Saltine

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$30 and under
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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 oyster menu is comprised of fresh Gulf and specialty oysters served raw and roasted. Daily lunch specials start at $9 and brunch is served Saturdays & 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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Daily Happy Hour Specials

Enjoy $2 beers, $5 wines, oyster shooters, fromosas & punch of the day

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DanielH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We visited Saltine for a special celebration. Our server was fantastic, made great suggestions, very attentive, but did not hover over the table. The food was very good. We started with the fried oysters and eggs, what a great combination, and the fried calamari, nice crispy and light. Several of us had different salads, I had the beet and goat cheese, it was very good. For entres going around the table we had; Shrimp & Crawfish Pasta (way to much sauce for the amount of meat and noodles), Lobster Salad Roll (cold- very good), Seared Jumbo Scallops (very little risotto and almost no bacon), Maple Bourbon Salmon (very good and nice amount of sides), Fish Tacos (very good)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not impressed. Good oysters. Unenthused server. Fish and chips soggy and lukewarm. Too many other restaurants that try harder. Buh bye Saltine.

Saltine
Responded on February 28, 2020

I'm so sorry to learn that we fell short of providing you with a quality meal! We appreciate you joining us and regret that your fish & chips was lacking. Please know that we are more than happy to replace anything that you are not fully satisfied with or is prepared incorrectly, as our goal is to prepare an outstanding meal for each and every guest. We'd love to learn a little more about your visit and determine how we can rectify your disappointing experience.

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JoshR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food. Interior could be nicer to fit price of menu. Great service!

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WmSt
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server - enjoyed conversation and knew menu well.

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vipGlenT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is great! I enjoy the team members and the ambience. Food is outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, big restaurant decorated in blue & white. Great service.
Started with the hush puppies which were amazing. I had the scallops for dinner, my friend had the salmon. Both delicious.
The key lime tart & brown butter cake were to die for.
I’ll definitely eat here again!

Saltine
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hello, thank you for leaving such a kind review! We are glad to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your recent visit to Saltine. Our staff will appreciate hearing this positive feedback as well! We hope to see you all back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our third time at saltine. The food is always excellent and we love the decor. We have had good service every time.

Saltine
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi there, thank you for the lovely review! We’re delighted to learn that you enjoyed your recent visits with us. Please come back and see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The wife and I eat out every Friday and Saturday for the past 30 years (yes, 30). We try a different Nashville restaurant 1-2 times a month. I was unable to personally find anyone that had been to Saltine; therefore, I had to rely on reviews. I take most reviews with a grain of salt due to everyone’s standards being different. So based on the pictures, a decent menu and a bar, we decided to give it a shot. Luckily we stopped at a cocktail bar to have a few drinks before we arrived to Saltine for our 7:00 reservation!! I started with a craft beer and the wife chose a Sangria; it was the worst Sangria she has ever had! I tried her drink and I agree it was horrible. I understand Saltine is mostly seafood, but my wife does not care for seafood. She ordered the grilled chicken dinner and it appeared to be a frozen dinner bought at the grocery store and placed on a plate - it was horrible! Of all things, I ordered the cheeseburger and fries and it was excellent. We were warmly greeted when we arrived and our waitress was great. In summary, the wife’s drink and dinner was horrible and the atmosphere was more of an upgraded Shoney’s - not the same “feeling” as the pictures portray. Not for us and we won’t return, but maybe great for others.

Saltine
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit to Saltine. I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal with us. We pride ourselves on serving fresh, flavorful food & drink, but it sounds like we fell short here. I'd love to speak with you to learn more about your visit and how we can regain your trust and patronage. Would you mind sharing your contact information with us at your convenience?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day

Saltine
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for celebrating at Saltine! We hope to see you again soon!

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CiaraB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect for date night / Valentine’s Day! Next time we come back to town we will surely come back !

Saltine
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience at Saltine! It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your celebration with us for Valentine's Day. We hope you’ll join us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
35 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WOW, what a Valentine's night! Excellent service and food that was just what we had in mind when the reservation was made. Our server really made the night special, she was attentive, knowledgeable and so friendly. THANK YOU!

Saltine
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi there, thank you for the lovely review! We’re delighted to learn that you enjoyed your recent celebration for Valentine's Day. Please come back and see us again soon!

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vipluv2eat
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience3

WE HAVE EATEN THERE TWO TIMES. THE FIRST TIME THE FOOD WAS GREAT. THE SECOND TIME I ORDERED THE SAME THING I HAD BEFORE AND IT WAS NOTHING LIKE THE FIRST TIME I HAD IT!!!!!
IT WAS NOT AS GOOD AND WAS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT ENTREE.
THE SERVICE WAS SOOOOOO SLOW. SHE WAS NICE BUT SHE HAD NO IDEA WHAT SHE WAS DOING. WE WERE ALMOST LATE TO OUR PLAY BECAUSE OF THE DELAYS. WE EVEN TOLD HER SEVERAL TIMES BUT THAT DID NOT SEEM TO MATTER.
THE MANAGER CAME UP AND TRIED TO HELP MOVE THINGS ALONG BUT IT WAS A LOST CAUSE.

I AM SO SORRY IT TURNED OUT THIS WAS -I WAS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!

Saltine
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for your visit to Saltine. I'm terribly sorry to hear about your recent experience with us! This is far from the level of quality food and service that we strive to provide our guests. We'd love to speak with you directly regarding your visit; would you mind sharing your contact information with us at your convenience? Thank you in advance for your time!

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vipGAH56
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We got the oysters rockerfella (1/2 doz) and split the fried cod fish and chips dish (that may not be the exact name on the menu). The oysters were excellent and really a nice size which made me feel better about the price ($13). The COD was 2 really nice pieces fried golden brown with tartar sauce / malt vinegar (on request) and french fries. It was more than we could eat. Our only minus was that the cod's breading was really thick so much so my wife wanted to remove the breading to eat the fish so I might see if you can use the same breading (it was tasty) just not do it so thick.

Blackstone your predecessor had great fish and chips so we were delighted to see you have them on the menu.

Saltine
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for your recent visit to Saltine! We appreciate you choosing to dine with us and sharing your feedback. While it's a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your overall visit, I am sorry to hear that the fish we hope that you and your wife will join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was HORRIBLE!!! I ordered the scallops and they were under cooked and so full of sand that they were inedible. Menu said they were served with cauliflower risotto and it was nothing more than ground up cauliflower. Our waitress never came back and filled out water nor did she come back and ask if we wanted another cocktail. Worst restaurant in town.

Saltine
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hello, thank you for your feedback. It is incredibly disappointing to read about your recent experience at Saltine, as this is far from the level of quality food and service that we are proud to serve our guests. We'd like to speak to you more about your visit-- would you mind sharing your contact information at your convenience? I am hopeful we can turn your experience around. Thank you in advance for your time!

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vipBlacksmith3600
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were referred to this restaurant by past Nashville tourists - great food/great service. Thank you to Jenny - an amazing server.

Saltine
Responded on January 28, 2020

Hi there, thank you for your kind words! It’s a pleasure knowing that Jenny 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!

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vipDelicious
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was poor quality. Place was only half full and yet service was very slow.

Saltine
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you for your recent visit to Saltine. I'm sorry to hear that you weren't blown away by your meal! If you have specific feedback that you could share about what you did not care for, we'd love to hear it. We're always open to hearing from our guests as to how we can improve upon the dining experience. Thank you in advance for your time!

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vipTexas1976
Nashville
66 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. We will be back, and also will tell others about Saltine’s!

Saltine
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks for the fabulous review! We are excited to hear your visit was so wonderful that you're willing to spread the word about us. We appreciate the love and hope to see you again soon!

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Redd
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here for the first time and I couldn't have been more impressed! The staff was very welcoming, very accommodating for the fact that it was an anniversary dinner with my wife, and the food was SO GOOD! Andrew was our server and he had so many great pointers on the food and was very engaged toward us that we felt very grateful to have him looking out for us tonight. Beth, the GM, came by to personally check in and make sure everything was going great for us because I'd mentioned it was our anniversary and she was so great as well. And the food! Omg so delicious!! You should go just to taste the key lime tart with mango habanero ice cream! All the food was delicious but that dessert will last in my mind for a while...

All in all, we're DEFINITELY going to be back! Thank you so much for making our anniversary so great!

Saltine
Responded on January 20, 2020

Hi Redd, thank you for the five stars! We’re thrilled to learn that you and your wife enjoyed your recent visit to Saltine for your anniversary. 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 again soon!

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MichaelS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server didn't greet us until we'd sat at table about 10 minutes. He was hard to find at times and was talking with a friend while we waited on our check. We liked that so many different servers brought out our food but our server didn't do much. The food was delicious.

Saltine
Responded on January 23, 2020

Hi Michael, thank you for your recent visit to Saltine. I am sorry to hear that we fell short on providing a five-star dining experience! This is not the level of service we are proud to provide our guests with, and we'd love to speak with you to learn more about your visit. Would you mind sharing your contact information at your convenience? Thank you in advance for your time!

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DonnaD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and accommodating restaurant. Love Beth the manager. She remembered me from my last visit there. Hostess very sweet. Bartender kept checking on us, nice smile and great personality. Server was attentive but not overly so. We were able to enjoy catching up with friends without numerous interruptions. Looking forward to my next visit.

Saltine
Responded on January 20, 2020

Hi Donna, thank you for your kind words! It’s a pleasure knowing that your recent visit to Saltine was so memorable. We appreciate your patronage and hope you’ll return again in the near future!

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KevinH
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were pretty diappointed in our visit. We had a recommendation to go and after looking at the menu we were looking forward to a nice night out. The food was fair at best, but the worst part was our waitress clearly couldn't have cared less about us being there. She was clearly just going through the motions. We started with drinks and some oysters which were about what you would expect at at TGI Fridays. We followed that with a couple of appetizers. We planned to move on to entrees, but after the appetizers we decided to cut bait and leave. So we paid our bill and left. It's more than a bit disappointing when you drop $100 and stop at CVS to buy a bag of Ruffles and some Zingers to take back to the hotel room to finish off dinner!

Saltine
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi Kevin, thank you for joining us at Saltine. I am sorry to hear that your experience fell short of expectations! We strive to provide our guests with an exceptional meal with service to match, so it is disappointing to hear that we came up short here. Would you be willing to chat more about your experience? If so, we'd love to hear more from you. Thank you again for your feedback; we look forward to speaking more with you soon.

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vipDavidP
Nashville
46 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food was excellent. Pricing was very good for this upscale seafood fare. Highly recommend this establishment. Seafood was fresh and tasty!!

Saltine
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thanks for the five star review, David! We're pleased to learn that your experience was a memorable one. Please join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and had a great night. Jaime took really good care of us. She made the night really fun and welcoming. She gave us great recommendations on the food and wine menu. We were able to share dishes and enjoy different things on the menu. The pimento hush puppies were delicious and I really enjoyed the hot lobster roll. Key lime pie was delicious and the brown butter cake was really good too. The whole experience was perfect.

Saltine
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hi there, thank you for your kind words! It’s a pleasure knowing that Jamie 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!

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vipMeateater
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Everything was just average. Not particularly good, or bad....just so/so. No need to go back

Saltine
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for your recent visit to Saltine! I'm sorry to hear that you only found your meal to be average. Mediocrity is far from what we strive to provide our guests, so it is disappointing to learn that we came up short here. If you have specific feedback that you could share about what you did not care for, we'd love to hear it. We're always open to hearing from our guests as to how we can improve upon the dining experience. Thank you in advance for your time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews