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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

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (55)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Scenic View (40)
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Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (35)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Bar Seating (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Romantic (27)
Local Ingredients (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Worth the Drive (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Casual (16)
Fun (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Authentic (12)
Business Meals (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Good for Groups (11)
People Watching (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Cozy (10)
Seasonal (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Tapas (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Healthy (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Music (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

Food always good. Not sure there arenenough servers

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonder venue. Great food.

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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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·Dined on November 28, 2017

We have been to Saltus several times and have not been disappointed in the least. I find the food to be exceptional, elegant, one of a kind. Highly recommend to all.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Organic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Awesome wait staff, generous pours, excellent food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Hadn't been to Saltus in a while since they stopped serving the flat iron steak and thats been years. My wife and her friend ordered the Filet and it was cooked perfectly.My friend ordered the strip and again cooked to perfection.I ordered the Delmonico with the Demi-glace sauce.Excellent and I couldn't have cooked better myself. Only thing that wasn't up to par was the caesar salad.Dressing had a very fishy taste to it.I know they use anchovies but the taste was over powering.Great waitress and over all a great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful waitress, excellent menu, and a wonderful time.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This local restaurant remains consistent time after time, this visit had a very pleasant change -
they moved the live entertainment OUTSIDE to the patio. This reduced the noise level to a far
more normal dining level. I say “thank you”!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Scenic View, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A problem occurred with our reservation availability due to a wedding party, but the management team went out of their way to accommodate us....they took us to their newest restaurant and treated us as VIP's. The food was fantastic. Thank you Robin and Michael!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Saltus is generally a good restaurant to dine at. Lately our visits just haven't been memorable. Tonight the fish special was somewhat dry. Did not have bernaise sauce which was in the description by our waitress. CrabLouie salad was chopped, what I asked for, rather than as a wedge, and just didn't have a good presentation. Might give saltus a break for a bit. Staff seems to have an attitude lately. I just don't feel the price value relation is there.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Variety of delicious entrees, comfortable surrounding, attentive service. Definitely would highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love everything about this place. The sushi is lovely.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fun, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and wonderful outdoor seating. All dishes were delicious.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Early for happy hour, but accommodated us on the outdoor patio on a beautiful day with a beautiful view. Waiter Nicholas was the best. After our drinks, went inside to a fantastic meal! Oysters were wonderful! Trigger fish special was terrific. Spicy scallops were great too. Will return, of course!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Had friends visiting from New York. Completely enjoyed many of the specials of the day. Continues to be the best overall restaurant in Beaufort.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Waterfront
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were very disappointed in the menu. I was e-mailed the menu the evening before dinner. WE were pleased with the selections. Friday night though the menu handed to us was different. I asked if an entree was spicy and was told no. It was and most of entree not eaten.
Overall, very disappointed.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a Wonderful waiter young Man! He was so willingly to any thing we needed. We would really look for him to be our waiter the next time we are in Beaufort. His name is Collin.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We loved our waitress, the food was very good and it was a perfect atmosphere of nice but not too fancy. Wonderful evening with our friends!

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Saltus is the upscale restaurant in Beaufort. Been several times. Service is always good. A little pricey. Always enjoy the Crab Louie. Ask for it chopped. In downtown.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

excellent dinner, food was outstanding, waiter was excellent, would go again

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always good. Sushi is outstanding. Good craft beer selection, fun to see whats on tap.
Its nice to see the same wait staff; not a lot of turnover; shows a well run restaurant.

A locals favorite.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was one of the best places to eat in Beaufort. It is a little pricier, but worth every penny! I think everyone should go there at least once.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lovely evening and we were able to sit outside, and the outside dining is beautiful. I have NO idea what the mood was inside. We live in Houston, where there are many choices of restaurants, but we rated our experience at Saltus and top notch. Wonderful server, great food, fun evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food. Very good service. Reliably good place to go in our opinion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always am surprised that each visit makes me wonder why we don't return more frequently.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 16, 2017

With reservations we were seated immediately. Atmosphere is on the quiet side, lights are low and very near but not on the water. The menu is expensive but worth it. Portions are a la carte. Save room for dessert as they’re are almost better than the meal!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

As part time residents of Beaufort County we visit Saltus River Grill regularly. Always fresh seafood and their sushi rolls are beautifully prepared and delicious. The main menu Scallops are outstanding and both the Steakhouse salad and the Arugula and Beet Salad as well.

One of the top 3 restaurants in Beaufort in my opinion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Great Beer, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have always loved Saltus as a special place for special occasions. My only complaint is when I pay $15.00 for a glass of wine I expect more than half a glass. Very poor pour.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We ate here three years ago on our way South for the winter and loved it. The food, the service, the location, everything about it. We’ve not been able to come back through Beaufort for the past two years due to floods and Matthew so loved being back this year the the Grill did not disappoint. It’s so good we dined there both nights we were in town.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything about Saltus was amazing. The staff was quick and friendly. The oysters were the best I've ever tasted. The food was extremely fresh, creative and tasty! Portion size was perfect. We will return every time we visit Beaufort.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A get together with friends at our favorite restaurant

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