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About Saltwater Grill

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!

2017 Post Office Street
Galveston, TX 77550
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
21st Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(409) 762-3474

Website:
http://www.saltwatergrill.net/

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

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

Executive Chef:
Chris Lopez

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Saltwater Grill Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Casual (22)
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Fit for Foodies (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Business Meals (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Fun (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Seasonal (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was ok, ambiance was loud with a big table next to us.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Always delicious! From the bread to the dessert! You can't go wrong when you make a reservation here! I love the Caesar salad and any fish on the menu! Bread pudding was
also delicious!

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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Food is always very good. This was restaurant week and we ordered from their special menu. Very nice entree choices.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

As usual the food was wonderful!! We had oysters that were fantastic! Then for our entree we spilt the scallops and shrimp in a cream sauce. Our waitress was nice just not as friendly and fun as we have had in the past

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Service was terrific. Wait staff was very attentive but not obtrusive. Each course was delivered at appropriate times and the food was the right temperature.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We went for lunch during restaurant week. The choices for this special menu were great and a good value. The service was great. The place was packed. This is a very noisy restaurant.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

It was restaurant week, and Saltwater's menu reflected their regular offerings. The coconut shrimp were the best I have ever had, and my husband's red snapper was also delicious. Nice presentation of the salad as well as the entrees. Everything was just lovely.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

We went for Restaurant Week, hoping to have the delicious cuisine for a better price. The meal we ended up choosing was from the regular menu as it was a better value, $26 instead of $34, for almost the same thing as the special. We split crab cakes for an appetizer, I love your crabcakes! Then we both had blackened redfish w/Ponchatrain topping. It was delicious! Our server was attentive and we timed it so there wasnt a crowd or unruly children. I will be back, I always recommend Saltwater Grill to my Airbnb guests and friends, saying the food is delish, the place is rather pricey and usually very noisy!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We went for Galveston restaurant week. The menu and food were awesome. Great value

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This meal(red fish Pontchartrain) was a redemption from our last visit which must have been at a time when the chef was off. Our food, 4 of us, was absolutely excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The menu is wrapped around fresh sea food done right in a period building recreating the golden age of Galveston Island. Can recommend for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good food, attentive waiters, great place. Pleasant atmosphere, convenient to the Grand

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tapas, Healthy, Casual, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I read many of reviews before going. Don’t believe negative ones. Except it being a little loud in spots (depending on table and age of dinner) place a solid 5 star. I eat out at top places at least 2x week and know quality.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We made reservations months in advance to a planned cruise. We were blown away by the taste and portions of their food! If we are ever back in the area, we will definitely eat here again!!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food is always good. The waiter was new and we received our entree and had to ask for the salad/soup that came with our meal. Refills were slow. Seating was at first table by door and the cold air was a bit much when door opened.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

First night of Restaurant week and I had their speciality pot stickers. Red Fish Ponchitrain, and Bread pudding and my wive their house salad, Coconut Curry Shrimp with Asian vegetables, and bread pudding...all for $25 each. Portions were ample and all wonderful. Pleasant atmosphere and service...restaurant packed!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Really enjoyed the food! Ambience could be a little nicer, but Galveston isn’t a fancy place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We were expecting upscale cuisine, and we received it. Had some of the best Cioppino I've ever had. Service was great, nice ambiance. Would definitely refer friends to eat here, and would love to return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overcooked steak, cold potatoes, terrible lobster bisque. Brought my wine 1 minute before the check after the meal.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Came in on a cold rainy Saturday night. The restaurant wasn’t packed, and we had no trouble getting a table. Ambience and decor were adequate for the price point. Ordered the Bouillabaisse and the Redfish Ponchartrain. Both were delicious. Id say it’s some the best seafood dishes I have tried in Texas.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Best gumbo on Galveston. Just good food all around.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Fresh ingredients; spot on prep; exquisite recipes. Fresh baked bread. Everything about this food is delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Although, our server was not as accomplished as she should have been, although, my main complaint may not have been her fault. I ordered baked oysters, my dinner companions ordered shrimp and fish. My oysters were brought out 5-10 minutes before the other plates. I tried to wait to eat my oysters thinking that the other plates would arrive soon, but, they didn't. I was finished with my meal before my companions received theirs.

And, the noise level was so bad, that we couldn't carry on any dinner conversation without raising our voices, which, we decided not to do, because, we would be adding to the noise.

I will probably not return, even though the food was acceptable, the conditions weren't.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Noise level was very high. Perfect place before attending a performance at The Grand.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I always enjoy the Saltwater Grill for dining before or after attending an event at The Grand. It is convenient. The food is interesting. The waiters and waitress are upbeat, and the atmosphere is a happy one.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

My boyfriend and I dined there for the first time a couple of days ago and was impressed with the food and atmosphere. It was a Tuesday night during off season so it was really quiet, only a couple of tables were seated, so I don't know what the atmosphere will be like during peak season but I will definitely go back. The food was really really good.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Nice time in Saltwater Grill. Had a dozen of fresh oysters ( ice cold) and then had our entrees . I had scallops and shrimp and my date had fish. Arron our waiter was wonderful and would definitely have him serve us again. The food was wonderful and we both drank the house wine which was good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our family went for lunch before the Nutcracker at the Grand, which is across the street. We started with several appetizers, such as, the potato soup, lobster bisque & lobster spring rolls, all were good portions, with everyone loving each dish, but be aware the lobster rolls are spicy. Next was the main course consisting of filet mignon, ribeye , redfish and salmon, all the meals exceeded expectations. Our family recommends the Saltwater Grill for a modern take on the classics.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We have eaten at Saltwater Grill many times, usually when attending performances at The Grand 1894 Opera House. Food is always great and the wine list offers excellent values.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Crab mac and cheese was awesome!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Overall the food and service were excellent. Great sized portions and the chef cooked everything to perfection. My only problem was with the gnats flying around the table. I had to swat them numerous times to keep away from food and drink.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food, the parmesan snapper was delicious! The asparagus appetizer was great, the desserts were excellent.
The oysters were great, the service was top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

To me the restaurant was too crowded, too many tables to close together. There was too much noise and conversation was difficult. We went there for the seafood, and it was "O.K.", nothing special. Service was not so great. We have to wait several times for our waitress to get service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Serving sizes were too large.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was great and my server did a awesome job. I thought the decor would be more upscale.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

All was excellent. Superb mussels! We had a great time.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The wait staff are always so nice!
Food is Great! We love that it is so convenient being just across from the 1894 Grand!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

As expected, the restaurant was crowded with guests headed across the stree for the Willie Nelson concert. Food quality is never disappointing.....crab cakes are my go to.... yum!!!!
My daughter had salmon....loved it. Everything is beautifully presented.
My Martini was under whelming ...
But we make it to the show on time !

Tags: Live Music, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Actually thought the menu was ok. Ordered the fish of the day - redfish. Order came and fish was overcooked and had a "fishy" scent - not like fresh fish should smell and was brutally overcooked. Sent back - second time - fish still overcooked. No one came by to check on me. Ate half. Waiter took my plate and never asked anything. Bright side - light cream sauce with capers nice.

But worse than all of this was the ambiance. I would describe this restaurant as the polar opposite - zero ambiance. Harsh lighting, no table clothes, can't even think of a place that might look like this - perhaps like a breakfast area where a chain motel offers continental breakfast? And there are zero noise absorbing measures taken - no carpet, no table clothes, no acoustic ceiling tiles. It is just horrible. We wanted to take our dinners and eat on the sidewalk which was calmer and quieter.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great dinner and ending to our girls weekend! I will definitely be back for date night with the hubby!!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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