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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Saltus River Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (109)great for outdoor dining (90)special occasion (85)fit for foodies (70)romantic (66)neighborhood gem (51)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
  • Yippee!
    AuntBossyVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Saltus was great tonight. The food is always good, and I sit outside so the noisy interior doesn't bother me. However, what really put it over the top tonight was the service. Long live Deanna Bowdish, a true professional. Thank you for a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was our second time dining at Saltus. The basic menu stays the same but there are also amazing specials that are not listed because they change at the whim of the chef based on the season's freshest ingredients. The ravioli appetizer in the creamy mushroom sauce won over my meat and potatoes husband, as he really ventured out of his comfort zone for this culinary delight. His filet mignon was perfection, my mom's lobster tails were delicious ( but a little difficult to free from their shells), and the remaining 2 beef tenderloin specials with crabmeat and asparagus were beyond description. We topped the evening off with a chocolate lava type cake that simply melts in your mouth. Everything was perfect from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tuesdays Sushi Half-Off
    Southerners
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I love this special for the month of September. It runs until 6:30 pm. However, make sure you order all the sushi you want because the couple who dined with us wanted to order an additional sushi dish at 6:32 pm and the waiter did not give them the half off price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • jrw10
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    somewhat expensive, but worth the occasional effort
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegetarian, Beef and Sushi lovers
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The four of us had a delightful and delicious dinner with you earlier this week. Two vegetarians thoroughly enjoyed the grilled dorado and the halibut. The carnivore loved the rib eye steak and the sushi aficionado devoured the crispy mahi and the special salmon rolls. Service was terrific as were the wines. It was just a lovely evening and we can't wait for a return trip to Beaufort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • billeddi
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    A superb dinner, sophisticated presentation, surprisingly urbane setting in a small town. We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best after 5pm dining
    lindasplaying
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is the best after 5pm dining. Waiter and waiteress went above their service for us. I will highly recommend this restaurant to any one coming to Beaufort. The atmosphere. Was very pleasant, very friendly. The food was highly exceptional, and very tasty. I give everything a 5 star rating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful on Sunday
    Maizy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is a nice place any day of the week, but the Jazz music on Sunday evening make it even a more remarkable experience. The prices are a little on the expensive side but the food is good and service is great! Music is fabulous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saltus Splendor
    Food4me
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The splendor of Saltus never disappoints. This restaurant is beautiful, the food is always wonderful and the service is excellent. I always try to make one reservation at Saltus anytime I'm in Beaufort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saltus very positive experience
    Joseph
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We have eaten here a good number of times and the service and food is consistently very good. The wine list is special, the wait staff is well informed and the menu is very broad with something for everyone. And a fine selection of oysters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KJackson
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great outdoor seating area and view! Food was good and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tired of poor service
    traveler1900
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I've been coming here for years having also lived in the neighborhood for about a year. I like the food but there is a consistent service problem. I have overlooked it the last couple of visits but no more. I prefer to sit outside, the view is wonderful! But, the service out there is slow. When I am paying top dollar I should not have to get the attention of the waiter to get bread to the table, water, or wait 20 minutes for the check. Add more outside staff. I saw a couple sit down with a drink, drink it, and they still had not seem a service person to take there order. Ridiculous!!
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  • Average
    megsgram
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Too many loud children. The 34.00 steak was ordered medium rare, came out VERY rare. Wait staff did not return for over 15-20 minutes so I went ahead and ate it as it was. Never offered a second glass of very good wine. On a positive note, wait staff was very well informed of the menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    DisappointeddinerVIP
    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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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kitty
    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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overdone
    frankfood
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Inhaling smoke while we eat was not a part of our dinner plan... Disgusting .... We were in the middle of dinner when guests at the next table started to smoke.. Needles to say we left...
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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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
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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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    • 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
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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
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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
    • Food
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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
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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.
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    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
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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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.