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Saltwater Grill

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2017 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2021 (21st Street)
409-762-3474
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Saltwater Grill is located just steps away from The Grand 1894 Opera...
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.
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  • 123
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food, service not great today

This is our favorite place to eat on the island. The food is so good. I almost always get their specials and love the cream brûlée. They had a decent children's menu for our little ones. The only drawback is at these prices I expect much better service. We ran out of drinks in the middle of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Rhoan
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Abilene, Texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Abilene, Texas
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is our favorite place to eat on the island. The food is so good. I almost always get their specials and love the cream brûlée. They had a decent children's menu for our little ones. The only drawback is at these prices I expect much better service. We ran out of drinks in the middle of the meal and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Recently visited Saltwater Grill based on reviews by other diners. Wife and I visited on a Wednesday for lunch. There is a parking lot right next to the building, however it is a pay parking lot not belonging to the Saltwater Grill. Upon entering the Restaurant we were warmly greeted. I inquired about the parking situation as some of the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We enjoyed the superb service and the homemade bread, but the outstanding lobster bisque left my tastebuds crying for more. The seabass was light, crisp, tasty. The almond-coconut crusted salmon was very nice. If only I wasn't still thinking about the lobster bisque... it's the best I've ever had.

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San Antonio, texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Trip advisor has this as #23 restaurant in Galveston -- well, can't imagine any fine dining places being any better. Everything we had -- the almond crusted salmon, the bouillabaisse, the two special salads (including the apple/gorgonzola) were excellent. And the service was genuinely friendly and attentive. Big city high quality at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

A great place in downtown Galveston away from the tourist crowds recommend by the owner of the B&B we are staying at. Go for their specials, and don't be shy to ask the server for the best recommendation. Snapper was divine and the tuna tower appetizer was special. Waiting for our desert now. Oh, wait! It is here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Hands down the best customer service in Galveston. Came here during a very busy Fourth of July weekend dinner and they were able to get us in and provide amazing service. Our waiter was Travis. We will be back before we leave and will request him again. We had the house Red Snapper & Ribeye and they were both phenomenal.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not one for heavy sauces and coatings on any fish, I ventured out of my comfort zone ordering "almond coconut crusted salmon" on the menu. The waiter had assured me that the sauce was light, not heavy at all, although the coating is yellow and looks as if it would be quite substantial. Salmon lover that I am, I ordered... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had a nice dinner here with the hubs. Started off sharing a nice wedge salad which they kindly served on two plates. Shared a seafood cocktail of lump crab meat and 6 jumbo shrimp. My hubs enjoyed the mixed grill of snapper and shrimp. I had crab cakes and lobster risotto. It was all superb. Service was wonderful. Enjoyed our... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Food was great and our service was wonderful. Our waitress was Molly, and not only was she stunning, but she was competent and attentive

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were visiting Galveston and met friends there for dinner. It was a wonderful meal and experience. Robin our waitress suggested a wine that they were going to add to the list but was featured at a low price and it was a great wine. We had a great meal and great service. We visited so long we realized we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2017 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2021
    (21st Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: 409-762-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 80
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?