Red Dog Saloon Nottingham

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229 reviews
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American
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  • Comfort Food
  • 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
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Great food but poor service once seated. Had to ask to order drinks as nobody he came to our table. When our food came we then had to ask for cutlery and plates as we had a sharing platter. The server was walking away when we had to call her back.

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JB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was quite bad, forgot our drinks order 3 times. Bought out the wrong food. Once they gave us our food they never checked back on us and we couldn’t wave anyone down to order more drinks. We were just left. They asked if we wanted the desert menu after our starters then were confused that we hadn’t had our mains.
The food was quite nice.

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SC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

We visited Red Dog Saloon at 5.30pm on Saturday. After a wait of 30 minutes, our mains were brought out before our starter. I mentioned this to the server, who apologised and took the mains back to the kitchen. After 45 minutes of being sat down our starter arrived. Once we had finished this, we waited another 25 minutes for our mains to arrive. My boyfriend ordered the brisket, and fully expected it to be the 'melt in the mouth' experience that all good brisket is. Unfortunately this was not the case. The brisket was extremely hard to cut and took a fair amount of chewing due to the high amount of hard sinewy fat is contained. I ordered the philly cheesesteak. Unfortunately the bread was extremely chewy and the meat was extremely salty and of particularly poor quality. The onion rings we had as a side were luke-warm and very burnt.
Unfortunately it wasn't the dining experience that we were anticipating, sorry Red Dog Saloon, we will not be visiting you again, and we won't be recommending you to others.

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JC
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Favourite restaurant in Nottingham. Amazing burgers

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GT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Making the reservation was simple and quick.
When arriving we were promptly greeted and immediately shown to our table.
The service was quick, very friendly and efficient.
The food was amazing, I couldn't eat the next day as I was still so full!!
We did have to clarify a few points on the menu where we didn't understand the terms used, but the server explained and offered recommendations, which was great!
Overall, I will definitely be returning!!

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

De-lish Food decent service good value for money and excellent portion size.
I would definitely come back without hesitation also i would recommend to family and friends

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RW
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We didn't even get to eat....despite booking a table we were left at the bar for over half an hour whilst they stated they had "all of a sudden got really busy"......they basically didn't have a table for us, we left having no one approach us with an apology or update on when we would be seated there were also at least another 15-20 at the bar in the same situation.

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CK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, good atmosphere. Was extremely busy, probably due to an event on at the arena. Staff seemed to be rushed off their feet. Dessert order took quite a while considering it was only ice cream but think this was due to staff being busy.

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JA
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing, staff really friendly and helpful and found the bill a shock at £45 we thought would have been nearer £60. Even at that we would have been delighted... 100% go again..

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AM
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely time at red dog on Saturday, food was gorgeous and served to us pretty quickly, all the waiters and waitresses were very friendly and there was a good atmosphere the only downside was we were very squished in to other tables so it was quite cosy ha ha.

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WM
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Service was slow food looked amazing but didn't tastes amazing(plater for 2) meat was cooked way to fast so it was as tough as boots. Shane cause for what we paid you would expect it to be a lot better

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RH
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in and really enjoyed it..... we will definitely be visiting again

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S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent location, great place

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O
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time in Nottingham and we managed to book a table at the Red dog saloon. The service was exceptional and food was so fresh, cooked perfectly and tasted fantastic

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DA
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was 12 in our party and we all received our orders quickly. The food was really tasty and service was good. Milk shakes were amazing...

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JK
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here, would highly recommend. Food was delicious, drinks were good. Excellent experience all round.

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SP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 2

We booked last week for our belated Xmas do as we are in the industry. Booked because of the set menu option on the website of 2 courses for £14.50. When we arrived was told not available! No other option given

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KM
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For a true meat eating carnivore, Red Dog is a must. Impressive choice of different meats, all beautifully cooked and tender, very efficient and friendly service, tasty ale and a lively atmosphere. This wasn't the first time we have eaten here, we will certainly return.

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TB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and hot burgers and fries
Lovely cocktails too

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JV
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is AMAZING, lovely atmosphere and decor. Nothing but good things to say about this place, definitely recommend and return.

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ES
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Really poor service, the wait time was unacceptablely long. When the food did arrive some of it was cold.

We asked multiple times what was happening with our order and no one bothered to respond.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would defo cheat on my diet again here. However £1.25 for a dash of coke in a double jack Daniels is a bit of a rip considering it was only an inch or 2 of coke. Other than that it was flawless, burger pricing was so good!!!

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RR
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was decent wasn’t a fan of the brisket mainly the problem was the fat it was too much but was still edible the fries and onion ring were very nice and the Oreo pie was lovely and I think the main problem is the portions you give is a lot

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GJ
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I found the food fantastic and the atmosphere very relaxed and cosy. The cushions on the seats could have been thicker and the service needed to be more slicker and more experienced in the knowledge of the menu and in ensuring the drinks were correct to order. The staff were friendly and we will definitely be back again in the future..

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CH
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. Nothing was any trouble for the staff. The staff even offered to take photos for our special occasion

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EB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Drinks took ages to come but that was the only issue we had. Friendly service, great atmosphere and exceptional food

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LD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Booked a table for 18:30 on 1/12/18 and travelled all the way from Sheffield to try this place. Got there a little early but even though it was Saturday night at peak time our table was ready and waiting, even though the restaurant was busy. The waiter came right over and made us welcome with drinks. The food, my god the burger was amazing. The only downside was that I ordered a triple and a double came, tough the manager offered a replacement which I thought was nice. For the quality of meat compared to other burger places, this stands out. The bread was fresh and the salad crispy. I could not find fault at all. The only downside was I didn’t order 3 of them! Would reccommend to all!

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LR
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was very slow booked as pre theatre as previously been. food didn’t arrive for an hour ordered more drinks when food was delivered received after Meal had finished. Had to leave half of them to get to theatre.
Place wasn’t full so disappointed as food was good when finally received though missing drinks.

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CH
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal, can not wait to go back, staff are very welcoming, great food and the cocktails were amazing

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J
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food, quick service was gutted they have stopped the devastator challenge but opted for a similar sized burger. Will definitely eat there again

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AS
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

It was OK but I had only been here for lunch until recently. The evening experience is terrible in comparison with very slow service. The food is good though. However they seemed to run out of fries.

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AB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

There was a mix up with our order but the waitress that took our order was very efficient in getting it put right. She was very good. The food arrived quickly and when they had to correct our order we didn't wait long. Can't wait to visit again. The brisket is to die for

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r
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The most delicious buffalo wings and burgers. Very efficient and friendly service.

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AW
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, nice polite staff, great atmosphere , definately would go again

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OT
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fantastic quality!! One of the best burgers I’ve had in along time. Certainly nicer than reds true bbq and rub in terms of proper flavour. Service a little slow but got there in the end!! Will go again

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KH
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The nachos are amazing so are the burgers. I would avoid the ribs as they are not great! But overall a good quality meal for an reasonable price.

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TM
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food & not expensive. The burger was one of the best i'v ever had & can't think of anything bad to say about it. Would recommend this place & will i will go back.

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j
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Been a few times always been very good, this time unfortunately was very poor, staff were pretty good however the all you can eat chicken night is terrible the sfc chicken is the worst I've ever eaten not there normal standard. I'd go back again based on other visits but order from nornal menu

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TM
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I booked a table for 5 adults, 18.15, Saturday night, arrived and got seated at a table that would fit 4 people comfortably, no reserved table, so what’s the point of booking? After being sat for about 10 minutes I asked a waitress to be moved to a bigger table as there was no way 5 adults would of been able to eat with any elbow room, they moved us to a bigger table but that was probably the only positive experience we had. We had now been there about 20 minutes and still no one had come to take our drinks order, I had already asked if it was table service or if we needed to go to the bar, to be told it was table service and our waitress would come and take our order, someone eventually came to ask if we’d like to order drinks, we asked for Brahma, to be told they didn’t have any! We ordered another lager and waited again, the final 2 people of our party arrived, we still hadn’t received our drinks, after about another 15 minutes, a waitress came and asked if we’d like to order drinks, to which we told her we already had ordered about 20 minutes ago, so we gave up and went somewhere else to eat, I must add that it wasn’t mega busy when we were there, so I dread to think how long you wait if it’s full

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l
Nottingham
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had a great deal from wowcher so was worthwhile. Not sure I’d have been so happy to pay full price for the food though!
Cocktails were really good and great value.

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