Red Dog Saloon Southampton

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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.
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K
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were all friendly. Our server was Anna, she was fab couldn't do enough for us. Took time to make us feel welcome and as first time customers recommended different meals. The burger was spot on. Cant wait to come back.

JS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing that let it down was the state of the toilets 2 were unusable and according to my husband so were the mens. Also we booked for my husbands birthday. Waiters sang for other birthdays but not for my husbands. Which I thought was wierd but other than that was a lovely evening

K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and fantastic service. Our waiter was brilliant

K
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Quick service and brilliant server Anna made us feel really welcome and important. Would visit more often if it was more affordable

RK
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. We were served quickly and food arrived in perfect time!

DB
Munich
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service and grest food. Would highly recommend

FN
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was rubbish, no flavour and not worth the price tag at all, such a shame as have previously had good meals here, service was rushed and they also added a service charge onto our bill even though there was only the two of us. We won’t be returning anytime soon.

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

Amazing as always,
Highly recommended to all of our friends and family,
Regular visitors to red dog and we live in gosport
Amazing food amazing staff and great place to eat

SR
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love going to Red Dog Saloon, the food is incredible, the service is always friendly, quick and efficient. I’ve never had problems and always greeted with smiles

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Seated very quickly (on a Saturday evening, which is very impressive)

Waiters were polite

Food came out quick

Food was good - had the 2 plates

Brisket - fell right off the bone, enjoyed
Beef short rib - little bit fatty, to be expected, but good
Brisket mac & cheese - bit of a liquid texture but good
Onion rings - bit crispy but good

No complaints, but not outstanding. Would recommend

KM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had beef short rib and it was really good. My friend had brisket and was quite disappointed. It was tiny in comparison and a third of it was fat and gristle.
Overall the food was good and the service quick.

NC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

I went for my hen do, and being pregnant needed a well done burger. It come out and it was really under cooked, the took it away and brought me the wrong burger back. so had to wait for the burger again.

KH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as usual and the wait staff were wonderful too. They were happy for us to bring our own birthday cake for our son which was very kind. The only small point was that we would have liked to eat outside and that was possible but we couldn't have full table service - we were a table of 8 and too many to order at the bar so we had to sit in. Overall though it was a really lovely experience.

KB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was our second visit and we really enjoyed the food once again! Our first server was very good but then disappeared and was replaced by someone else, obviously due to a shift change, who was not at the same standard.

JT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Group of 5 of us were seated in a booth style table this was too squashed therefore the waiter kindly offered to move us to the table at the back of the restaurant, this was uncomfortable due to the table legs, unable to stretch legs. No peach flavoured iced tea available?! No brisket croquettes available?! quite surprising for a Saturday evening. Placed our order didn't have to wait too long. Why do you have to put melted butter on the buns? hands were really greasy, had to use a knife and fork.

MS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious meal with a great friendly service. Waitress was never to far away for another drink or anything else. Without being over the top.
Will definitely be going back again... Fantastic

TB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not much to say other than amazing , great food and choice

SD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and the service was very good. Red Dog didn’t receive my Open Table booking, however, which could have caused problems as the restaurant was fairly busy....

JF
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and amazing Arnold Palmers but the waitress Anna was such a delight. Incredible service from her and the best conversations in a very long time. I and my friends had an amazing time and will definitely be going back asap.

Jord.

AY
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Me love the burgers and the service was ok and friendly

TB
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yes, very good food at decent prices. Everyone in our group was very happy with their experience here.

CP
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from arrival until we left. Such tentative staff and always smiling with a friendly approach. All great value for money, if you’re after American food, this is the place!

m
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent, but one member of the party did not receive his side order of fries with the meal. Although they were eventually served he had by that time finished his burger so didn’t really want to just eat them separate on his own once everyone had finished. The cost of the Fries was taken off the bill but he did spoil the meal for this member of the group and left the rest of us feeling awkward that he had not had a full enjoyable meal as we had

1
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Quite expensive 13 pound service charge added for four people, server in a rush to get rid of us

HG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was delicious and came really quick. But the music was so loud I was shouting at my partner and all dance music was playing. When the place first opened it was western music to go with the theme of the restaurant. Was a but off putting to be honest

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and great service. Will visit again!

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Probably the best burgers in Southampton, dined here on quite a few occasions and the food is always very good.

CC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

I had the fried chicken burger with coleslaw and mac n cheese the chicken smelt awful

RH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked a table for my sons 18th Birthday. The staff were amazing and looked after us really well. It made the night even more special for us all.
Thank you Southampton team :)

CB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

We have previously been to red dog and really enjoyed our meal. However we had not been for a while and we were disappointed with the quality of food we received. The burgers were very greasy and the amount of oil that came out of my partners burger put him off the rest of his meal. The music was so loud we couldn’t talk too each other and the waiter struggled to communicate with us in regards to our order. Unfortunately we do not think we will be re visiting.

RW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great burgers and covered fries BUT £4.50 for a warm pint of Bud Light which was undrinkable BUT BUT 2 standard burgers, 1 covered fries and 1 side salad plus a warm pint and a glass of wine...wait for it lol...£72.00. I honestly thought they had given me the wrong bill. Going the Fat Duck next week for their 5 course tasting menu to save money.

BS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

cant recommend enough - I've never had a bad meal at this restaurant. we went there on Sunday for my birthday and the food was incredible if you've not been there before you have to try it at least once (and the Montana red beer)

SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a trainee waitress who made a few mistakes with our order but these were rectified quickly and nicely by another waiter and the manager on shift. Food was amazing as always when it arrived. Some of the best chicken wings you'll find anywhere.

SF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Liked the ales service and atmosphere however the prices were too much.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening in red dog 👍🏼

JV
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, friendly staff, entertaining magician came round to the table.

Only criticism was they had run out of several of the lagers for the guys in our party to drink.

OT
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food again, great service!!!!

EE
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent for drinks and a social very spacious and roomy inside

SS
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The iced tea is really good, you can enjoy the taste of real tea leaves. The burger is very rich, the beef tastes fantastic.

AB
Liverpool
24 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A good experience and some very tasty food. I would recommend the ribs and wings for sure.
Good location and a fun place to eat.

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