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17855 Scenic Hwy. 98, Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, Fairhope, AL 36532
+1 251-990-6300
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Outstanding among Fairhope, Alabama restaurants, enjoy an upbeat, unique...
Outstanding among Fairhope, Alabama restaurants, enjoy an upbeat, unique, and casual experience, at Saltwater Grill, while dining on fresh local seafood.
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Good for:
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations

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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good and Bad

I'm staying at the hotel for a conference and have been impressed with the food so far. The fried crab claws in the hotel bar are amazing, and the lunch served at my conference today was the best and most creative I've had at a conference. Given this, I was disappointed with dinner. The $55 bottle... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Kristen L
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I'm staying at the hotel for a conference and have been impressed with the food so far. The fried crab claws in the hotel bar are amazing, and the lunch served at my conference today was the best and most creative I've had at a conference. Given this, I was disappointed with dinner. The $55 bottle of white wine we... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Took my wife here for her birthday while staying at the resort. Dining room is very spacious and empty. Actually split in half with this one and a steak restaurant, weird. Had nice window table overlooking the water and the sunset, nice. Then the drinks and food came....took a while for them to find my wife's wine that she ordered,... More 

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Michael H, Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

We appreicate the time and attention to detail you took in your review. We pride ourselves on providing each guest with a great experience and we did not live up to that with your experience. We have reviewed your feedback so that your experience does not occur again. Please do try us again in the future. More 

Kenner, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We really enjoyed the Saltwater Grill in the Grand Hotel. The staff was amazing and the food was really good. Will definitely go back!

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Michael H, Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your experience, we look forward to your return ! More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I loved the atmosphere of Saltwater. Very elegant but comfortable. Grand scale windows with beautiful views. The service was very slow. Menu variety is plentiful, definitely something for everyone. The food presentation is nice but there was just nothing exciting happening with any of our dishes, especially for the prices. This was my first visit and will give them another... More 

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Michael H, Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review of our restaurant. We are pleased that you found our atmosphere and views to exceed your expectations. Our menu does offer quite a variety of items in an attempt to appeal to a wide variety of guest. Your specific feedback on the food items is appreciated as well. We look... More 

Lakeland, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I stayed at the hotel, had a great meal here. Although with a group of.ten, everything arrived hot and got uniformly great reviews. Several interesting menu choices, but the presentation of the dishes was delightful. Fried crab claws (who knew?) Arrive in a mini replica of a fry basket. Baked oysters arrive on an interesting plate and look like sculpture.... More 

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Michael H, Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our Saltwater Grill restaurant. Your feedback highlights the variety of items and price very well. It was nice to see that you recognized our efforts to provide a diverse menu with many options under $20. We also do enjoy a great setting here on Mobile Bay as do our... More 

Germantown, TN
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The crab cakes are mostly breading but have a good flavor. The non-sushi swordfish I was served was raw and was a bit slow in coming back. Like so many aspects of the Grand Hotel, the price is high for everything, pushing the limits of what makes for good value. In this case, value took a big hit.

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Michael H, Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I apologize for the bad experience and hope that you will give us another try in the near future. I will review your comments with our team so we ensure every meal we serve exceeds our guests expectations. More 

Fairhope, Alabama
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I've eaten at this restaurant (the Grand's main dining room) before and been underwhelmed a couple of times. Had planned to go get a burger at Bucky's but on hearing that I'd need to pay $7 a piece for the required valet (all self parking on site full) if we weren't validated at the main restaurant (ridiculous by the way),... More 

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Michael H, Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments on the food quality, I am glad you joined us for dinner in the Saltwater Grill. I apologize for the slow service and appreciate your feedback. We will continue to strive for perfection in everything we do. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The seafood choices were plentiful, but they tasted bland. Steaks were small, but tasted fine. We had spinach dip which was very good.

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Michael H, Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear you were disappointed with the experience. I am glad you found our seafood selection to meet your expectations. We appreciate the feedback and will continue to strive for an excellent experience. Anytime you are dining and we do not exceed your expectations please let us know so that we can immediately ensure a great... More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We just spent two nights at the Grand Hotel Marriott and ate a total of 3 meals at the Saltwater Grille. Everything we tried the first night was so good, that we went back again for lunch and dinner the next day. And the presentations were just as beautiful as the food was delicious. We had to take food back... More 

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Michael H, Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant. We are happy to hear you had a great experience dining in the Saltwater Grill. More 

LaGrange, Georgia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I was so excited to be at the Grand for a special getaway, but was very disappointed with our dinner. We dined at the Saltwater Grill in the resort. The restaurant was not busy on a Saturday night which should have told me something....not the best place around. My husband ordered Shrimp and Grits which is his favorite dish when... More 

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Michael H, Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your experience in the Saltwater Grill. We pride ourselves on great food and service and we did not meet your expectations or ours. I apologize and hope that you will return soon and give us another chance. I guarantee it will be a better experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17855 Scenic Hwy. 98, Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, Fairhope, AL 36532
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: +1 251-990-6300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Outstanding among Fairhope, Alabama restaurants, enjoy an upbeat, unique, and casual experience, at Saltwater Grill, while dining on fresh local seafood.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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