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Saltus River Grill

4.7
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2470 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Due to COVID-19 we are currently not accepting reservations. We are doing a first come, first serve basis. We look forward to seeing 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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2470 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good

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LucasE
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food as usual. Atmosphere is one of the best in SC.
Service was a little slow between courses and check delivery, etc. However overall experience was great. We drove down from Columbia just to visit Saltus.

Lucas

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EdwardS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had Miso soup and Tile fish and my wife had shrimp and grits. Delicious!

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vipSallyH
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are part timers in Beaufort and always make dining with you a priority! Amazing!

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KayB
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish specials are outstanding every time. I had the snapper with snap peas and mint rice. I was a bit skeptical about the rice but it was delicious. The snap peas were exceptional. We go mainly for the fresh oysters on the half shell because they have the best selection. Saltus never disappoints!

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Janet
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, nice view of the river, and server was superb! We look forward to coming back!

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TamalynnV
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was great! The ice cream at the end of our meal was great too. So appreciate all of the Happy Anniversary wishes from all staff. Thank you to everyone at Saltus for making the evening nice for us.

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Rolson6291
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chelsea our server was excellent. Her recommendations were what we ordered. Can’t ask for a better server!! Muscles, shrimp grits l and goat cheese salad were excellent.

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Djmac
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Kitchen slow!

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TracyM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The menu reflects Lowcountry roots of serving fresh, local ingredients. Accompaniments are seasonal & inspired. Ask for the Sushi Chef's choice! The "spirit" professionals are well-informed & create superb concoctions (we like Luke).
Service mostly EXPERT take it easy on the new guys, they will emerge & become comfortable after a few weeks.
The wine menu is satisfactory & unchanged for at least the past 1.5 years. You may submit a corkage fee to bring your own (be mindful the fee is per bottle).
Overall refreshing, great ambience (waterview) with an outside dining option.
Saltus has a respectful reputation & remains my Beaufort favorite!

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vipDebbi
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We took our guest there for their first time. They seemed to enjoy themselves. It’s one of our go to restaurants

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Robin
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Always a good experience.

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SMikus
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fantastic, we ordered the New York Strip entrée. It was so flavorful and the presentation was excellent. I love the decor in this restaurant, it has such a lively upbeat vibe. Our server was very very good and so personable. It was a very special night!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous night out with girlfriends! Everything was spectacular. I will return soon !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
116 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We always gravitate to Saltus for the Mussels meunière and Sushi!
Bar is always fun and you will see someone you know and the view isn’t have bad either! ❤️

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GregG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This our 5th year coming here for our anniversary , it was perfect, we had the same server as last year( Frankie ) she was awesome, she took great care of us. The food was off the chain good. We are looking forward to next year! Greg & Sue Gresham

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vipBeachdad
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Both orders of flounder, which was the special,, were overcooked.

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KenP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited Saltus Grill for my wife's birthday and we were not disappointed. Nicholas our server was great. He made the evening more enjoyable. Nice water view table and excellent food. I was somewhat disappointed that the restaurant did not offer a free dessert to my wife and actually other than a "happy birthday" nothing more was said about this special occasion. There is no need to ask if it a special occasion if you are not going to recognize it somehow. I am also trying to understand why a wedge salad is called a "steakhouse salad" when it is necessary to pay another $12 to have the steak, I asked one of the servers and she didn't know why either. All in all a nice evening and we will probably go back again when we can sit outside.

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claw
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong with any dish or drink at Saltus! The fiesta fried tile fish over grits special was out of this world!

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Shortfall
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good and table service wonderful. The noise level was unpleasant and made it hard to converse. Front desk, reception people were unpleasant to deal with

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vipDargan
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good service, nice food pretty sparse portions value-wise. Tiny piece of fish on the grill menu<3 ounces.

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JanetS
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect evening at Saltus! I enjoyed my delicious cocktail while I watched the sunset. My husband raved about his oysters and our entrees were incredible. We were there on a Friday evening and the place was jammed. Thank goodness we had made a reservation.

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Kimberly
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great.

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SamR
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The wine list was very good and priced right. The shrimp cocktail was really special as it was local shrimp and very fresh, the cocktail sauce was excellent. I eat out a lot and this would be one of the top restaurants I have had the pleasure to dine in.

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Gates
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A last night to get together with friends who were visiting for the first time since they moved from Beaufort. The 5 of us had a delightful evening enjoying good food and wine,

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Foodie4life
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

We made a reservation 4 days in advance but got stuck in a small two-top crammed in a corner between a wall and noisy 4-top. The hostess refused our request for another table as a regular customer was coming soon expecting that specific spot. “Signature” old fashioned was weak, oysters were ok but not well shucked, wife’s salad came without dressing and had to be returned to server. Once she finished the salad her silverware was taken away and not replaced so when our entrees came we then had to flag down a server to get another set which delayed our meal further. Poorly trained staff who were friendly but inept. The grilled dorado was very good and the sides of grits with stewed tomatoes and sautéed spinach were excellent. Wine was ok but pricey. Lime tart was excellent and the pour of Gran Marnier was generous but for a total bill exceeding $200 the overall value of the meal was very disappointing. Considering what we were ordering and the money we were spending on an off-season Sunday evening with a reservation made well in advance I generally expect much better service, accommodation and better bar drinks. We certainly won’t go back. Many better options are available at this price point.

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RODERICKM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

my wife and I liked the creative cooking that was used. Light, fresh food with distinctive flavors. the dark chix meat confit could be served with just the vegetables, "dump" the dumplings, make it 2 leg quarters or 1 back half with just the veggies and have another entree.. service and ambiance very good, makes u feel comfortable and at home.

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DonnaR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Saltus River Grill offers the Lowcountry the ultimate experience in fine dining. In a sophisticated, yet cozy, waterfront setting, Saltus River Grill has crafted the perfect dining combination: an extensive wine and cocktail list; an eclectic menu of chef's creations, small plates, and sushi; and professionally trained servers. It is our choice for everything from family celebrations to intimate happy hours on the waterfront patio.

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calkeith
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and excellent food. A place to go with a special person. We

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was great, however the portions were not. We waited for an hour and 15 for our food to come. When your reservation isn’t until 8:30 and it takes that long to get your food, you are starving. It was a nice experience, but we probably won’t go back.

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DrRussellWieland
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and grits !! Yes you have to eat and enjoy !!!

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ShawnH
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took some family to Saltus for Valentine’s Day. We enjoyed their Pre-chosen meal. Service was impeccable and the food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good, but I though $75 each was a little much for what was served.

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dw3141hw
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Came on Valentine night with my wife. It was our first time and we will be back. Thank you for everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, with a well prepared menu for their valentine meal.

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentines Day. The prefix menu was absolutely awesome. We usually dine at what I call white tablecloth restaurants and this one is at the top of my list.

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AlanK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Went for Valentines Day. Fixed dinner. Yikes! Way overpriced.
Like stupid crazy overpriced. We both had the lobster. Frozen. What?
Have been here one other time and quite good, on the fence whether we will go back.

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JessicaK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can count on great food. Love the sushi and great service.

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October
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saltus never fails to provide a wonderful dining experience.

FAQs

Saltus River Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 2470 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.