Saltus River Grill
Saltus River Grill

Saltus River Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.saltusrivergrill.com/
  • Phone: 8433793474
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pmReservations are for the dining room only. Reservations are not taken for our Patio, first-come basis due to availability.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jim Spratling
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Restaurant can be closed for private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Tony Otero 8433793474

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scott Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public parking available on Bay Street.
A word from Saltus River Grill
Saltus River Grill is a unique, and exciting restaurant in historic downtown Beaufort, South Carolina. With a grand view of the Intracoastal Waterway from its Sonoma-style patio or from the expansive full-service bar and dining room, this sizzling contemporary seafood grill combines the atmosphere of a chic Manhattan eatery with the historic charm found only in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Saltus River Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
144 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (108)great for outdoor dining (89)special occasion (84)fit for foodies (69)romantic (66)neighborhood gem (50)notable wine list (32)vibrant bar scene (30)good for groups (29)hot spot (23)late-night find (12)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • One of the best meals I have
    DrKDPVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2008
    One of the best meals I have had in a while. Meticulous service, great oyster selection. The food arrived hot and was visually appealing, great recipes for numerous seafood entrees and the steaks looked fabulous. I had a tempura fried local flounder that was out of this world. My wife had a shrimp and lobster stew that was equally well prepared and presented. Be sure to ask about the "dessert of the day".
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a special occastion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2008
    This was a special occastion - my husband's 58th bday and I put that on my reservation email and on a phone message I left yet no one seemed to know it and did not make the experience as special and memorable as it could be. Everything was okay but not as good as I expected. I might go back but uncertain.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love bringing first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    I love bringing first time guests here! They are always impressed. A true gem in Beaufort. We had a lovely evening! Our server was top notch!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was. The Crab Cakes
    erikl
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    The food was. The Crab Cakes and Grilled Dorado were excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved the whole experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    We loved the whole experience at Saltus River Grill. The personable service was outstanding; from the host that greeted us at the door, to the several service staff that took care of us, the wonderful food and presentation, to the end where we were thanked for dining with them. WE WILL ALWAYS COME BACK.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My sons were visiting from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    My sons were visiting from South Orange, NJ and both are employed in Manhatten where one is a attorney and the other for ABC. We were celebrating a birthday and both mentioned that Saltus River Grill was comparable to a New York restaurant. It was a memorable evening where the food and service was excellent. Thank-you Saltus. Nancy Steeves
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great indoor decor, but we
    wineluvah
    Dined on 7/7/2008
    Great indoor decor, but we sat outside to enjoy the view. Nice wine list, reasonably priced. We're happy to find a nicer, more upscale dining experience in the Beaufort area and will visit again when we're in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very wonderful place. GREAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/20/2008
    Very wonderful place. GREAT wine prices. This was a return trip after 2+ years and we were equally impressed this time. Our travel companions enjoyed it as much as we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We're never had a bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    We're never had a bad experience at Saltus River Grill.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorite! Usually
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/8/2008
    One of our favorite! Usually a great place to eat, but Sunday night they were out of so many things that the dining experience was just average.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was surprisingly good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2008
    Food was surprisingly good. Unexpected and clever blend of Asian and Lowcountry flavors and preparations. I've never seen a menu quite like it. Oysters were big, fresh and perfectly prepared. Seared tuna appetizer was seasoned and grilled beautifully. Tempura flounder was one of the best seafood dishes I have ever tasted anywhere. Shrimp and grits were good, but did not compare to some of the more eclectic options on the menu. Beautiful decor with a large outdoor patio overlooking the broad Beaufort River with a great sunset view. Service was truly top notch - attentive, friendly and well-prepared to make recommendations. I've been to several restaurants around Beaufort and this was, without a doubt, my favorite.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our dining experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/4/2008
    Our dining experience was excellent! Our server was very attentive and our guests had a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As noted above, we were pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/1/2008
    As noted above, we were pleased with our dining experience, but would like to share one area of disappointment. In speaking to a dining staff member on Saturday about our request for a 7:30 reservation, we were told that it was a "very busy restaurant" and couldn't necessarily accommodate the seating request and if we didn't think all of our party could be there at 6:30, they would prefer that we take an 8:30 reservation. We politely responded we had never mentioned not being able to get there by 6:30, only that 7:30 was our preference. Upon arrival at 6:30, only 1 other table was seated...throughout the meal, into the next time slot, the restaurant never filled. With guests from California, it was embarrassing - and somewhat frustrating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server was a little too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    Our server was a little too attentive. A few too many visits to our table. Overall service was good. He meant well, but it was unnecessary. We enjoy visiting and will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place; more modern feel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    Fun place; more modern feel than other places in town. However, we probably preferred Saltus Grill's more casual sibling, Plums, for both atmosphere and food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, creative food.
    Springchick
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Delicious, creative food. Sushi is fantastic! So is the bread pudding!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service! Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Excellent service! Great food! Beautiful atmosphere! I will recommend this restaurant to everyone I know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    We had a great experience. The food was excellent -- prepared beautifully and presented in an elegant manner. We will definitely return on another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • they need to pay some attention
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    they need to pay some attention to their furniture. the broiled shrimp were outstanding.the wait staff is too spread out so they can not see when you need something.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The quality of the food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    The quality of the food was high, especially the delicious tempura-style flounder. My companion had a problem with her mahi mahi, which was not properly cooked, but the server dealt with this very promptly and the service all round was very solicitous.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall the food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    Overall the food was very good as well as the wine. One note, we ordered the Antipasti plate, they need to find a new supplier for the cured meats. Sliced too thick and not the best. Sorry but we live near NYC and are used to better quality. Ask for Anthony as your server, he is very professional and socialable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we have been to Saltus River
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    we have been to Saltus River Grill on two occasions in the past 10 days and had the same waiter (J.C.) both times. he is very personable and an excellent waiter. his suggestions are on point and his attention to the table excellent. I would recommend the restaurant and this waiter without reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was a lovely meal. Two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    This was a lovely meal. Two friends and I shared several appetizers and a oouple of glasses of wine and called it dinner. Lovely atmosphere, best in Beaufort, we think.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is a notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    This restaurant is a notch above the others in Beaufort SC. There is only one other I would consider better ( The Batteaux in Port Royal) I will return again to the Saltus Grill, and certainly bring guests. It is a little pricey, but the food was of excellent quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were disappointed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    We were disappointed with our table- very small even for 2 people and even though the restaurant wasn't crowded- we were not any where near a window. Also we sat for 10 minutes after we were seated with no service at all (not even water) until we stopped one of the MANY people walking by & asked her to find our server. Apparently no one told him we were there (?) Once we had service- it was very good and the food was excellent but we were very near the bar so the smoke was wafting over and it was loud. Overall the experience was a little disappointing. I don't think we'll go again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful restaurant always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Wonderful restaurant always enjoy eating there. Very loud noise level. Only suggestion I could make for the noise ( and it is why we sometimes don't dine there ), is to use suspendable acoustic panels from the cealing. These panels could difuse alot of the noise!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a celebration of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    This was a celebration of our 37th wedding anniversary and we were made to feel special by the staff from the moment we arrived. We were given a lovely table with view of the water. The food was fantastic. We enjoyed the evening very much and would go back again on another trip to Beaufort.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic food. Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Fantastic food. Fantastic service. My group had a sampling of all that the menu had to offer and noone left with any disappointments. The Italian red selected off of the reserve wine list was no less than amazing...A perfect complement to our variety of culinary adventures we had on the table. We had a table by the window that overlooked the beautiful scenic park and waterfront. This was our first trip to Beaufort, but I promise it won't be our last. I credit this to the many wonders of the historic town, the charming Beaufort Inn, and, last but certainly not least, to our amazing dining experience at Saltus. Dr. Jay Myers (Charleston, SC)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pretty good experience except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    pretty good experience except that it took nearly an hour to open and serve the somewhat expensive oysters. in fact all of it was slow. especially for a sunday night. flounder was so-so, crabcakes tasted strong but didn't cause illness. oysters were fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something has changed. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    Something has changed. We visit this resturant once a year when we visit Beaufort. We have experienced good food and service in the past. I think we will try something new next time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a find! THis place was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/7/2008
    What a find! THis place was recommended by a local and truthfully I was not inclined to go but sure am glad I did. Visited from Savannah...kind of a long drive but well worth the trip. Visiting couple we were with were very impressed. A bit on the noisy side but the food, service and ambiance are great!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic