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About Saltus River Grill

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.

802 Bay Street, Suite C
Beaufort, SC 29902
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Open for dinner seven days a week, 5p.m. – until. Reservations are not taken for our Patio. The Patio is on a first-come basis due to availability.

Cross Street:
Scott Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 379-3474

Website:
http://www.saltusrivergrill.com/

Parking Details:
Public parking available on Bay Street.

Executive Chef:
Brian Waters

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Saltus River Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Good for a Date (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Romantic (30)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Bar Seating (27)
Local Ingredients (27)
Worth the Drive (24)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Fun (16)
Casual (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Cozy (13)
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Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Live Music (3)
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Afternoon Tea (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was very nice. We really enjoyed a night out with a upscale setting.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

I misread menu thinking fried oysters and was step above raw. They gave me friend oysters even though not on menu. Also gave me a free dessert. Can't believe how accommodating they were. Had the most outstanding gal who served us. Thanks for going above and beyond to serve me.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

One of our favorites, but tonight was a disappointment. Restaurant Week in Beaufort, but not busy at all. Server was not involved with her clients. We had a drink, ordered meals and wine. Food was room temperature and sent back. Not much warmer when returned. Never asked if we wanted more wine. Never asked if we wanted
D an after dinner drink. Just an off night at one of our favorite restaurants. We'll be back, but only because we've had so many excellent meals here.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Had visitors from out-of-state and took them to Saltus for dinner. As always, impeccable table service but was disappointed with the food itself. the bisque was watery; the salad had very little crab in it; and one dessert was actually returned as it was not at all good. Disappointing considering the relatively high prices. Have had very positive experiences in the past, but this one was a bummer and I was somewhat embarrassed that my guests were dissatisfied.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful meal and service, lovely atmosphere . Welcoming staff

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was our second visit (in two nights)!

I just wanted to see if Saltus Grill was as good as my first impression. It was better!

Ordered lthe market fish whi ch was Carolina sole steamed with scallion and fennel in parchment over rice. I have enjoyed sole in many fine resturants, but I must say this was the very best hands down.

My thanks to Kathie the night before with her description and especially to Devon for confirming my choice.

This is a fine resturant for the discerning gourmet..

Jeanne & Gil. The Grey Gourmets

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

We decided to give it a try, the waiter was great actually the best part. We had a table of people even older than us and they were extremely loud. The food was good, but I hoped for great. I would still recommend trying it for yourself.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

We live on Fripp and have been coming here for as long as it has been open. Each and every time has been great. One of our favorite restaurants. You cannot go wrong with Saltus!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Our first visit was delightful. Tried the restaurant week menu and it was delightful. I love that they have a changing seasonal menu along with a few lowcountry standards. The soup du jour and crab bisque were outstanding. My favorite part of the meal was the country pate appetizer that I shared with my husband. House made to perfection and served with toast made from an artisanal bread also baked in house. The service was impeccable. The menu was creative, I look forward to returning. It is a bit pricey most entrees in the $35 range,

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, People Watching, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food and service were very good although the restaurant is getting a bit tired esthetically. Bathrooms need a serious uplift with holes in wall in mens bathroom and stalls that are dirty. Would expect more from this establishment.

Management should walk around with staff and look for areas to improve, be it cleaning, carpets, walls...

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This place is amazing! Food is as good or better than many in downtown Charleston, Hall's Management Group!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent service and cuisine choices. Staff was friendly

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great service. Excellent food, and at a reasonable cost. Quite.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been to Saltus River Grill several times in the past and were always extremely pleased with the food and the service. However, our visit on New Year's Eve was a disaster. A cocktail was served while being splashed all over the table, they ran out of certain items at 9 pm (on New Year's Eve), each time a plate was brought to the table it was presented to the wrong person, our wine glasses were refilled once with only one glass being filled, leaving the other two completely empty, the fish was fairly bland, the chicken was delicious, but the accompanying items in the dish were practically nonexistent ... and it was incredibly expensive. Having gone there in the past and having lovely experiences, this was a huge disappointment, especially considering the expense and the fact that we were celebrating New Year's Eve.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing. I went with my mother and mother in law. Since our arrival Kiara treat us like family. Alexis serve our table and the device were excellent. We have a great night to end the year

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed everything about this restaurant! Love the waiter! He was attentive and personnel. Every course we had was exceptional.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent meal! Beautiful view. Reasonably priced. Service was good.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Saltus is a great place to dine. We had a group of eight and everyone was pleased with their meal. I ordered the Halibut special and it was divine. The only negative is the noise level.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Especially Loved the Halibut! The chefs are outstanding

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Healthy, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very enjoyable. Decor is contemporary which isn't my overall taste but nicely done. Too cold to sit outside but loved the look of that space on the Bay. Food was very good. We had eaten at a couple restaurants in Charleston the 2 days before and Saltus wasnt quite as good but I'd go back any time. We both had seafood, well prepared and tasty. The chocolate pecan pie was exceptional. Service was very good. Absolutely nothing to complain about. Well, had to pay for parking in public lot next door, but other than that....... I'd recommend it. Probably not a better place in Beaufort.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Dining at Saltus was a marvelous experience. Great food, wonderful service and terrific ambiance.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

One of our top 3 favorite spots in the area - always great.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Live music fabulous jazz occasionally on Sunday nights. Call first to see if Vic is bringing his group.
Always wonderful food and service.
Locals love it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The experience was great. Justin created the best decor of sushi I have ever seen!! The taste was absolute incredible. We had an amazing time. I will be eating here again!!
Thanks for the night!!
Mike Edwards

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Favorite spot in town
Great food and wonderful atmosphere

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The special was not 'great' but the service made up for it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful experience, every course was excellent and the service was spot on. We’ll definitely be back!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food always good. Not sure there arenenough servers

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonder venue. Great food.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We took a group of 10 friends to Beaufort for shopping, dinner and a performance at USC Performing Arts Center. Saltus was great in coordinating our reservation. The food was really tasty and there was a good variety so that everyone was able to find something they enjoyed. The only glitch was in getting our tickets so that we could get to the performance on time. Other than that, the service was good as well. We would return the next time we're in the area.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Met friends here while staying at a local B&B. The food was good, albeit different and pricey. Service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Saltus is always a mainstay in Beaufort - consistent food, good atmosphere, good service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Saltus is always a good, reliable dining experience and tonight was no exception. All 4 meals were good but the turnip pureed soup was exceptional as was the Wreck fish special with pimento cheese grits. Colin served us for the first time and if anything was a little too overly attentive with frequent checks to see if we “needed anything” and asking how are meals were before having taken our first bite. Rather that than being ignored! We will return soon.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have been trying to eat here since we moved to town a couple of months ago but it never worked out until now. The sushi is better than that other place in town that folks say has the best sushi, hands down, no comparison. The kids’ dinner made me jealous, their fried shrimp and French fries were perfection. My entree, shrimp and grits, was just as good as it was in top restaurants in Charleston and Savannah.

Tags: Tapas, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Perfect evening with exceptional service. Sushi was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The wood fired oysters were excellent. Looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and great service! Nick was our waiter and he did a fantastic job. The cucumber avacado soup was amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We have enjoyed this restaurant on two different occasions and we're not disappointed. Such great food and service. We would highly recommend this restaurant for a great evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, People Watching, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Brought a friend and he really enjoyed it. We had a nice view and great service even though it was fairly busy

Tags: Comfort Food, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Saltus is always consistently delicious. The service was excellent! I had the grilled oysters and a perfect St. Germain cocktail - the oysters were incredible, sort of like an oyster version of Escargots. Sophisticated, but super friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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