Red Dog Saloon Nottingham

3.6
489 Reviews
£25 and under
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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ZoeC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Apart from not logging our arrival so it appears we didn’t arrive, the whole meal was excellent. The young man who served us was excellent.

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CarlyJ
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic burgers

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Eleanor
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was good, had numerous takeaways before and have always been good. Lady taking out order was knowledgeable & friendly but other staff didn't seem to know what they were doing. Would have ordered more drinks if we could have got someone's attention (we tried hard to get their attention!!) or had check back. Covid compliance poor, even had to wipe down our own table after being shown to a dirty one and staff walking off before we could ask for them to clean it.
Overall if it wasn't for the food we wouldn't be back. More training needed for staff and management need to step up and get off their phones and see what's going on.

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Ricki
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing only issue wasn't the place or the food was the weather due to the cold nights it was bitter cold and the food was cold after minutes of being served they did place heaters out for the customers but wasn't very hot were I was seated but all as above beautiful place to eat

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Emily
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table on Saturday it was really busy but we was seated immediately unlike many of the other pubs/bars that we booked that day. Staff are so friendly and polite. Drinks are good value and price. Only thing I’d change is maybe a bit of music outside so we can hear it doesn’t have to be loud Just hearable. (This could already be happening however the time I spent there I couldn’t hear any music and was sat right near the entrance) Other than that I would 1000% recommend. I will return.

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JC19
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We waited an hour before our waiter was even available to take our food order. The wait then would have been an additional 40-60 minutes which we thought was very poor considering the prices we were willing to pay. At this point we left and visited a different restaurant that served us within 30 minutes. Rather disappointed as we were excited for the whole experience at red dog saloon.

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LilianT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Everything was good but the food wasn’t worth the amount. Otherwise good spot in general :)

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The service was slow, in 2 hours we was only able to order 2 drinks. Even though we ordered multiple times, yet the rounds never turned up. The food came out Luke warm and was extremely oily. On top of this when we asked for the bill it took 30 minutes to come, and we had to ask multiple wait staff for this as well

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Kristie
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was a bit more expensive and portion size a bit small but I understand businesses need to recover losses from covid, so it's great to be able to eat out again and try support local.

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AmyP
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food as always, such a good burger deal in the week. We always come back.

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James
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food is outstanding but service was horrendous, took 45 mins to be severed.

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Susie
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The atmosphere was nice and the service was quick. The cocktail was good but the food wasn't great and wasn't good value for money.

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IsabelleB
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Arrived and was seated on a dirty table with dirty cutlery. Staff didn't ask us to fill in Test and Trace at all. We ordered the loaded fries and they were really disappointing, and very expensive for what you got. Cocktails were not great either. At the end we were charged a service charge so watch out for that. Wouldn't visit here again.

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TracyC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We turned up for our pre booked table to be told there was an hour wait we went home

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Crazy
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The staff were having a team meeting in front of the restaurant, and so were unable seat us for 15 minutes... Idiotic customer care. Outdoor seating does not look Covid safe. Sardines.

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AmyS
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor set up, friendly team. Would book again!

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SHath
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding we had a lovely waitress throughout our visit, drinks came within a matter of minutes. The food was amazing came fast and was still hot on arrival will definitely be going back soon.

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Samh
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We ordered our food, waiting 40 mins. Asked the waiter where it was and he said it had been given to a table that arrived half an hour after we had. He said he would need to retake our order.
Half of the options where not available which was odd as they'd opened at 5pm and had gotten there for 8.
We needed up leaving and going elsewhere.
Very disappointing as we were really looking forward to it

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LeeD
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of the best burgers I have had but the fries were cold. During Covid and sat outside. Some patio heaters and nicer tables would have created a nicer Ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Waited 1hr 20 for food and a drink, was asked my order again 1hr minutes after ordering so food arrived in 20 minutes which made me feel it was rushed. Chips were cold and staff were running around like headless chicken. All tables near us were asking where their food was, let alone waiting 1hr 20 for a drink. The drinks even arrived after the food! Poor service, and staff were not apologetic at all

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Sophie
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food is very overpriced for the portion sizes we was very disappointed. The food was just full of chill and had no real flavour apart from spice.

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DavidB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Drinks too 15 minutes and order wrong twice. Brought food didn’t order and insisted we did, £16 worth. Ordered the make your own plate and came out as random plates we didn’t know who’s was which, presentation was poor. Honestly I get only just opening back up but then to Add 10% service charge for four people was a joke. Had it taken off. Not recommended.

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AlisiaL
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So unprofessional staff did not know where tables were who had ordered talking inappropriately to each other, loud near customers and food asp was so flavourless.

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Anon321
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was nice but took too long to come. Server wrong drink also.

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Nick
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Awful service, with food coming out cold and at different times and staff didnt know what they were serving, asked for mayonaise and recieved ketchup. Not looked after at all

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KerriM
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

They had new staff so was bit all over place but they sorted it out fast and gave us free sides and free round of drinks but overall food was amazing and I think you should do sweet potato fries on menu too but I'll defo be back

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PaulJ
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We were kicked off our table for not ordering food as we ordered just beer we were waiting for another member to arrive but was kicked off our table

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CassieW
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed the drinks, service was quicker than most other places I went on Saturday and staff were very friendly and helpful. Thank you!

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KIMS
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

there were 3 of us we ordered after waiting one hour we still didn't have our food eventually my son in-laws food arrived with mine and my daughters chips was all cold the we asked again were our food was they said it was coming so we sent chips back next set of chips came soaked in fat this time still no pulled pork so we asked again they said it would be there soon so sent chips back again the they brought more chips and one pulled pork with no bun cold by this point we decided to call it a day one and a half hours after getting the myself and my daughter had receive no food worth eating

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JonathanS
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Sat outside whilst indoor eating was still not allowed. The staff all seemed quite inexperienced but were polite and friendly. The drinks took a while to arrive and the food wasn't particularly quick. One dish came out about 5 minutes after the other 3. The food itself was delicious. The pickles on the side were a perfect companion to the smoky, tender meat. I had the brisket and the pork. The ranch sauce was a bit liberal on the philby fries but it was all very tasty.

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NatalieB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fabulous chicken thigh burger, with mouthwatering fillings!

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LozB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Our chips were cold which they swapped with no problem. Food took over an hour to come. We got told we couldn’t use the main toilet and had to use the disabled by the front door which was being used by everyone and wasn’t being attended too, it was messy and unclean, in the current pandemic this isn’t acceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We had the chicken tenders with a few sides. The coleslaw was amazing. The sides are big so we had 3 between 2 of us and didn't manage to finish them off. We also had a few cocktails which were all great. The Young Cuban in particular was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We pre booked a table 2 hours before arrival. The person at the door was helpful but then the service itself was shocking. We totally appreciate it’s the first week back but one of the waitresses brought 2 espresso martinis to our table when we didn’t order them and poured some on my boyfriends new jumper - she did apologise but then walked away.

We ordered drinks immediately after being seated but after 35 minutes waiting with no update what so ever, we gave in and went somewhere else.

There was no communication throughout the visit, so we had no idea what was happening, which resulted in us leaving with nothing.

Another thing I would like to add is the price of the burgers - wow!

Lastly, you need to give your waiters/waitresses a section of tables to look after because one poor girl was running around like an absolute idiot.

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rochelles
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was cold as was outside no gas for heater..didn’t really get much for money someone else’s drinks was put on my table but luckily I saw I did not have these drinks

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Jane
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor service. Waited a while to be served, staff appeared to be rushed off feet even though there weren’t that many tables. Food was average at best for the price. Wouldn’t go back

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NishantN
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Service was poor. Our order which included a pitcher of beer, two milkshakes, chicken wings and mozzarella sticks took an hour. Literally an hour. The restaurant was not that crowded too. The food when it arrived was cold and chewy. I would not recommend it.

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CarterM
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food took very long was overpriced caked in salt. Took even longer for the wrong drinks to come twice, and the staff were unhelpful.

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andreac
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

food was awesome,drinks not what we ordered but first day back after lockdown so not a worrie

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NSNS
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great burgers, bit overpriced....friendly service

FAQs

Red Dog Saloon Nottingham does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Red Dog Saloon Nottingham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0115 784 4844.

Red Dog Saloon Nottingham is rated 3.6 stars by 489 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 reservations at the moment.