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
150 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (115)great for outdoor dining (98)special occasion (82)romantic (67)fit for foodies (67)neighborhood gem (49)vibrant bar scene (31)good for groups (30)notable wine list (29)hot spot (21)late-night find (15)great for brunch (12)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We're frequent customers, however the restaurant was Very Overbooked and service was terribly slow. Manager admitted he'd over booked when he brought the bill to the table, after a several hour three course meal it was too late. Great food,but poor service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic food, view and service!
    pupl0verLAVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent food... Bravo to the chef. Gorgeous scenic outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but not a good value.
    Foodie5
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The atmosphere is lovely and the service was excellent. HOWEVER, I ordered the lobster tails. I was told they were 4 ounces each, however, I think they included the shell in their measurement. I have never had such small tails. It was really pathetic. The cost for the tails and one side was $28 and believe me, there was maybe 4 ounces of meat in all. The flavor was good, but, I was very disappointed. My husband got the steak and enjoyed it and my son got the scallops. Their portions were generous. So, don't get the lobster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    As usual everything was wonderful, the service and food was excellant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's been about 6 years...
    AKP4706
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The staff were very friendly and fairly attentive at our table but the bar service was slow. The cocktails we ordered were so strong we couldn't taste the flavors. I eventually had to ask for tall glasses with more mixers & even then they were strong. The sushi was pretty good, we would definitely reorder that again. The fried shrimp roll was wonderful. My husband ordered steak medium rare which nearly walked off his plate it was so blue. The salad was just ok. I was surprised to see lots of people in shorts, round neck tees and sandals which just brought the occasion down. It didn't used to be that way. What's the point of dressing up when anyone dressed anyway can get a table? Not our best experience but not our worst either.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic Food
    frenchfoodie1234
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was fantastic. The weather was hot, so I had grilled lobster tail and the cold cucumber and avocado soup. The lobster was perfectly cooked and the soup smooth and delicious. The service is always great and the bar "scene" is fun, but controlled!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overdone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Lot of great ideas. Just too much stuff going on in the food. Too much stuff trying to come together. We like our food cleaner, and fresher. And don't serve a bourbon old fashion in a regular glass without enough bourbon to taste.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful views, delicious food
    ang1278VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    would have enjoyed sitting outside if it hadn't been 95 degrees and extremely humid! The patio overlooks the water and was beautiful. The interior was comfortable and sleek, and the meal (creamed corn grits and scallops) was to die for! This was our "nice dinner out" on our vacation to South Carolina--we are from NJ. Family had told us about the place and we took a trip to Beaufort from Hilton Head to enjoy the restaurant. Worth the trip, and the town was adorable too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welcome to Beaufort
    love2eat
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Saltus was a somewhat surprising contemporary find in this quiet historic town. The atmosphere was upscale but comfortable. Everything we ordered, from cocktails to dessert was excellent. Our server, Joseph, was efficient, knowledgeable and accommodating. Definitely the best meal of our trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We truly enjoyed ourselves at Saltus. Glad we went there for dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very enjoyable experience
    JohnNC
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Service and atmosphere was very pleasing. The menu showcased local and southern classics with several unique dishes. Had the browned in butter scallops with cheese grits, excellent. Tried their Devil's Kiss bourbon cocktail and took home the recipe. It was too hot and muggy to sit outside when we were there, but the outdoor patio overlooks the river park and the river and has a wonderful view. We sat & swinged in one of the many riverside porch swings after dinner, what a way to relax after a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saltus Beaufort SC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great nautical atmosphere. Really good, generous drinks. We had the salmon and blackened catfish which were excellent. The wait staff were very attentive. We chose to sit inside but you can sit on the patio and enjoy a great water view. Overall it was a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy by the bay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was great and very nice menu. Seating is crowded with a lot of noise from the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    CapeCraft1
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We we pleased with the entire experience the food was fantastic
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    MarleyDoug
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had dinner with great friends and sat outside. It was a lovely evening with superb food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You can Eat Healthy and Delicious!
    Paula
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our second year having an amazing dinner! I wish they would bring back the whole fish presentation from last year which my son and I enjoyed, but a job well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't say enough!
    calorie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We dined twice at Saltus River Grill, the first time because it was recommended by our Inn, and the second because we loved it so much the first time! Both nights my wife had "catch of the day"; "tile fish" first, which she was unfamiliar with, but our server explained with great enthusiasm; and the second night, the grouper "catch", which she ordered because the server, again, recommended it highly. My wife still raves about both as perfect. I had and loved the peel and eat shrimp the first night, and the highly recommended ( for good reason) shrimp and grits, the second. Amazing. Clearly, there is a chef in the kitchen who loves what he or she does, and does it so well. Great service & food...a wonderful experience, in every respect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    Allinc
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Stopped in Beaufort for a weekend boat trip and Saltus was a recommendation. Right on the waterfront so beautiful location. Option to sit outside but couldn't resist the beauty on the inside. Had amazing oysters on the half shell! Only complaints were an unfortunate plate of over cooked scallops, still tasted amazing just a little tough. Took a piece of cheesecake to go and sadly did not enjoy and would not recommend. Overall it was a great meal. Just know that if you are going here value is not a consideration, but well worth it! Will visit again if in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 85253
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Interesting meals. Love the rosemary pomme Frits with Rosemary. Delmonico steak tough and way too much sauce. Would have preferred butter and seasoned which our waitress talked out of ordering. That's on us. On the whole the food and service always great. Visit Beaufort several times a year, we live I. Charleston, and we return each trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View
    tcmcharlotte
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was my second visit here.....it has an excellent view...food is good with excellent presentation. The staff is amazingly accommodating....each time I've been here it's been with a crowd and we never wanted for anything! Great spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointing!
    BrownsIslandcouple
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Each time we go to Saltus, everything goes well. The food is terrific, the wait staff is attentive and polite, the menu choices plentiful. We will continue to frequent Saltus for just a night out as well as for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale, elegant, unpretentious.
    sharc9797
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The menu is nicely varied. Not so many choices to be overwhelming. Very attentive service. Everyone at our table ordered something different, and all were pleased. Saltus is one of the few restaurants downtown where you go to dine, not just to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    WorldClass
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    One of the best meals we have had at a 5 star restaurant. Superb!!!! The Chef was a delight to chat with.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saltus River Grill - SC
    Aaron
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The service was very good with attentive staff. The service was overshadowed by the outstanding food. Every dish was prepared perfectly: salads, sushi, pasta, steak, seafood - with fantastic tastes! Good wine selection, appetizers and desserts too. Wonderful view and patio!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great drinks and dinner!
    ABrownNJ
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were lucky enough to be in town for the Water Festival, and enjoyed fabulous cocktails while watching the fireworks from their patio. Dinner was fantastic - sushi, some spring rolls, and carrot soup that was so flavorful. Classy place - definitely stop here, even just for an appetizer or drink to enjoy the view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Barb
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great dinner. Grandsons and friends from Dallas. Reservations for outside table, but at first could not get one. Then within 5 minutes got the perfect table outside. We ate, ate and drank. Perfect experience!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top restaurant in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We've been to SALTUS several times. The food is outstanding and the ambience very nice. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lowcountry Choice in Beaufort
    charlestondiningfanVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I love Beaufort and Saltus River Grill. From the crab bisque to the crab cake to whatever creatively prepared fresh fish is on special, this Lowcountry restaurant is highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet