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Fish sandwich review: Old Salty Dog

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Grilled salmon sandwich ($14.99). (STAFF PHOTO / GERRY GALIPAULT)

It's a staple of many Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte restaurants: the fish sandwich.

It can be anything - cod, grouper, tilapia, salmon. Just as long as it's tasty, and on a bun.

Lucky us: Throughout August, we'll be sampling fish sandwiches from area restaurants and putting them to the test. If you want to lead us to a great fish sandwich you've had recently, just let us know about it at ticket@heraldtribune.com.

Now, dig in!

Grilled Salmon Sandwich, $14.99
The Old Salty Dog
1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy (on City Island), Sarasota
388-4311
theoldsaltydog.com

Every now and then, we need reminders of why we live here.

Sometimes we get so stuck in our ruts - wake up, go to work, come home, go to bed, rinse and repeat - that we forget about the beauty around us.

So, step away from your work computer and treat yourself to a fish sandwich for lunch at a waterfront restaurant.

Like the always reliable Old Salty Dog on Sarasota's City Island.

There's a reason why Adam Richman and the crew of Travel Channel's "Man v. Food" visited this longtime favorite in 2010: It's the mouth-watering fish meals, hard-to-ignore fruity drinks and some of the best dining views you could ask for.

Of the many sandwich options, I went with the day's "Fresh Catch" - a grilled salmon. The server said it's North Atlantic salmon shipped daily. Yes, it's a bit pricey - $14.99 - but you get what you pay for: It's a huge slab of fresh and flaky meat, cooked medium rare and served on a big bun.

Tartar sauce? Who needs tartar sauce? Why ruin the natural flavors?

Don't be in a rush to get back to work. Enjoy the dockside view. Watch the boats go by, and if you're lucky, you might spot a manatee or dolphin.

For 45 minutes on your lunch break, you'll feel like you're on vacation.

Tell us your favorite fish sandwich!





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Last modified: September 13, 2013
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