Saltus River Grill

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$31 to $50
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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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Saltus on 4/15/19 with my wife and another couple. We all really enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is a very relaxing, calming environment. Food and drinks were to notch. Nice wine list. Great service. Highly recommended by all 4 of us.

HH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfectly caramelized sea scallops that melt in your mouth. The Chicken and Dumplings were Gnocchi and amazing. Desserts were superb. Gorgeous food and beautiful ambience.

DL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous first experience! We will definitely be back!

M
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently dined with friends at Saltus. The food and the service were outstanding. Every person chose a different entree and were quite pleased.

M
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Often people will say 'this is the best meal I've ever had' but you haven't until you try Saltus, I assure you. Absolutely fantastic meal. We mainly opted for the non-entree options and loved every minute of it. The cocktails are also wonderful and go down easy :) prices were very reasonable and the staff is excellent. 5 big bright stars all the way!!! Can't wait to come back next year!!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and the food is outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday here. Nick was our server. Outstanding job as usual. 10/10 will be back

J
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Saltus is one of the best restaurants in Beaufort. I've never been disappointed with a meal here. Great service and consistently good food. Great variety. House old fashioned is the best. Have eaten here at least 10 times

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Wonderful service!

SM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our friends were not able to come, thus just two of us. Our table was on an aisle from the kitchen and rather busy. Noise level as usual was “energetic” (expected on a Friday night). A booth or the bar is the place to be!

HN
New England
66 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible hidden restaurant with exceptional and knowledgeable Service. Great seafood and oh! Wood fired roasted oysters as an Appetizer, THE BEST ever! Try the Dorado, Scallops or Grouper. So fresh, prepared many ways with complementary additions. And don’t forget the bartender. Best martini’s always.

DG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was highly recommended and it did not disappoint.

PZ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had a great meal at Saltus River Grill. Would highly recommend it while in the Beaufort area

A
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was low country food raised to a sophisticated level. The ingredients were all high end. I thought I hated shrimp and grits until I tasted these. The others were low end food at high end prices. This was imaginative creations backed up by fresh and healthier ingredients. The outdoor area was spectacular and the fireplace made it perfect. Service outstanding.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Great food

BB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While we were vacationing in Beaufort, we dined twice at Saltus. Both times the waiters were personable and quick with our drinks and food, the music playing was a mix of Marvin Gaye and old Motown performers (some of my favorites), the bartenders didn't chintz on the liquor in our drinks, the food was delicious, (chef special was outstanding), and the restaurant was crowded by the time we left. We knew why!

TM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Picture perfect setting along the river. The sunset against the marina park was beautiful. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

CS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It’s a great place for a special evening. Food fabulous. The noise level is high so a bit difficult to share conversation. Still enjoyed it very much.

NK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! We cannot wait to come back on our next trip to Beaufort.

ML
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The only thing that arrived quickly was the water. We sat for long minutes to actually meet our waiter. We ordered appetizers and a bottle of wine and requested bread service. We got the appetizer then waited long minutes for the wine then when that eventually arrived we reminded the waiter about the bread. The rest of the evening was no different. We expected something better but it turned out to be a lackluster occasion

LI
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing!!! Enjoyed the blackened grouper. Expertly prepared.

SI
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Outside patio was beautiful and the food was delicious. Very nice menu.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above expectations!

JD
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. How the chef creates the pairings of certain foods together is fantastic.

J
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was as requested, the wine was chilled perfectly and the table was perfect. The service here is always the best! Food was delicious!!

AM
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music on the waterfront patio topped off a great meal and perfect evening!

JQ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very customer focused restaurant. Do everything possible to provide a great experience. River views are extroadinary.

KB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a girls night out and did dinner before the ghost tour. Our wait staff was excellent making sure we got out on time and weren’t rushed. The food was outstanding! We were seated near the bar area and the noise was a bit loud, had I known I would have asked to move to the other side of the dining area.

AR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Beautiful view. Wonderful menu. Excellent service. We will definitely go back again!

H
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous setting on the river with excellent menu options

EG
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased and completely satisfied with everything from our greeting, friendliness and helpfulness of our server and quality and presentation of our food . I would definitely recommend this restaurant and plan to come back the next time we come to Beaufort.

GW
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Beaufort. Excellent food and our waiter , Nicholas, went beyond the call of duty to insure that our evening was memorable.

DB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal, excellent service, great location. Always have a goid experience here.

JH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is wonderful about this place. We always get an excellent meal with very good service. Anytime we are in Beaufort, we try to book a dinner at the Saltus River Grill. You best book a table several days in advance.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Not great service- close table to others. Conversations were loud.

H
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be back.

s
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio next to the fireplace temps in the mid 70’s no humidity. I had the steak with mashed potatoes spinach Béarnaise sauce very tasty. My wife had the herb chicken and gnocchis. Very romantic evening

JS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Devin was a wonderful server. Food quality excellent as was the preparation. A lovely evening on the patio!

W
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with wife, had a very enjoyable experience, out waiter was excellent, professional, personable and even entertaining. We’ll come back next time we’re in town

LP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior quality. From the Old Fashion to the oaky Chardonnay then the raw oysters and the Caesar salad, to the flounder entree with grits and stewed tomato, to the apple crisp desert, the best meal we have had in years. Our waiter was knowledgeable, affable, conversive and a true gentleman. Saltus was recommended by a local we met. I am very happy we took her advice.