Red Dog Saloon Southampton

3.9
1002 Reviews
£25 and under
American
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Red Dog Saloon is an Austin, TX Barbecue 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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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.1
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3.9
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3.5
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OllyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insane food, worth every penny and the experience

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Foodie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Was really cold. Service was shockingly slow. Brisket was full of fat.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service 😃

KB
KatieB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, service a little erratic. Staff all working hard, just need to managed better. Had to wait 20 minutes for drinks and even longer for the beer we ordered.

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JulieC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had the hot burger and a side of chips both really lovely . Will be back .
Only small issue was trying to get staff attention when wanted the bill .

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NickiC
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always

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ChristieL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

We normally absolutely love going to red dog saloon and go quite often but being honest this time was our worst experience there yet. The portion sizes have defiantly gotten smaller but prices still the same, the loaded fries where very disappointing compared to what they used to be like. My burger came out wrong but in their defence they sorted it quickly & did a new fresh one. They no longer do deserts at all apart from ice cream for the kids (but didn’t have all the flavours that the said) even the milkshakes looked disappointing compared to previous visits (no cream/toppings) I also had 2 glasses of Prosecco, the 1st 1 was only just about half full. I wish I had of said something. £5.75 for half a glass!! Fingers crossed next time will be better and back to its usual standards

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Chritaps
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Great food poor service waiter was unprofessional had asked to be moved to a bigger table and was told we unable to do so which was fine until he moved two girls that had asked after us and every time he walked past was bumping into my chair never asked if our food was ok or if we needed another drink when he was bringing our food he would not place it on the table he would stand and wait for us to take it out of his hands when asking about the menu he was no help at all just a shame as the food was perfect although I doubt we will be going back

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

From arrival to getting our drinks we waited 25 minutes, it took another 20 minutes to have our food ordered. The service was diabolical but food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little pricey but food is 10/10 and the whole team of staff literally could not have been more helpful.

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PeteL
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall a good time but was made to feel rushed to eat my food pay my bill and leave

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DarylC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service with a really good atmosphere

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dds87
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Don’t bother food was discusting had to ask 4 times for food that hadn’t arrived with everybody else’s no one asked if the food was ok and they added a 10% service charge on top of our meal wouldn’t recommend and certainly won’t be going back

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LucyG
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy food and great service. We are ally enjoyed our meal here

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LukeK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very loud. Had us all crammed by the open doors, no space between tables. Was so loud! Food was nice but very over priced! £4 for chips! The wings were tiny! For £8 I expected big juicy wings, these were simply cheap small wings covered in sauce. Quite disappointing! The food needs to be better for the price. My burger was nice... So greasy though! The restaurant itself is tired. Men's Toilets didn't have any soap, had to ask and they were filty. Hygiene rating of 2/5 says it all really.

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Chips
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The waiter gave my son the receipt and so I didn’t see that 10% service was included in my bill. I asked the waiter if I could add on£5 tip and he said thanks but did not inform me.

My bill for 2 people came to £50…2 burgers and shared fries and 3 drinks….not good value.

Despite covid restrictions being relaxed I would expect to see staff leading by example. Customers had face masks on when walking around but staff didn’t. I appreciate it is off but we all have a public duty. I did not feel safe in this restaurant, but in others I have.

We were sat next to a family of 4 when there were plenty of other equal sized tables about which would have better maintained social distancing.

Overall this was not a pleasant experience. The staff were too busy and there were unnecessary delays for drinks.

I would not choose to come here again.

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Jimbob93
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a go to place for great BBQ and burgers. Been multiple times and always impressed with service and quality of food.

MB
MarcB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were very efficient and the food was excellent and arrived quickly. My only criticism, there’s no dessert menu which I thought was a bit odd otherwise I can’t fault the food or the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was great but unfortunately despite booking we were put on a table at the back by the kitchen on a beautiful evening with lots of tables available nearer the veranda. It was hot and had no ambience. We declined to pay the service charge and bright the matter to their attention.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service lovely food and cocktails

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NatalieB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

No salad or deserts available. Ordered 2 peach iced teas only one was available and after ordering an alternative we were offered the iced tea after all and was charged for the extra drink .
The waiter was pleasant and made the best of the situation but if it had shown online me that certain items were not available I may have booked elsewhere

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PaulS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food was terrible, full of grease that was just running out of the burgers and chicken wings.
The cost of a burger averaged around £11 and when it came that was it on a plate, with nothing else. Very expensive for what you get.
I will never go back to Red Dog Saloon, very very poor food for the price and disgusting how much grease ran out of everything!

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AdamG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Stopped and had a bite to eat at lunch time. Very clean and tidy. Good food. I would recommend.

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SimonE
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely fabulous.
2 for 1 cocktails were nice definitely will go back

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BritW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the staff were so helpful and accommodating. Would definitely visit again and would recommend to friends.

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Kirsty
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Seemed as though people got there drinks and food before us that came in after us, our food got given to another table, then come to us after the people said it wasn’t there’s, the waiter took our drinks order then had to come back to us because he forgot the order noticed he had a note book in his pocket maybe he should learn how to use it! but could not fault the food as it was nice, considering coming back but just hope the service is much better next time

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good staff and lots of delicious items on the menu. Only one type of cider available. Menu a little pricey (we had the carnivore platter). We have been to many smoke houses and the meat was good but not the best we have had. Would recommend the Mac n cheese!

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JacquiF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Quite expensive for what it is music depressing and disappointed no desert menu

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Kirsty
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely lovely will definitely go again xx

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craigp
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great the food was amazing. Really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend.

MB
MikeB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for lunch - the lunchtime burger deal is great value for money! Food was fresh and tasty. Fantastic service, very friendly yet professional staff. Will definitely return in the near future.

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HollyK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely evening and beautiful food! All of the waiting staff were so friendly and welcoming!

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HuwE
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is so lovely to be served a burger that is pink in the middle and crispy on the outside. The fries (try the Philly variant) are thin. The nachos are dainty but crisp served with a great chilli. If you eat early, the Margheritas are half price. What more could you want?

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SaraD
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place to eat
Recommend the tray and have a selection of meats, my favourite is the pork rib 😋

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Music was very irritating and quite loud everything else as superb however

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great family experience

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SundayVisit
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We arrived at 11:50, and didnt realise the restaurant didnt open until 12. We were told by the lady at the podium to "go away somewhere and come back in 10 minutes". I think it would have been a little more professional to perhaps mention that you don't open until 12, so if we wanted to take a seat outside on the benches for 10 mins that would be fine. The food and service from staff inside was great, and while that went a long way to making up for the abrupt way in which we were turned away at the start, I would appreciate being spoken to in a more appropriate manner, even if it is 10 minutes before you officially open.

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AaronR
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!! The food is great service is amazing!!

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AnKay
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ribs were a bit dry, chicken wings really lush! Good service

NC
NathanC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere as always nice chilled and relaxing. Food was amazing great value for money on the burger lunch menu the family was really happy when we left

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Red Dog Saloon Southampton is rated 3.9 stars by 1002 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.