Saltus River Grill

4.6
1878 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Open for dinner seven days a week, 5p.m. – until. Reservations are not taken for our Patio. The Patio is on a first-come basis due to availability.
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Phone number
(843) 379-3474
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Waters
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Scott Street
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Parking details
Public parking available on Bay Street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1878 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Birthday dinner..... Excellent food! ............... Stelar service!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Spectacular from the drinks to the food. Very professional and knowledgeable wait staff.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We love the view from the front patio overlooking the Beaufort Waterfront and Beaufort River. However due to the heat we elected to sit inside at one of the booths in the bar area. We had a very attentive and welcoming waitress. We ordered Sushi and thanks to the wonders of Justin the Sushi was fabulous!
Great place to enjoy dinner!
Sue

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

All of the food was phenomenal!! We got the off the menu patty cake (like deconstructed sushi,) sea scallops and white chocolate creme brûlée. All of it was perfectly cooked and delicious! The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. It is pricey but so worth it for the food and service!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Not that great of an experience. The special (while snapper) wasn’t cooked very well.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding overall

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a delightful evening at Saltus River Grill! Our server was amazing, and he worked really hard to make sure everything was perfect. The sushi was some of the best I've ever had! Everything was delicious, the view was amazing, and the service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Location perfect,Food wonderful, Waiter was awesome and very helpful great place for date night. Also great for a that special vacation night were you treat yourself and love one's to something above normal everyday dinning .

Wine and Beer selection was very good as well.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding good and service!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

This was not our first time here. Saltus has been providing really fun food experiences since our 1st visit over 13 years ago.
ALWAYS A PLEASURE, GREAT SERVICE!!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Food and service were great. Our server, Shad, was terrific. He was knowledgeable and answered any questions we had...he advised trying the Shrimp and Grits and I was not disappointed...one of the best Shrimp and Grits dishes I've ever had!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

As usual Saltus did not disappoint. We had business/friends visiting and they loved the food! We loved it as well. The service was prompt and the server was helpful and thoughtful.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We had a very nice dinner outside on the patio.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Family dinner at favorite Beaufort restaurant

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We enjoy dining here for the most part however it’s always hit and miss as to whether I can have the sushi because they don’t keep a constant stock of gluten free soy sauce. Once again, they didn’t have it so I wasn’t able to eat the sushi I had so looked forward to. Likewise, they do not offer gluten free bread so there is nothing to nibble on while enjoying a cocktail.
Our server was ok until he served our main course and then he drifted away like smoke and it was all we could do to order dessert and get our check taken care of.
Service used to be better, is this a one off or something that we all have to get used to? I guess I’ll wait to hear from other people and see how their meals go. I know a few people with a GF allergy so I’ll be interested to hear whether they decide to get some more soy sauce so everyone can enjoy the sushi.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Terrific as always!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

I would put a Saltus’ food and service up against any fine restaurant... exceptional on all accounts...a Beaufort gem....

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The food was as good as it has ever been. Our waiter, Bennett, managed to be both inattentive and arrogant

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

We were entertaining guests from California who had never been to the Lowcountry. Saltus never disappoints. The food and the service were both excellent. We sat in a booth and the bar was busy, but it just added to our overall experience. It was a memorable evening.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

We have eaten here twice in the past two weeks and both times both the food and service were outstanding. Barrett and Nicolas are both excellent servers; let them guide you on wine. Shrimp and grits are outstanding as was the Chicken and Dumplings, the Grouper special, and the crab cake. Most waterfront restaurants rely on the view ---- not this one.

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2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

It took 15 minutes before a waiter came to our table. Noisy location in the restaurant despite our reservation.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We dined on the patio. The trees provided shade and a nice breeze came off the water. Waitress was great, food excellent. A couple of years ago we had a less fulfilling evening. The last two times have more than overcome that. A very nice dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Always amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We ended in Beaufort after traveling through Texas, Florida & Georgia. The Saltus was the best food we had on the entire trip. It was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Incredible food, incredible service. Sunny was nothing but spectacular, as was the food. We started with a tomato tart and truffle frites. The tart was topped with goat cheese and put any tomato pie I've had to shame. Pomme frites were great as always. The market fish was red snapper, served on a creamy corn/okra/vegetable base that blew me away. Perfectly cooked and portioned, as well as a beautiful plating. My girlfriend ordered the dorado and was also impressed, once again superior plating as well as a perfect cook. Overall very impressed, but then again Saltus always impresses.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

This is a great restaurant! Food is fantastic and wait staff is very accommodating, efficient, and attentive to your dining needs. They have gluten free options which we needed for my wife. I would recommend Saltus River Grill highly for anyone.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Really a special night outside with a gentle breeze, quiet and simply perfect for celebrating our 49th anniversary. What made it even more special was the food, service, attention and not to mention the crab cake appetizer and chocolate desert (thanks James!)... Thank you for treating us so special at all times and not just when we come to dinner.... Don and Susan

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

we pulled the menu up on line and was not the same as the one we rec'd when we got there

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Went for parents anniversary. Phenomenal meal...always. Sat in booth at bar so was a bit noisy but we didn’t care! Our waitress was great! Finally Saltus is doing dessert right!! We loved everything we had!

One thing we wish was different: made sure to make reservation about anniversary and Saltus didn’t recognize it at all.

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2.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Past couple experiences have been more than disappointing.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

It was our 30th Anniversary and we were given complimentary Champagne and a discount as a gift. The food was very good and we enjoyed the live music on the patio! Saltus has never failed up when we have gone! Thanks!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

I always dine at Saltus when in Beaufort. I dined here on Fri 6/23, and then decided to try a new place for Saturday night. BAD Idea....Wren Bistro was THE WORST. I walked out of Wren, and showed up on Saturday night at 9pm at Saltus, with my tail between my legs, begging for them to welcome me back with a table for dinner. General Manager, Emily Smith is the best - so kind, understanding and professional. She promptly seated me on the patio (the same wonderful seat I had the night prior). Emily even sent out a complimentary fried shrimp snack, since she realized I had not eaten all day, since I was racing in the dragon boat festival. Nicholas was an attentive and very professional server, with great opinions, and nice stories of the Beaufort.
THANK YOU for being my favorite restaurant! I will never go anywhere else in Beaufort for dinner again, I promise! Thank you Emily and Nicholas for accommodating me with welcome smiles!

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

My wife and I spent a really good time at Saltus River Grill. The food was great as well as service.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We love Saltus' food and atmosphere and we love Scott, our server.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

we were having a dinner date with friends of ours at Fripp

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Expecting a great dinner, instead very average for the reputation this restaurant has.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

This is our go-to spot every time we stay at Fripp. Wife and I love the ambiance and the food is wonderful. One of the best patio views in Beaufort! We’ll be back next year!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Tolles Lokal, frische Produkte und sehr gute Cocktails

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Always a great dinner here. Great seafood and best sushi in town. Beautiful to sit outside in the eve with its soft lighting and waterfront view.

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