Saltus River Grill

4.7
2186 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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Savannah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We dine here regularly, the experience is consistently good. On this occasion our server was particularly knowledgeable about the food, wine and appropriately attentive to us.

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TS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! If you don’t have any allergies I always suggest to just order the food with no substitutes, I do not think I have ever had a bad experience here. The food is well worth the money. The service is always good no matter where u sit, outside, inside and at the bar.

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DM
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous food, drinks, and service! We love to bring our family and friends here!

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RV
Richmond
222 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Loud, slow, overpriced. Tornado (said to be really Mahi Mahi) was undercooked, salmon app was mostly mayo, ordered drinks first, then dinner with wine, served wine & drinks together long before meals. Raw oysters fro Mass medium to large were tasteless and small at best. Ambiance non-existent, loud, rushed, crowded tables. Not an upscale experience as advertised. Don't look for return from this experienced diner.

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was slow. We had to ask for bread. Steak was tough. Unimpressive experience.

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

Fantastic food and the best SERVICE

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JM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale in every respect. Would recommend for any special occasion. Great ambiance. Spot on service. Outstanding food. Scallops and grouper special were nicely presented and tasty.

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P
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, fantastic service and an unbelievably beautiful setting

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J
Savannah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressed with all our beverages and food. Outstanding sushi, fabulous Massachusetts oysters, fresh ingredients and uniquely prepared main dishes.

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LR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful retirement celebration with a dear friend here
Scott gave us excellent service (and a delicious dessert) Garner Jones, an old friend who is also a server, popped over with bubbly congratulations, and the food was amazing! A fab venue for a special night! Thank you!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef prepared an excellent Low Country vegan entree with vegan bread and vegan butter. The final dish was a unique presentation of a vegan blueberry cheesecake. The meal was excellent and tasty.

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BR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their menu. I always get the sushi. My wife likes the seafood special. Recommended.

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BB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our anniversary. Wonderful evening and ad always the food was delicious.

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A
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both amazing! We will defiantly be back!

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant and staff were very accommodating when our party of 6 morphed into 12! Everyone loved their food and had a great time. A little difficult to manage getting vegetarian option. Great experience overall!

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FN
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bartender, fantastic waiter and excellent food. No better place to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Thanks for a great evening .

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EB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Carmalized Scallops were the best scallops my wife and I have ever eaten. ALL 3 OF THEM. $32 was extremely high for 3 Scallops, but again, they were the best!!! The accompaniments with the Scallops were amazing as well.

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w
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blackened Dorato is Delicious, grab a table on the patio and enjoy the view.

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SS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The noise level and volume of the 'music' is more than we find comfortable!!

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KS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Starting with consistantly great service from Joey, every part of the evening was outstanding. Each food item was more delicious than the last. Ended with a complimentary dessert to celebrate my mom's 95th birthday. Out favorite restaurant in Beaufort...and there are many fine ones.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice spot with an awesome atmosphere. Food was on point! Portions are a bit small.

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SM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Very fresh seafood. Server was friendly and made sure our needs were met.

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K
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Great food and wonderful view also! Very central spot in downtown Beaufort

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LM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Clean, contemporary design. Simple menu with some complex and delectable food combinations made it a little hard to choose my dining order. GREAT offering of daily specials. Wonderful and attentive service from Devin. Excellent night out!

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L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit everytime we are in town and have never been disappointed. Soup of the day was, as it always is, fantastic (this time a light, lovely squash with a melange of pickled tomatoes on top)! I had the grouper special with a hash of seasonal veggies on Carolina gold rice and surrounded by a lovely Bernaise sauce and my dinner companion the shrimp and grits. Both were outstanding! Thanks for many enjoyable meals and more to come. We really appreciate the quality local ingredients and attention to detail.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and service were exceptional. Love the location & atmosphere as well.

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BP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening meal for our anniversary. They serviced us champagne and we ordered dessert. Delicious start to finish. Great atmosphere and view.

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w
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve dined here many times, it being a favorite restaurant when I visit the Beaufort area for annual beach vacations. But tonight’s dinner beat them all in all respects. I had the local oysters, both fresh and wood grilled, and I’d say they were among the best I ever tasted. The accompanying sauces the chef prepared were creative and perfect enhancements for an already delicious staple. We split a crab Louis salad and the shrimp and grits and I’m
Glad we split because had we not, I would have eaten both of them In their entirety. We finished our meal by splitting the housemade Brown Butter Bourbon ice cream which again did not disappoint and again I would have licked the bowl. A must visit place for a great dining experience in Beaufort.

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AS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Arrived early and was told that we could sit but not actually get fed for awhile because the kitchen was too busy. However, our lovely server came immediately and took our order and the food came quickly. It was quite tasty. Not great, but more than good enough.

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was impeccable. Dinners and apps delicious. Desert was fabulous. Setting was picturesque and breezy.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saltus was a lively crowded place but was the atmosphere that we like, good food and the service was very polite. Great Texas lady working the bar (we are from Texas ;)
Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The 2 reviews I gave five stars were due to the friendliness of our server and the atmosphere. I paid $18 for an appetizer of 6 oysters that were the size of a pea. You are paying for the atmosphere and the water view. I would suggest driving to Port Royal for dining which is only 10 minutes away.

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GB
Charleston
60 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saltus can compete with any big city top tier restaurant. Beaufort is fortunate to have her. Thoughtful setups to traditional seafood options, innovative cocktails, good affordable wines by the glass. Love this place.

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B
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner. Everything- drinks, food, server, all perfect.

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RN
Savannah
20 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always delicious, and the waitstaff brings their ‘A’ game. Only downside is that when they are busy, the noise level rises to a point where it’s uncomfortable and difficult to hear the person sitting across the table.

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VD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was extremely slow. Food was overpriced for quality

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S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The quality of our food was good but the portions were awful. Paying $32. for four scallops is a real rip plus the sides were extra. A 2x4 inch size of Mahi is really an appetizer not an entree. As far as service is concerned, we were given the dessert menu while eating our entree. Do you think we were rushed? We couldn’t wait to leave!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was divine! We made a reservation unknowing that the outside seating is first come first serve. At 6 p.m. on a Saturday there were no available tables outside. We took our table inside which was fine as well, but really wanted that water view. It was difficult selecting a meal because it all looked delicious. Our cocktails were extremely strong but I guess that's a good thing. Haha. We will definitely be back!

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DJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What could be better than sitting on the Saltus' patio....a beautiful evening and a fantastic meal. We had a most wonderful evening....thanks.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasurable experience ! Fine dining at a waterside table or inside in a 5 star setting. The food is fabulous regardless of where you choose to sit. Complete bar with a large selection of Bourbon and fine wines.

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