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 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    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 (70)romantic (66)neighborhood gem (49)notable wine list (32)vibrant bar scene (30)good for groups (29)hot spot (23)late-night find (13)great for brunch (10)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • Delicious Food, Great Service
    Hapjamlaw
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Located on the waterfront in historic downtown Beaufort. The food was delicious and the service was just great. Made for a lovely, relaxing evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • local returning
    localfoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Arthur is the best wait staff. Have had him several times and he is simply great. Was there for a b-day celebration with a friend from out of town. Did not disappoint. Specials were amazing. Only drawback was a very large (12) group who were celebrating too and had obviously been for some time. We asked to move and were quickly accommodated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I'M ALWAYS HAPPY WHEN I CAN ACKNOWLEDGE A JOB WELL DONE. SALTUS'S FOOD IS ALMOST ALWAYS EXCELLENT IN BOTH PREPARATION AND DISPLAY.NICK AND OUR WAITRESS WENT OUT OF THEIR WAYS TO BE PRESENT AND HELPFUL. ESPECIALLY IMPRESSED NICK REMEMBERD OUT LAST 2 VISITS[VALENTINES' DAY AND ANNIVERSARY] SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. I'M NOT EASILY IMPRESSED , NOR WRITE MANY ACCOLADES.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Great After all these Years
    annieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a lovely meal.! I don't remember it being as expensive though. I think it should be between 2 and 3 $$$-$$
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cappylady
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Lovely special dinner for our family. the service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Best of the Best
    Frippfoodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We've been to Saltus many times, and it is always outstanding--one of Beaufort's best of the best. It never disappoints. The food is fabulous and the menu has a nice variety. The grilled steaks and seafood are outstanding, and the produces is local and in season. This time, the chef offered an appetizer soup--red curry with a ceviche garnish that was exquisite--just the right amount of tanginess from the ceviche to complement the spiciness of the curry. We've also had the sushi and it is made right there and very fresh. The concrete bar, dark wood and high ceilings create a sophisticated, inviting atmosphere. We love to sit in a bar booth--great ambiance. The staff had our reservation when we got there--and our request for a booth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner (Again)
    ChapelHillFoodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Last year, we discovered Saltus while on a two-night stay in Beaufort. When we planned another overnight stay in Beaufort, this was our immediate choice. We had the special (black grouper over pasta). It was outstanding. We topped it off with the blueberry cheese cake. Although the weather was a little iffy, we sat outside. We finished just before sunset and had a very interesting sunset to observe from river's edge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Saltus is the perfect restaurant to enjoy a lovely evening on the Beaufort Waterfront eating delicious local seafood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only OK
    Robbie
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Nice looking restaurant, but the food and service did not meet the expectations of the prices; perhaps a case of this restaurant being located in a tourist town. Their dishes could do much better with the loads of fresh local summer ingredients available to the Beaufort area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • arnie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Nice comfortable place but gets very noisy when full.food good but not outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold Food
    Izzy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We ate food from the barbecue menu and it looked and tasted like it had been made earlier in the day or even week. Most of it was cold and un- appetizing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best in beaufort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    i would highly recommend Saltus River Grill; impressive sushi selection; also great for vegetarians; our waitress was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    Grandogger
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Took a group of five, including two twenty year old boys, to dinner and we all left very satisfied. The great variety allowed sushi appetizers to filet dinners, as well as nice fish options. A great upscale place to go without feeling like you should have worn a suit. Good drink and food options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful view & outdoor area!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Try the shrimp and grits - they are worth the guilt! My friends really enjoyed their martinis, too! It was late when we arrived, and we were warmly greeted by the staff! It's super and yummy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • caseyb
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Overall very nice dining experience . Very good food and very friendly service . The only issue I would have is the dining chairs were old , somewhat wobbly from people trying to slide the chairs on the carpeted floor. Also the chairs were stained and the large overhead mirrors on the wall had not been cleaned for some time .
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining in Beaufort
    rbaker71VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Excellent Food and service. The Heirloom Tomato Salad was outstanding. Nice atmosphere and dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We try to eat here once a month. Always...always ask to eat later...no 7 no 730... we ate at 830.ime before 8pm...No problem but what site does one go to eat say 730??? Food keeps us coming back....service this time slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sue G
    Suji
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My family had a deliciously fun evening. Our meals was absolutely amazing. The wine list was extensive. Our server was extremely knowledgable and made helpful suggestions which definitely enhanced our dining experience. We look forward to another wonderful evening at Saltus.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fine dining
    Finediners
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We four of us absolutely loved each dishes we tried. The steak was very good, the duck excellent, and the fish was beyond wonderful. We plan to go back next visit to Beaufort.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lively spot
    DPurdy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This "in town" spot is one of our favorites. Great menu, nice presentation and flavors were what we like.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cwk2
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great food, always loud, service average. One of the best of few upscale restaurants in town
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Experience!
    Manny
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We had a great dining experience at Saltus. The meal was delicious and our server Megan was attentive and very good. We will return the next time we are in Beaufort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DavidsonNC
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were so pleasantly surprised in every way. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service
    gtreview
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our food was terrific...came out hot and cooked perfect...our waiter Scott is the best in Beaufort and one of the best I have ever had anywhere...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    calkeith
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Dinner for an out of town girl friend and she was delighted with the food and service. Good for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration
    BrownsIslandcouple
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Excellent, as always. Very attentive staff without being annoying. Great place to take friends for any special occasion. We have even eaten there early as we headed home from a busy day in town. The chef greeted us that time. Such a treat!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • localfoodie
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We took friends who are new to town. Big hit. We all loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service
    OspreyLanders
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The food is always terrific. I had the blackened dorado and substituted the creamy grits with stewed tomatoes for the potato side dish. The grits are to die for---they add a bit of mascarpone to make them creamy, then top it with stewed tomatoes. We ate on the gorgeous riverfront porch and were moved with no fuss when an inconsiderate diner at the next table lit up a cigarette....they comped our dessert to apologize for the inconvenience. My favorite restaurant in Beaufort, and as good as many in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A southern must!
    BobF
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Impeccable service, outstanding menue. Reservations are advised.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Friends
    FrequentOpenTableUserVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Excellent atmosphere, on the river, reasonably priced drinks and nice wine list. Blackened Dorado was outstanding as were other entrees. Only thing not excellent was the Caesar salad which was lacking something, but this should not hold you back. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Georgiaboy98
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was simply amazing very fresh and artful. I highly recommend the carmelized sea scallops! The view was beautiful, we would have dined outdoor but it was rainy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JaneVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Excellent all around. Great specials Chef. We were a table of six and all enjoyed their meals. Good varity for all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RogersDonadWare
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    One of the best meals we have had in a long time! Highly recommend to anybody that gets a chance to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shrimp and Grits
    Anonymous666
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    This was a great dining experience. We all enjoyed our meals and I really enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits. The welcome was friendly and service was impeccable. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • second time, just as good
    catsandroses
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We were fortunate to be able to snag the last outside table.. it was cool outside but freezing inside with the a/c.. the service was every bit as good as the food.. This is just a wonderful spot to enjoy a lovely evening with a spectacular view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty but noisy
    Harriet
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was quite good, although two main courses arrived cold. The noise level made it difficult to talk. It appears there was no attempt in the architecture/engineering design to muffle sound.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, fun atmosphere
    Riley
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Met for dinner with another couple, also from out of town. Shrimp and grits were excellent, ahi tuna splendid and salads surprisingly good. Special soft shell crab was not up to par, but it is a little late for them. Atmosphere was nearly perfect, except a little noisy for two couples trying to catch up on old times. Quartet played softly, but sound carried throughout dining room. Rain drove everyone in, or we would have eaten outside, also.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    food service was slow on this visit, long delay from order to service. When food came out it was not hot. Did not mind the extended wait because we were with friends and enjoying a drink. Was disapointed when food came out less than warm which made me think it had been ready for sometime and just not brought to table by waitress. My wifes and sons steaks were both not cooked to order, one over rare the other over cooked. Have dined here many times and usually a very good experience for the price. Not this time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Love this Place
    MightyMouse637
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I make sure I come here each time I visit Beaufort. It is a dynamic and excellent place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a great dinner
    Tomq
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My wife and I were looking for a nice place on the water. The weather was perfect and the food and wine at Saltus was great. I had blackened Dorado with the crab bisque. The preparation was the best. This was a great dinner. I would highly recommend this restaurant and setting for any type of occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 64 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 670 reviews are from the Saltus River Grill reviews archive.