Red Dog Saloon Southampton

4.3
461 reviews
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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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EL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Your website states set menu but was first told it was for larger groups and when we questioned that as it didn’t state it and the told it was for December, it obviously now ending March we had to argue to get this deal as you were not going to honour it. When our food arrived it was most disappointing, there was far more fat than meat on the brisket and ribs, you expect a certain amount but this was like jelly and made us feel sick. The only thing we enjoyed was the cocktails. Also hate restaurants that apply a service charge in the bill which we weren’t prepared to pay due to the issues during our visit

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

Great food friendly service. My sons birthday. Got a free drink. Would recommend great atmosphere and good music.

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

Easily the best burger I've ever had (and I'm not even from Southampton)! Outstanding food, lovely staff and great drinks! Nice American feel to the place in its decor too.

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B
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

The food was absolutely amazing! Couldn’t fault the food, however, the service was very basic if not a little poor and I do not agree with the “service charge” they put on your bill as I feel it should be up to the customer to tip according to the standard of service. Not to mention the prices are very high anyway. Not somewhere you could go regularly.

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KA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service will definitely be back 😊

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CE
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Really disappointed in the service and the quality of the food. The food was extremely greasy and the service was slow.

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PC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved the food & service that we received & would definitely recommend to others thank you for such a good evening

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DV
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good service and nice food. Portions are excellent and good selection of beers

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KJ
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at the red dog saloon and I can't fault it. Took my son and daughter there before heading off to the cinema.
The atmosphere and the food were spot on. But the thing that impressed me more than anything was the service by the staff, From arriving, getting our drinks, being shown our table, taking our orders. I have nothing but respect for them. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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R
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I took my mum and dad out to celebrate my dads birthday. We had a really good experience. The service was great, the waiter was very attentative and polite. We did not have to wait long for our drinks and food. The food was incredible. We were sat in a booth as requested but the lamp was flickering. A member of staff fixed the flickering bulb in a couple of minutes and we carried on enjoying our night. Thank you Red Dog for a lovely night. Will be coming back

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M
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burgers in town. Second time I have been now and not been disappointed at all!

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KC
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was lovely really loved my burger! However a little on the pricey side as you have to order fries separately. Other than than that loved it

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D
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great atmosphere, food and drinks. Service was a little rushed, the place was packed out on a Friday night. Overall, enjoyed it, would go back and recommend.

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V
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red dog saloon is great, food is simple but tasty. The service was fast and friendly but not in your face.

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J
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food.. the brisket was really god and their cocktails were nice as well. Good ambiance and good service.

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SJ
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants decent meal every time

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EW
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A great night had by all, two people took on the hot wing challenge and nailed it. Would definitely come back.

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LE
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very noisy venue but the food is incredible. Highly recommend.

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KD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Yes however I did have to complain about the state of the womens toilets 3 out of 5 were blocked and tissues all over the floor.

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DL
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been back to Red Dog Saloon in West Quay several times now and we have never been disappointed. The service is always quick, polite and very professional. The food is always excellent and the ambience is always good regardless of whether the restaurant is busy or not.
On this visit we were looked after by Ruta who was excellent and made my son feel very special on his 13th birthday by putting a candle in his dessert and having happy birthday sung to him by the team.
We will definitely be returning in the near future.

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time dining here, everything was spot on, good tasting food, atmosphere was good and waiters were attentive and polite. We’ll be coming back for sure!

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OC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing drinks, huge portions of food. However, chicken tenders are a bit too salty. But service was amazing so were the drinks

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k
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointed this time, they had run out of beef and pork ribs! Been many times before and has always been outstanding...not this time. Ordered burgers instead...very salty and greasy. One of our party had to send back their loaded fries as they were stone cold. Not impressed and sadly won't rush back.

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JW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was great but our food came out wrong to what we had ordered

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CJ
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very tasty and a very nice selection on the menu. However, was quite noisy so a bit of a struggle to have a convesation. Also the tables were a bit too small.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was alrigt but not worth the price! Burgers £11.50 for the double (looked more like a single) and didn’t even come with a side so paid another £6 (way too much) for a small side of chips with bacon and chicken on that 2 of us ended up sharing. Food came out quite fast considering how busy it was and it was nice for an anniversary meal but service was slow, waited 20 minutes for a beer that never even came and got asked if we wanted sauce but then they never brought it out. Seemed a bit understaffed really so probably better to go when it’s quieter to get better service.

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LC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic and does not disappoint. One of my favourite places!

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KA
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warm staff and the food is incredible and was served really quickly. I always have the refillable ice tea which is always lovely and great value for money.

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OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very good service!

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DA
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I have never left this place hungry, as the portions are generous and most of the time the food is served hot. Service has never been less than friendly and the food arrives promptly. If I had to carp, I would say that the menu can be a little samey, and the absence of any kind of steak offering is a bit baffling for such a meat based venue.

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J
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food but drinks and desserts are expensive and over priced in my opinion.

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SE
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Red Dog never disappoints, the beef brisket is out of this world and my husband had a burger and really enjoyed it.

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KS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Were quite rude to my table as we were a big group and didn't give back change despite him asking if we wanted it to which we replied yes.

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OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overalll ok except there was a feeling of rushing us out of the restaurant as it was new year. We booked for 1945 and were told at 9pm could we order puddings as kitchen was closing!! Unacceptable!

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DL
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time at the Red Dog Saloon and we enjoyed it so much last time we brought our children with us this time. My kids are 11, 13 & 15 and they all really enjoyed the food. The portion size was very generous and even my 15 year old son failed to finish his burger!!! My very fussy 11 year old daughter loved the chicken tenders but most of all she loved the oreo milkshake!!!
The service was yet again excellent, very friendly and quick despite the restaurant being busy. The portions are generous and the cost is reasonable, overall good value for money. They do include 10% service charge with your bill which the waitress offered to remove without me asking but I was more than happy to leave the tip as the service and food was so good.

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HG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Asked on my booking for a booth seat for my autistic son. Was given thay and he was treated lovely by the wait staff was very nice

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t
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

very nice food and drink,,,,,,,the only problem was the waitress was rushing us all the time to order and wouldnt leave us alone

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V
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having not been before, we thought we would try the red dog saloon knowing American diners can be a bit of a hit and miss. The food is delicious and burgers are really tasty although who can manage the quad burger Ill never know!! The tables are nicely spaced out so you aren’t on top of each other and the staff were really friendly. All in all a great place for tasty food with a great atmosphere

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PH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was superb. The food was amazing. If you like chicken and ribs this is the place to be. They do some awesome daily deals; on Wednesday it is All you eat fried chicken - it was fantastic. Well worth a visit, so get yourselves down there!!

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DL
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit but it won’t be the last. The restaurant was clean and decorated well for the American theme. The staff were very friendly, polite and helpful. The service was quick and the food was amazing!!!!

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