Saltwater Grill

4.6
1533 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TracyT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was restaurant week, therefor, a little bit noisier than normal? We had reservations and were seated immediately. Everything was lovely. Service, food and experience was great. I had the sea bass and it melted in your mouth. Love going there!

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KevinK
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the service was the same I definitely can’t wait to go back

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vipHayickids
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner with my wife. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The specials were exactly that .. baked oysters with Gruyere cheese, crab spring rolls, filet mignon with Oscar topping , and chef’s lobster creation. Amazing!!

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vipDanny
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Food and service were awesome!

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DianeB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We both ordered off the Restaurant Week menu, which included starter, entree and dessert. I ordered almond coconut shrimp over rice and asian vegetables, with a peanut curry sauce. The sauce did not taste peanut curry, could detect ginger. They insisted that's their peanut curry sauce, and offered to bring me something else. I declined. It was alright, just not what I expected. My husband got the fish, and his was good, not great. Just a little disappointed on what I thought would be some of their best dishes on the special menu. We've been more impressed on previous visits.

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CAVS
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Saltwater has always distinguished for being one of the best choices in the Island of Galveston. You can enjoy a drink at the bar or have an excellent meal and be part of a vibrant atmosphere. It is a place to visit and see for yourself. We had a good time and enjoyable dinner.

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redsfoodies
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almond crusted coconut shrimp meal and scallops meal both superb!

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DrewO
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Valentines Day at Saltwater Grill and the food and ambience was excellent.

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SabrinaH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food! Always great service I feel like I’m in 5 star restaurant. Staff and management are so polite and professional. It worth the drive.

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JohnS
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to enjoy our 50th anniversary and it was wonderful. The food was delicious, our server was very professional and helpful with recommendations. The entire staff along with the manager made our celebration very special. Highly recommend this to go to for a special event or anytime you are dining out and want food that has been prepared by a true chef. Thank you all very much.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byron and crew were amazing, the food was impeccable. Our waitress Julie was extremely attentive and we never had to ask for refills. We dined from the restaurant week menu and both had the fire grilled chicken. Tender, juicy and flavorful, it melted in my mouth. The salad was perfect and the dessert was a wonderful tangy and tart cheesecake I believe. I also had the Georgia peach drink from the happy hour menu and it was amazing. We also took a steak to go for my father, very rarely can you find so I e who can cook a perfect medium well, but Saltwater did it to perfection. Thank you to Mr. Bunch, Byron and Julie for the wonderful dining experience.

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GalvestonJT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We have been to SWG many times over the last 15 years, but had not visited for years as our last meal was frankly, poor.
A new dawn: the food on this visit was sensational. Coconut shrimp, pot stickers and so on. Fabulous. We will return asap.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and service was excellent. It was comfortable and easy to converse because we were seated at a nice size round table just perfect for 6 people. Really enjoyed this dining experience.

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vipDanny
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three had the restaurant week special, I ate from the happy hour menu. Food and drinks were excellent, service was great! The selections offered on both menus are top 10! Highly recommended both options, as well as regular dinner menu!

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Dina
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at Saltwater Grill. The dessert was pretty ho hum but otherwise very nice meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious meal. Loved the Oyster Lettuce Wraps! Service was excellent.

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TurnerH
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The most disappointing was they did not maintain “social distancing”, we mentions this to the concierge / manager before we left, he said he would pass it on to the owner. I trust that he did. Herman Turner

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JohnC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had anything but a wonderful experience dining at Saltwater. The service and food are always spot on. I highly reccommend this place.

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JohnM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and generous portions. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The staff did not seem welcoming or inviting. Besides one person (I believe the manager) checking on how our food was, didn’t really feel like we were attended to much. The waiter was nice, but he was clearly busy. The food was ok, I just wish it had more seasoning or flavor. I love Caesar salad, but the one I was served was not good to me. The pasta I ordered was dry, however the salmon my husband ordered was really good. The note I put in the reservation was not acknowledged (ie my husband’s birthday). Even when we left, I believe it was the manager at the door and he didn’t even thank us for dining with them. Just feel like there should have been more engaging with customers and being friendly and smiling goes a long way.

I don’t see myself dining here again.

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vipKevinS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation through Open Table, was in time and twin straight to to the table. No waiting. Ordered Parmesan Oysters and they were awesome. Big and fresh. Then got steak with a crab topper, cooked perfectly. Seasoned well and delicious. Sides were mushroom risotto, garlic mashed and broccoli. It was all really tasty. 9 out of 10. Service was excellent, not intrusive at all. Perfect for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The tables were very close together with us sitting within a foot of our neighbor. If you are concerned about social distancing, I would not recommend this place.

The food was excellent.

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vipJandJ
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dining experience! The bouillabaisse was awesome!

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Erin
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice, food was really good. Had lobster egg rolls and steak abs shrimp. Enjoyed the experience.

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vipMikeP
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipAllenR
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Shrimp cocktail was great. Seabass was better!

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Keith
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s

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vipSandy
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saltwater Grill has something for everyone. It is consistently DELICIOUS and never disappoints! Cant wait to go back.

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JeffH
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good overall
Place was clean but Smokey in dining toom

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KeithG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was amazing. The food was fantastic. The dessert was Devine. Thank you for a memorable birthday.

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vipMWMDallasTX
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so great!! Everyone was so nice and helpful. Felt completely safe dining there during COVID.

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RhondaF
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here every time we are in town. Never had a meal I didn’t like. Staff is amazing!

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ColinK
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for happy hour, we had the filet, it was delicious and cooked perfectly! Overall a wonderful meal and experience and would highly recommend you try this place.

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jayg
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great and the service was awesome. Really appreciated our server who surprised us with an anniversary dessert. Very nice and warm gesture. I would definitely come back and invite friends and family. Thanks again for a wonderful evening.

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AmberJ
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. The food is excellent and the waitstaff are awesome! Thank you for helping us celebrate a very special Birthday!

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tony
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Only area for improvement is the wine list; it's pretty limited and basic, although you can find something to drink. Cocktail list looks much better.

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DonnaK
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, highly recommended. Will definitely be back

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SYPLJ
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not too crowded on this visit, so noise level was low. But we do not mind the noise level on more busy nights....feels fun and active. As for service and food here... WE ARE NEVER DISAPPOINTED! Both have been excellent on all of our times here and we will continue to come back often!! Thank you for always accommodating our special requests, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, will be back often

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KarenO
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fabulous cocktails and outstanding service ! A great place to enjoy a 49th wedding anniversary!

FAQs

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

Saltwater Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 1533 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.

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