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Saltwater Grill

4.5
4.5
1850 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Saltwater Grill is located just steps away from The Grand 1894 Opera House. Featuring an array of tantalizing fresh-from-the-grill and fresh-from-the-kettle seafood specialties, Saltwater Grill is in a class of its own when it comes to quality and attention to detail.

Saltwater Grill was just named Galveston's 2016 Restaurant of the Year. Thanks to everyone who voted!

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (409) 762-3474

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Megan Walker

  • Catering

    The Saltwater Grill has a full catering department with many concepts around town to choose from.

  • Private party facilities

    Large parties are always welcome. We have a private room available for up to 16 people with other quiet areas in the restaurant available for larger groups.

  • Private party contact

    Danny Hart: (409) 762-3474

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Cross street

    21st Street

  • Parking details

    The Saltwater Grill provides its own private, covered lot behind the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,850 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Galveston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Galveston

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Galveston

    Special Occasion

  • Galveston

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Galveston

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as usual!

    Saltwater GrillResponded 1 day agoThank you for being our guest. We look forward to serving you again.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service & atmosphere. We continue to visit Saltwater time & time again. Highly recommend!

    Saltwater GrillResponded 5 days agoThat is always fantastic to hear, thank you. We will look forward to making you another fantastic meal.

  3. L

    Lindy14

    Houston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We arrived before our reservation time, but were quickly seated. Our server was very nice. Our food was outstanding. In fact, the food deserves 5 stars. Service slowed down as the restaurant filled up. Servers were so busy that we had to stop them to ask for some items. Perhaps more servers at peak times would be a good idea. Our nice server forgot to bring our salad, but we had already eaten so much that we told him to just take it off the bill. There was no problem. The noise level is very high when Saltwater Grill is crowded. We were going to a show at THE GRAND and had to wait a bit long to receiver our bill. Prices are a high, but that is true mostly everywhere. Would I recommend this place? Yes! However, you might want to choose a different time if you need to be someplace afterwards. Thank you.
  4. JS

    JohnS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Good food as usual. A little loud - difficult to have conversation. service was slow, but we were at peak time.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were eating prior to attending the performance at The Grand. We have dined here on numerous occasions prior to attending performances. The service and food were excellent as always. Only issues are noise due to small size of venue and lack of restroom areas.

    Saltwater GrillResponded on September 19, 2022That is always fantastic to hear, thank you. We will look forward to making you another amazing meal.

  6. CM

    ChrisM

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always

    Saltwater GrillResponded on September 19, 2022Thank you for being our guest, Chris. We look forward to serving you again.

  7. TG

    ToniG

    Houston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!

    Saltwater GrillResponded on September 18, 2022We’re proud to be serving extraordinary dishes to our guests for 22 years and counting. Thank you for your support Toni, and we will look forward to your next visit.

  8. JR

    JamesR

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very Good…………
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Food and service were great, but it was very loud. You must yell at the people at your table and the wait staff in order for them to hear you.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Our server was awesome! The manager not so much. Our food was absolutely to die for. Five stars for the chef!
  11. JF

    JoeF

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We frequent this restaurant which gives us a good perspective on the consistency they achieve in staff training, quality of the food, preparation of the meals and attention to detail. Watching Chef Megan run the pass is art in motion. Nothing gets past her. Her reputation and pride are part of every meal. Something we both appreciate and enjoy. Thanks for the great evening!

    Saltwater GrillResponded on September 11, 2022That is always fantastic to hear, thank you Joe. We will look forward to making you another amazing meal.

  12. l

    localguy

    Richmond

    237 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    237 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinners. The service was great and the food was delicious. First time at this restaurant and I definitely recommend it.

    Saltwater GrillResponded on September 10, 2022That is always fantastic to hear, thank you. We will look forward to making you another fantastic meal.

  13. JP

    JoeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for the best seafood in Texas and it was. Service was excellent and the young manager was so polite and professional. Wished I lived in Galveston to eat there everyday.

    Saltwater GrillResponded on September 8, 2022That is always fantastic to hear, thank you. We will look forward to making you another amazing meal.

  14. AW

    AlanW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service

    Saltwater GrillResponded on September 6, 2022That is always fantastic to hear, thank you Alan. We will look forward to making you another amazing meal.

  15. SS

    ScottS

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. We would highly recommend the Lobster Rolls as an appetizer - they were awesome. Our waiter was knowledgeable and a pleasure to visit with. We had a great experience. We will be back!

    Saltwater GrillResponded on September 6, 2022We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, Scott. We look forward to your next visit.

  16. j

    jeffro0625

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second night in a row at this restaurant. I had the crusted almond shrimp and the wife had her usual (Chefs Creation). it didn't disappoint

    Saltwater GrillResponded on September 6, 2022We’re proud to be serving extraordinary dishes to our guests for 22 years and counting. Thank you for your support, and we will see you again soon.

  17. j

    jeffro0625

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to Galveston several times and this was the first time coming here.. Let me tell you if you haven't been here before your in for a treat! The food is absolutely outstanding! I had the Seafood Combo Trio and the wife had the Chefs Creation.

    Saltwater GrillResponded on September 4, 2022That is always fantastic to hear, thank you. We will look forward to making you another amazing meal.

  18. B

    Benzworld

    New Mexico

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the service was wonderful and the atmosphere was exciting. Definitely a place to eat when in Galveston.

    Saltwater GrillResponded on September 3, 2022Thank you for being our guest, Ben. We look forward to serving you again.

  19. KE

    KirkE

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, David, was outstanding and offered great suggestions. The food was excellent - as always!

    Saltwater GrillResponded on September 3, 2022We’re proud to be serving extraordinary dishes to our guests for 22 years and counting. Thank you for your support, and we will see you again soon.

  20. KD

    KarlD

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We arrived late, significantly later than the timing for our booking and very close to the restaurant closing but were meet with great hospitality and no pressure to get our orders in at haste. Food and service was great and we left very satisfied. Definitely a place to revisit.

    Saltwater GrillResponded on September 1, 2022That is always fantastic to hear, thank you. We will look forward to making you another amazing meal.

  21. AS

    AmberS

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Anniversary celebration. I added this note in the reservation but they didn’t acknowledge it at the restaurant.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was extremely loud! However.. I asked to be moved further to the back. My husband is horribly hard of hearing!!! So back ground noise can absolutely ruin a date night!! They host was more than happy to accommodate his needs. The food was outstanding!!!! The crab cake is to die for!!!! I love chiopinni sorry if I spelled it incorrectly… It’s seafood soup!!! It was out of this world!!! It was the best I’ve ever had! My husband had gumbo! Both soups were enough for another meal the next day!!! So totally worth the price!!!

    Saltwater GrillResponded on August 29, 2022That is always fantastic to hear, thank you. We will look forward to making you another amazing meal.

  23. JG

    JefeGrande

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our very favorite pre-show place to dine! Service was FANTASTIC. I wish he was my "regular" server. He made the entire meal special.

    Saltwater GrillResponded on August 22, 2022That is always fantastic to hear, thank you. We will look forward to making you another amazing meal.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food & service‼️

    Saltwater GrillResponded on August 15, 2022Thank you for being our guest. We will look forward to making you another amazing meal.

  25. KS

    KeithS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great. I requested a table for five. When we arrived they were expecting three. I rechecked my reservation and saw it indicated 2 people. The staff accommodated all 5 of us.

    Saltwater GrillResponded on August 14, 2022Thank you for being our guest, Keith. We will look forward to making you another amazing meal.

  26. MB

    MarkyB

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We ate there on vacation. The service was excellent and the decor is beautiful. The prices are a little expensive for what we got. And some of our shrimp were overdone and dry. We were surprised that the broccoli served as a side dish was literally 4 florets of steamed broccoli with salt and pepper only.
  27. S

    Smith3079

    Houston

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We thought the food was good. Service was good. On the pricey side but we enjoyed our dinner

    Saltwater GrillResponded on August 8, 2022We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to your next visit.

  28. TJ

    TanyaJ

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really good meal, and great service. Restaurant was very loud, until the opera house customers left. A good ambience though, more like a city-style restaurant.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Took the family out. The service was great food was not the best the fish was very game flavor and the lobster tail was over cooked and tough.
  30. DK

    DrKen

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    I only ordered the Lobster Bisque … my and I family waited an unusual amount of time for ser
  31. MK

    MatthewK

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very thankful that they accepted my 9pm reservation. Waiter was very nice and explained answers to any questions I posed regarding food or wine.

    Saltwater GrillResponded on August 8, 2022We’re proud to be serving extraordinary dishes to our guests for 22 years and counting. Thank you for your support Matthew, and we will see you again soon.

  32. JM

    JMF5

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had the ahi tuna tower, crab cakes, mussels and seafood trio. All were good but not great lacking seasoning resulting in all dishes being very bland. Wait staff was attentive. Ambiance good with moderate noise level. Enjoyed experience just wasn’t anything special.
  33. DF

    D4Food

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had not been here in several years. Food was not at the level that it had been.
  34. K

    Kelley

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I want to compliment management...I ordered the 1/2 dz Parmesan oysters. Someone else with me ordered the oysters Rockefeller. My oysters tasted wonderful but were the size of a nickle while the oyster Rockefeller were 2-3x or more than my all of my 6 oysters sizes. When management visited our table I shared the disappointment in the size differences of the 2 oyster orders. They refunded me the cost of mine. I honestly wasnt expecting or looking for that, and as they said my oysters were not up to their standards. Nice they stood behind their quality. The
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Host was rude. I did not like the table he sat us at. He refused to reseat us. We wound up at the bar.
  36. AF

    AmateurFoodCritic

    Houston

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy this restaurant. They were extra busy because of upcoming performance at the Opera House tonight but the service and food weren't impacted. We sat at the bar where Nicole attended every detail with charm and professionalism. Food, drinks and service were perfect.

    Saltwater GrillResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you for being our guest. We look forward to making you another delicious meal.

  37. JA

    JAMESB

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience3
    Very busy night with Grand Opera Show-kitchen and bar was slammed-service was very poor
  38. TS

    TracyS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and the wait staff was great and very attentive. Will definitely go back and suggest you try ti if you haven't. It is in a good location on the Strand and right across the street for the Grand 1894 Opera House.

    Saltwater GrillResponded on August 1, 2022We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, Tracy. We look forward to your next visit.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food was amazing. It was extremely noisy, very hard to hear each other. The floor was slippery and the water tasted funny. The food was delicious and worth the price
  40. KE

    KirkE

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed it from start to finish! Food was prepared perfectly and service was outstanding even with every table full! The only reason I gave it 4 stars in value is prices everywhere are sky high so not really their fault but value is value. On ambiance, again the only reason I gave it 4 stars is its pretty loud but they were completely full so that’s to be expected. We should know to go when it’s not peak time and can’t wait to go back.

FAQs

Saltwater Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 762-3474.

Saltwater Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 1850 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Saltwater Grill

2017 Post Office Street, Galveston, TX 77550

Additional information

  • Cross street

    21st Street

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    The Saltwater Grill provides its own private, covered lot behind the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Megan Walker

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (409) 762-3474

  • Catering

    The Saltwater Grill has a full catering department with many concepts around town to choose from.

  • Private party facilities

    Large parties are always welcome. We have a private room available for up to 16 people with other quiet areas in the restaurant available for larger groups.

  • Private party contact

    Danny Hart: (409) 762-3474

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