Saltine

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Seafood
Saltine is a modern restaurant and bar offering guests a fun, lively, approachable gathering place for fine food and drink. The decor features vintage accents for an understated nautical theme, providing an entertaining and laid-back vibe for guests to relax and socialize over a business lunch, happy hour, dinner with friends or a celebration.

Our menu features an array of fresh seafood, po’boys, steaks, salads, pork and pasta for lunch and dinner daily. A succinct raw bar menu is comprised of fresh Gulf and specialty oysters served raw and roasted, as well as seafood towers piled three levels high. Daily lunch specials start at $9 and brunch is served Sundays from 11am-2pm.

The progressive beverage program features coastal-inspired drinks and creative cocktails along with an extensive selection of craft beers, wine, and an impressive collection of rums and whiskeys, offering countless options for our thirsty friends!
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Specials

Daily Happy Hour at the bar!

Enjoy $5 wines, fromosas, oyster shooters & punch of the day, 2-for-1 local drafts and $1.50 Gulf Oysters!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 7, 2018

Ends: November 8, 2117

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-6:00PM
Mon-Fri 4:00PM-6:00PM
Sat 11:00AM-6:00PM

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great meal and marvelous drinks. I didn't particularly care for my entree but it was just a matter of personal taste, it was prepared very well. The oysters are worth returning for all by themselves! Clean, quiet environment and AMAZING service. Ashley was so lovely and very knowledgeable. Will return again!

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The shrimp more seasoning could've helped.The brussel sprouts were delicious and the Bibb and Bleu salad was ok. Overall, not a bad experience it just wasn't as great as we thought.

JM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service!

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything was good, not really good. I personally would like to see cider beer on menu.

Saltine
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for your recent visit to Saltine! We apologize for any miscommunication on our beer offerings-- cider beers are available on draft and by the bottle. I have shared your feedback with our management team to ensure our staff is sharing this information properly moving forward. Thanks again for your patronage and comments; we hope you'll return again soon!

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k
Nashville
63 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Decided to go to Saltine on Sunday night as they offer half price bottles of wine and it is owned by a group which owns some very good restaurants in Nashville. Before I comment on our experience, I should preface this with the fact that we own a condo in Perdido Key Florida where one can find extraordinary seafood. So normally, we would not order seafood in Nashville.

Upon arriving, we noticed the restaurant was almost empty. It is decorated in an ocean motif with octopus tentacles painted on the walls. We were greeted cordially and seated. We ordered our half price bottle of wine (a great New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc) and the pimento cheese hush puppies. So good so far. At the suggestion of the server, I ordered glazed salmon and my wife ordered the cioppino. My salmon was just ok, overcooked. My wife's dish was horrible. No shrimp as advertised, the mussels were not fully cooked and the dish was cold. We sent her dish back, were offered a replacement, but chose to forgo dinner. The manager was very apologetic and offered other options, which we gracefully said no to.

The other restaurants in this group are excellent. Saltine not.

Saltine
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for your review. I am so sorry to learn that you weren't blown away by your recent meal at Saltine. This is far from the level of quality cuisine we are proud to offer our guests. I have reached out via Trip Advisor in hopes of speaking with you further regarding your experience. I hope to speak with you soon!

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D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very disappointing visit to Saltine. My salad portion was quite small. Seems like if you didn’t order drinks and oysters that you suddenly were treated differently and that’s a big issue with me.

Saltine
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hello, thank you for your recent visit to Saltine. I am so sorry to hear that we fell short on providing a five-star dining experience for you! We'd love to speak with you more about your experience-- would you mind sharing your contact information at your convenience? Thank you in advance for your time.

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

If you’ve been thinking about trying Saltine and haven’t yet, either go ahead and do it against my recommendation or don’t bother as they won’t be in business come spring. The service was cold, uninformed and inattentive. The food was hit or miss — some was good but some was salty or just meh. It was loud and cold and dark and just inhospitable in the restaurant. And the one grievance I just cannot allow them to get away with is they pride themselves on being a seafood/oyster bar and tried to pass something off as Gulf oysters that simply weren’t. Look here. I do not eat seafood. Like at all. And especially a slimy gray oyster. But I’m a southern girl, born and raised, and grew up with people who do eat oysters on countless vacations at the Gulf and I know a Gulf oyster when I see one. Sadly, the same can’t be said for the gang at Saltine.

Saltine
Responded on October 29, 2019

Hello, thank you for your recent visit to Saltine. I am sorry to hear that your oysters fell short of expectations and I regret how this affected your overall experience with us. Our Gulf oysters are typically larger, though the oysters sizes we receive daily do vary greatly; I apologize if yours were on the smaller side. As for the service, I regret to hear that you experienced anything less than a friendly, warm welcome from our staff.

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JS
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Saltine looks great on paper, but in reality I get the impression they have no chef at the wheel. The cropping was very bland, no liquid actually, just various seafood out on a plate! Pasta with crab was also bland. I wish it were better, I hate to give mediocre reviews, but they just need a decent chef to turn this place around.

Saltine
Responded on October 29, 2019

Hi Jill, thank you for your recent visit to Saltine. I am disappointed to hear that your meal fell short of expectations. Mediocrity is far from what we strive to serve our guests and I regret that your selections were not home runs. Please know that we will happily replace anything you are not fully satisfied with, though I am sorry that we missed the mark the first time around. We value our guests' feedback and will be sharing your review with our team to discuss.

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FN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Hannah was very friendly and personable. All the food we had was so tasty. I definitely recommend the goat and beet salad and the gumbo! The crab cake was also very good but just a bit salty. My husband had the redfish sandwich and he said it was yummy as well! We would definitely go back next time we’re in Nashville

Saltine
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hello, thank you for your kind words! It’s a pleasure knowing that Hannah provided exemplary service during your recent visit to Saltine. We’ll be sure to share your feedback with her and our entire team! Please come back and see us again soon for the goat & beets salad!

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Three of us had dinner at Saltine on October 22. Service was good but our server was slow to give us our check as she had too many tables and the bar. Waitstaff was very friendly and personable. Food was very good but pricey. Dinner for three plus 1 wine and 1 mixed drink came to over $145. Enjoyable and ambience is very nice. Free parking helps too.

L
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit was my first, and the scallop entrée was excellent. Love the décor.

Saltine
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for the review, Laura! We hope to see you again soon for the scallop crudo!

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OT
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was wonderful. Atmosphere is gorgeous. We will be back when we have the chance to stay longer and really bask in all the wonderful elements on offer at this restaurant.

Saltine
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thanks for the lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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PB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Skip this restaurant. We went to the restaurant next door and there was a 45 minute wait! We reserved at Saltine, right next door and it was about 1/3 full. Now we know why! We attended on a Sunday evening and they may have had a really big weekend because they did not have many of the entrees or parts of them! First, as we walked in a wait person had her foot on the bar, tying her shoe!! Big alarm for sanitary concerns. We were seated immediately and cordially. We received our very stiff cocktails quickly. An order of Cioppino was unlike any we had ever had. The broth was a light color and there was nothing exceptional about the dish. It was a smaller portion than we have had in other places and no bread was offered with it. I ordered dish that was supposed to be accomanied by a particular side. They did not alert us to this and the dish came out with frenchfries!!! The last thing I wanted was FRENCH FRIES at a higher priced restaurant--which this was. They did not offer another option when I lodged a complaint about this. There were other menu items that were not available either. The manager came out to apologize but did not offer any remedy, not even to payfor a dessert!! Everyone was nice but totally unhelpful. Ambiance: it was a large space, very white brightly lit--too much so for a dinner house, quiet, but not very attractive. Too high priced. Find another place to go to. Don't be fooled by good reviews. Those people must have been drinking more of those stiff cocktails (which were good).

Saltine
Responded on October 24, 2019

Hi Pam, thank you for joining us at Saltine. I'm so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your selections, and I regret that our team was not more in tune with your experience. We strive to provide attentive service with quality cuisine to match, though it sounds like we fell short. We'd love to discuss your visit in more detail with you-- would you be willing to share your contact information at your convenience?

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SS
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So thankful for Yelp and Open Table to facilitate the dinner reservation, by reading the strong past reviews and ability to make a reservation online quickly, our set-up for an impromptu dinner after the football game was made easy. The hostess greeting was friendly and quick to act; she checked on availability and to ensure that the table was set before leaving. Our waitress was prompt and didn't pressure us to up-size ordering (plus handled the bonus free appetizer through OpenLink with no judgment). Definitely try the hushpuppies! Really appreciated the broad selection of craft beers, but also the wide seafood options. The Lobster Roll (hot) was fantastic as was my Fried Oyster Po'Boy. Food came out quickly, was hot and tasty. Appreciate the friendliness and not intrusiveness of the staff. Would definitely recommend.

Saltine
Responded on October 22, 2019

Hi Sylvia, thank you for taking the time to share your comments! Our goal is to provide outstanding food and service to every guest, and we're thrilled to learn that both were enjoyed. Please visit us again soon for the lobster roll!

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J
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overpriced and small portions. Service was excellent and food was good

TS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my second time to Saltines within a month. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Service was good and I love the happy hour offers. I will be back again.

Saltine
Responded on October 22, 2019

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We look forward to seeing you back for happy hour again soon!

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RR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food had no flavor and the waiter had no knowledge of the menu.

Saltine
Responded on October 21, 2019

Hi Richard, thank you for your recent visit to Saltine. I am sorry to hear that we fell short on providing a five-star dining experience for you. I'd love to speak with you more about your experience-- would you mind sharing your contact information with me at your convenience? Thank you in advance for your time!

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a
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent sea food!

K
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trip to Nashville. Great vacation saltines recommended by everyone ! Glad we ate here good prices great seafood

Saltine
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hi there, thank you for the feedback! We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed a memorable meal with us. Please come back and see us on your next trip to Nashville!

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j
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic and ambiance pleasant. Sound bounces off the walls but if everyone is respectful of their conversation noise level then it’s okay and not bothersome. A great place for excellent seafood cooked and seasoned to perfection. The staff is kind and very attentive. Enjoyable all around!

Saltine
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hi there, thanks for the review! We love to hear that you enjoyed not only the food, but the ambiance as well! Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Great spot great environment. But we were almost the only ones in the place and had average service at best at the bar. We went there mainly for oysters and they greatly disappointed. Had to put at least two oysters on each cracker. The crab dip was burnt cheese and no crab. Such a good spot and environment but below average quality on food and average service at best for there only being 10 people in the whole place at 5 on a Saturday.

Saltine
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you for your recent visit to Saltine. I'm sorry to hear about the level of service you received and for the negative affect this had on your overall experience. Furthermore, it's disappointing to know that the quality of several dishes fell short. Mediocrity is far from what we strive to serve our guests. Please know that we are always open to hearing feedback on what we can improve, and will happily replace anything that you do not absolutely love.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great oysters! A little noisy, but comfortable and great waitress!

Saltine
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thanks for the five stars! We hope to see you for some oysters again soon!

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N
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing special. Food ok but not memorable. Waiter seemed distracted.

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We arrived about 30minutes early and got seated right away. The server was very nice and provided a list of specials. Great food and good value. I’m not into the pool minimal decor and lighting kinda harsh. Tables are far apart and provides for private conversation. Good family place or for large parties.

w
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hush puppies were super saturated with oil but delicious nonetheless. Comeback sauce alone would make us comeback!! Highly recommend!

Saltine
Responded on September 25, 2019

Wendy, thanks for the recommendation! Please join us again soon!

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JH
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were in a rush. Our service was extremely accommodating. BBQ octopus was great as well as crab cake app. My friend’s burger and fries were good. My steak was more medium than medium rare, but good. The decor threw me off. Was like a diner on one side and I can’t explain the other side ( where I was )- blue carpet, rattan chairs. Maybe Art Deco? Price was great and not loud at all.

k
Nashville
28 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We all enjoyed our entrees. Service was great and our waitress was knowledgeable.

M
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Loved the look of the restaurant & our server was very good. I felt like the food was only ok. Hoping it gets better. We will give it another shot.

Saltine
Responded on September 19, 2019

Hi Maria, thank you for your recent visit to Saltine! I am pleased to hear that you received outstanding service, though I'm sorry to learn that your meal fell short. We are always more than happy to replace something if you are not fully satisfied. If you have any other specific feedback as to what we could have done better, we'd love to hear from you! Thank you for your patronage and feedback!

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KC
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service was slow. Waitress was great. Food was delicious.

Saltine
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you for the review! It's a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your meal, although I apologize for the delays you experienced during your visit. We strive to serve all of our guests in a timely manner, and I have passed along your feedback to our management team for us to address internally. Thank you for taking the time to let us know; we appreciate your patronage and hope you will join us again soon!

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SD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Hannah was informative, patient (while waiting on the rest of our party) and engaging. The food was fabulous! We will definitely return to Saltine!

Saltine
Responded on September 19, 2019

Hi Steve, thank you for sharing your experience with us! We will be sure to pass along the positive feedback to Hannah and our entire team. Please come back and see us again soon!

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BP
Nashville
31 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Party of 4 for dinner before TPAC. Personally I was disappointed in the fish tacos - very dry and even with a lot of hot sauce couldn’t finish them. The rice and beans that came with the tacos were also very dry, like it was from Yesterday! The others were very satisfied with their orders; lamb chops, the salmon - said they were excellent. The shrimp and grits weren’t up to standard. I do, however, thoroughly enjoy Saltine and will return - just a poor choice this time. Prior visit was excellent.

Saltine
Responded on September 13, 2019

Hi Bob, thank you for your recent visit to Saltine! It's a pleasure to learn that the lamb chops and salmon were enjoyed, although I'm sorry to hear that both the fish tacos and shrimp we appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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OT
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was friendly and attentive. Food was very good, great casual dining experience.

OT
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I'm not a seafood person, but hang out with people who are. I would LOVE to see some additions to the menu, especially among the apps, that are not seafood. But the food is good, service great. This was for lunch, and the place was pretty packed. Always a good sign, and the food lived up to it (I had the burger).

k
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service

AM
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, William, was excellent. His recommendations were spot on, and he was fun and engaging throughout our meal.

The cheese grits were stellar. I added a tenderloin to my barbecue shrimp and grits meal, and it was a very nice add-on — perfectly prepared and flavorful.

Others in my group had the seafood pasta and the salmon and said they were very good.

William recommended Louisa’s Liquor as an after dinner drink, and it was delicious. After sipping it by itself (yum!) one of us added it to her coffee, and I asked to have it made into a Manhattan with Makers Mark. Both were perfect.

The desserts were also good. The others tried the chocolate cake and the butter cake, and they disappeared quickly with aplomb! I had the banana bread pudding with marscapone, which was excellent, but I had to ask for more ice cream in order to finish it. The one mini-scoop that came with it was not nearly enough. Two would have been perfect, or one regular sized scoop.

It was a lovely meal. We also love what they’ve done to the building interior — compared to the restaurant that was there previously, which had been a favorite of our but a bit dark with exposed brick, it’s now bright and inviting, with the brick painted white, and fun octopus-themed murals on some walls.

We look forward to visiting again!

Saltine
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hi Annie, thank you for the five stars! We’re thrilled to learn that you and your guests enjoyed your recent visit to Saltine. Our goal is to provide outstanding food and service to each and every guest, so it’s wonderful knowing that your experience was no exception. Thanks again for the review; we look forward to seeing you back to enjoy another cocktail soon!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and great food

P
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was so nice!! We loved the appetizers and our entrees. Calm atmosphere and cool design inside!

Saltine
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hi there, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to learn that your recent visit to Saltine was an exceptional one. We hope to see you back again soon!

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A
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Very bad experience. Waited 10-15 mins before having service. We also had 2 different waiters. The oysters were off and the two sandwiches were bland and overpriced.

Saltine
Responded on August 30, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of your recent experience with us. We never want our guests to leave underwhelmed, but it sounds like we dropped the ball in both service and food quality. I'd love to chat with you about your visit-- would you mind sharing your contact information at your convenience? Your feedback is helpful for us to improve. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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j
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience at Saltines. We went for a friends birthday who wanted a quit intimate dinner with her closest friends. We got the large seafood tower, a po boy, fish tacos, several sides, and drinks. We had a great time and cant wait to return. Being a local in Nashville it is hard to find great food at great prices.

Saltine
Responded on August 29, 2019

Hi there, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to learn that your recent visit to Saltine was an exceptional one. We hope to see you back again soon for another special occasion!

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SL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My meal didn’t arrive with the rest of the table and I was left waiting for 10-15 minutes without food. The rest of the group was almost finished by the time I received mine and this was unacknowledged by wait staff to explain or apologize.

Saltine
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hello, thank you for your recent visit to Saltine. I'm so sorry to hear of the lengthy delay you experienced in receiving your meal, and furthermore, that this wait went unacknowledged by our team. This is far from the professional service we instill in our team, and I apologize that we missed the mark here. We'd love to speak to you in more detail about your visit-- would you be willing to share your contact information at your convenience? Thank you in advance for your time!

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