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The Salt Line

4.7
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1280 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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. Outdoor reservations are covered and in case of rain are still honored to best of our ability. If unsure of status of 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1280 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DenaT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved celebrating my birthday at Salt line! And thanks to the host, I had an extra special seat to celebrate!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and patio fantastic

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Ginny
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. It was a little chilly but they had propane heaters and blankets to give out. Very cute ambiance.

The Salt Line
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for your visit and review- so glad you enjoyed your Salt Line experience and we were able to keep you cozy and warm. Hope you can join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great location! Food was fantastic!

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vipPeteKappie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood and drinks with lots of outdoor seating.

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MartiH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were great and scallop special was delicious. Great service - attentive but not too much. The patio is so lovely this time of year!

The Salt Line
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for your visit and review- so glad you enjoyed your Salt Line experience. We're gonna be keeping our patio going for quite a while so hope you can join us again soon!

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ilovefoodandwine
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. If you are looking for an outdoors location this was great. They have heaters for the chilly weather and ever offered blankets.

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vipAdamS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Great drinking hole. Service was very good. Outdoor atmosphere was close to perfect. Ordered the lobster boil for two. It wasn’t good. 1.5 pound lobsters seemed to be about a pound in size. Mussels did not seem to be cleaned and were full of sand and not de-bearded (kind of gross and not what you’d expect at a seafood place). Most of the rest of the platter (clams, corn, half smoke sausage) was cold when it came out. With the cooler weather, it became ice cold in minutes. Probably not the thing to order. We’ve had better meals here and will give it another try.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, The Salt Line exceeded our expectations. Two weeks ago was our first visit on Labor Day weekend. We ordered the oysters, rockfish tartare, crab dip, and lobster rolls. Everything was so delicious, soon thereafter we ordered two of each dish. This past week we were craving oysters and just had to return. They blew us away with their warm hospitality. We explained that we drove all the way from Philadelphia just for their food. The bartender, chef, and hostess all sent us complimentary delights upon hearing our story. Everything was impeccable, they continue to pleasantly surprise us. Until next time, thank you!

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LeahK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went celebrating my fiance's birthday. We couldn't have asked for a better evening! All the staff was practicing social distancing, they were all super welcoming and nice, and the food was astounding!

The Salt Line
Responded 4 days ago

Great to hear Leah! Thanks so much for choosing The Salt Line for your celebration and hope you can join us agin soon!

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Ally
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, felt safe during the pandemic! They have the best Oysters in the city.

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vipScott
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safety measures all in place and great service to boot!

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Jayce
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. From the food to the atmosphere to the service. It’s become my go to during Covid for outdoor dining and I really appreciate the care and seriousness with which they’re handling all of this without sacrificing service and hospitality.

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vipJackieB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Salt Line. I try to bring all of my friends when they visit from out of town.

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ElizabethP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had to rebook my reservation and the front of house staff was really helpful and friendly. Our waiter was awesome and funny; this was lunch for friends who haven’t seen each other in months and we had a fantastic time. Would recommend, the food, drinks, view and everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of outdoor dinning space! Food was awesome!

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vip21veka
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good location with a nice view of the water and bridges. Good size outdoor dining area with well distanced tables. Had the Waterman's platter and fish sandwich, both delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Oysters were not fresh and sent them back. Waiter blamed us for not eating them fast enough, but we had tasted them as soon as they were out and they were gross. Wait staff constantly rushed us through the meal and took the check from the table while we were still there.

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Pegster
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived friendly staff, amazing food, great drinks in a lovely setting followed.

Salt Line, we'll be back!

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Channie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yummmm SoftCrab !!!!

Smash Burger totally juicy and delicious !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go-tos when I’m in DC! Amazing every time!

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Cindy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was very attentive. The food was delicious. We made a reservation and we were seated immediately. My only complaint, which is very minor, - our table was a high top and with four of us, there wasn't alot of "elbow" room.

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vipMrsWhite
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

FOOD- over price and not vert good. Have better seafood
DRINKS- Were okay...... nothing to rave about
SERVICE- horrible. it was are first time, had african american woman as our waiter (WE are AA FYI) she act as if she didnt want to serve us, came to our table twice the entire time we were there (2hrs) other servers brought our food and drinks, she never came by to ask how food was or drinks. We recognized that she went to other tables full of white plp she attended too. She finally came by after takingout orders after we finish the nasty food and asked if we enjoyed it. We asked for the check and she send her manager to us as if we thought we didnt like the food, but Really we didnt like her.... the manager apologized discounted our bill, gave us free drinks and told us she will speak to her. The waiter didnt even apologize....

Dnt really care to go back...

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vipWanderingFoodie
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time visiting Salt Line for outdoor dining since they've begun offering that option and we've been pleased each time. Service is attentive and the raw bar offering always come out fast. Really loved the seasonal pineapple gazpacho.

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N5PB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food pretty decent (soft shell crab a little chewier/less meaty than others', companion thought fish was undercooked), and why isn't bread & butter free? Service ok, maybe shouldn't put outdoor tables in awkward spots where you have to be very close to move past (physical distancing). Signage outside should be improved because there are like 4 spots clustered together. But overall a good dining experience with great views from the patio. Would go again.

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TanyaM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be outdoors...All the staff provided customer service excellence!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. All of the staff were delightful and the food was overall good. I would definitely come back when I am in town.

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hwal08
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and I loved their wine list. Lots of cool options and our server was so knowledgeable. I can’t remember his name but he sounded exactly like John Mulaney. 12/10 service, 10/10 food.

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vipBeenAroundtheBlock
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! The 3 of us are regulars (usually found at the bar inside or outside weekly during normal baseball season) and occasionally we do table and resv with friends. We have been doing pick up from you regularly the past months and 2 of us have been outside but one in our group had not been to a restaurant since March and he picked Saltline for his first experience. He had some trepidation’s but when we arrived and he got to pick a table where he felt most comfortable and settled in with his first drink from Mack all was right with the world. Mack was the perfect person for our group and he took exceptional care with our friend. He was just the right mix of courteous, friendly and most of all made us all feel very welcome and safe. His providing a dessert to our friend was the perfect top off to a great experience. We are so happy to see how you are handling these challenges times and look forward to more visits and pickups. Please let Mack know how much we appreciated him....and we did try to convey that to him with our thanks and gratuity as well. Sue, Jason and Daryl.

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Swells
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had the crispy skin rockfish and summer scallop bucatini, and both were great. Definitely try the blueberry icebox pie! The setting by the Anacostia River is beautiful. Everything with their outdoor dining seemed covid-19 safe!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only thing I didn’t like I saw someone dog drinking out of a glass instead a dog bowl but overall great place to try

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vipBuddy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and accommodating when trying to find us a nice table out of the direct sunlight. The lobster roll was amazing. We also got the Kraken seafood tower. It was ok, it seemed a little skimpy on the lobster and shrimp. Beverage selection was great. Good wine and lots of local beers including Aslin Brewery. And the atmosphere is unbeatable - outside along the river, people watching, nice breeze, good food and beer. We’ll be back...for the lobster rolls. They should sell a lobster roll tower. I’d buy that.

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DianaV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They close at 12 and

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RachelB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service. I don't remember our servers name (reddish hair) he was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
I was underwhelmed with my food selection- lobster roll sandwich- It was alright, nothing to write about. the side salad was soaking in dressing, sent it right back, to get another soaked salad. I wasn't upset about it. great location and friendly service were the high lights. i would recommend this restaurant to a friend- oysters were terrific.

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HammadS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal along the waterfront! Tomato burrata salad was divine! Nice breeze along the riverfront, excellent food. You can’t go wrong at Salt Line!

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Cali
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We sat outside on a beautiful night. Our server was great. The food and drinks, however, we overpriced and underwhelming.

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Kris
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The atmosphere years amazing and the service was great. Planning on heading back this weekend.

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JED3
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I love the space. It's the best in the Navy Yard. But Salt Line is incredibly overpriced and the menu is pretty average.

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Kimberly
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space, the food was excellent, and the servers were conscientious about being careful with utensils, food plates, etc. Everyone was masked and the tables were set up with plenty of distance. We will go back!

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TishG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience2

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone...mangers were terrible!!!

FAQs

The Salt Line does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

The Salt Line is rated 4.7 stars by 1280 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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