Saltine

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Enjoy the region's finest fresh seafood in the sophistication of Saltine. A street level seafood restaurant in Downtown Norfolk, Saltine offers a chic, airy space for diners to savor seasonal shellfish, seafood and spirits. Enhancing the locally-sourced menu, the restaurant's black distressed millwork, old-world detailing, and mosaic tile floors blend historical authenticity with modern elegance that flows from the dining space to the bar. Exposed brick hints of the historic Decker building and large globe lighting offers an ambient vibe.
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a food blogger and was curious to what they had to offer. The Cinnabon French Toast was amazing. Follow us on Instagram at @LiveGreatEatGreater

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the wonderful food and ambiance!!! So classy!! Our server, Autumn was sooo sweet and accommodating! She told us about the daily specials and was very knowledgeable about the menu selections! My husband and I will be back!

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vipMarkG
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, drink and service with great ambience. We were perhaps seated too close to one of the stereo speakers--but the distraction was a mild one. Entertaining people-watching as well!

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vipChrisP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were in from out of town and found this place...glad we did. our server was very good and knowledgeable. Great Wine Selection. Staff was very accommodating and food was wonderful!

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AdrienneT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 25th anniversary here. Our first time here and it will not be our last. Very pleased.

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KhadeejahE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My saltine experience was expensive, I did not expect the food to be so much but it was so tasty . I'd definitely come back again the staff , Madeline i think her name was was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food options. Everyone was friendly and helpful when i came in the building.

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DENISES
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

This was supposed to be a celebration for my sons christening. The waitress was lackluster & unenthusiastic at best. We had to attempt to catch her attention several times, vs the normal checking in on your party. There was almost an infestation of flies & gnats. I understand the setting and while no flies or insects at all would be nice, I know it isn't reality. However, neither is an infestation. I brought this to the attention of the front staff and she simply said " really?" and went back to her conversation.

I've dined here several times for dinner and never had an issue. This occasion however, was a brunch.

I don't know that I'll be back anytime soon. I was heavily disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric was amazing and recommend the perfect wine, we really enjoyed our evening out.

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CamillaH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience3

Awful food and drinks. Lime in the Mojito was obviously old, mint leaves were brown, most sour drink ever. Mojito has cane sugar in it and this bartender did not remember that. Shrimp and Grits was so salty I could not eat it. My husbands catch of the day was a mini portion. The only saving grace was the very nice young waiter, I wish I would have written down his name. He was the only reason we had somewhat of a great time. But never again.

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MattR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Cameron was the best server I’ve had in months at any restaurant! Highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saltine is a wonderful way to enjoy a special time together with friends or loved ones...

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vipscottf
Las Vegas
40 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice establishment. Our server was trying hard. But service was a bit uneven. I had shrimp and grits. Grits were lumpy and caked Otherwise flavors were good. Wife had rockfish. She didn’t care for the Bronze sauce, but fish was well cooked. Veggies were good. Atmosphere was nice.

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WesM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Over priced and not that much to pick from on that menu

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King
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food were amazing. The seafood was so fresh! Gotta love a mimosa deal during brunch :D

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BirthdayCelebration
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience...dined their for our anniversary, which I advised them when I made the reservation. Initially they tried to seat us at a table in a busy aisle, when we asked for a more private table, we were taken upstairs to a very nice room where there were only three other tables, properly distanced. My wife had the red snapper, expertly plated, with a crispy skin, which was cooked to perfection, garnished with sweet chili pepper sauce and accompanied by plantains and pickled vegetables. I had blackened Mahi-mahi, with plantains and succotash. Both dishes were delicious, we ate every bite! For dessert we had the carrot cake, topped with candied pecans, also quite good. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Deserving of their high marks, a must do if you’re in the Norfolk area.

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kimberlyw
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are regulars at this restaurant and they never disappoint. The food, the service, the friendliness of the staff... everything is amazing!

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Blcarn
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for specials. They aren't on menu. Pork chop with apple glaze & sweet potatoe succotash was amazing.

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vipJamesT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The pork chop was awful

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vipswmona
Richmond
67 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful lunch out. The outside seating is very comfortable. Our server was outstanding! We share the lobster hush puppies which were the special of the day and they were delicious. I had the house salad and it was very tasty; my friend had the grilled tuna and thought it was very good. Highly recommend.

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vipStweis
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always go to Saltines for dinner when in the area and they have yet to disappoint us. The seafood is fresh and prepared perfectly. Our server Madeline was professional and provide excellent service...Job well done!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband here for date night. Bruce greeted us upon arrival and got us seated at a really nice table. I really appreciated how he periodically checked on us.

Danielle is just amazing. I love how sweet and fun-spirited she was. She helped me pick the perfect drink. She definitely has a great personality suited for customer service.

Not only were the people nice ... the food was amazing. I recommend the crab soup, crab cakes, and jumbo shrimp. Delicious!

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vipAsbury
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first dinner at Saltine. We were seated on their patio where a heating device took away the chill from the October evening. Heather was a great server and the appetizers (calamari and a kale salad) and entrees (red snapper and a seafood pasta) we ordered were beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The portions were more than ample; personally I'd prefer smaller portions in exchange for lower prices. The carrot cake was a bit of a disappointment (the cake itself lacked flavor, though the frosting was amazing) but overall, our dinner at Saltine was a top-notch experience.

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SueP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy ourselves! Our server was excellent

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Been here many times and we always enjoy it, especially when we can sit outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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Saltine
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an impeccable experience. I wanted fancy and upscale with modern class and that is what I received. Well done thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Recommend setting the table before or while the customers are seated. The customer should not have to ask for utensils after their appetizers are served.

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vipMartye
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It took entirely too long for us to receive our food approximately an hour and a half after being seated and my wife ordered soup which came after we were finished with dinner and was very mediocre. The staff informed us they had several large parties and were grossly understaffed in the kitchen. We normally like this place but they need to speed up their time getting food to the table or we will not return. I was extremely disappointed since this is supposed to be an “up scale” restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Staff is very nice.

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vipCarmenA
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! From the host to the server all were professional and courteous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. Service was outstanding and the recommendations were spot on! Highly recommend the experience.

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Balletnoire
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the best fresh seafood in town has Definitely become a local favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came for the Alaskan king crab legs. The bread was a little hard and chewy and honey butter tasted a little odd for the starter. We ordered the one pound meal of crab with a side of white cheddar grits and roasted sweet potatoes on the side. The butter was nice and warm. I ordered a bowl of the she crab soup since I had seen good reviews all over. It was so good my bf ordered a cup as well and we washed that down with two glasses of the recommended wine by the waitress. I had two 9oz glasses of Ferraris Malvasia wine, a sweet almost sparkling red consistancy. For desert we ended with the raspberry sorbet and chocolate tart. The creme Brule I think would have been a better choice but nonetheless everything was very satisfying i was full as can be at the end.

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vipRenee
E. Tennessee
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful outdoor dinning experience with a great staff and great atmosphere! Perfect service!

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vipJeremyJ
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food overall. A bit pricey on some dishes. Good service.

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JE11
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The grilled rockfish was outstanding

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Dine
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone wearing masks. Prompt service . Great food
High end all the way. Pricey BUT WORTH it

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great recommendations from waiter!

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TonyB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Good food, GREAT service. Really nice place.

FAQs

Saltine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 763-6280.

Saltine is rated 4.6 stars by 985 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.