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Saltus River Grill, Beaufort, SC
Saltus River Grill, Beaufort, SC
Saltus River Grill, Beaufort, SC
Saltus River Grill, Beaufort, SC
Saltus River Grill, Beaufort, SC

Saltus River Grill

4.7
4.7
3510 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

8:30 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 3,510 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hilton Head

    Hot spot

  • Hilton Head

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Hilton Head

    Most Booked

3,507 Reviews
  1. MayFray

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very energetic restaurant on the waterfront. Had Open Table reservations for a Sunday 7pm. Table not ready, waited 10 minutes. Server friendly. Only one place set with silverware [for2] server never brought silverware so my husband took from another table when the food came. Food was good. Wine was good. Very noisy. Server charged us for dessert we did not have, and overcharged for an appetizer. Total of 12.00 overcharge. We are consistently generous tippers but these errors affected the tip we left. Patrons must check their tabs carefully because many of these errors, whether intentional or not, are common. Saltus was good, but not somewhere i feel a great desire to patrnize again.

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  2. SHolden

    New York City

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We just finished a trip through the low country and the dinner at Saltus was one of the best meals we had. Their shrimp and grits was stellar as was the osso buco. Great service too.

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  3. SeanC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated our anniversary at Saltus River Grill. Our server Antonia was very friendly and did a good job explaining several items on the menu and took great care of us while we were there! We highly recommend!

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My $49 Delmonico steak was overcooked. 😕 But the bisque, sushi, salmon and merlot was perfect.

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  5. Pattersongirlnyc

    Coastal Georgia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to eat at Saltus. Great food and good location!

    1 person found this helpful

  6. MackP

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated quickly. Comfortable table. Good quick service. Food and drinks were very good.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. SallyS

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Saltus is a beautiful restaurant with excellent service and unmatched views. The food, however, was quite disappointing. Very pricey, which we expected, but did not meet our expectations on everything we ordered. Also, my sister and I were quite sick very soon after our meal. We shared plates so we really couldn’t pinpoint what could have made us sick. This restaurant was recommended to us from a friend. Sadly, I will not recommend to anyone.

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  8. Jojo16

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bri was our server and she was amazing she remembered everything. My friend’s steak was a bit over cooked, but she fixed it right away and it was cooked perfect . She gave a free drink for the steak that my friend had that was overcooked. Also we were celebrating my friends birthday and she gave him a free birthday drink. She gave great recommendations and the food was amazing! We are locals and will definitely be back. We highly recommend this place!!!

    1 person found this helpful

  9. Fooddoc

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Devin is an outstanding server. The good is always good.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. Anne

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing at what has been a favorite in the past. Very poor service. Two gave their meals a plus, one said mediocre, and one said food was disappointing. Won’t go back again for a good while!

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  11. Lizalou2

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Imo best meal in 5 years and I’m a huge foodie. Lovely setting, view south to the sound. I’m not from here but yes, our server knew what we wanted before we did, our meal was so good, all our choices tasted so good! I wasn’t sure about a wine, was offered tasting. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

    1 person found this helpful

  12. JGoRocket

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a referral and we were so pleased. You know you’re in SC when the grits taste like that!!!

    1 person found this helpful

  13. BillS

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food but server was not as attentive as she should have been. Overall it was a great evening. We will be back next time in Beaufort.

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  14. foodforthought

    Greensboro

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked this for my birthday. Restaurant was maybe 1/2 to 2/3 full when we arrived. We were led to a horrible tiny table facing a wall with 2 uncomfortable wood chairs. We asked for the 2 top one notch over and was told the server rotation would not accommodate that level of comfort. We asked for one of the 2 booths available and was told they were reserved for 4 people. When we left 90 minutes later all the two tops arriving after us were accommodated at a booth or four top. There were less customers than when we entered and closing time was near. When we mentioned this asking how we could secure a decent table in the future let’s just say it would be easier to beat your head against a wall. The food was good but this is one of many times the accommodation has been sub par.

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  15. GregoryS

    Atlanta Metro

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent restaurant by the river in downtown Beaufort, SC. We have been here several times, and the food and service are consistently good. Portions are generous, enough to take home leftovers! The dining room is nice, and during warmer weather the outdoor seating area is even better. An excellent option for dining in Beaufort.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Saltus is always a good choice. The fresh oysters were very good, as were the entrees.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food and the ambience was exquisite!!! Chelsea was the most attentive and wonderful server EVER!! And I must mention, Chad makes the tastiest of drinks…hands down the best bartender around!! Thank you Saltus for never disappointing🥰

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The bar tinder was fabulous. We decided to dine at the bar with him. Had five amazing courses…all delicious. Great night!

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  19. PamelaD

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, our server, Kevin was great. Met some fun people.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. IslandLawyer

    Houston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and atmosphere. Poached pear salad and was one of the best salads I’ve ever had! Tuna and salmon roll was divine. Only drawback was finding the entrance.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was horrible. Food just ok, overpriced. Disappointing

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  22. DanaE

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a fabulous meal at Saltus. Best shrimp and grits I’ve ever tasted. The service was wonderful and all the food was superb. Don’t leave without ordering a dessert.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OspreyLanders

    Denver

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dining experience. I recommend it highly

    1 person found this helpful

  24. MarlyR

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fish was perfectly cooked, The service is really excellent. And the fried shrimp is local and the best i have ever had anywhere. When we are two we often share the truffle fries which are amazing and plentiful. The water views along when seated outside in good weather is picture perfect. the locals love it but tourist also leave happy and planning to return.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The tuna was prepare exactly the way I requested and meal was very good. The restaurant was very busy because it was Valentines Day. The dining area is a large open space without acoustical thought. The ceilings are very high and the noise level is magnified by the hard surfaces.

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  26. ChrisB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, tasty food. Friendly staff. Good service. One of our favorite spots!

    1 person found this helpful

  27. BrentB

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I visited Saltus River Grill on Valentine's Day. We had a fabulous experience with exceptional service and outstanding food. The wine list while not real extensive offered a wide enough variety to satisfy almost any wine lover's palate. Bottom line: Outstanding!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never a bad experience. Always good food and good times.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A must stop if in Beaufort service and food was outstanding the owner does a great job making everyone feel welcomed

    1 person found this helpful

  30. Ecurtis

    Charleston

    69 reviews

    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Eaten here many times Tonite was the first disappointment. No raw oysters and no sushi ( both mainstays of their menu)one of their specialty appetizers not available, smallest piece of osso bucco we’ve ever been served , overcooked vegetables. Hopefully just an off nite because this is one of our favorite stops in the Lowcountry.

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  31. Colleen

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating a birthday and we had a great dinner! Always a great vibe!

    1 person found this helpful

  32. Kerwin

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dorado was amazing and the new swordfish dish didn’t disappoint either!!

    1 person found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is supposed to be fancy establishment. It is priced like one and the ambience is nice. Then we get to the problems. Got seated, hostess didn’t really say anything to us at all. Wasn’t really welcoming. Took about 10-15 minutes for the server to actually come to our table to get our drink order, the restaurant was not busy, plenty of open tables, (I promise I’m not Karen or Kyle). Menu was mostly A La Carte, which is whatever, but not ideal if you are paying $50 for a steak and that’s all you get. The food came out, and honestly it wasn’t great, especially for the price, I got the duck, my partner got the NY strip. Her steak was bland and flavorless basically. The duck was okay, but the Brussel sprouts were over cooked. At one point I asked if I could get a little message on the dessert for Valentine’s Day. Apparently the kitchen doesn’t do that, but I could get regular dessert. Okay sure fine, but you’re paying over $150 for some basic meal, I feel like they could be a little more accommodating. Then the cheesecake comes out and has additional blueberry sauce, which could have been easily made to write on the plate with, but that’s too difficult apparently. Overall, not a great experience. The server was actually really nice and sweet about everything though. Everything else, not so much. Don’t waste your money here.

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  34. DougW

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Starter and entree arrived piping hot, a rarity these days even in fine restaurants. Outstanding flavors. A wonderful meal. After eating at Saltus, I wish I lived in Beaufort.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. Bftnative

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had company in town for the evening and they liked the menu at Saltus. All had fish-drinks and deserts. Kelsey, our server and the overall service were exceptional as were the entrees.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. JamieS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sushi chef John is a HUGE asset to the restaurant! His attention to detail and perfection is unsurpassed! Call ahead to make sure he is there and take a seat at the bar and watch his magic!!! Enjoy Y’ ALL

    2 people found this helpful

  37. PatriciaM

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Would dine here again. Not inexpensive, definitely a treat dinner out.

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  38. NicoleT

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok, but felt subpar. For the price I was looking to be more wowed. The pistachio salmon lacked flavor. I left feeling hungry

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  39. JanG

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy going to Saltus in our trips to Beaufort. Outstanding ambiance, service, food and drinks. I have to say the crab cake appetizer was not as good as it used to be, but I know the price of crab is up considerably. The collards were the best, as always. The swordfish was also outstanding. The Buillet Rye Old Fashioned was one of the best I ever had. We’ll be back. Hopefully the crab cake will have lump crab again.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. RMSJR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and great server. Very accommodating when asked to be seated in a different area than originally planned.

    1 person found this helpful

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 4.7 stars by 3510 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 32 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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