Red Dog Saloon

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Feeding London’s current appetite for all-American BBQ feasts and Wild West shenanigans, this Hoxton hangout aims to be as authentic as they come. The dining room sets the scene, with cracked-leather banquettes, overhead fans, rodeo trappings and hunting paraphernalia on the walls adding to the log-cabin vibe. But it’s the food that sells the concept: mighty slabs of quality meat are rubbed with barbecue spices then cooked slowly in a hickory-burning smoker imported from the States. Otherwise, the hot chicken wings come highly recommended, blackened salmon brings two juicy fillets, and the menu also touts pimped-up burgers with names like ‘the devastator' – plus ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, comforting sides and salads. Wash it all down with bottled US beers, and save room for desserts such as ice cream sundaes or homemade apple pie. Service gets top marks for friendliness.

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Red Dog Saloon

37 Hoxton Square ,London N1 6NN

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by   silver reviewer (18)

Sep 2013

Situated on Hoxton Square, this is a classic American BBQ restaurant. We visited on a Sunday afternoon without a booking and although busy were given a great table but told the time we had to vacate, which was plenty of time to enjoy the afternoon. Great selection of local beers, friendly staff and a great BBQ menu. It felt as though we were in a Canadian cabin, great interior and really good music made it a real authentic atmosphere. We ordered the mixed starters which were very good and all of...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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Red Dog Saloon

37 Hoxton Square ,London N1 6NN

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Nov 2012

Lunch: £17.50 for 2 ribs and some pulled pork is not on. The 2 sides of Onion rings and cheese mac were very good… Ribs not good. Even If drunk I would comment like this. The rest of the menu may be OK. Service was uninterested except for one spanish looking girl who was fine. Athmosphere was great, lots of wood and ambience – even when empty. Go with a large group, drink lots and order something else I guess. But watch the price vs quality ratio BIG APPLE Hot Dog stall around the corner in Old...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 3

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37 Hoxton Square ,London N1 6NN

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by   bronze reviewer (10)

Sep 2012

Red Dog Saloon has terrible reviews. Even easier-to-please-than-a-retriever Time Out only offered it two stars. But they must be doing something right, because it's constantly spilling out onto the streets, despite the Byron that opened opposite late last year, and I was determined to find out what. Jay Rayner had a nightmare there – involving raw chicken wings and reheated ribs – but the thing that really angered him was that the owners have never even been to America. It's shocking of course,...

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Jonny Garrett's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 6

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37 Hoxton Square ,London N1 6NN

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by   silver reviewer (27)

Apr 2012

went with a friend for lunch, greeted by friendly staff. we opted for spicy chicken wings which were epic!, lovley crispy skin, nice soft chicken on inside, then we had the whole rack of ribs, fantastic loads of meat and well presented on a wooden platter., we could only manage three quaters of them between us, great onion rings and macaroni cheese. A real good nose bag. burgers looked good aswell, will defo go back, 2 people with wine 2 beers water was £80, excellent value, plenty of yanks in here...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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37 Hoxton Square ,London N1 6NN

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by   (4)

Feb 2012

This is a restaurant which has turned up out of nowhere and made a big impact in Hoxton Square. The food is authentic American barbecue, with the drinks and decour to match. I had the buffalo wings to start (probably the best I've ever had) before moving on to the barbecue beef short rib which has to be tried to be believed; falling off the bone as you pick it up. My wife had a pulled pork sandwich which was still a sizeable meal and at a very competitive price. With a real passion and emphasis...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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by   gold reviewer (44)

Jun 2011

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Editor's pick I'm confident that in a few weeks my overall rating would be a 9 – but the RDS is just getting going… considering which, the results are very encouraging for the future. To my mind, the youthful and refreshingly unassuming and friendly people I encountered in this Hoxton comfort food “saloon” are already working well together and producing some impressive food in the Southern US style. I really enjoyed my starter of fiery steamed prawns, the firmness of the prawn to the bite evidenced that this was...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 9

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