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Salt Cellar Restaurant

550 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-4604
480-947-1963
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Ranked #152 of 1,025 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Palmdale, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We ended up eating appetizers in the bar and not the dining room because of time constraints, but these aren't just any old appetizers. They were perfect. The crab cakes and turtle soup were excellent and very filling. The bartender was very quick with the order. We'll definitely return.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I did a double take when I saw the little place...curious I googled it in the parking lot and came in for happy hour which turned into an amazing dinner and excellent service- especially from Neal the bartender. Your feel as though going down the 3 flights of stairs you are stepping back in time when quality mattered and cozy... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We started with appetizers at the bar. The bartender was attentive kept our sodas filled up. (We really appreciated the service at the bar because we don't drink alcohol and sometimes that seems to affect the service). When we were seated the both had crumbs on it. The hostess made no attempt to clean off the seat even after I... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's kind of weird when you first drive into the parking lot and see just a small entrance. To my surprise walking down the stairs to a full restaurant was a fun and exciting experience. I've never been to a place like this and it was neat to see. We all enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I thought the food... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went here for the first time with friends on a Saturday night. Arrived on time for our reservation but had to wait in the bar for about 15 minutes. The bar was comfortable and the bartenders were on point. When our table was ready we sat down and were treated to amazing service by all the staff members. Food was... More 

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Tempe, Arizona United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

An unusual setting for a restaurant, it is located in an old salt cellar underground in south Scottsdale. To enter, there is small building on ground floor that houses the stairs to go down into the cellar for fantastic seafood. I have had the king crab legs, which they crack and retrieve the meat for you at the table. (Excellent).... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife & I dined at Salt Cellar last night, and, I must say, we were extremely happy with the service and quality of food - excellent! To start, don't let the building exterior sway you from your meal. The exterior would remind one of a "Long John Silvers", but that's where any similarity ends. The restaurant itself is approximately... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went there when visiting Phoenix. The place came recommended by a few local people we spoke to. The food was absolutely incredible. I had the crab stuffed shrimp, while the others in my group had the whole lobster and crab legs. The waitress cracked all the shell meat and dinner was served.

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Ontario, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

After driving by this place for a year we are now driving INTO the parking lot! Hands down, the freshest, tastiest Blue Point oysters this side of the Mississippi. That, followed by perfectly seared Ahi with a bit of wine and you will have some of the best seafood in Scottsdale!

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Phoenix
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Just came out of the Salt Cellar a few minutes ago and this I know for sure, we are not coming back. Yes, the lobster was alive but it was bland. The tank where those creatures were housed was clean but there was nothing special about how they cooked it. The entire restaurant was filthy and smelled musty. My suggestion... More 

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Additional Information about Salt Cellar Restaurant

Address: 550 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-4604
Phone Number: 480-947-1963
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 80
Cuisine: Seafood

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