Saltus River Grill

4.7
2127 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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

We chose this restaurant to celebrate wedding anniversary.
Soup was barely luke warm. Entree portions were small & overpriced (3 scallops w/scallop entree). No bread was provided yet, we had bread plates on the table.
Restaurant is beautiful inside-very classy
Restaurant gave us 2 complimentary glasses of champagne to celebrate our anniversary-that was a nice touch!!
Service was excellent.
Probably will not return

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JC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucky for us it was soft shell crab season! We shared the crab and grits as an appetizer and both were awesome. Salmon belly from the sushi bar was excellent as well. My wife got the dorado for the main course and it was good. Big surprise was my main course as I took a risk and and went for the chicken and dumplings with gnocchi as the dumplings. Absolutely incredible!

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SS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and portions were perfect. The waiter explained everything as the restaurant was busy and made appropriate suggestions, Great experience.

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T
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and delicious food! Great menu.

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CE
New England
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate at the Saltus Grill on our last night in Beaufort, SC. The food was wonderful, especially the wood-fired oysters! My husband also enjoyed a delicious scallop dish and I had the deep fried lobster. I had never had lobster fried and it was very good, although I felt somewhat guilty eating it (the deep frying can't be healthy). The drinks were also very tasty and our server was outstanding. She was very enthusiastic about the food she is serving.

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BB
Savannah
73 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit. Alexis our waitress was very helpful, made right the occasional thing not quite right, the Owner/Wine Gy dropped by as well. Food was very good, Grilled Scallops - although the Bernaise wasn't Bernaise (Hard to do) and Salmon done perfectly with buerre blanc. Fried potatoes were high quality and fresh, we'll be back.

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D
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were outstanding.

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WD
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were of the highest quality, and the service was professional, informed, and friendly.

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T
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were very good. I expected to have a bit more of a fine dining experience, but apparently that is not the ambience sought by the team. No table cloths, no full silverware service, etc. but all in all, a nice dining place.

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v
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I would definitely recommend this restaurant as the food was delicious and service excellent. The noise level, however, was incredible and we had to speak at the top of our voices to be heard by our dinner partners. That took away a lot of the charm.

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SH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Service and food was fantastic as always!

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LM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

enjoyed our early dinner. friendly, good service. mussels could have had a bit more flavor, imho.

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J
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Location is perfect. Food was outstanding and service excellent. Noise level is loud and could be improved by adding some material on walls and ceiling. However highly recommend this restauirant.

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S
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and excellent service. Equivalent to Charleston fine dining.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration!!!
Everything was FABULOUS!!!!

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TB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were seated right away . . . and then forgotten! When my husband asked when we would be waited on, she gave him the stink eye. So that sort of set the atmosphere for the evening. I ordered a speciality drink ($11). Don't know why I do this -- I'm always disappointed. I had the caramelized scallops and my husband had the shrimp and grits. Our meals were good. We were glad to finish and leave.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just got engaged and wanted to celebrate with friends. Saltus is always a joy!!!

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was very friendly and helpful - the ambiance was wonderful - loved looking out at the river and outside trees and lights. The food was amazing - so delicious. Saved room for a wonderful dessert!

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DR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this Resturant the service and food was top notch ! The food was prepared perfectly!

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c
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening started with Nicholas, our server, who was outstanding. We had an out of town friend visiting and Saltus is so worth the drive from Bluffton. From the Thatch oysters that Justin recommended to the sushi, soft shell crab and scallops, all our meals were just superb. this is indeed a special place worth the drive.

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J
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Beaufort. Food was out of this world. Service was, as always, outstanding.!

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FR
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Ok evening, nothing special! Dining atmosphere not exciting! Food average and service about the same. Wouldn’t return!!

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location, ambiance and menu are amazing!! We had our wedding rehearsal dinner here a few years ago, so it will always be a special place. Saltus is a must, for sure!!

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B
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If ever in Beaufort and fine dining is your game, The Saltus River Grill is a must. They offer comfortable seating, inside or on the patio, with a spectacular view along the waters edge. The menu offers a wide variety yet their specialty centers around local seafood which is top notch. An outing well worth the trip.

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DH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As a regular visitor, I am never(fingers crossed) disappointed.

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great restaurant the food and service is great and you feel like New York.

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S
Savannah
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a very comfortable and attractive restaurant with a water view. The service and food were excellent.

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OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saltus never disappoints. And I greatly appreciate that they will accommodate my vegan diet.

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MF
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening sitting at window table and watching sunset. All 3 of us enjoyed our meals and the service was thorough and courteous.

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RT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For wonderful food in a casual, and sophisticated setting, you can't beat Saltus. The waiter and support crew were attentive, knowledgable and accommodating without being intrusive. Yes, you'll pay top dollar, and it's worth every penny. Try the patio overlooking the river.

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TM
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at saltus. Reservations were earlier than our usual time but service, food and drinks are good no matter what time you are there.

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate at 4 of Charleston top-rated restaurants prior to heading to Beaufort and eating at Saltus. My wife and I enjoyed Saltus most of all!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dinner at Saltus on a Friday evening, 3/22. The caramelized scallop dish, and the soft shell crab, with their accompaniments, were delicious. The Caesar side and the bread were also very good. Nice wine and beverage list--the J Lohr Paso Robles Chardonnay was excellent as was the Stella Artois. Do not miss the chocolate or bourbon made-on-site ice cream. Super.
Our server was excellent--female. Apologies that 2 days later, we are not recalling her name. She was very pleasant efficient and knowledgeable.
Great experience!

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N
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Their Crab Bisque is my most favorite soup of all time. Our waitress was so sweet and very helpful in helping us on some selections on the menu.

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NH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the drinks, bartender, food and waiter. SO glad we picked it for our one place we ate in Beaufort.

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CR
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always
Dorado was excellent blackened
14 year old Oban Scotch was perfect after dinner
Staff is super polite

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JE
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Staff is great. Wine was pricey for the amount poured. The food was excellent.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The only recommendation we spent a lot for the four of us and that is expected. But we had a waiter that wanted to rush us. So when I spend 400 plus for dinner I don’t rush. Let your servers know that.

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BP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was great. Really new the menu. Great drinks. I had the tile fish and it was superb

Bobby Prince

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GT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We went here to celebrate my Mom's 80th birthday. It was a very nice setting, with beautfiul a river view. The service was very good. The food was excellent. The memory that we will have, however, is that we were seated in a booth that was in arm's reach of the bar. People were standing up at the bar, almost touching us, and talking, laughing and drinking and the noise level was extreme. We could not enjoy the evening meal that we had planned and it was very disappointing. I guess this place is for 30-40 year olds who want to drink and have a good time. I regret that the money we spent for the food was too much for the experience.

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