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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 - 11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 69
    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
Good Seafood, excellent service BAD PARKING

Get the special, doesn't matter what it is. If it sounds palatable, it's probably going to be the freshest ingredient and have the most attention to detail. Portions were very generous. The cheesy grits are good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Darlene J
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Cypress, Texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Clitheroe, UK
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely morning wandering around Galveston looking at the architecture and arrived at this restaurant a little late at 2pm. It was quiet but we were very hungry and we were glad we stayed. The food was exceptional - the tuna tower and the breaded asparagus just great. We wanted sauvignon blanc to drink and couldn't decide so... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went for an early lunch and was greeted by the friendliest waitress. The food was great and it was nice to have options other than just fried or grilled!! Very impressed!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Recommended by a local, we tried it on a Friday Night. Classy place with good atmosphere and very friendly staff who seemed genuinely interested in us. Dishes were imaginative, varied and very difficult to choose from. Sadly, they seemed on the bland side. I'm not a lover of extremely spicy food, but even for my pedestrian taste, it seemed they... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Get the special, doesn't matter what it is. If it sounds palatable, it's probably going to be the freshest ingredient and have the most attention to detail. Portions were very generous. The cheesy grits are good.

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Houston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great location in the Strand district. Had a light snack before the show at the Grand. Easy location, great lobster risotto. Easy walk to and from the Tremont House.

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Minden, Nevada, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The asparagus with crab is so divine! We both ordered the red fish for dinner. Delicious. We would certainly return when in Galveston.

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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal here. You could see the kitchen from where we sat. Felt like a chef's table. We both had daily specials. The portions were very large. I really enjoyed the bone in ribeye. It had lots of flavor and was enhanced by the bacon and onion jelly. My husband really enjoyed the lobster bisque. This is... More 

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Leander, Texas, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went here after a show at the 1894 Opera House. It's right across the street. The food was great. I have fresh tuna, and my husband had the shrimp cocktail. All of the food was very high quality, and the service was absolutely terrific. The bar makes a great martini too.

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Temple, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I went to the saltwater for an early dinner. I had the ribeye special and gumbo. The food was excellent and the prices were reasonable. Very good service. This place is a straight shot from the hotel galvez where we were staying. I will eat here again if ever in galveston again.

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Cumming, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Gourmet food reasonably priced. Service absolutely excellent. Our waiter Travis gave us excellent recommendations since this was our first visit. Service and atmosphere excellent also. Do not , I repeat, DO NOT pass up an opportunity to eat at the Saltwater Grill in Galveston. We've been on the road 11 days through four states, including three days in New Orleans... 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
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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