The Old Salty Dog – National Hot Dog Month Day 6

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The Salty Dog, or rather The Old Salty Dog is the Siesta Key edition of a 27-year-old classic dive bar and hot dog joint. Located on Siesta Key beach, consistently picked in the best top ten beaches in the country, The Salty Dog has served millions of hot dogs since opening their doors in 1986.

The Salty Dog is Fried

The menu at the Salty Dog is standard bar fare with an appropriate amount of seafood for a joint on the shore. Our friendly (and cute) server gave us the lowdown on the signature dish. All their hot dogs are battered, deep fried, quarter pound franks, topped with a choice of chili, sauteed onions, sauteed mushrooms, sauerkraut, bacon, and a choice of Swiss, American, Cheddar, Mozzarella, or Pepper Jack Cheese. Order one all the way, and it comes with EVERYTHING!

I couldn’t resist ordering one All the Way. They serve this hot dog with a knife and fork, but I was determined to eat it like a regular hot dog. There’s just something about eating a hot dog with a knife and fork that seems so wrong, I don’t care how big it is!

The Salty Dog serves good food, but it’s also a good spot to stop and have a beer or two after a day at the beach. It’s family friendly and you can try out a Salty Dog for yourself, they’re pretty much always open. Check their hours on their website or follow the fun on their Facebook page.

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About hotdogman

I enjoy traveling and eating hot dogs wherever I am. I like to sample the local variations of America's favorite encased meat and discovering the stories behind the hot dog, the vendor, and the regional preferences. I also write about How to Start a Hot Dog Business, The Hot Dog Truck, The Shark Tank, and I have a personal blog, RobMerlinodotCom

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