The Salt Line

4.7
1674 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Salt Line 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 1674 people are saying
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDinerPMW1
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a large group - and we had a party of 13 and a nice table outside with a view of the river and bridge. Nice menu selection that offered something for everyone. The kids loved the milkshakes!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I researched the menu in advance and upon arrival
Was notified that what I wanted to order was not available in addition to 3 other
Main courses that I would’ve chose. I am usually very satisfied with the food and service when dining at Salt Line but I was less than pleased with the managers response.

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SLfoodie
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Poor service

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Evangeline
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed the service and the food was good, especially the oysters. Fairly noisy outside dining.

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JoyJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent (fast, friendly, professional) and excellent food and drinks. My fiancé and I were gifted our meal by friends, but look forward to coming back with friends and family!

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MaureenM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting, great drinks, good food, attentive but not hovering service.

The Salt Line
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for review Maureen! So glad you enjoyed and hope you can join us again soon!

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HFam
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved sitting outside at this place, enjoying a Gin-Gin cocktail and the water view. Nashville Hot Soft Shell open-faced sandwich was spicy/sweet delicious. Attentive service. All around, just a fun place to relax.

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VictoriaC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usually don’t write up the experience but really want to mention. As a party of two, we were outside and the table available did not have a great view. We asked about sitting at a larger table. Having been in the service industry I understood being a high volume time they needed to save the larger table for a larger group. The manager happily offered and moved the smaller table to the better view. It was a truly lovely way to help us. I so appreciated the effort. We had lots of oysters and shrimp and it was delicious. The fresh oysters came SUPER quickly!

The Salt Line
Responded 6 days ago

That's great to read and appreciate you taking the time to submit a review. So glad you and your guest had a nice time and hope you can join us again soon.

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Floyd
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Salt Line is always a good time! How can you go wrong slurping oysters and beer by the water? The quality of the seafood here is excellent and they purchase from sustainable sources. The menu really shows off the seafood with your standards - seafood towers and lobster roles plus more creative crudo's and interesting entrees. The service is friendly and professional in a laid back atmosphere. Great beer and cocktail choices! Tip: if you want to go on nights when there's a baseball game, just reserve your table for after the game starts. We're big Nats fans, but had family in town who live in a rural place with not much seafood. So eating with family took precedent. There are 162 baseball games.

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vipMatty
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner celebration before the Nats game. As usual, the food was great! Fresh oysters, crudo, and love the rockfish appetizer.

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Sweem
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is welcoming and helpful. The cocktails are wonderful, the food is inventive and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We came after a Nationals game and it was great! Great atmosphere, drinks and food. We got the waterman’s platter and clam chowder. The clam chowder was so tasty! The Rosé spritz drink was also delicious. Plus you can overlook the water which is a nice touch and it’s in a very nice area.

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vipSocrates
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodated our late arrival due to unexpected traffic, excellent food, top notch service. Overall, a very good dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our friend for a surprise birthday dinner and it was awesome. This place never fails.

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vipAndreaC
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Our server was not very attentive at all. We had to seek people clearing tables for assistance several times. The environment is nice but the service left a lot to be desired.

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EricB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice location near sporting venue.
Food was well prepared and served in a timely manner.
Can be very busy before and after baseball games.

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NadineB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salt Line is our "go to" restaurant before attending a NATS game! Service is always great and the food/beverage options are consistantly delicious! The entire staff is always friendly and attentive. We also enjoy going in the "off baseball season"...for same reasons!

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AlexL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most competent service I’ve had since starting to go out again after COVID. Good food, tasty cocktails, and reasonable prices given the cuisine and location.

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vipStephenS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great fish sandwich and lobster roll. Good service.

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Nick
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice outdoor setting on the river. Food was good but not exceptional.

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Birthdaycelebration
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, Jason our server was extremely attentive, gracious and made my husband enjoy his birthday celebration with a scoop of ice cream a mountain of whipped cream and sprinkles. This was our 1st time dining at The Salt Line and totally enjoyed the experience. Will definitely return!

The Salt Line
Responded on July 19, 2021

So nice and rewarding to read- Thank you! Thanks for choosing The Salt Line for your celebration and we do hope to see you again soon!

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vipjohn
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Will bring you right back to New England for an authentic seaside clamhouse. Everything was perfectly prepared, fresh and tasty! Good cocktail menu as well in perfect riverside setting. Fun place for a party or eating outside as well.

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LLewis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was such a stunning gem to find at the Navy Yard. We will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This place is nice and sweet. Located at a beautiful spot at Navy Yard. The food was great and the drinks were good. This is definitely a great summer spot!

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PeytonG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat at 8pm and I felt a little rushed through the meal. But overall, loved my experience and will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food Tasty and fresh!

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JanelleS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and atmosphere were all amazing! I will definitely be returning!

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vipLocalYokel
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy oysters. Sandwiches are delicious and service is very professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is beautiful on the river, the seafood is fresh, and the service was excellent today!

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vipswimmom
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our evening at The Salt Line. Oysters, wine and entrees were deliciously prepared and expertly served. We will come again!

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Luvmyabacus
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, “G” was excellent. He provided great service and checked on us often. The table was split with the food. Two of us had a great dish and the other two felt the dish was lacking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sheryl was outstanding

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vipSpitty
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Oysters were great. Rockfish Entrée didn’t have much flavor.

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vipJohnR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated quickly. Server was attentive without being overly so. Service was fast. Food was delicious. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very nice… I love a nice booth area! The waiter was knowledgeable and helpful. I am new to enjoying oysters so his opinions helped! My friends platter was warm tasty and fresh!!! I’ll definitely be back! I want to try a tower with some friends next time.

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Pelican701
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter, John, was knowledgeable and pleasant we thought he did a great job letting us know about certain dishes. The clam chowder was nice and light - we both thought it was superb. Lobster roll (with butter - the only way to appreciate it…) was excellent. Had the Rockfish…I’d give it a 6-7 out of 10…good but not outstanding. We ate inside…outside has a bit more ambiance - right on water - but can be warm and a little more noisy. This place is a must try!

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vipHBPL
Baltimore
101 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a special occasion seafood feast, we highly recommend The Kraken!

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jjsp
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Oysters we very delayed in getting to the table....they came as did all entrees at the same time...

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MarleneD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Setting is awesome. Service was great.
Food and drinks were delicious.

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vipmsmp
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate high school graduation! The set up is amazing and the food never disappoints. Loved it!

FAQs

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

The Salt Line is rated 4.7 stars by 1674 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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