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Saltus River Grill

4.6
4.6
2868 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

10:30 PM


Booked 37 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 2,868 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Scenic View

  • Hilton Head

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Asked for specific seating and this was accommodated😊 Our server Josh was awesome The honey lavender martini is very good Pretty view out the windows Noise level okay Would go back again
  2. C

    Cat2

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The scallops with Faro was excellent! The white-wine sangria was very refreshing. All staff was friendly and attentive without hovering. Will definitely go again.
  3. US

    UpstateSCFoodie

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food! Service was not perfect, but dining out post-Covid, we are thankful for good food and a smiling staff. Kelsey was great! They were so busy, as it was a beautiful Friday evening with perfect weather. Even though the error from the Sushi staff was an extra roll we didn’t order, and the roll we did order came within seconds, Kelsey was still so kind to realize service might not have been 100% perfection and got our sushi taken care of. The awareness that a dining experience might have been a little bit less than perfect and making up for it with a birthday dessert and a little discount goes a long way! Take care of your service staff when they go that extra mile! We will be back! PS, it is very loud in the inside dining area at peak time, so if you don’t mind outside dining (like the rest of my party did) you could dine in the peaceful outdoors or at least enjoy the sunset and ambiance—it looked so gorgeous from their waterfront lanai!
  4. SD

    ShoemakerDiva

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful dining experience! The food was delicious! Our server, Kevin, was fantastic! He had impeccable timing throughout our entire visit, and took great care of us.
  5. DP

    DPEfromFripl

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Four in our party. Three had great meals. One didn’t. We started with oysters and crab cakes, excellent. Dorado, Fried Shrimp and Shrimp and grits were enjoyed greatly. Second time ordering fried chicken, first time was excellent last night underwhelming. Service was ok. We will go again.
  6. BH

    BetsyH

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Quality ingredients with a focus on what is in-season and locally/regionally fresh. Our service staff was very good even though I am sure they are short-staffed like every restaurant right now. Smoked salmon app was especially good as was shrimp & grits entree. I usually have the sushi (which is wonderful!) here but not this time. It is a little pricey but understand everything costs more now. Only negatives of this meal was way too much dressing on my salad (it was drenched!) and I asked for it on the side plus the table was sticky, sticky, sticky. Expect better table 'situation' at a restaurant of this caliber and expense. Consider using tablecloths or white butcher paper, at least.
  7. KK

    KelsiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve made two visits to Saltus and I will continue to go when the chance is available. Amazing food, amazing service, great atmosphere! The only downside was the waiter got the tickets for the table mixed up and we weren’t waited on for about 10 minutes after getting to our table. I went to the hostess and asked them about our server, she said she would get it handled. Shortly after that, the server showed up and sincerely apologized, he ended up buying our first round of drinks and our desert. The food was amazing, as always. Definitely a go-to choice when in Beaufort.
  8. h

    heather

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the grilled oysters!
  9. R

    Reed

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best restaurant on the waterfront in Beaufort. Best to sit outside if the weather cooperates. Noisy inside on busy nights. Food is consistently good and great drink selection. Service is generally on top of it and willing to assist for a pleasurable experience.
  10. LG

    LaurenG

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food, nice ambiance - what more could you ask?
  11. T

    Thatldo

    Tampa

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Ate dinner-sat outside. Lovely beeeze in shade. Caesar salad very good. Delmonico steak cooked perfect but a lot of fat waste for money. Side dishes just ok. Service was great but food not worth the cost.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We celebrated our anniversary and welcomed with a glass of champagne. The food was vey good. Service was impeccable and food was delivered quickly and as ordered. We will definitely be returning.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful time, thank you.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We only had a quiet experience because we chose outdoor seating but the service & food were amazing. We will definitely be back.
  15. CB

    CapnBroach

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our appetizers and meal were excellent. Tasty, interesting and well presented. The table service was professional. And the hostesses were friendly and efficient. Frankly, this was a surprise. I was reluctant to book this dinner because over the last 18 months, we'd had 2 previous very bad experiences at Saltus. They were becoming a tourist rather than a quality dining experience. Hassled staff. Indifferently prepared food. But last evening was back to the old Saltus. Thank goodness. A very pleasant evening. People dining and enjoying themselves. Delicious food. Thank you.
  16. JC

    JulieC

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We had a date planned and were a bit dissatisfied. We felt rushed and like they really wanted to close. The candle on the table was burnt out to the bottom as well as the atmosphere. Several men staggered by our table to the restroom. He went by grabbing the corners of tables and chairs. We held onto our drinks as he past by the second time to assure no accident at our table. Our food was very good. Just not a very large serving as other typical restaurants. We would love to give another opportunity but the Resturant is very expensive and this type atmosphere was unacceptable.
  17. m

    mattk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect breeze blew across the back patio where my wife and I sat. The view of the harbor river was mesmerizing as boats moved to and fro in the channel. The food was superb, and the staff was relatable and friendly. We definitely made the right choice for our anniversary dinner!
  18. J

    Jake

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On arrival greeted by a smile and welcome. Our server Brie was awesome in taking our order and checking back periodically to make sure we had everything we needed. Brie made our dining experience 5++. Super server.
  19. JS

    JanS

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely outdoor setting but bombarded by bugs. Crab cakes were awesome as was fried shrimp. Server was very good.
  20. P

    Phil

    Fort Lauderdale

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great views of bay. Food was good. And servers were good 😌
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Food was subpar…mahi and salmon was way over cooked and hard. The fried chicken was also over cooked and dry. Beer was warm. Overall the service was good. Location on the water was nice. We’ve heard excellent reviews so maybe we just had an off night.
  22. SM

    SusieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    LOVE Saltus. Wondering if there are plans to refurbish furniture/carpet etc- things are getting a bit worn...Still love, love, love the food and ambiance!
  23. RA

    RichardA

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time had by all!!!
  25. BG

    BrandyG

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the variety of menu options and the ambience. It was a very busy weekend with Water Festival but staff were attentive and gracious. Great job And thank you.
  26. TO

    The2OBs

    Savannah

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The fried chicken was way over salted.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner was amazing. The experience with the staff was by far the best we have ever had in the area. We will definitely be coming back and sending others. Love Love Love it!
  28. SH

    SusanH

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice patio area and excellent service. Wait staff was very attentive. Had the wedge salad and shrimp and grits. Both were delicious and good sized portions. Didn’t have room for dessert!
  29. J

    Joan

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our service was great-didn’t have to wait long, and our server was very nice. Crab bisque, shrimp sushi and salmon were delicious
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always perfect.
  31. KK

    KarenK

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We were visiting Beaufort for one night only and wanted to make it memorable. Our meal at Saltus River Grill was wonderful. There were plenty of options including small plates as well as sushi and several seafood choices. We ate inside although outside looked lovely. The interior was a little sparse and industrial looking for my taste. The service was excellent, thank you Taylor!
  32. S

    Scott

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Service. Very good food. Very good ambiance.
  33. MW

    MartyW

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our waiter. Loved the food. Love the neighbor that recommended Saltus to us.
  34. SF

    SFreeman

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Service stellar. The revised menu offers fewer choices. Overall we had a lovely experience.
  35. JG

    JanetG

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding everything!! Great local IPA. We will be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service!
  37. AM

    AliceM

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had out of town guests who didn’t mean to be but were a little obnoxious. Nick was SUCH a good sport. Thank you. As always, we thoroughly enjoyed the dinner! Vic and Alice
  38. M

    Matt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Sampled many of the dishes. Flavor wasn’t quite there for me on several dishes. Sushi had good fish but presentation wasn’t great. Service was excellent
  39. MT

    MiguelT

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, attentive service and a location that provided an inside our outside waterfront dining option. Appropriate fir a special occasion or just a memorable dinner experience.
  40. R

    Rebtuck

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and experience at Saltus. Beginning the evening with Kimberly Smith greeting us with open arms to Bree our server who was very attentive. We ALWAYS enjoy our experience at Saltus!

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 4.6 stars by 2868 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 37 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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