Red Dog Saloon Nottingham

3.6
621 reviews
£25 and under
American
Red Dog is an authentic Bar and 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 621 People Are Saying
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PiersB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very disappointing. None of the four of us liked our food. My sons had the meat feast thing, which was £24 per person, and they hardly touched it. These are meat loving boys! My food was nothing more than OK. The staff were very friendly and the music was good but apart from that very poor place. It relies on its image rather than its food.

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JasonR
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Smoked meats were some of the most succulent ever tasted.

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SamanthaP
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Nottingham just for this! Absolutely love it! Mozzarella sticks are the best I’ve ever had!

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AndreaR
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Hi -firstly it was absolutely freezing in there as the door was left open -couldn’t even read the menu as was so dark had to use phone light -then given the wrong burgers and not the fries we asked for -then realised had no cutlery or napkins -had to ask and then just dumped on table with no apology -none of the staff seemed be interested in working at all -the food was ok but totally awful customer service that we will never be repeating -also added service charge automatically to bill but I did not know this as unable to read receipt due to it being so dark so I ended up tipping staff that definitely did not deserve a penny -avoid at all costs

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We were incredibly disappointed with our experience. Having seen great things on Instagram we decided to visit the Nottingham restaurant and we were thoroughly disappointed. The appearance of the restaurant was very untidy and felt unclean. The service was incredibly poor with our waiter greeting us by telling us half the menu wasn't available to order. They had very little knowledge of what actually was available, they had to keep running to and from the kitchen for clarity, telling us each time we chose a menu item that it wasn't available. We didn't receive any cutlery so we tried to ask for it but it took us 10 minutes to attract the attention of the waiters in between their persistent private conversations with their friends sat on a table near the bar. I would be willing to try Red Dog Saloon again because they food was quite nice, but I will not be returning to the Nottingham restaurant.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We had 4 members of staff attend to our table during our meal. 2 out of the 4 had the attitude I would expect when visiting red dog. The first staff member, a gentlemen we dealt with was lovely, with a great smile, the second, an amazing women. Went above and beyond to serve us and fix the issue of the wrong order being brought to our table. The women who actually served us our food.. didn’t look like she wanted to be there, didn’t care, and wasn’t helpful at all. Walked away from us when we were asking question regarding the confusion of food she brought out to us. Luckily the women who took our order (which we knew she’d taken down correctly because she read it back to us) nearby so I raised my concern with her. Lastly, the gentleman who took our payment, again didn’t look like he wanted to be there and wasn’t paying attention. Didn’t smile or seem interested in his job at all. Overall, Red dog is an amazing place to eat, the food is incredible! Luckily I wouldn’t let the members of staff who were clearly having a bad day reflect on the staff members who were amazing, or the amazing kitchen staff who work hard to make the most amazing food. I do recommend Red Dog, and I will be returning as I main to try every burger on the menu, but I would recommend keeping an eye on certain staff members because I’d hate for there to be a bad reflection because of some bad days.

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AbiL
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The carnivore platter was very over cooked, chewy and tasteless. Nowhere near worth the £49 we paid for it. Would not recommend.

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AmberC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor service had to ask for knife and fork, staff never asked how our food was and can’t say it was value for money!

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service wasn’t great
Food was over priced
Didn’t get any chips with burger which was a shock
Automatically had 10% tip added on

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SarahB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat, central to the city and with a great feel. Food was delicious and the 2 for 1 cocktails before 7 were delicious.

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SamanthaF
Nottingham
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Hair in the burger, replaced by another meant to be exactly the same but missing ingredients like cheese! How does that even happen!

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kelly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was tasty. The service was overall good. Just a few things forgotten, drinks took a while to get to the table. The food portions were quite small in comparison to other smoke houses we’ve been to. More chips than meat. Probably wouldn’t go again as the other smoke houses locally are better. (Reds True BBQ for eg)

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RichardH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, great sized booth, excellent service by friendly staff

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Rahul
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Where to start.... we initially came into the restaurant as we had a booking, the waiter then asked if any of the guests had allergies (which 1 did). To then be told shortly after that everything in had 'egg' in. Which was very odd for a BBQ place. I've never heard of BBQ food to have egg in, including chips which is a very confusing one to be honest and all the guest could eat was a salad. We left, and then returned as we called to ask if the Pork Ribs had 'egg' in them, to which we were told 'no'. So, this could've all been done at the start meaning 30 minutes would not have been wasted in deciding on if we stay or if we leave. We then ordered and the food was very good, but the service was poor. If any of your guests have any allergies I would avoid this place at all costs as they really don't know what they are doing when it comes to allergies.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food

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SamanthaF
Nottingham
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing burger, very pricey. Used to have weekend deals but they have gone. Bit of a shame

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Samw
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

No one took an order from us for 20 minutes, burgers were inedible due to the amount of salt on them, loaded fries and cocktails were good though.

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LiamF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food tasted great but the portions are a little small vs how big it all looks in the promo pictures. Prices were ok but burgers come separate to food.
Service was only ok. I would probably visit again but not in a great hurry

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RoseyC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

We ordered the 6 piece chicken wings which came out raw (we do have pictures to back this up) and had to ask for the dish to be sent back to the kitchen, nothing then came of this to which we then had to ask to speak to the manager. As a result £3.50 was removed from the bill - which is not the point - however this was appreciated. Sadly, we will not be returning.

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KyleD
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing really nice recommend too meat eaters

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AlexS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service only thing is gents toilets had mystery liquid on floor

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible! We had been looking forward to trying here for a while. Incredible food and the staff are so accommodating, friendly and welcoming. The only fault I had was the restaurant itself was really cold. But the food, service and everything else was fab. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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Gibran
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food! Outstanding service from the restaurant crews

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AndyA
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended and I would highly recommend this place to anyone, especially if you are hungry

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JakeStockbridge
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Possibly the best burger I’ve ever eaten, good value for money the only thing that let the night down was there wasn’t many beers draft or bottles available and had to wait 15 minutes after we got our food for cutlery and sauces, but overall very good

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Lovely food, friendly staff, but the food took over an hour to arrive, others who ordered after us seemed to be getting their food so somehow our order seemed to get missed and eventually our server realised and apologised. The food made up for it though, really tasty and didnt disappoint.

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DawnB
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Poor service. We had to ask several times for drinks and the food order was wrong on many levels when it arrived. No rush to go back

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Tim5
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Poor service, still waiting for a drink I paid for I reckon

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LeahM
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was unsure about booking due to some of the 1 star reviews on trip advisor but I’m so glad I didn’t listen to them! The food was unreal! Burgers were insane, juicy and full of flavour! Staff were friendly and accommodating. Would absolutely recommend!

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KiranB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is good however the menu isn’t clear at all and your meal will end up at lot more expensive than you anticipated

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Crammed right next to another table so asked to move then food didn’t come for an hour and 10 mins didn’t have what I ordered pulled pork sandwich glasses got smaller when ordering cocktails will never go again awful experience

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297Amb
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food overpriced and nothing special. £12.50 for a standard burger that doesn't come with chips/ a side isn't good value.

Service OK but everyone seemed unsure what they should be doing.

Manager seemed very inconvenienced when we turned up with a push chair, shoved us in the furthest corner then proceeded to sit a loud party of 14 next to us.

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AdamD
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, massive portions, and outstanding flavour 10/10 would recommend to any bbq lovers, would definitely go again

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davidc
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Ordered platter came within 10mins which was to quick for the type of food, realised the food was re-heated! Staff were building something in next room and making a lot of noise! Will not return!!

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SusanC
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Always enjoy red dog. Only thing that I can complain about is loaded fries weren’t hot and they had run out of tomato juice at 7.30pm.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean plates all round. Great wings

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NiallW
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food and great value for money. Music just a bit too loud

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NatalieJ
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Overall the food was lovely but we though the price was very expensive, it’s silly how you don’t get any sides with it. You pay £12.50 for a burger and then you have to pay £4 more for fries! it’s stupid. Compared to your Instagram page and the photos you add we expected a lot more than what we got, the flavour was nice but the overall burger was very dissapointing, we are glad we came but we won’t be coming again until something changes regarding price.

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LukeR
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and restaurant. Would definitely recommend and go again.

Punisher burger with fries 10/10

Luke from Sheffield

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Samt
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had a smashed burger which was very tasty but abit on the small side, next time I would probably order a normal burger as I noticed others who had them they looked alot more filling! My friend had a brisket sandwich that was packed with meat, I tried abit it was tasty but very dry! But is a nice place good atmosphere! I would definitely visit again just order something different next time.

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 3.6 stars by 621 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.