Saltus River Grill

4.6
2600 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 2600 people are saying
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PamB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our salads and entrees were delicious however the carrot cake had little flavor.

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TylerH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was pretty decent, was over priced for what we actually got. Brought my husband for his birthday and thought the steak would be good considering it is 50 dollars. It was sub par, he said it was tough and just a little juicy. Nothing spectacular, stated like Texas roadhouse steak. Mahi was good tho, just doesn't seem worth the price with all these other restaurants in the area who have such great mahi for half the price.

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AnneC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great except we would have liked is to have had all our meals come out together. One person had completely eaten their dinner before ours came out. We think that Saltus should maybe work on that!!!

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vipBendcouple
Portland
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, including service, drinks and good.

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JudyB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ran into friends traveling on their boat there. They had already ordered. They joined us. We had just walked in. The staff held their food until ours was ready and brought it all together. Their’s was hot and fresh! I was impressed.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our sever! She was great & very helpful! Beautiful view of the water.

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silverstreak74
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

anniversary dinner-raw oysters were fantastic/as well as she crab soup and blackened mahi low country style

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LissaC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place seemed like a place that alot of locals came to. It was very busy but the staff did a great job. Atmosphere was nice too! Mentioned in my reservation request that it was my husbands birthday. They confirmed when we walked in and set us up with a nice table. Service was top notch and their oysters were delicious! Alexis was our waitress and was very sweet, attentive and helpful. Will definitely go back when we are in town again.

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vipTimO
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place!

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Cat2
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside for a friend’s birthday. Our meal was great. Our server was terrific. Had the chance to chat with other diners around us. All in all a great evening. We will be back.

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ChapelHillFoodie
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was busy and a bit noisy inside. We opted for inside because the evening was somewhat cool. The service and food were excellent. We both had the shrimp and grits. The dark chocolate pot de creme was outstanding.

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AllenT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Saltus Grill isa very good restaurant by any standard.

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MichaelC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and drinks were excellent
Friendly atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

50th birthday celebration

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PatsyW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was slow due to lack of staff which seems to be the norm at most places, but still a great place to dine in Beaufort.

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QuentinM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great, just the main dishes were a bit expensive

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pfratt
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sisters birthday

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LMcLD
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we come to Beaufort for a few days get away we always make it a point to have dinner at Saltus.
We great service from Kelsey Connor and Chad Johnson.
Looking forward to the next time.

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LarryW
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary while visiting the wonderful town of Beaufort. The Saltus dinner was exceptional. Especially our wonderful server Kristy when we visit again we will insist she is involved in our dinning experience. Great job by all involved thank you so much!

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MMB02116
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Saltus!

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Lewis
Charleston
59 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Saltus for an anniversary dinner. the food was quite good, although one of the dishes was not as hot as it should have been. Service was attentive and pleasant. unfortunately, they were out of my wife's first choice for dinner and my first choice had a protein substitute that I did not want. I could not go to the second choice as we had already opened a bottle of wine that would not have gone as well with choice #2; however, choice #3 was quite good. My disappointment was that, although I specifically stated on the reservation that it was our anniversary, no acknowledgement of that event was made. I understand this is not the server's fault; she was not informed. When I pointed it out to the hostess as we were leaving, she apologized and said the policy is to give us a drink at the bar, but she made no effort to remedy their error.

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vipPaulS
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Great food

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KayI
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not at all impressed. The crab soup was over salted and the lobster salad very sad. The flounder was good but very over priced for the size of the dish. Sushi was pretty good as a starter but the nori was quite tough. Service was quite good though. Beaufort is sadly lacking in good restaurants especially for fine dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great. Very enjoyable dinner

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bob1
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very busy; appear to be understaffed. Service somewhat slow.

Food very good as always.

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AndyP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was good. Portions were small but tasty. We sat outside which was very pleasant. Definitely will go back but due to cost will have to be special occasion.

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SteveS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Saltus River Grill was excellent. The food was delicious, and our server, Carlos, was exceptional. He had wonderful recommendations on food and wine options, and was very attentive without being intrusive. I would highly recommend Saltus River Grill as a dining option.

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VTguy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great views on the patio.
Terrific service/ food
loved our meal at the Saltus River Grill

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KenD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening - table by back window overlooking Beaufort River and sunset.

Food and service always excellent - our go-to restaurant for special occasions (this was my birthday)

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A treasure. No stay in Beaufort is complete without an evening enjoying the wonderful food and beauty of the sun setting on the waterfront. Charming waitstaff, impeccable cuisine.A memory maker!

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MaureenE
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly first class. We went all out and splurged, and it was well worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and our server and wine sommelier were outstanding as always.

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vipRoyT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. The food was good, just not outstanding.

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ElijahG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is fantastic and the ambiance romantic! The food was on point and down south, ocean side comfort!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was wonderful. This is the best restaurant in Beaufort. Great service, great food!

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MarkW
Jacksonville
39 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and our server was fabulous. I would certainly recommend them. Unfortunately, I left my credit card there and we were back in Florida before discovering it. I called but they would not mail it to me which was disappointing.

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Debbie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening to enjoy a great meal on the patio, but what was with all the flyovers!? Seemed a lot more than usual so made for difficult conversation at times. Not your fault, we know.

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Helen
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We made reservations for two at 7:00 outdoors. Were told our table wasn’t ready so we sat at the bar. I returned to the host after 15 minutes and was told they were just cleaning off a table. When we were finally seated, we sat at least another 15 minutes before a server showed up with water. Everyone else around us seemed to be getting attention. By the time we were able to order, we were no longer interested in entrees and settled for mussels, salad, pomme frites, and wine. The wine arrived with our meal. We understand that restaurants are lacking servers, but a little eye contact/communication/apologies from host/manager would have helped make it a better experience.

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vipDavid
Western NC
74 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Short staffed, long waits. Pleasant but very pressed staff. Good food. Pretty setting.

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Saltus River Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 2600 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.