Red Dog Saloon Nottingham

3.8
449 reviews
£25 and under
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.
What 449 People Are Saying
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AntaraB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was ok. Service was quite poor. There was a shortage of staff and they were quite busy. The staff tried their best, however as the overall management was quite poor they couldn't really do much to improve the service. Ambience and location are great though.

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Tavian
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good at great prices. Would definitely recommend to friends and come again sometime

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GrantA
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good quality food at a reasonable price. The feeling for covid protection was fairly good but room for improvement

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JoeN
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food was completely overpriced. No track and trace, didnt check our booking. Ordered burgers which were okay but sides were terrible and a complete rip off. No atmosphere. Staff clearly weren't working together, we felt like we were heckled towards the start then towards the end one staff member said they were new and couldn't take orders and just walked off. Didn't complain or cause a fuss but will simply never return again.

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RichardP
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Having seen pictures of the food and platter we where eager to try out a new venue
Disappointed by the size of the platter
Tray did not think it was good value
Especially when we where told there was a lot of meat having paid for 2people i expected enough meat for 2
We could have gone elsewhere for paid less but had more

The burger n fries the wife had looked amazing and i wish we'd have had that
Instead wont be in a rush to return

They did make it special for the wife as they did sing her happy birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I went for breakfast the other day and wow. I had the chicken pancakes.... I never write reviews for restaurants or anything to be honest but just go for breakfast and have the chicken pancakes!!!

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JulieB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The carnivore platter for two was out of this world. Thankyou xx

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Tomms
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Menu change from last year and not as good, confusing and everything tasted the same.. over seasoned

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KarenL
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was not worth the price. There were tiny flies constantly buzzing around our food. It was disgusting

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RedDog
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was below standard expected. Brisket was tasteless and lacked flavour. Staff were apologetic but ultimately not as helpful as I would have liked.

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RyanS
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It didn’t even open when my table was booked for 10:00! I was waiting outside for it open and it never did! Terrible!

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Queenly
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing like Wow!! Me and my friend got the burger meal are when I saw it was so filling,the flavours in the meal were Devine. It’s not expensive the prices. The service was amazing aswell,the people who was serving us were so lovely. I’m deffo going back again.

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GuestfromLondon
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Review is only for service as we weren't given a chance to order food. Upon arrival only one of us was able to use/scan the NHS covid 19 app. 2 diners in the group couldn't use/scan using NHS covid 19 app due to technical issues with their phones. Due to this they refused to serve us and also refused to take our personal details manually(to use incase they needed to track & trace). Please don't visit this restaurant if you are not able to scan using the nhs covid 19 app

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Kazz
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Staff were friendly
Burgers nice
Bbq meat: rib (singular!!) Brisket
Pork - dry, flavourless and unbelievably overpriced for portion size.
Will not be returning.

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Foodie
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The order was wrong, the food was cold, the mac n cheese wasn't nice at all, the phillly fries was very salty.

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Kizz
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They food was good although I asked for my burger well done and it still came out the same as my partners, pink in the middle. This put me off my meal unfortunately.

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JohnO
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Great food, horrendous service - sadly ruined a nice meal out, and then had the cheek to include 10% service charge on the bill?

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ForestPalmer
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was very salty, and the service was very poor. A member was very rude to us when we requested the bill cause we was in a rush to catch our train, and made us wait even longer and we missed it! Won’t be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good but service with drinks slow

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Waited 50 minutes for our drinks therefore we had finished our food before we even got our drinks. Asked the waiters 3 times for them but didn’t get them until we went up to the bar to complain.
We ordered cheese fries, we were given under cooked chips with hardly any cheese on so we were very disappointed as it looked nothing like their Instagram pictures. We were charged for fries with more toppings (£6.50).
Ordered two chicken sandwiches that were meant to have cheese and pickles on, neither of them had cheese and both had ONE small slice of pickle on.
No one came up to our table to ask how our food was therefore we couldn’t tell them our sandwiches were missing cheese.
The only interaction we had was ordering our food and then being the bill when they wanted us out at closing and they tried to charge us £7.50 service charge.

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Mickayla
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Food was amazing can’t fault it. But every single member of staff had their mask down their face and wasn’t covering their nose and some even didn’t have it covering their mouth.

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LeighS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Easy enough to find postcode took us right to the door. We arrived early but this wasn't a problem and we were shown to our table. Due to covid rules were explained and we were left to choose from the menu. A lot of choice but we chose the pulled pork sandwich and a philly burger fries and coleslaw with a side of onion rings. The burger was amazing and just melted in my mouth. Pork was tasty too. A large portion of fries we perhaps could have done one between us. Coleslaw was tasty. The onion rings were gorgeous crispy and quite chunky and the sauce was really tangy. We had a mint choc milkshake really refreshing and a strawberry cheesecake milkshake. I've never had such a nice tasting milkshake in my life. It was like drinking a cheesecake gorgeous. Staff were very pleasant and really helpful. Overall a fantastic experience will definitely return

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NicoleR
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think it’s up there with the best service I have ever received! Food and cocktails were amazing! Really made us feel welcome and relaxed! Would recommend 10 times over!

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the food was good but £5 extra just for a side with a burger is a bit steep

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OliverD
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never actually got to eat, booked using your online service. Waited till my table was ready and entered the restaurant, stood in the door way for five minutes trying to get the attention of anybody that worked there. I actually made eye contact with several members of staff and even spoke to one who pretended she couldn't hear me. Ended up leaving which was a real shame as the food other people were eating looked nice. Very very dissapointed with this experience and bit embarrassed as other people sat at tables were staring at us. I don't think I've actually experienced this at any restaurant I've ever visited during covid or otherwise. I haven't left a review on TripAdvisor etc because it's not fair on the restaurant as I never got to eat there, but I would like some sort of feedback if possible.

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WillC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was excellent. Took 35 minutes to have my drinks and food order taken

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Every staff member was clearly overworked and underpaid and they need pay rises from the pigs up top that make them work these long hours

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Corts
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

High quality bbq, but punchy on price. Definitely worth it for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sadly 1 star is the lowest I can give this place we all tried to order milkshakes apparently they didn't have the ingredients to make any i actually think they couldn't be bothered. All food was just warm, my burger the philly steak was cold sent back came back still cold and the burger was pooring blood. The only reason my second burger arrived is because someone over heard us as a table complaining that everyone else had finished and still hadn't had a burger. To top this experience off the manger actually argued with when I pointed out that food should be served at a certain temperature. When i said my burger was rare that blood was pouring out of it and she said all our burgers are served medium. No where on the menu did it state this or were we informed of this. Last time I checked medium cooked doesn't pour blood. The final insult was when they informed us that they had taken the service charge off again no where was it mentioned that there was a compulsory service charge. I've actually had better meals in mcdonalds

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HayleyM
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was really poor. We ended up having a rare night out and didn't enjoy at all. Food was brought our cold the pork and beef. Manager was rude and said well it's room temperature....

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CharlotteB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Staff where rushed and didn’t have time to explain food on menu. Felt they were rude. Order came out wrong but food was nice

JW
JosephW
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and comfortable setting . Nice cuisine and great beer. Will come again

MT
MarkT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Slow service , food was poor quality and had a very limited menu- lots sold old.

JS
JamesS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Expensive for what it was I thought. Took a while to get drinks!

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Burgers were amazing! Great value and really well hosted. Very enjoyable.

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lamb666
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing!! best burger ive ever had, its expensive but totally worth it. staff are friendly & helpful too :)

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AmandaN
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really friendly staff. Good food and cocktails were amazing!

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LindsayC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food came out in bits and bobs once we had our food we didn’t see our waitress again so couldn’t order anymore drinks. Food was good. Not happy that they added a service charge on especially when 1 it’s too much and 2 we always leave a tip but didn’t think it was due as the service was crap. Wouldn’t go again

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Deano
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service recommended to anyone wanting to go out for nice food for decent price.

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AnjiC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great burgers and giant crispy onion rings.
Great price for a week day lunch £10 burger fries and soft drink.

FAQs

Red Dog Saloon Nottingham does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. 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 3.8 stars by 449 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.