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Saltus River Grill

4.5
4.5
3000 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 379-3474

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Restaurant can be closed for private events.

  • Neighborhood

    Beaufort

  • Cross street

    Scott Street

  • Parking details

    Public parking available on Bay Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,000 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hilton Head

    Hot Spot

  • Hilton Head

    Scenic View

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  1. l

    lynnseldon

    Charleston

    227 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    227 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  2. MJ

    MarkJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints - great seafood, friendly service and decent wine selection.
  3. J

    Jake

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The server Nicholas was excellent in attending to us. The Cesar salad was a bit dry but Nicholas remedied that by bringing us more dressing. The filet was grilled to perfection and my scallops were excellent. Overall it was a lovely dining experience. Hope to come again in the near future.
  4. A

    Anon

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bree was our server. An excellent experience all around.
  5. D

    Debbi

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Birthday for out of towers Server Bree was wonderful. Noise level was out of control. Couldn’t hear each other talk. Food was mediocre. I had a wedge salad it was mostly core. Of the other three meals 2 were above average and the other was terrible. So disappointed
  6. DK

    DKRK

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Reservation in advance. Table in small corner but at least by window. Table beside us were 3 young employees or former ones. Had attention of our waiter. Loud. . Waiter was ok….dining room very busy…but referred to wait staff as “little helpers.” Glad not all female. Oysters were perfect but we had no small fork or plates. Steak excellent. Dessert very good. Long wait time on second wine request. But bar was exceptionally busy. Have eaten here several times in past. I think holiday week likely made it a little less desirable this time.
  7. AC

    AvidCharlestonEater

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our first time here and shrimp and grits were excellent!! The fried chicken was good also, but I would switch out the mash potatoes next time for the bacon and cheddar mash. The desert was just ok but lots of good ice cream places along Bay Street so I would do that next time. We will come back here for sure.
  8. L

    Leslie

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent seafood entrees with awesome atmosphere and fun specialty drinks. Above all, our service by GARNER was what made the experience. He was friendly, informative, and provided a level of service above and beyond any expectation!
  9. GE

    GlennE

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Likely best in town. Great bar. Got pretty crowded on a Friday night.
  10. PR

    PatrickR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here at the high recommendation of staff from Cuthbert House Inn. For our anniversary this was perfect! They treated us well.
  11. FJ

    FoodieJames

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing, Margaret is an exceptional waitstaff, and we had a wonderful evening!
  12. BH

    BethH

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friends gathering
  13. T

    Troy

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service. It got extremely loud where you couldn’t hear the person next to you which is terrible when you’re trying to have a 4/5 star dinner.
  14. DK

    DeborahK

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    To be honest we have enjoyed this spot for more than 5 plus years. Last night my salmon was dry and I can’t tell you how disappointing the vegetable special was … cold tomatoes (were to be roasted) and asparagus that was so thin it should have been left in the field. However the martinis we on point.
  15. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great - char broiled oysters a must. Nick was fantastic. Some ambient noise as we sat outside and that area is near a public park, so teens and kids were having fun. Great sunset. We will definitely return.
  16. T

    Travelingman

    Charleston

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Watermelon sushi was fantastic; not on the menu but a request to the Chef. Farm plate was delicious and 2 sides completed the meal. 1 sides was squash w/ garlic and the second was bacon/cheddar hash. 2 glasses of Justin cab. complimented it all. Brand new server Victoria was quick & knew the menu. Her service was great!
  17. DS

    DeniseS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food is SUPERIOR!!!!! Ambience is beautiful! If we go back to Beaufort, we will definitely go back! It is a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Kept asking for bread. Why doesn’t that just come with the meal?
  19. MM

    MMR66

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience as always! Oysters, grouper special and the Dorado were spectacular! Our server Kelsey was awesome! Looking forward to the next time!
  20. PD

    PeterD

    Toronto

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Our food was very average considering the pricing, but our server was very nice. We won’t be back!
  21. RM

    RM2022

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great as always. A bit noisy for dinner. Service was attentive and very efficient
  22. DO

    DarrylO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience, food and service were exceptional!
  23. RL

    RickL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time here. We dined outside with the amazing Beaufort River just steps away. The food, service and ambiance was great!
  24. b

    bb21

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner, food, outdoor seating, and the sunset were amazing. Our server Chelsea was excellent offering advice on the menu and wine. Looking forward to another dinner at Saltus.
  25. H

    Hotelman22

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Slow service after meal received. High prices and the sushi menu is weak. Like the old one much better.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic menu, even better ambiance & service. Highly recommended for beautiful waterfront dining in downtown Beaufort.
  27. F

    Frank

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Desserts were not quite upntp The standard of small plates and entres .
  28. AB

    AlfredB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a good meal and service. Lovely location in downtown Beaufort on the water
  29. KB

    KarenB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If your in Beaufort the Saltus is a must! We had Bri as our waitress and she was top notch! The food is incredible, oysters and crap cake 5 stars! I was lucky to dry the new scallops and risotto with a red pepper sauce, sensational! Definitely eat here
  30. PS

    PamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four different entrees…four very satisfied diners. The Dorado might have taken the grand prize!
  31. DS

    DavidS

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Saltus River Grill. As we sat outside on a balmy sunset evening, each of us enjoyed delicious shrimp and grits. It was amazing (as were the deserts)! Devon, our server, was professional, personable, and gracious. I highly recommend Saltus River Grill.
  32. A

    Andy

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We drive from Virginia down here several times a year and we always stop in Beaufort and eat here. It’s absolutely fantastic: The food, the ambience , the servers. We always get beef tartare and we really like the sushi menu as well.
  33. PM

    PattiM

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Saltus River Grill was excellent. The atmosphere even better.
  34. HR

    HelenR

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our first meal at Saltus so much that we returned there for dinner our last evening in Beaufort. Inside first time, outside second time. The food was so fresh and tasty. Our server Tuesday evening was Devon. She was most pleasant, attentive and gave us excellent service. So, a very good experience in all aspects!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    1:45 to get our food. Server was pleasant. Just WAY too slow
  36. b

    bridgetk

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Dinner was mediocre. Had reservations but were sat in the bar area where everyone waiting on a table stood by your table and you had a view of their backside. Service was slow. Waited 14 minutes to get greeted by the server. Orders bone in ribeye and it came out already cut in pieces with no flavor...which tells me this was yesterday's meat and kept in the refrigerator overnight until some poor soul ordered it. Key lime pie was burnt on the top and had little flavor. Shame, shame on the pastry chef. Not likely to return.
  37. J

    Joseph

    Charleston

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Had 2 small plates for dinner with Caesar salads and the mussels were very good as was the steak tar tar. Service provided by Kevin was excellent and very professional.
  38. BB

    BillB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful view across the water combined with excellent seafood is a great combination.
  39. SN

    SherylN

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was outstanding, the food was very good and the atmosphere was very pleasant.
  40. M

    Mike

    Charlotte

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good wine list, very good service, nice patio, a bit pricy.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Saltus River Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 3000 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Saltus River Grill

802 Bay Street, Suite C, Beaufort, SC 29902

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Scott Street

  • Neighborhood

    Beaufort

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public parking available on Bay Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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