The Salt Line - Navy Yard

4.6
1763 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Salt Line - Navy Yard offers OUTDOOR Waterfront Patio Seating and indoor STANDARD seating. Please double check that your reservation is for the desired seating preference. We will do our best to honor any change in seating requests in guest notes but we cannot always accommodate so if the desired seating preference is not available is best to call restaurant for assistance. Outdoor reservations are covered and are honored through most weather, barring extreme weather conditions. If unsure of status of outdoor reservation due to weather please call the restaurant. If weather does not permit outdoor seating, we may be able to move your outdoor reservation inside but cannot guarantee indoor seating. We look forward to your visit!
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1763 people are saying
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vipGinaeatsinDC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal. It was raining like crazy outside but our waiter was cheerful and fantastic. Get the Palmer rolls. Yum

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AT81
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot on the water with a nice selection of seafood.

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Susan
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Average. The food was bland, the view is great, and the service is okay. The lobster roll lacked flavor and seasoning and the roll fell apart. The croquettes were great sounding, but also lacked flavor. The crab dip tasted great, but didn’t have lump pieces of crab as advertised. Overall, I wished for more from a place with 4 stars.

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vipPoonamS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is always good and fresh . I love their Fish Sandwich but the side order of Carrots was tasteless.

HJ
HJBURKE
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great place to dine before or after a Nats game.

JB
JesseBH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved loved our waitress, Sheryl! Drinks were nice and strong.

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vipAbbyDog
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Salt Line uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to create wonderful dishes like gazpacho and burrata/tomato salad. It's a super lively, fun place to eat, with wonderful views of the river.

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JPFreire
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food2service4ambience5

Few places have lobster rolls but it’s a little disappointing to be handed a lobster roll with so little meat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was very rushed - even for late dining. The noise level was intense - it’s more like a bar than a restaurant. The food was…just fine. Nothing to write home about for sure. Much better seafood in and around the DC area.

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PatD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for a meal before a Nat's game. Good drinks and good food. Burger and lobster roll always good choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knowledgeable server and great food.

TJ
TJDJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location along the water and the food is always good. The service has been excellent each time I have been there. We have chosen to eat outside under the roof and it is comfortable even in inclement weather.

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Mssteff
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely great! From the food to the great customer service. Not to mention the taste and freshness of the food and the beautiful presentation of everything. This is my new favorite place. The noise level was good except for rude people on their cell phones thinking people want to hear their personal conversation…. Get a seat near the window with that great view, you won’t be disappointed… I know I was not..

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Hystrng
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Javier was a great waiter not rushing us. Arrived before a huge crowd from Nationals game flooded the outdoor seating and bar area. Food was good, a bit overpriced for lobster roll that was chewy but the rest of the meal was excellent.

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vipTomekaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Great food, attentive waiter, beautiful ambiance in the water. 10 out of 10.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely! Delicious food and great service. Look forward to attending again.

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Rachel
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food but limited non-alcoholic drinks and service was a little chaotic. We had multiple servers appear at various and had to repeat orders.

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vipDavidH
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality is generally solid, and ambience and service excellent, but pricing is on the high side. Oysters at $3.25-4.25 each is not a great value. Neither is the $30 lobster roll.

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enigma2922
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Solid food. Great service. Great location.

For a hopping place, the bathrooms need to be redone. Put in automatic everything. No air blowers, automated paper towels. Very small it's going to have to grow.

It was the one downside...

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had such a nice afternoon at the Salt Line. The oysters were so fresh and the veggie sides were surprisingly delicious and full of great flavor. And the view and ambience was perfect for a September afternoon. Great place for special gatherings.

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Annie
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT service!!! Love it here

BH
vipBrittanyH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

No oysters... food mediocre.. come for drinks only, & call ahead of you’re planning to go there for oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The place is right by the water. A huge boardwalk and good views of water and bridge. Food sucked. Oysters are good.

I had swordfish and it is just like rubber.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food as always!

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vipLdC17
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff and great food keeps us coming back!

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David
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a group of friends and it was all of our first time visiting the Salt Line. The food was delicious and the service was great. We all left saying we will be back to try some of the other entrees on the menu. Also my oyster eating friends loved the raw bar with the oysters on the half shell.

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trishm
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night for outdoor dining a great way to celebrate my birthday with my family.

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FaithM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The smash burger was so delicious, as was the seafood tower!

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vipR2d2
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Restaurant has a great view of the new bridge. Shaded and right on the water. Will definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went yesterday for my birthday, it was a very good experience but I have to say that my Rockfish tartare was unexpectedly small. Also, they knew it was my birthday and they didn’t offer us some glass of champagne or a complementary dessert..The attention was excellent. Overall it was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish we could remember our server’s name. He made the entire night. He had great recommendations without being pushy. He was attentive without constantly being at the table. He was great. The ambiance was terrific and food was delicious. Prices were not too bad but for most of us these are not an every night kind of prices😋

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Pearl
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was phenomenal! I’ll definitely return for their oysters!!

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vipNick
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

This is a prime location and they price their food accordingly, but I found the portions to be small even by DC standards. The service was also a bit substandard, although that was likely because we ordered off a QR code rather than full service (it wasn't offered on the patio). Otherwise very tasty and a great atmosphere!

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dwdw
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Hi, very good location on the water...
did find it weird that all ordering...including drinks etc, was by way of QR code.
the interaction with the waiter was very unrewarding.
maybe this ordering method speeds things up but to us we thought it
was not a good thing.

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joanetts
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service by Javier was a highlight as is the ambience. The fried fish sandwich was good but Market Lunch at Eastern Market has a lighter touch on the breading Salt Line may want to test.

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vipRedWhiteAndChew
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Summertime waterfront spots and The Salt Line is a favorite place to go pre-game or go for happy hour, however, I don't often go just for a meal. This weekend a group of four of us went for brunch and Salt Line did not disappoint. Service was friendly and overall attentive, and pretty quick on a busy day. Great choice of beers and mixed drinks. They made cod into a solid dish that was both tasty and relatively healthy; burger (double paddy) was fresh and cooked perfectly (plus good fries); Crab Chilaquiles was good, as was the Portuguese Egg Sandwich. Only real disappointment was that the crab mac n' cheese isn't on the menu anymore -- but the everyday menu offering of shrimp bucatini looks like a possible replacement candidate. Really great atmosphere and helpful/invested staff abound.

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Melly
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor dining space and an ambience. We came here for an anniversary dinner and really enjoyed every part of our meal including drinks. Would definitely recommend.

DP
DavidP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent but the portions are small for the price. I speculate that you are paying for the location right on the waterfront.

Would go again but just for drinks.

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vipAlex
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I found the restaurant to be really satisfying and tasty.

FAQs

The Salt Line - Navy Yard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-2368.

The Salt Line - Navy Yard is rated 4.6 stars by 1763 OpenTable diners.

The Salt Line - Navy Yard does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?hash=e58706d3.

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.

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