Red Dog Saloon Nottingham

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270 reviews
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£25 and under
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American
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  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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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SG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was brilliant and food was amazing! Will defo be returning

AR
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. The waiter explained the menu and was very helpful and forthcoming. Made some good recommendations. Will definitely go again

CB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the staff are Unreal in this place 10/10 all the way.

NB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic ! I had a Ruebens burger and can honestly say it was the best tasting burger I've ever had, my partner had ribs and wings and they were amazing. Excellent portion sizes too, you need to go there hungry! Staff were so helpful and friendly. Can't wait to go again !

B
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! I got exactly what I wanted and I was even encouraged to make any changes I wanted to my burger. They made it very clear that if I wanted it, they'd make it happen!
Four of us dined. 2 of us were returning customers for another great experience (and we'll go again), and it was a first experience for the other two which didn't disappoint. All four of us had a great meal.

RW
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place for food and drinks. Would highly recommend

LB
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Buffalo wings in the UK! And the iced tea gets a thumbs up too.

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been here before I knew what I was in for. I booked on the day for my anniversary. And we were both very impressed with the food here. Starters were a good size for two and the we stuck to what they do best, by having burgers! Melt in the mouth!

EP
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

We arrived not long after opening to a mostly empty restaurant but waited a long time for our food. The menu is quite limited and when the food arrived it was almost cold. There was also a baby crying loudly and constantly for the majority of our meal and it sounded like it was in a back room and not belonging to a customer.

S
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed with the food. absolutely nothing compared to instagram pictures.
There were 4 members of staff for the restaurant AND the bar. No where near enough. The one member of staff who was female was very rude, dismissive and unhelpful to be honest. Looked around when she was serving us like she had somewhere else she would rather be. Generally disinterested in her job. Shame really

t
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Went here for a meal, we ordered the meat platter, almost all the meat was dry and flavourless out of the 6-7 different meats we ordered only 1 was of a decent enough standard.

The service was also poor, we constantly being bombarded if we were ready to order when we first arrived and they were very unhelpful with helping us decide what to order, I then ordered a second drink once the food had arrived and it was just sat on the bar for most of the time.

Safe to say I will not be going back

SL
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and a nice evening out.

LJ
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing!! The staff were lovely and always checking to see if everything was OK. The food was divine! We had starter, main and dessert and couldn't fault any of it.
I had the Saul Goodman sandwich which had beef that melted in your mouth and my partner had a big red and he said it was the best burger he's eaten.
The unlimited iced tea was a dream, we both had the lemon which was really tasty.
We couldn't fault this place at all. I'd definitely recommend it.

GB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very prompt and polite. Food was delivered quickly without undue fuss. Staff attentive and helpful throughout. Food was delicious, would recommend without hesitation.

B
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent customer service, quick and nice tasting food

S
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I booked Red Dog Saloon for my other half’s birthday lunch as she luuuuurves the meats. She had the short ribs (I think that’s what they’re called) and was very happy! I had the Hickory burger which was huge and delicious.

The staff were really friendly and accommodating and the meal was very good value. I would definitely recommend this place (ideally centrally located near the lace market) and will certainly be back!

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food was delicious service was excellent and waiters was second to none!

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!!

LW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great trip to the restaurant , had a table booked for 9 people . We were seated quickly and drinks were prompt , all orders were correct with no long waits ...

Great establishment and will be returning

PC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food as always was amazing at red dog, the burgers are delicious and so are the chips and sides. Would definitely recommend this place.

M
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Restaurant was freezing which made it uncomfortable to sit in, it was also empty with little to no music, very dead. Staff were attentive and quick but food was bland, no taste at all, too much sauce trying to hide the fact the food isn't up to scratch. Never return.

HC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Considering they were very understaffed, the service was excellent and they were very accommodating of our small child. Food was delivered on time and was absolutely delicious.

M
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

Waiting time for drinks was over 25 mins.
Ordered 2 portion of chicken wings but we only got 1.
Pork ribs were undercooked.
Beef Short Ribs was only fat.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good staff- attentive.
I was hoping for brisket burnt ends but there weren’t any- also there wasn’t a variety of ‘fruit drinks’.

SC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was my first time dining at red dog saloon, I will definitely recommend going 😊 the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was really good. Can’t wait to go again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We arrived and were greeted and seated by a pleasant man who remembered it was my husband's birthday and told us he'd get a dessert after our meal. After that we were left alone - no-one even took a drinks order for at least 15 minutes. The guy who eventually spotted us and served us was lovely and we were not one of 'his tables' so he did well. But overall service was pretty dreadful. Of the 4 meats on the menu two were unavailable, which for a meat restaurant is pretty poor. Needless to say no birthday dessert was offered. Wouldn't reccomend.

M
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We have been to alot of American themed meat houses, however the meat here was fatty and when discussed with the waitress she apologised but dismissed. We wont be reattending

RJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing burgers, onion rings and loaded fries! Would 100% recommend!

CB
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, quick service... Really enjoyed the short beef rib, smoked to perfection... Will definitely return and would recommend to anyone!

M
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was lovely, the chicken wings were amazing! Portion size was good to. The only little thing was the food took a while to come, service was quite slow even though the restaurant wasn't very busy. Would definitely go again.

RW
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit on Monday, had been wanting to visit since seeing their burgers ok instagram.
Food is fantastic, burgers and fried chicken particular highlights.

BBQ isn’t a patch on Red’s BBQ but still very enjoyable.
Good staff and very nice to have waiting staff try to engage in conversation with customers for a change.

Will be back for more burgers soon!

NM
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and amazing food great place to eat.

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I took my son there for a Saturday meal, not really a special occasion but also not something we do everyday. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Only thing not at the best in my opinion is fries were definitely overcooked. Surely we'll give it another go soon

GB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food were great. Ambience was low because it was a Sunday lunchtime.

MS
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went as a mixed age group, and had an excellent night, our only criticism was that we have to ask as to what some of terminology meant in the menu (perhaps a small explanation in the menu would have helped) the lumps of meat were very well cooked and tasty washed down with a nice bottle of (pricey) wine. We shall definitely return.

RM
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful food, friendly staff, banging music. Would highly recommend.

L
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Been a couple of times before and it’s still great. Good level of buzz to the place and the food is great.

Was slightly disappointed at some of the menu changes (one side instead of two, a really good dipping sauce not served with meal now). But, I had a great burger, kids chicken was lovely and wife and daughter had a meat platter to share (wasn’t advertised as a sharer but there’s plenty).

Very smiley and attentive staff, engaged with the kids and answered my allergy questions well.

Still a great place to eat - loved it.

SH
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. We will for sure be coming back. Food amd service was perfect.

LW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great set up with big bar and eating area .
Waitress was polite and very helpful.
Order was spot on and allowed for substitutions on burgers with ingredients I did not like

ST
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, we had burgers which were delicious, really well cooked and arrived piping hot. Food was served very quickly - almost fast food speed, which was fine for us.
However, despite being almost empty, when we arrived at 5pm we were told the table was needed at 6:30pm - surely most restaurants know the average turnover time and so should have either given us a different table or not booked us in for that time - we booked in advance. Also, our table was a few feet away from where the waiting staff were standing chatting to each other, so we heard lots about their personal lives and felt they were hovering over us. The staff were friendly though. We finished well within the time, so telling us in advance was unnecessary and made us feel rushed. The place still had dozens of empty tables when we left.

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