night and it was freezing everytime someone entered the restaurant. We had pre-booked but there were no other tables available to move to. Despite that small inconvenience I would highly recommend and will definitely return.

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ThomasS
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Disappointing visit this time. We go to Red dog quite a lot and normally the food and service are excellent. The burgers in particular are delicious. This time however three of our group we ill after having the brisket. As I say never had a problem before but this rather spoilt things. Service suffered on this occasion too due to a lot of new staff but this is far more forgivable.

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was a lovely meal for my work departments Christmas Party.
We ordered our first drinks, and it too around 20 minutes for us to receive these - by which time we were all ready to order food. All of our drinks orders took from 20 minutes to 35 minutes which was not the best experience.
Food on the other hand was very fast to come out to the table, and was enjoyed by all 8 people on the table.
The down side was the drinks time arrival , but it will not hold me back coming again however, if this did happen again i would consider not returning.

Great staff!

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JulieL
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the carnivore platter was very nice the brisket melted in your mouth will be going back tho the burgers I saw coming out were quite small compared to what you see on photos for their site

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very delicious, warm and fresh!!! I loved it!! I will be back soon!! Thanks!!!

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Red Dog Saloon Nottingham does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Red Dog Saloon Nottingham also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0115 784 4844.

Red Dog Saloon Nottingham is rated 4.1 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

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