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KW Saltwater Grill, Fort Bragg, CA

KW Saltwater Grill

4.4
4.4
99 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located on the Mendocino coast. Fine dining, Local seafoods, freshly caught wild pacific coast fish, local organic meats. Farm to table. We support our local organic farms with the highest of quality. Also we have unique style oyster bar, offering 6 different choices of pacific oysters served with freshly prepared paired sauces. Oysters prepared in different preparations. Also, featuring local Mendocino wines.
Located next to the skunk train railroad tracks in Fort Bragg, CA

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 900-1667

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Weddings

  • Private party facilities

    Cater to weddings, private events

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Bragg

  • Cross street

    Main st.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. k

    kathleenm

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was friendly and efficient. The food was outstanding! Well, executed and artfully done. We had Dungeness ceviche with homemade corn tortilla chips on a bed of guacamole, and a huge cioppino with the perfect fennel broth and lots of seafood and shellfish. Excellent warmed baguette from Fort Bragg bakery. Lovely homemade Meyer lemon tart for dessert. We highly recommend this restaurant.
  2. SG

    StevenG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We were a party of 10 with a reservation at 7pm. We were not seated until close to 7:30. The staff were not very apologetic about the wait and didn’t offer us a glass of wine at really anything at all. They could have handled the delay better. Otherwise the food was great, but the service a bit slow. We did not get out of the restaurant until close to 10 pm.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Took over a hour to get any food. The good was great just the service was not. Kept being told food was on its way.
  4. D

    Demetrodon

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Good food but the service was slow and somewhat lacking. I had the Petrole entree, with rock cod substituted for petrole (they were out of the petrole), but it ws very good. Cioppino was in a lite tomato broth and quite good. Chowder was non-traditional but also good, with mussels and clams in the shell in a light broth. The Little Gem salad is a nice take on a Ceasar. Bread was delicious, but we had to ask for it. They could have gotten us our drinks more promptly; we ended up waiting quite a while after being seated before we received anything.
  5. MT

    MarcieT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious so I shouldn’t complain about the prices… service was outstanding!
  6. JN

    JamesN

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent seafood delightfully presented by the owner/cook. The Rock fish and Halibut was fresh and delicious. Had a Tuna tempura appetizer that was superb.
  7. TM

    TamiM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food is terrific! Service was great. We came on our 44th anniversary and I was a little disappointed that they didn't do anything special for us, no complimentary dessert or glass of sparkling wine, nothing to thank us for spending our special evening with them. I have recommended KW Saltwater Grill to several of my friends but it would really make a difference if they made our anniversary more special.
  8. RW

    RiverW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely place to dine! Amazing food, lot of gluten free options and wonderful service!
  9. AJ

    AprilJ

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous! Very good service, menu and ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant!
  10. TR

    ToryR

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was a very tasty dinner. recommend it? Yes!
  11. F

    Foodie

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Don’t be fooled by the exterior of the restaurant. Food is amazing and service is awesome. A total surprise.
  12. JN

    JillN

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    We wouldn't change a single thing about the food, AND we'll be back to work our way through the whole menu. We especially appreciated Chef Kristy Johnson's innovative approach to clam chowder -- most chowders use heavy cream as a crutch, and that obliterates the other flavors, plus you can feel your arteries hardening by the third bite. This "Smoke Fish Chowder" had a distinctive flavor, and plenty of richness without the stultifying, heart-stopping heavy cream overdose. Plus, it had both clams and mussels tantalizing, as well as perfectly cooked chunks of potato, skin on, that you could actually taste, and just-sweet onions. It was pure heaven. I insisted, to my partner's surprise, that we take home the remaining three tablespoonsful, because I didn't waste a single drop.
  13. S

    Sandy

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I highly recommend the clam and mussel chowder - it was delicious and, for me, a meal.
  14. RI

    RICHARDK

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The KW Saltwater Grill was absolutely marvelous. The staff was extremely attentive and wonderfully pleasant. The food was exceptional in taste and presentation. The drink menu, while not overly extensive, offered enough choice for us. The dessert menu should satisfy any sweet tooth. Would we return? In a minute.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    It was ok. I definitely wouldn’t go again or reccomend anyone go. Servings incredibly small and for being so close to the ocean didn’t seem all that fresh(all we had was seafood). Looking closer at my ceviche the tomatoes were diced as usual, and we’re cut with the sticker from the store still on, and then served to me in my food. Not appetizing. And the server seemed to walk away while we were talking multiple times. The oysters were ok, and when we asked for horseradish curls, we’re given dried out bland flakes that closer resembled minced garlic left on the table with the lid open for a week then strong pungent moist horseradish.
  16. KW

    KatieW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    starting off on a good note, food was good. the sole fish was phenomenal. but that’s the only nice thing i have to say. our waitress was NOT attentive AT ALL. she barely spoke to us, checked on my table twice but chatted with tables around us. im going to preface that the restaurant wasn’t that busy. i would’ve understood if it had been busy but it definitely wasn’t. we had reservations at 7 and didn’t get to order drinks until 720, they didn’t come until 745 and food came out after 8.. it was very expensive and in my opinion NOT worth it. save your money and go probably anywhere else. don’t waste your time with horrible service, the not nice waitress and pay a ridiculous amount of money for it.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great food and wait staff. The service was excellent let me tell you. Supreme service, definitely would go back. Food was above par and were able to answer all my questions about the seafood. I also have a avocado allergy that they were very carful with. We had all the oysters and they were excellent. I had the halibut and would highly recommend. My husband had the special of soft shell crab and it was wonderful. Highly recommend this restaurant!!!
  18. DB

    DonneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is amazing: tasty, super fresh, beautifully presented. While a teensy expensive for Fort Bragg, we’ll worth it.
  19. PC

    PeteC

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The Saltwater Grill had tasty oysters, a fresh tomato salad and delicious fish. I got the sole, my wife got the scallops and they were both prepared perfectly. We will be back next time we’re in town.
  20. BK

    BillK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Creative food approaches focusing on local and regional seafood executed at a high level complimented by a good variety of regional wines and beers. Casual atmosphere with excellent food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Working on service ….everyday spot could be more
  22. S

    Steveo

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Seafood chowder was a meal in itself w lots of fresh clams and mussels. Salad was good but over dressed. Scallops dish included 4 day boat scallops w fresh squid ink pasta. Black cod dish seemed confused lots of different flavors that didn’t seem to come together. Restaurant has great potential. Maybe just an off night
  23. A

    April

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The chef here is phenomenal with plating seasoning on point pleasant experience oysters Rockefeller is great and the lamb is good seafood chowder fantastic
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    The server was short and rude throughout the meal
  25. LD

    LisaD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We swung in due to the rave reviews. DO NOT let the exterior dissuade you from going in!! The food was exceptional! Every detail of the meal was delicious and thoughtful. Our server was the bomb too!! Great, great music!! 🤩(ya, it’s us!😝) the whole meal was masterful!
  26. WK

    WarrenK

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were outstanding. We had fried oysters. I had the ciopino excellent
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was a four star overall, it was a basic seafood restaurant.
  28. CC

    ChrisC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was some of the best seafood I ever had. And I’ve had a lot. Friendly service too.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Scallop squid ink linguin
  30. J

    Jeff

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was legitimately one of the most delicious meals I have ever had. It was a quiet ambience with great service.
  31. M

    Maxamillion

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, great service , great ambiance . Best kept secret in Fort Bragg!!!
  32. JC

    JudyC

    Sacramento

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The food is really good. The chef executes very well. The restaurant is little too casual for the price point. It's more diner than dining. I felt over dressed and the wine selection could be improved.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Not kid friendly! No kids menu at all so unless your kids like seafood it don’t go. Also the menu online was completely different to the menu when we were there. I ended up with an appetizer and ended up getting food later somewhere else.
  34. PV

    PVRay

    Los Angeles

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner I had in Fort Bragg and Mendocino Area. Very unassuming location but the food is Micheline quality. You will not be disappointed. I recommend the Braised lamb shoulder, salmon and pan seared Halibut,
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were traveling thru on a road road trip and discovered this gem. Gourmet food, acceptable wines, friendly service, and priced fairly. The best seafood north of SF.
  36. HD

    HungryDave

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great. Food was amazing, especially the squid-black fettuccini with scallops. Perfectly cooked and sooo savory. My wife picked the sea bass and was delighted too.
  37. s

    samoa

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is scrumptious
  38. KJ

    KelJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic all around, service was amazing and the food was incredible!
  39. V

    Vacation2022

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant! Delicious food, kind and attentive service. We highly recommend this charming place.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Don’t come here

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

KW Saltwater Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 900-1667.

KW Saltwater Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for KW Saltwater Grill

542 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-3218

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main st.

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Bragg

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Californian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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