Salty Sow - Cactus

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1206 reviews
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Gastro Pub
Salty Sow serves modern farmhouse cuisine, combining new cooking techniques with old-world methods like braising, poaching, and stewing. Our signature cocktail ingredients come fresh out of the garden, featuring local and organic spirits. Founded by long-time food lovers, we take special care to prepare everything we serve from scratch and by hand daily.
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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

As a warning, if you show up at brunch time they don’t offer any food besides a 25$ brunch. You can’t order individual plates.

The service was bad. The waited foreveeeer to get a check and had to ask twice.

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CC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place for a group birthday.

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OT
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun place, great menu. Try the mushroom chorizo appetizer, very yummy.

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MR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Sunday Brunch. The variety of food was great! So many delicious choices. Everything was fresh and hot. The service was good. The staff was friendly and on top of things. I will definitely be back. The price for the brunch was a little high, but worth it for a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good experience wife had blackened salmon she enjoyed it,I had rack of pork very tasty would order again

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in town. I think it's worth going just for the butterscotch pudding dessert alone.

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ES
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All 4 of us had different entrees and everyone was very happy with their meals. Trout, Sole, rib-eye tacos and beef shoulder. All were done to perfection. Service was great. Its a bit on the noisy side but it's what you should expect from a gastro pub atmosphere. The bananas foster beignets were awesome, save room. The brownie with ice cream was pedestrian.

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SD
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything!! Highly recommend. Wish there was one back in KC.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is so great. The service is always very, very, very slow, so if you need a quick bite, this isn’t the spot. But overall it’s a great experience and the food is amazing!

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NS
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Some really tasty dishes and cocktails. Service is usually outstanding. Almost always very noisy even on patio. Prices are a bit high but the quality of food does not disappoint.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to customize our dinner with various choices of side items. instead of the grits my husband and son got the smashed fingerling potatoes. instead of roasted vegetables we were able to get the brussel sprout petals. Waitress was very accommodating and knowledgeable about the dishes. The overall atmosphere was very very nice.

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M
Detroit
96 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place for a meal and a great place to meet friends for dinner. Our server was very friendly and attentive, but let us catch up with our friends without being intrusive. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and enjoyed everything. Got the beef shoulder and it was fork tender and delicious. We had the deviled eggs and they also were delicious. The only complaint I have is the tea. It is flavored, which I don’t care for, and they made no indication it was or offered any other choice. My husband got the crusted cod and really liked it. We will be back.

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T
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I walked out stuffed. Everything was delicious. The service was excellent. Only reason I didn’t give it perfect stars was because $25 is a little pricey for Sunday brunch

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Went there for a birthday and they knew, but no dessert was included or offered.

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FF
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New to the area and this place is close to my new home . It definitely will be a regular restaurant stop for me. Portions were good sized and food was delicious. Service was prompt but not hovering.

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SH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We always really enjoy the food at Salty Sow. Always comes out hot and fresh!

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SL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Nice comfortable tables. Superb service.

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PB
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside and ended up eating apps during happy hour. The entrees others were served looked excellent. If back in the area, would definitely have a full meal.

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JS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salty Sow is always a home run on unique menu items, great drinks, and awesome service. The daily specials are an added bonus on top of a wide selection of menu items. Happy hour specials are worth the trip alone, which was what I was there for on this visit.

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B
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat on the patio, the heaters were perfect as the evening temps dropped. Service and food were excellent, I'd definitely go back.

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JV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Didn’t like that if we didn’t want to have the buffet for brunch, there was no menu orders. Probably won’t be back.

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PK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become an easy favorite for us. Our waitor was great, personable and attentive. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food, with no complaints. Drinks were great, dessert was even better.

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to the Sow since it has opened. Whether it is for happy hour or dinner always great service and food !

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WL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Earlier in the day we had reserved an outdoor table for 2, but by 6 pm, the weather had changed and it was extremely cold. The restaurant kindly accommodated our desire to sit inside. Our server was friendly, kind and welcoming. She was attentive and gave us great service throughout our visit, without being intrusive. My friend and I had plenty of time to catch up, laughing and talking over dinner. Our dining experience at the Salty Sow was delightful. The food (baked halibut with asiago crust and fish and chips) were very good. I have to say that I LOVED the roasted brussel sprout crisps as a side dish. They were delectable and I am looking forward to enjoying them again sometime!

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The Salty Sow has a somewhat limited menu and when we arrived for our 6:30pm reservation on Sunday, they were out of four entrees. The waiter explained that this happens a lot on Sundays because food is delivered Monday and Tuesday. The manager came by our table, apologized, and bought our drinks. Of the entrees we got, two were average/good (tacos; one ribeye and one carnitas) and one was poor (pork rack). The waiter did a nice job and the ambiance was good, but we won’t be returning.

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NW
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Salty Sow is one of our favorites for a reliable innovative meal with great ambiance and service. Sometimes a little noisy and usually crowded, but the food is great. The wine and beverage selections are always excellent. I love trying new things on the menu but still always seem to come back to some of my favorites such as the deviled eggs, beet salad and pork specials.

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall first time at the restaurant. Very enjoyable. Will go back for sure

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RB
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and service is great - the patio has great seating

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D
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was are first time, it was Excellent. My wife had the Halibut and I had the Sole. We will definitely be back.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was great. Even though we shared a meal, she made feel very welcome and comfortable.

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ET
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here many times-will continue to go. First time I ordered the filet. Will not order the filet again. Was disappointed in the quality of the beef. They have many other delicious entree’s that I will choose from next time.

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F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Why do I have to write 50 characters? Just use the stars. I usually don’t write comments if this is a requirement. Just be happy you got the stars.

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OT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place. Casual. Good service. Food was good but limited in selection. The Sunday Brunch
was nice but the buffet height was a bit higher than normal and difficult to reach for some of
my guests. But other than that, I would go again.

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RH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great. Love the place. Cocktail service was slow though.

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NW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The one man band in the patio was great

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thought the menu was broad and would appeal to anyone. Loved the steak tacos and the beans. Had my brother and his wife from out of state. They enjoyed it, the food but found it a little noisy. Will definitely return and refer

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PJ
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had no difficulty getting a reservation and were seated immediately. The brussel sprout ceasar salad was very large and outstanding. Caution, a lot of garlic on this salad. The pork belly with grits was delicious and ample. The chicken scallopini was also very good. The service was exceptional and the waitress very friendly. A local double IPA was very good. The meals were fairly priced and the waitress had good knowledge of all the menu items. All in all, and very enjoyable evening. We will definitely return.

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AK
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in Phoenix area for work and I went to Salty Sow with my co-workers after work. We were looking for some good food, service and a great atmosphere and we found all of this an more at Salty Sow. When we first arrived the noise level seemed really loud, but once we sat down at our table, the noise level was not to bad. The food was delicious. We started with the deviled eggs, and Chorizo stuffed mushrooms. We all enjoyed our entree selection. I had the Parmesan crusted Lemon Sole, my coworkers had the Pork rack and Pork Carnitas.
I would recommend this restaurant for Dinner with co-workers are a dinner with a date. great atmosphere.

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