Red Dog Saloon Nottingham

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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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ZK
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Red Dog Saloon is one of our preferred restaurants and dining there is always a good experience. The service is up to high standards, welcoming staff and happy to serve you. The food is always good and we know from previous visits that the chef won’t allow something of less than good quality to be served. Good selection of beers and cocktails too. The menu items are well priced and the portions generous, and if you have any leftovers the staff will happily hand you take away boxes. It is recommended for a date night but also other occasions such as birthdays, graduations, etc.

J
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We enjoyed out trip to Red Dog Saloon Nottingham, having been before, I was familiar with the food, my guest, however, was not.
We both enjoyed our starters and our main courses, leaving no room for desert.

Unfortunately during our visit we found that our Servers did not seem to communicate with each other whatsoever, leading to us being asked the same things such as; "Would you like to order drinks?", "Would you like your Table / Plates clearing?", "Would you like the bill?", multiple times. Furthermore to this we were seated in a booth opposite of the bar which led to us being located in an extremely noisy, and annoying environment - Due to the noise created by the member of the bar staff making drinks.

We would return to Red Dog Nottingham however we would suggest not sitting near the bar and also hope that the wait staff do, in future, communicate more effectively.

SR
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great welcome on arrival. Friendly staff. Food was amazing. Great value for money. The restaurant is split in two sides. One side is the BBQ side and another is the Indian side but they allowed us to order something from both sides. Great value for drinks and food selection. The only minor point, and this is just my preference, the table we sat at in the middle was very dark so struggled a bit to read the menus. All tables around the edge have lights over them but the middle ones don't. Other than that, I will be coming back again

A
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

A real disappointment , sadly the smoker was broken (which can’t be helped) however we weren’t informed of this till we had been looking at the menu for at least 5 minutes. After deciding to stay for a burger, when it arrived we wished we hadn’t it was terrible in both presentation and taste with a side of over cooked chips. To make matters even worse our starter then arrived after the main. The manager clearly had zero experience of customer service and couldn’t get his head around why we wouldn't want our starter after a man in course, however he still had the nerve to try and add a service charge to bill, never again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good the team were very accommodating with the extra numbers we had, food was nice and served quickly

EM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we went, it was incredible! Would absolutely go again!

GS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was as good as expected seen the food on Facebook and knew had to sample n wasn't let down great service

H
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was poor quality. Clearly had not been slow cooked. Meat was fatty and tough. We sent it back and went elsewhere.
The waiter who we complained to was very apologetic and the staff seemed friendly in general but would not go again.

SG
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AR
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for food and drinks. Would highly recommend

LB
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service2ambience1

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
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and a nice evening out.

LJ
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent customer service, quick and nice tasting food

S
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!!

LW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall1food1service3ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall1food3service2ambience3

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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
Overall1food2service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CB
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and amazing food great place to eat.