Red Dog Saloon Nottingham

3.6
666 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 666 people are saying
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LiamS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Maybe it’s because it was the end of the day but the grease the food was cooked in just overpowered the taste of anything, could tell it wasn’t near new. Unfortunate as I’m sure the food would of been nice otherwise.

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience3

After seeing the Instagram pics of the bbq, my partner and I travelled 1.5 hours to try the place, only to find out there wasn’t any bbq left. This was 6 o’clock on Saturday night, you would think on a busy weekend that they would have enough for the whole service. After arriving we were seating in the table for two section, cramped in between two other couples, it was so close we could hear each other’s conversations and it made my partner feel a little uncomfortable. The draft from the door didn’t help, as soon a someone entered or left the restaurant/ bar the cold would sweep over the tables. The service was good and the server apologised for the lack of food and the food wait. The over-all food quality was ok and it was tasty although a little on the small side. We had to order burgers as they didn’t have anything else, but burgers or chicken, and again a little deflated compared to the Instagram burger pics this place regularly promotes. At £12+ a burger and you don’t even get fries I just expected that something extra. Oh and I have to mention the music was a slow plodding blues melody which in my opinion didn’t fit the Saturday night vibe, it needed something a little upbeat. The place isn’t bad, I’m just a little upset I traveled all that way to get let down with the bbq. If you’re local check the place out, if you live far away like me, just be warned it’s not like Instagram but it’s still ok. My recommendations to red dogs if you read this, is music choice, make sure there is enough food and maybe look at the floor plan don’t shove couples on dates next to a drafty door. With a few tweaks this place could be something special.

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None
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable quality, very very tasty and worth every penny! Highly recommended anytime any day!

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AlanN
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience1

forgot my order,when it came its was very sparce of chicken...bar snacks were wrong,clearing table befor we had finnished ...just awful,hoping to have a works leaving do there( i was on a scouting mission )...no bloomin chance

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JamieP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The venue's aesthetic was very good which provided an ambient and chilled dining experience. However, the service was borderline atrocious as waiters constantly forgot drink orders and served our party incorrect food orders. The waiters were also very keen on removing tableware while people were still eating which is very unprofessional. Value for money is pretty poor compared to other establishments around the local area but I do believe if the service was considerably better the value of the entire dining experience would be lifted. Finally, we are very aware it is not the fault of any staff, but the experience was also tarnished by a group of twenty rowdy males which definitely ruined the setting of the entire restaurant.

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ClareS
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great welcoming and attentive staff. The burgers were great.

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Moshmosh
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food not great and quite slow service - came out at different times and a few things missed

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food3service3ambience3

My partner and I went to Red Dog Saloon for a date night and planned on going around nottingham for drinks after. We were going to make up a tray with added sides to share between us and started to order which we would like. We were then advised that we should probably get the carnivore tray for £24.50 because you ended up playing more for less food if we were to build one...great! So we did. Anyway, when the bill came at the end and we were shocked! We have been charged for this carnivore tray for 2 people with was £24.50 PER PERSON not including sides (we thought £24.50 between us originally because we were going to share a tray that would have come to about £30 including sides at the beginning). The £70 odd bill was payed and off we went, now not really being able to afford more drinks in nottingham. All in all £70 something for 2 drinks and 2 mains was ridiculous and we won't be going back. Also the tray we had was worth £25 between us, definatly not each.

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with lovely food 👍🏻 love the Texas theme

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and service,would definitely go again.

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shellyB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger I’ve ever eaten. Already thinking of my next visit. Amazing!!!

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michellep
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing night, the only downfall was the fried chicken it was literally fat with a bit of chicken, apart from that the food was lovely and service great

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got there at 7:30pm to be told the table wasnt ready. Finally got to the table and ordered for the waitress to have to come back 3 times as they had run out of most of the menu. No brisket, no ribs, no cooked pork, some burgers not in stock. We were left with chicken that came served on a slice of bread soaking up the grease it was vile. Repeatedly had to ask for drinks for 3 waitresses sat near the door doing absolutely nothing. Then to top it all off literally 5 mins after finishing eating we were asked to leave because they needed the table!

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Ladsnight
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Table wasn't ready, went to wait at the bar to then be told they had a table and led me to said table that was not yet cleaned. We was asked back to the bar and 2 minutes later got another table but the light bulb 💡 had gone so we had to use our phones to view the menu and eat in the dark.

I asked a few staff members to get the bulb changed but just got "your asking the wrong person" as a reply.

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JonE
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brilliant eating experience.
Great place to meet up with friends.
👍👍👍

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AdamW
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Brilliant tasty food, bit on the pricey side but not many smoke houses in Nottingham so is to be expected. Staff were friendly but didn't seem too enthusiastic to sit/serve, more occupied on phones and laptops. Bit disappointed on serve times to say just how many staff were on and the place was empty apart from 1 other table. 10 minutes to take a drink order, then 20+ minutes to get the drinks, nothing special, 1 beer 1 coke and 2 milkshakes, we would usually get 2-3 drinks in during our meals but with that time we just did the 1. The food was incredible and staff were very friendly and helped accommodate storing a birthday cake for us. 2 items were missed off our order which was a bit annoying but the staff couldn't apologise enough so we put it to one of those things. Last thing that could do with some work is when it came to paying the bill as it took a while to get a staff member over to get us the bill and we waited so long for the card machine we had to go to the bar to get someone to take payment as we had to leave and couldn't wait any longer. Total time in red dog was 1hour 40minutes and I'd say 40 minutes was waiting for service. Brilliant food but patience is a must here.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was cold sent back and came back out again but still like warm at best. Server brought us a salt pot that was covered in sticky fingerprints and looked like it hadn’t been cleaned. In times of covid not what you want too see

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HannahB
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing especially the loaded fries! Service was good all staff were friendly and helpful

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StevehSASMusic
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The wings are huge more llike large. Chicken legs , so 12 is enough for a family of 4 they arent like regular size buffalo wings you get anwhere else so we ordered 48 and ended up going home with 36 !!!

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RoseD
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was expensive for what it was and was greasy and salty, drinks were good when on happy hour. Atmosphere was good and staff were friendly and attentive.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Should have been told by staff taking the order that a portion of chips is enough for two people or 2 portions for three. Onion ring batter could have been seasoned has they were bland tasting. Overall satisfactory but no rush to go back, prefer to try elsewhere.

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SallyD
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We booked for a midweek meal before a show and sadly there was not enough waiting it out when staff
The 2 waiters in were amazing and worked super hard to keep the food coming to orders but the wait was 30+ mins
It must be hard and all credit to the staff who worked so hard

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AliceW
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, our only gripe is that it took a while for food to come out and when it did the fries were missing but we were kept up to date by the lovely waiter and had the fries took off the bill. Can’t fault the service. Will be back again soon!

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Mell
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters are very polite and the food is good. will definitely be coming back

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RebeccaK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Myself and my partner visited the Nottingham restaurant on 28th November 2021 and we were disappointed with the quality of food. It’s the first time we had been here so we were unsure as to what quantity of food to order, the menus aren’t very clear so we ordered what we thought would be suitable but it turned out to be enough to feed at least 4 people. I was disappointed that our waitress never informed us of this at the point of ordering as during our meal, and once we had finished, she did make a comment at how much we ordered. We felt as though she should have at least advised us that she thinks we have ordered too much for two people. The food itself wasn’t great either, my chicken was practically cremated, it was way too overcooked so it really wasn’t very enjoyable. The food looked NOTHING like the photos you advertise on social media. We won’t be returning because of these reasons.

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PiotrK
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food, generous portions, great service. A big recommend.

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TraceyC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Poor service right from the off, greeter said we would have a long wait despite booking in advance, items missing from order pointed out to staff. But never arrived ordered more drinks again never arrived but wee were charged for them all in all disappointing and overpriced

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MartiV
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, shame they didn't have any hot wings left. But that didn't hamper our night. Atmosphere was great (we were quite a large noisy party though) and the waitress was just great she advised us on her recommendations and was very attentive. Plates cleared quickly and we were kept well watered! Will definitely be visiting again!

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NikkiW
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the place great food the only thing that let it down was the wait on drinks was long

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food and good service would recommend...

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KimberleyD
London
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, brilliant food and service
Highly Recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger ive ever had

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nancy
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing place with the most incredible messy burgers i’ve ever had. love the philly fries too 😍

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AaronC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, decent service. 10% mandatory service charge on expensive prices to start with is unacceptable.

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ScottT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would Recommend to anyone that loves amazing tasting food

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ChristineF
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch whilst visiting my son, the staff were very accommodating, friendly and helpful. Food was great and plenty of it and it was happy hour, great value for money. Would definitely recommend it and will return.

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RaakheeV
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We came in at Sat.9.30pm. Hannah served us 1st and was polite and friendly, however she was about to finish her shift and another waitress served us. Very disappointed with her service as she appeared rushed and not paid much attention. Luckily we got Sharon later and it seemed nothing was too much trouble for her. She was the gold standard for customer service. The food came in time but we had to ask for plates and cutlery, food came in before our drinks. We requested to talk to the manager couple of times buy no one turned up (Chris?) We will definitely try again as food was nice but hopefully we get better service next time round.

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SamP
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, restaurant was great. I will definitely be visiting again!

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Eric
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Definitely will be back for more! Great place and great food.

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GeorgiaMae
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!! Would 100% recommend, staff were brilliant and all went out of their way to make my birthday special. To top it off one of the best burgers I’ve ever had! Will deffo be visiting again!!

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 666 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.