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Red Dog Saloon

Restaurants, American Soho
4 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)

Time Out says

Red Dog Saloon is an American ranch-style restaurant, with a focus on barbecued dishes. Located in the heart of Soho, right on Berwick Street, customers are welcomed to take on their longstanding challenge and try to eat their devastator burger in under two and a half minutes. It’s big. 



Address: 20 Berwick Street
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4 out of 5 stars

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4 / 5

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I didn’t expect I would like this laidback BBQ spot so much. But there’s some unusual stuff to discover. Like the Bolivian Agwa spirit made with coca leaves. I’ve never heard of it. They make a delicious mojito with it, but if you want to try it neat, it’s very pleasant, mild, sweet and herby. For the more adventurous, they also serve picklebacks (shot of bourbon followed by a shot of pickle gherkin brine, yum!).

It’s a heaven for meat eaters, not so much for vegetarians. There’s only one veggie main on the menu and it’s totally unremarkable. My meat eating companion was happy with his mountain of ribs and brisket. They make great fries, but don’t go for the Guerilla Warfare, it’s not worth the price. The ‘American Cheese’ they top it with is just a processed squeezy cheese, or tasteless gloop on nothingness, if you ask me.

I wasn’t keen to order beans as a side, but I’m glad my boyfriend was! It’s a stew, sweet, smoky and spicy. Delicious.

The staff was energetic, friendly, and very quick. 

Although it’s not the kind of place I normally go to, it made me wanna go home and watch some western classic, so they must be doing something well.


I came here over the weekend with a friend and I have to say that this spot is really good value for money.. I ordered the fried chicken main which came with 2 sides! I opted for mac and cheese and coleslaw, all at for £12.75... The portions were very very generous indeed!

The staff were super friendly also which made the experience even nicer.

The only bad point I will make is that we were the only ones in the restaurant yet our food took a while to arrive... No idea why but yeah... Sight set back there haha. Either way I'd be happy to return as the fried chicken was yummy and the mac and cheese delicious!

The best thing about this place is its location - it always seems to have space to sit down and have a fresh beer, whether its inside or outside. Never had to queue to sit down! That's a major plus if you're looking for a place to relax in the midst of the business of Soho.

My visit to Red Dog Saloon was fairly pleasant, although not one that I'll be telling my kids about. An American-style restaurant with a strangely cowboy vibe, RDS is tucked away in a little, quiet street in Soho, so not one you would stumble upon by accident.

Luckily, my visit was for a work lunch for our manager's birthday - which meant card behind the bar and at least two of everything on the menu.

I'm not much for wings but I do have to say, RDS' chicken wings are certainly worth it. They come in all shapes and sizes from spicy and sticky through Korean-style to dry and crispy, accompanied by a deliciously cheesy ranch sauce. I didn't mind getting sticky all over.

The main I chose was less one to rave about - its name was probably the most exciting thing about it (The Colonel's Demise). A fried chicken burger with whipped cream cheese in theory, but by the time I was through mainly just a gooey mess. A good one, mind you, but that's due to the soft brioche bun and dressing. The chicken itself tasted a little like it was a frozen chicken strip from a box. But that's probably just my burger, because others were crying tears of joy over a black-and-blue burger with charred meat and blue cheese sauce, as well as the Philli steak burger. My friend opposite ordered the beef brisket which, to me, seemed tiny and sad at first glance, but he honestly says it was one of the best meals of his life. Maybe I should go back to try it.

The sides deserve special mention - onion rings I could wear as bracelets; sweet potato fries as long as three fingers, crisped to perfection; Mexican-style fries with jalapenos and sour cream; Korean-style pulled pork fries (ahh); mac-n-cheese with ham and extra special coleslaw. Honestly, no one even touched the normal chips.

A note on jalapeno poppers - not worth it. Although advertised as cheesy, there's barely a spot of cheese at the very end of what is an entire jalapeno pepper, breaded, but somehow lacking in all spiciness. Don't recommend it.

Service was OK - our waitress was smiling at all times, granted, but there was still a strange sadness about their manner, like on an American-style porch tucked away in the desert, with the sun setting and whiskey being kept in lable-less bottles. You know what I mean?

Had it not been for the burger, I'd give RDS a higher rating probably; but then again, if I didn't have the chance to sample pretty much the whole menu, I would only give it three stars at best. 

Give it a go, see how you feel - if you're craving some American-style face feeding, that is.

A small quirky American themed restaurant in the backstreets of soho. We arrived around 6pm to grab some dinner before attending the theatre. It wasn't too busy although we could see that most of the tables had already been reserved. The waiter was very friendly and took his time to welcome us when we arrived. He also informed us that there was a happy hour on all drinks so we made sure to order some margaritas which tasted amazing! For our mains we ordered burgers, although my boyfriend insisted on ordering the deveststor burger which was an enormous triple stacked mess with all the trimmings. He did attempt to finish it but guess there's a reason it's called the devastator! Overall had a great night here, we will certainly be returning!


The food here is goooood, especially the brisket (my god!) but it is fairly pricey with some burgers at £15 and over. The drinks are good (margariiiiiitas) and price wise are standard for London (£8-10). The service was very friendly and food came within a reasonable time. The vibe inside is nice and chilled. Each table has 3 homemade sauces which are good and needed for some of the meats which are a bit dry (pulled pork). The place is good for what it is - I've had nicer but paid more for it, I've had worse but paid less. I would recommend if you're in to your American BBQ!

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