Saltus River Grill

4.7
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2359 Reviews
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the salmon and it was fantastic. Server was perfect...there when you needed him but not overbearing. Love Saltus!

PT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular. The fresh corn bisque was probably the best I ever tasted. the herb gnocchi in the chicken pot pie dish were light and delicate, just wonderful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birth day!!!

E
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant restaurant on the river in downtown Beaufort. Food was good. Nice wine selection. Efficient server. Will definitely go back.

DD
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely love the Chicken Liver Mousse. Friends enjoyed the Crab Bisque and Fried Lobster Tails. Sat outside. Firepit is wonderful. Friendly staff. On the pricey side but food is very good.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great meal with outstanding service.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight to find. Elegantly prepared comfort foods with a noise level allowing a conversation. Don't let the name of the chicken and dumplings fool you. It's outstanding and the shrimp and grits are as good as it gets. I'm trying to decipher the recipe now. Thanks for a great meal and we'll be baaaaack.

B
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice meal and not too noisy. Our waitress was very nice and helpful. We enjoyed our meal.

r
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The noise level was a little too much, but overall was a good dining experience.

RL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food right on the water with a fabulous open fire pit on the back patio. Service was stellar as was the food and drink.

MP
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Sultus Friday night after picking up our United States Marine from graduation. I have dietary restrictions and our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The view from the outside seating area was breathtaking as we watched the sunset while enjoying oysters. Amazing experience, highly recommended.

OL
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick, pleasant service. Excellent food

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Monday night dinner. Large filet mignon was perfectly cooked and the parmesan truffle fries are to die for. I had the celery root/turnip soup was fabulous. Great wine selection. My wife's wreck fish over pimento cheese grits was other worldy--the world of Delish. She scrapped the bowl. She had the signature crab bisque. Don't miss it. And by the way, the service was outstanding from a mid-Westerner married to a Marine moved to Beaufort.

MS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
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.

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

SRG is one of the more upscale restaurants in town. Seems they used to be a bit more formal with white table cloths, which always adds to a great dining experience in my opinion. Food is really good. Pork chop is prepared to please and the fish specials are really good too. Their "sushi" is pretty typical for the south, but not outstanding compared to west coast or specialty sushi houses. Delicious nonetheless. You won't be disappointed by treating yourself, or taking out of town guests to a great spot in beautiful downtown!

HH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
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 on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous first experience! We will definitely be back!

M
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
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
68 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!