Saltus River Grill

4.7
2031 reviews
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Contemporary American
Saltus River Grill is a unique, and exciting restaurant in historic downtown Beaufort, South Carolina. With a grand view of the Intracoastal Waterway from its Sonoma-style patio or from the expansive full-service bar and dining room, this sizzling contemporary seafood grill combines the atmosphere of a chic Manhattan eatery with the historic charm found only in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
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MO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time. We intend many return visits

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TM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at Saltus. Food, cocktails and service are always on point.

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l
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great delicious Restaurant Week menu.
Come here often and nice to get value $$

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D
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just as good as two nights ago. Saltus River Grill is always wonderful.

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I
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely 5 Star Birthday dinner! The service was excellent by our waiter, Bennett. His wine and dinner suggestions were excellent as well. A great evening was enjoyed by all. We are still savoring the memory!!!! Will return very soon. Saltus is our go to restaurant!
The Simons Family
Beaufort and Charlotte

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it as we always do. Food was fabulous, service was attentive without being overbearing, and the atmosphere was just perfect. We’d recommend it to anyone, for any occasion. It’s a destination worthy of a drive if you don’t live in or near Beaufort.

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J
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s Beaufort’s Restaurant Week and we wanted to have a nice evening out with friends! Our server,Margaret, was great!
We enjoyed the food and friends so much!
Fun evening!

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed - the food is amazing and the service was fantastic!

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D
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great every time!! Will be back Saturday 👌

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BP
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saltus has never disappointed in 7 years of traveling to Beaufort for business, I've eaten countless times there and it always has been a fantastic experience. In the times when weather allows, the outdoor seating is extremely pleasant and when necessary to eat inside, the restaurant is warm and inviting. Staff are fantastic and the food is at the top of the list of my favorite places to eat in any city where I go.

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K
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Devon was fantastic! Knew about the diets we were on and had great suggestions to stay on them! I don’t ever waiver from the blackened Dirado – a dish that never fails!

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D
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

45 anniversary

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KK
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Saltus never disappoints us.
Another wonderful dinner!

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HR
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30year Anniversary

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GD
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve.

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JB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for New Year's Eve. Fixed price and menu with 4 choice for each of 4 courses. All options were very good to excellent in preparation. Service was prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable. Have previously dined there and experience was likewise excellent on an ordinary evening.

Heartily recommend.

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JG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have had dinner on New Year's Eve for a number of years.

This year (2018) I booked through Open Table.
The booking was confusing in that there were buttons for the Prix Fixe menu
as well as the regular dinner menu.

Alas, the regular dinner menu was NOT AVAILABLE. Confusing.

The cost of the dinner at $ 75 pp was not outrageous BUT I think that
next year will be different. The food was fine, the service very good but
the final bill of about $ 250 gave me pause: was the bottle of wine worth it?
Was the entire dinner worth it?

Again, next year will be different. Enough said.

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FD
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We went on New Years Eve and made reservations through Open Table. Unfortunately we were not informed of a fixed price limited menu which was expensive and did not include our favorite dishes. Be aware of this downside of online reservations.

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l
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The New Years Eve menu was simply spectacular- well thought out and perfectly executed. We are always impressed with the quality and consistent options at Saltus but this was well beyond expectations! Thank you for the best dining experience in Beaufort!

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a
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great! Justin created AMAZING sushi for us. Our server (Kevin...I hope I got it right) was particularly awesome. It IS expensive, but the food is worth it. Great time! Every person that worked there that we came into contact with was great! Not often you find excellent service, all around attitude and great food in one place.

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JM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We are part-time “locals,” and this is our “go-to” favorite.

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ML
Memphis
31 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service took a long time but our orders came out the way we asked them to be prepared. Thank you for accommodating us.

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KK
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another very enjoyable evening and delicious meal at Saltus. Our server, Lacey was outstanding -- attentive, knowledgeable, and very personable.

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M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our meal. The service was great and we were well cared for. The food was delicious and we were never rushed

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JS
Tampa
152 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic evening in Beaufort.
We started with a fabulous bottle of Lemelson pinot noir, which was highly recommended by our wonderfully pleasant and knowledgeable server (Bennett).
Our entrees (sliced tenderloin w/ crab and mashed potatoes; New York strip steak) arrived hot and were cooked to perfection.
After dinner, our handcrafted dessert cocktails were made exactly as requested.
Look forward to our next visit!!

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SW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and great service! This place would be my top pick for dining in the area.

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M
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there a couple of days ago. We live in Beaufort and we and our friends frequent Saltus often. This time it was just me and my wife. We had a gift certificate from on son and daughter, but we exceeded the amount (no surprise when you start out with a dozen oysters on the half-sell) so had to use a CC as well. When the presented the bill it was in two parts the gift part and the "overflow". I tipped both sides.... the next day my wife asked me how I could tip the gift part when I had used all of it! I hope the waitstaff will forgive me, I will make it up the next time...(In my lame defense, I did leave a tip at the raw bar for the shuckers...) Anyhow, the food and service was terrific - a usual. If you are visiting, you should make sure to stop in for at least one dinner. and tell the waiter I'm sorry!

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R
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've eaten at Saltus about six times. I remember it as being overpriced, but this time, the menu had some delicious, reasonable appetizers and entrees. The service was very good and the atmosphere lovely. It is a really pretty restaurant

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A
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were actually seated at a booth in the bar which wasn’t what I expected, but it was actually cozy and we could still hear one another talk easily. Our server was excellent...very responsive & helpful with menu choices. Love the festive atmosphere and everyone loved their meal choices. Cocktails were perfectly made too!

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SG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a spectacular if pricey birthday dinner. Food was superb and our waiter Collin couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating. The room is lovely and feels just elegant enough without a hint of pretentiousness.

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LF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great dinner we had at the Saltus River Grill! Excellent service and food! LOVED it!

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

too noisy too noisy too noisy too noisy too noisy too noisy too noisy too noisy too noisy too noisy too noisy

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a great evening!! can’t wait to return..

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TW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful meal - as always. Margaret our server was pleasant and attentive. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary- no fewer than 4 employees came by to congratulate us. Saltus is our favorite restaurant in Beaufort.

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OT
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Tried the place based on OT reviews. The wood fired oysters were great and the main course fish was good. The service was not what it should have been. Slow, dirty dishes left too long, and water glasses that were nothing but ice (including on my pants). I suspect it was an off night.

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G
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Second time in a row that the food took over an hour from order to table with the excuse that large party order was ahead We arrived at 6 as one of the few tables occupied, with no large party in sight. Similar experience about a month ago as well. Food was slightly above average but hunger would have made anything seem welcomed. Will opt for other places in future

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L
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere. Enjoyed filet Minton and fried shrimp with wife. Excellent hostess and service. Little pricy. Definitely recommend to friends

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RM
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully creative food that takes your mouth in a different direction of quality flavors, presentation.
The chef at Saltus has a knack at bringing flavors forward and pulling together ingredients most would never consider. Fantastic place to be!!

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SZ
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service and accommodating to substitutions! Great sushi! One diners steak was not good but the rest of our meals were excellent.

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M
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saltus is my favorite Beaufort restaurant. Great service, food and ambiance.

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