Saltus River Grill

4.6
2554 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
We are now booking reservations for parties of up to 4 people online! Please call the restaurant at (843)379-3474 to make a reservation for parties of 5 or more people. All reservations are held for inside as outdoor seating is weather permitting. Comments specifying seating preferences are honored if and when available. We will try to honor all requests, but they are not guaranteed. We look forward to serving you soon!

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2554 people are saying
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PatriciaD
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Try the PEI oysters. The shrimp were succulent. The flounder was perfectly done. We started with a Bloody Mary. It had just enough tang. It was our 2nd supper there, and we will look forward to yet another supper there. Terry was our waitress. She was very good.

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vipTomS
Key West
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fried local shrimp & wedge salad.

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vipLocountrySuz
Savannah
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mussels were outstanding as were the scallops and swordfish. Wine was a decent pour and we had a delightful seat outside looking at the park. Our server Bree was terrific.

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ValerieG
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food and ambiance are sublime. Our waiter was great however please be patient with the staff as they are overwhelmed and truly are trying to do their best. Sit back and enjoy the views because the food is so worth the wait!

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ThomasL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stop dithering and make your reservation!
This place is outstanding in every respect. My second time here and as a new local resident, I was looking forward to returning. We had a party of four. Two of us had a cocktail or two and the WOMD and I split a bottle of wine. The entrees were all superb. The things these people can do with seafood, grits, and vegetables must be tasted to be believed.
We had a reservation for 5:15, arrived right on time and were seated (we chose outside) immediately. Alexis was our wait staff rep and she was very friendly. The breeze off the water was wonderful, there wasn't any more noise than would be normal for such a venue.
But the food? Just make your reservation. You won't regret it. The bill can get pricey in a hurry, but everything was great. My favorite place in Beaufort.

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RHood
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our honeymoon and it was perfect. The staff and company was incredible, ambience lovely, food AMAZING.. The list goes on. It was the best night we could’ve asked for. Will be coming back!! 🥰

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vipKyle
Naples
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent wine choice, when we were seated our waiter didn’t;t ask if we wanted water, gave us 2 bread plates. But did not offer bread until new asked. We had been there on 3 previous occasions but this experience was not as good,

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likefood
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat at bar and the bartender was wonderful. Food was very good and the wines by the glass a hit.

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DickD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The music was so loud that diners had to yell across the tables to be heard. It was not "energetic," just noisy. It spoiled an expensive dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality sushi at a reasonable price, honestly it could be sold for higher and be justified. Outstanding wine selection to compliment the plethora of food options. Overall an outstanding place to have dinner.

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LarryM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience, food was excellent and priced affordable. Service was beyond expectation!

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vipBendcouple
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late from a concert. I messaged them; and they held a place for us. Service was excellent. Lady Island fresh oysters and everything else was great. Nice meal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delightful place outside. Food and wine very good, wish I could have had a clearer view of water, hedges were too high. The seats should definitely have had cushions. I would go again.

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Rockinrobn
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional and our server Margaret was the best. Wonderful selections on the menu with appropriate portion sizes. Specialty cocktails were excellent and they have a good selection of wines by the glass

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sherryc
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very loud disruptive folk screamed and chased each other around in park area and nothing can or could be done about it

Service was outstanding and food very good. I would definitely return.
Bar was outstanding and very knowledgeable about wine selection.

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KLBH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for our anniversary! View was outstanding as was the food and service.

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BillyD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good experience. Great salad and oysters. Delmonico steak was fair. Not as tender as a ribeye

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BobbieE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner with our daughter and husband. Service was great, food was superb and served promptly, but the music was too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved the location, atmosphere and food. Perfect place to kick off our celebration weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday

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JulieP
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saltus is one of our favorite places for celebratory meals. Food, service, and ambience are consistently good.

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Scubasiren
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve dined here multiple times over the years and it is always consistent and EXCELLENT!
It always makes me wonder why I don’t go more often but reservations are a bit of a challenge.
The sushi is to die for along with fresh oysters. Swordfish and Dorado are perfect and great accompaniments. One friend said the fried chicken was the best he ever had.
Our server was VERY good, decanting wine and friendly.

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AbbieF
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Drinks and serve were unbelievable!

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RichardL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were fantastic. We ate outside and everything was perfect. However; when dinner was served the flies arrived. Not just one or two, I mean the flies came out. Had someone told us about them we would have eaten inside. When the waitress asked if we wanted dessert all I could think was she better not say they had shoo fly pie. We mentioned the problem to our waitress and she said something about tomatoes rotting in the field across the river. I interpreted that as they knew there was a problem and never said or did anything about it. For such a highly rated restaurant I can't believe no one said anything. Things quickly went from a romantic dinner to eating as fast as we could just to get done.

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FrankieG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Waiter was fantastic. Very helpful suggestions and very attentive. All food was good but the wedge salad and soft shell crab sushi were great!
The crème brûlée which was given complimentary for my birthday was also delicious and an unexpected surprise.

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MikeE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic place to dine. Sat outside as the sun set - very intimate, lovely setting. The dinner was superb. Would like to have seen a more varied wine list - wines from Chile, Argentina, and New Zealand would be a good start. Would definitely return.

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Leigh
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Saltus is one of my favorite places to o. Perhaps last night was just a rough night for the kitchen. My steak and shrimp were both undercooked unfortunately. I requested medium well on my steak and it arrived rare. I ordered a shrimp cocktail and the shrimp were mushy. Our server, Carlos, was outstanding!! Super kind, very attentive, and tried his hardest to correct the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Saltus is conistently good food. We ate outside on a beautiful night...warm...with a breeze, no bugs or humidity.
I think there may have been a shortage of staff as it took a long time to get our pre-dinner drinks, but the waitress was very good, very attentive....we did not want for anything.

We will return. We had out-of-town guests and they loved it too.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful experience with great food .

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ShannonS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four of us. we had sushi, lobster salad, small caesar salad, scallops, flounder, and red snapper. Everything was absolutely delish!!!!

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Nsmose
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Oysters were very very small, not worth the money. Very disappointed!

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vipPick021
Jacksonville
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way.

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EdwardO
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was excellent as was the food. Had steak and it was tender and juicy

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vipJoeP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite having a large table come in, our server made sure to give us as much attention as we could possibly expect! The food was very good. Delicious scallops. Our server’s oyster recommendation was spot on. Excellent cocktails Nice interior. Nice evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out on the patio, beautiful evening and lively atmosphere.

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RebeccaT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy eating at Saltus. The sushi is amazing there.

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Roadtripper
Treasure Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town and had a wonderful meal and experience at Saltus. Highly recommend! Sat outside and it was delightful.

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PortlandPete
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food and ambiance

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quentinb
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food, Good drunks! Great service!

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bellacat
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service here was fantastic! In spite of me making my reservation for the wrong date, the hostess managed to accommodate us at a table on the lovely outside patio. Our server was attentive and the food was very good. The noise level is fairly high and the chairs make an awful screeching noise every time they are moved. Overall, a lovely place to eat in beautiful Beaufort.

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Saltus River Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 2554 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.