The Salt Line

4.8
1423 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Salt Line is currently offering primarily OUTDOOR Patio Seating and limited indoor STANDARD seating. Due to the regulations on our seating capacity, we are asking guests to please limit their reservation stays to 2 hours. All guests must arrive with a face mask and all seating adheres to current DC covid rules and restrictions. Six guests is the maximum at any one table. All alcohol service and consumption must cease by 10pm. Outdoor reservations are covered and there are heaters at every table. 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. If weather does not allow outdoor seating we do also offer the TSL TO-GO as an option for a home Salt Line experience-click the CAVIAR link on our open table profile to order for pickup or delivery. We look forward to your visit!
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Safety precautions

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1423 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipShirleyH
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Drinks and despite the COVID time limits our team of servers ensured we never felt rushed. Tables are super spaced out and there is a great outdoor space as well.

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AngelS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Excellent location. Server and bartender the best!!
Food quality did not meet expectations

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vipLdC17
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & drinks. Service was attentive & professional. Salt Line is handling COVID dining beautifully.

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MicaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome outdoor patio set up with plenty of fire heaters for each table, thoughtful covid-friendly protocols, and as always, incredible lobster rolls :)

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SarahA
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Appreciated their outside seating set up. Even on a chilly, rainy afternoon we were warm and dry. The food and drinks were good, and our service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were meeting with a couple of friends we hadn’t seen in a while. We were able to dine outside in pouring rain very comfortably. We had a fire pit table and they also provided to additional heaters. We enjoyed great drinks and food with attentive service. This was my second time there and will definitely be back.

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RobS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good outdoor dining spot, heaters for each table that I saw. Plenty warm enough.

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NickC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Menu looked great and we had high hopes for a cautious dinner out. Ordered the lobster pot pie. Pulled a long hair from inside the pie with the first slice. Kind server offered us a salad on the house while they made a new lobster pot pie. Halfway through the salad, we were shocked to find yet another large hair (shorter dark and curly). Hygiene concerns only grew when we realized servers were using the dining room mini fridge, which is intended to store the open mouthed bottles for table waters, to also store employees’ personal, opened-mouth beverages (Half drank McDonald’s coffees, etc.), all during COVID. Second pot pie was extremely salty and by then we barely had an appetite. Would not recommend unless and until this restaurant undergoes a deep cleaning and hygiene inspection.

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vipCaleb
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. The oysters were incredible, and you must try the pumpkin spice whoopie pie!

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vipJeremyB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun Outdoor dining spot

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vipFrederick
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pimento Cheese Crab Dip is absolutely the best!

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GiovanniB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 7th or 8th trip to the Salt Line. As always, great food and service are the norm. This time, I tried the new Lobster Pot Pie. It was fantastic. It really took comfort food to a new level. I also ordered the baked clams which are probably the best baked clams I have ever had. They also have a great selection of local beers.

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Courtney
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Just very underwhelming. The food was mediocre and the options were very limited. Wont be going again.

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vipCJBoy
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was referred here by a coworker and really enjoyed my time to celebrate a birthday. Great oyster selection and the drinks get you just right. I’m sure in the warmer months it’s better being able to sit outside with that incredible view, but the dining room was quaint and sophisticated. And the staff is extremely friendly and suggestive when it comes to the menu. Will be back.

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Gondor
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Limited bu excellent menu, well executed, one of our favorite restaurants in DC. Well designed outside and inside seating locations.

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AnkitP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and location. Easy reservations. Def check it out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a reservation for 4 outside, but upon request at arrival, were seated inside. Highly recommended.

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DivaLdB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the Pumpkin soup and will be back to try some more of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Need more heaters outside, it was SO COLD!!! But otherwise it was so much fun. Great food, drinks, and service!

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vipz4wl
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It’s a bar! The food is ok and extremely over priced but I get it. Oysters are good but nothing else tasted good. The service was prompt and friendly but not really helpful. I am sure it’s a great place before/after a game. I had hoped it would be as good as Rappahannock Oyster bar but it wasn’t even close! It’s COVID and I know nothing is going to be normal, I’ll go back after a baseball game once that comes back and maybe it’ll be better. I am sure the food beats ballpark food so that’s a plus. It’s like a better looking Clyde’s (pre-post Caps game bar) with a better bar but crappier food. Hope that helps!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t say enough great things about the Salt Line, especially the heaters and patio throughout this long pandemic! Outstanding food, service and atmosphere.

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Greg71
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was great and showed care and patience, myself just didn’t like the drink I ordered but that’s not on them overall I will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazingly good and paired with wine was like heaven!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Amazing, view amazing, Service amazing!
Our one Year Anniversary was a Amazing Experience with The Salt Line! My Husband and I had a great time !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a fun atmosphere and great outdoor seating. Lots of heaters and fire tables

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vipSusanW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience food was awesome and so was the service!!!

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AlfredJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for outdoor dining. Set-up is awesome, heaters are great and food is terrific. Love Salt Line!

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vipBeenAroundtheBlock
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They continue to do one of the best jobs in the city of providing an excellent dining experience during the pandemic that both makes diners feel comfortable and safe and allows enough of an escape to, for a few hours at least, feel like life is almost normal again!

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AMNOV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, followed Covid guidelines, will go back!

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Kml52
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a cold day but stayed toasty thanks to the heaters. Our waiter was delightful. Couldn't love this place more!

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MaxM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Drinks, Service 10/10. Awesome outdoor environment all things considered. Would absolutely be back. Appreciate the excellent experience!!!

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JayK
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious. Will certainly go back.

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal on Sunday the 24 of January to celebrate a big birthday. We sat outside at a fire pit table and felt isolated and safe and as
Warm as we could be. Our servers and the woman who helped us choose our table were so wonderful and attentive. Couldn’t be better. We had a great time.
The seafood was cooked perfectly

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoors was loud even with limited seating. But waiter was awesome!!!

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vipPeterW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy the dining room was open again at a favorite eating spot. As always it was first rate: great selection of beers, super burgers (mine), friends made other delicious choices. Cannot wait for warm weather, baseball and a crowded outdoor bar.

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vipKevinC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great people...

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BriannaW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great time and the outdoor situation with heaters is one of the best in DC! Cocktails on the menu right now are delicious and oysters were great, as always

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AngelT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved my first visit to the Salt Line. As a fan of fresh oysters, I've plotted on my visit for a while, however, the shutdown of indoor dinner put a pause on my plans to visit. I was so excited to finally get there. The staff was extremely accommodating and helpful. The food was flawless. Will definitely be back!

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vipScott
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being able to dine outside in such cool, yet warm, location makes everything normal for a little while. Big tap of hat to staff who are working SO hard to make everyone welcome

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ashabranner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch on the banks of the Anacostia. Half price oysters, delicious lobster roll packed with lobster. Very attentive server.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Salt Line using the Order Online button. The Salt Line also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Salt Line also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-2368.

The Salt Line is rated 4.8 stars by 1423 OpenTable diners.

The Salt Line 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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