Red Dog Saloon Southampton

4.3
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636 reviews
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£25 and under
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American
Red Dog Saloon 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.
Barbecue 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 smoldering 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 flavor, and the meat stays in the smoker for up to 18 hours.
What 636 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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AaronC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always brilliant food and good service. I'll be back soon enough.

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GeorgeC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food cane remarkably quickly the staff were very pleasant and friendly not afraid to have a chat and the food is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service

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GeorgiaS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment, lovely food, customer service was incredible just overall A really nice place

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Miralheti
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was v friendly and welcoming, food was delicious and served promptly.

JW
JadeW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we have had in a very long time will be going here regular from now on

MJ
MarcJ
France
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

New menu hugely overpriced. Main meal salad served on side plate. Sent food back 4 times to get it right.

Very poor nowhere near usual standard. I felt sorry for serving staff.

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Tomc
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food1service3ambience4

Removed most of the good things of the menu, removed the plate deal so now it works out over twice the price per meal, food quality was not the same like the frozen packet mozzarella sticks they are now using. Very disappointed, used to be my favourite restaurant and went ever month. Not now tho.

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DGLFCNYR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Have been to Red Dog a few times before and loved it however on this occasion it really didn’t live up to the billing.

It started with a reduced menu that didn’t have any of the usual dishes I’d had before, and then the food I did order was massively overpriced for the portion size. I mean £20 for a meat roll and a small portion of topped chips (that I shared with my girlfriend was ridiculous quite frankly).

The service was ok at best, however it took the waiter half an hour to tell us that the beer taps weren’t working and that we’d have to order something else, which he then got wrong. We also had to ask for cutlery after our food was brought to us as the waiter forgot them. It also felt like there was too many staff for the number of customers, so quite a few of them were chatting and messing about, not really working. They have also now introduced a 10% service charge that gets automatically added to your bill (however it does say in small print it’s discretionary, but how many people would actually challenge it?), so it meant our bang average waiter got an £8 tip, which really wasn’t deserved.

All in all I was very disappointed with the experience and I don’t think I will be returning until they reintroduce the full menu.

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victoria
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were first in after Covid lock down and i have to say they did so well at making us comfortable and making the new normal seem normal.. It was great to go out and would def do again ......the food and service was great

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CharlotteS
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have just been for dinner at the Southampton red dog saloon.
I rang at approx 4pm to ask if they were open and if the unlimited chicken deal was on tonight and was told yes.

Arrived and asked for that deal and was brought my first plate, no mention of any problems. Once we had finished I asked for some more chicken only to be told the kitchen was closed so we couldn’t have any more. At no point were we told this. If this was the case we would have ordered off the main menu. We chose unlimited chicken so we could make an evening of it.

Bill given at full price. No discount offered even though the deal was not honoured. We ordered one beer I feel they could have at least offered the drink for free?

I understand there is a lot of worry with everything regarding coronavirus so totally understand the closure of the restaurant but I rang up to check and also was not told at any point that I would not even be able to have a second plate of chicken.

This is very disappointing and has ruined my birthday meal out.

JM
JoMcLachlan
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Due to the present situation we are experiencing the meal and evening was a little under par!!! Not your fault obviously.
I did however have to keep requesting I.e sauces, dessert menu, bill. Also I had called the restaurant earlier in the day to make sure you were still open which you were. I asked if a few candles could be put in my daughters dessert as it was her 17th birthday, the guy said yes absolutely, this didn’t happen. Which was a little disappointing.

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DonN
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and the food was great. Unlimited ice-tea is also great. Our servers were very friendly and lovely, food came out quick (it was a sunday in the middle of the corona virus outbreak so it wasnt busy though).

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vipDaisybooboo
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food very good and great value.

Should the staff attempt to seat you in a booth next to the bar, ask to be moved. It's way to noisy and having a conversation is near on impossible.

TG
TonyG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service & food.

Highly recommended.

NF
NicolaF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily was fantastic, really helpful and happy to help with choices. The food was amazing. Absolutely recommend red dog. We will be back. Thanks x

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EmmaW
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Worth a visit but found it's in no way good value, overpriced for what you get and food didn't look as good as it did on the website.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff were spot on, friendly and on the ball with drink and food orders

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WayneM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Terribly bland and Luke warm food. Terrible table. Never again, absolute waste of time and money.

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JohnE
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Midweek dining in Southampton was quiet. I expect the atmosphere is livelier at weekends.
Food was ok....weird tasting slaw and onion rings looked great but were very greasy and lacked taste.
Burgers were good though.
Wouldn't say the menu offers value for money.

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LynseyM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the food here and the staff are so friend. The only thing I would say negative is that the music is up a little loud and you have to pretty much shout at each other to be heard.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

very good food and good atmosphere

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Raches
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience5

Very expensive greasy food. We had 3 burgers, 2 fries, 1 loaded fries, 1 smoked sausage, 1 beer, 2 glasses wine & 1 Pepsi. £91.00.

The food was so greasy my hands were covered when eating the burger. The burger should have been a little pink but was very pink & barely warm so not cooked well at all.

Save your money & go to a decent restaurant.

JL
JimL
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finding it was a pain but the experience totally made us forget that and the food was amasing and the waitress anna was so so friendly see u again soon

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JayP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our 3rd visit and it always exceeds our expectations. I have even recommended the Brand to our Asset team in London, as I believe that we need your business at our shopping centre.

Your Southampton staff are great and we love dining with you.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time we went- food was amazing, our server was attentive, friendly and helpful could have explained the menu a bit as it was our first visit!

We took our 11 month old and everyone interacted with her and made us feel welcomed as a young family! Kept offering to get things for her which was such a breath of fresh air

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RussellS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, although was quite pricey. Service was also good.

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charlottew
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The Atmosphere and service was great!unfortunately the food let it down, the chicken burger had no flavour and needed more seasoning and so did the chips. The chicken wings were poor quality as some were black inside. They need to up their game to be able to compete in the burger restaurant market.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girlfriend back for our second visit.
Great food, good price and good service by Sanj.

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RhysN
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Me and my partner will definitely be back again. The food was absolutely delicious hats off to the chefs.

The thing I didn’t appreciate was that when I asked for the bill they automatically put service charge on the receipt so you unknowingly pay a tip

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ElaineP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food flavour was good but just overall very cold and for the price I would expect better.

Did take a while to get our drinks once the order had finally been placed but overall it was the best considering it was nearly £30 per head and there was no alcohol in that.

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Shannen
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sisters birthday, and all the staff and manager made saw she had the best birthday! Everyone was friendly, and we had such a good evening. The food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mozzarella cheese are delicious and burgers. My wife loves cocktails.
Would come again thanks for everything as we have enjoyed our evening!

MD
MickD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my son for his 18th birthday meal, made welcome from entrance to exit, excellent service throughout, hope to make it a regular event. Almost too much choice on the menu, it may take more than a few visits to get through it.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

This was our second visit and it’s a shame to say it was no where near as good as the first.
The food is good but it’s not worth the price you pay for it.
The service was terrible this time round and we had a rude waitress. To be honest you can get the same food at much better value else where.

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Lucy
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was mediocre, no chilli in chilli burger, raw onion rings! Nothing special.

JT
JohnT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is simply amazing! I will be eating here again very soon

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Claire
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was exceptional ! All 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our food which was worth the money. However I was disappointed we were expected to pay a 10percent service charge ( which we were going to tip anyway) so we said we didn’t want to pay this and we’re told we didn’t have to so we tipped what we wanted. However the waitress then proceeded to force the issue and we ended up paying more ! I was extremely annoyed. It’s a shame because the food was amazing. I doubt I would return. This was our first time at the restaurant also which left a sour taste in my mouth.

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johannew
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have booked a table for 8pm, the table wasn't ready for 8pm. We waited for 15 mins.. Not very happy...

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RobF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good value amazing service would highly recommend

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