SALT at Station 22

4.1
378 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

About

Feast on fresh seafood close to the shore at SALT at Station 22. It has a comfortable, casual setting that features an oyster bar and a wood-fired pizza oven. SALT at Station 22 offers flavorful soups, salads and appetizers like blue crab beignets to whet your appetite. Beer-battered shrimp with winter slaw, seared salmon or a pork loin covered with a pearl onion jus make for fulfilling entrées. Pizza with a choice of toppings, burgers and desserts also grace the menu.

Located on Sullivan's Island on Middle St., SALT at Station 22 features a patio where guests can enjoy the views as well as the food. It has a daily happy hour with its own specials and brunch on Sunday.

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ShanelP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I took my teenagers for brunch on Easter. I know from previously working in the restaurant business that holidays with extremely high volume can be tricky for restaurants. That being said, my food came out lukewarm at best. I wasn't upset but I was frustrated that my daughter's fish and chips came out with a soggy sesame seed breading. We love fish and chips and have never seen breading like this. I feel the server could've recognized that a teenager was expecting traditional fish and chips, soft sesame seed breading is not the norm, and that she would've simply mentioned that to us. After waiting a very long time for our food, my daughter knew it was not an option to make another selection. She ate some of her fries and a few bites of the fish inside the breading. I was disappointed that she didn't get to enjoy her meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2016
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I expected more from SALT. The food lacked any inspiration or interest. The wine list was limited. The service was just okay - nothing remarkable. And, the prices were excessive. It reminds me of a TGIF that's not quite up to corporate standards trying to mascarade as a high end restaurant. In a town of great eatery options, I would try somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2016
Overall2food3service4ambience4

The food was ok to good maybe. Nothing wrong with it other than the price. 2 appetizers, a cup of soup and a small salad with 2 glasses of the low end wine + tip $80 +. I'm not trained as a chef, but I know I could have done those at home somewhat better. However; if you have a packed house with ok food and stupid high prices, why would you change? You wouldn't!

Congratulations! That is a great business model.

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Ogeecheetraveler
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A recent dinner there was quite good. Unfortunately our waiter hadn't checked with the kitchen and a couple of the first things we ordered (at 7:00) were gone (and he confessed that chef fussed at him). But everything we ordered was tasty and well prepared. We'll be back.

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annew
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Will definitely go again

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vipdanm
Charleston
187 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the fish special of the evening. Swordfish prepared in a different fashion. Oysters were tasty as well. One of the best fish dinners we have had in a while. Local customers to Sullivans.

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sarahmaree24
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I would not recommend the bistro steak with old bay frites. Everything else (seafood, cornbread, oysters, wine) was delicious. Service was outstanding and ambiance is casual. I will definitely be back to try something else!

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viphillvis
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The music was way too loud for dinner and was such a random selection it was distracting. Beach Boys followed by Presidents of the United States followed by Bob Marley. The seafood was pretty good, but the side item selection was lacking. The season vegetable was a huge portion of sautéed mushrooms. Disappointing for such a popular area.

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Oliver
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We went to SALT because we were unable to get in to Obstinate Daughter. There were a lot of empty tables when we arrived and only a few people arrived after we did. The server was great as was the manager who gave us a few extra wines to sample. The problem was the food. The salmon was just ok and the rest of the dish was rather flavorless. One diner had raw oysters and was happy with them. I won't return to Salt any time soon.

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Scott
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first visit to SALT at Station 22 but not my last. The experience was awesome and a friendly staff!

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hjrhjr
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The Shrimp & Grits were very good. My husband got fish & french fries. The fries had a LOT of Salt. My husband nor I could eat the fries. The fish was a little greesy. Fried Green Tomatoes were good, but needed to be cooked a little more.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend here for Valentines Day. The food here was fantastic! The Blue Corn Hushpuppies are very good and the daily specials were great as well. Would highly recommend!

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RGBMD1
Charleston
35 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the Amberjack which was a fresh fish of the day and it was outstanding! Nice crust, moist. Brussel sprouts on the side.
This was our first visit to salt and would definitely return.
Bar is welcoming and would be a good place for a drink and some selections from the raw bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a favorite restaurant of ours. Love the seafood board!!! Wait staff patiently explained items on the menu to our hearing impaired. A bit chilly the other night but they were very accomodating and turned up the heat.

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sherrie
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!! It is a bit pricey but comparable to other restaurants.
Great service!! I will go again!!

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vipExcellent
Charleston
54 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Burger our server was great! Our friend had the red snapper, she loved that too!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I have had brunch here before and that was great. However, our dinners were a disappointment.

There were 6 of us and we all ordered something different. One of us thought our meal was great. We were one of 3 or 4 tables in the whole place so the kitchen could have put some effort into our meal. We didn't all order off of the Restaurant Week menu, so I don't believe that would be the issue.

Shawn (Sean), our server, was great. He made the night great but the meal was not worth the price, sadly.

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Mar613
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there during Restaurant Week (3 for $30) Made reservation on Open Table and got right in.
We had Crab soup, Salmon Special with mashed potatoes & aspargus, and a chocolate torte/coconut cake. It was excellent and just enough (since it is a tasting menu). Would go back there again when visiting Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Restaurant Week and it was a good menu with nice options. My husband had the mussels and short rib and I had the she crab soup and seafood pasta. All were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Did an open table reservation. We were sat immediately, @645. Menu has options for adults with all tastes and great options for children. Food was good, not great. Wine selection was pretty good as well. Wait staff was excellent. Food was delivered to the table on time and hot.

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TegaCayB
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been vacationing in the area for years. We came upon SALT one time when Poe's was packed. I couldn't have been happier with that find. SALT is consistently great. The menu changes regularly and the chef will WOW you. You can't go wrong here folks.

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CNicks
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great, wait staff was attentive and friendly. All of the tourists were at Home Team and Poe's so we had the place to ourselves which was very nice!

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IOPlocal
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Blackened salmon 5 star, crab cakes, pasta dishes excellent. Much better than expected. Also, more reasonable than downtown Charleston.

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Marmar
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2015
Overall2food2service3ambience3

A group of us went here for lunch and found the place almost empty, which should have tipped us off in the first place. The food was only "okay" at best and the service seemed inattentive, considering how quiet the place was. Try somewhere else for brunch.

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SeaStarArts
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific time for our 2nd anniversary down the street at SALT - the waitstaff is wonderful, the bar staff is awesome and the chef made the best meal ever! But the best was the oysters starter with a couple glasses of prosecco to start off our fabulous experience, thank you!

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enb1226
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were not impressed with SALT. As other reviews shared, the food was mediocre and overpriced and the service was not that great.

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AMiB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good. I ordered a onion, bacon, and cheddar omelette. It was enormous, too big, and mostly onion. I could not eat most of it and it did not tempt me the next day as a leftover. My companions enjoyed the Crab Benedict and Home Fries very much. The menu for children is rather limited.

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vipfunkinfoodie
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2015
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was a very poor attempt served nearly warm and service left much to be desired. Lobster potato cake was a ball of mashed with bits of unwanted claw deep fried.....prefer not to go into the salmon....enter at your own risk.

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LoveGoodFood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My daughter & I made a reservation at SALT during Charleston's restaurant week as we had heard great things about their seafood. Outside of the fresh oysters on the half shell, which did come from VA and were very good, we were very disappointed with the food. The service was fine, but the whole experience was much to slow. The friend freen tomatoes app was prepared using some type of tempura batter that lacked texture and taste. This item is a southern staple that we were attracted to b/c of the goat cheese mousse, but it was pretty much flavorless. I ordered the grouper (roasted) per server's recommendation and was presented w/ a huge plate prepped attactively w/ the mustard condiment on the plate and a piece of majorly overdone fish. The mustard prep was tasty, but it was the only thing with flavor on the plate. My daughter's beef was probably the redeeming order, but the sides were all overdone..even the asparagus which didn't have the tough ends even removed. We splurged on the gruyere mac n' cheese and basically were presented w/ plain, dried out pasta w/ a little cream and cheese on the bottom. All the hype we'd heard didn't measure up on this evening. Perhaps it was just busy. However, if your bill is over $100 for two w/ no dessert, I would hope to want to come back. We would consider the raw bar, but that's the only thing calling us back.

On the positive side, the compimentary valet parking was a huge plus especially for someone navigating new territory in the dark.

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vipherbqueen
Charleston
53 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2015
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Server was teriffic. She crab soup was inedible--too salty and fishy. Shrimp and grits were good. Would order again. Will go back.

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vipsnead
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best place on the island. Great food, and friendly for small children as well. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean was great! Loved the sushi

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Glenn
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2015
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was good but the service was a little lacking. Bartenders and bar area were very good.

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LowCountry1
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2015
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We are longtime frequent customers (having been coming since it was Sration 22 to years ago with the amazing cheese bread). But the brunch was not very good. Second brunch we've been to this summer at SALT, and both visits were disappointing. As well, the mimosas were overly sweet and had very little champagne in them. We were told they were "premixed", so that could not be remedied. Not sure we will be back. Removing the ceviche from the menu this year was also a huge disappointment.

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Southhills
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good spot in Sullivan's for a bite. However, it seems to have dropped down in taste and choices. Fried green tomatoes are always great though!

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Zeus
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great raw bar with a nice selection of oysters served with fresh horseradish. Fresh fish selection was also excellent. I had the blackened local grouper and it was cooked perfectly and the spice was perfect. If you like cole slaw definitely get theirs. It has a great crunch and the dressing is fabulous. Also had the creamy grits which were also great. Key lime pie for dessert rounded off a truly great meal. I would defiantly recommend Salt to a friend and I will be back the next time I am in Isle of Palms.

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Steveg
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined inside, but considering weather wish we were outside. Food was excellent.

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bobandann
Western NC
70 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfectly cooked seafood, reasonably priced nice selection of wines, vibrant bar, fresh sushi and oysters, you need to try Salt.

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CharlestonFoodie
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We come often to Charleston for 2 reasons - beach and food. My dinner at Salt was in the top 5 of any I have had in the area. I had the chef's daily special Amberjack. The fish was outstanding as were the accompianments.

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vipFourTransplants
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Their steak & frittes are my favorite ;)

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SALT at Station 22 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 883-3355.

SALT at Station 22 is rated 4.1 stars by 378 OpenTable diners.