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Saltwater Grill

2017 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2021
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Ranked #33 of 257 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $80
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
Cuisines: American, Asian, Seafood
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 21st Street
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.
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I've visited Saltwater Grill a few times and they always have great specials. Most recently the house special was blackened snapper topped with crap meat and gulf shrimp with rice and grilled vegetables, it was excellent. The tomato bisque was very good as well. The restaurant is clean and the atmosphere is very relaxed. There is also free parking in... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Well, won't go back here...unfortunately the fish that two of us had was not what we ordered...that is wrong! I am a chef and I know my fish, so when they try to pass off cheaper fish this needs to be passed on to the public. Careful if you go here, kind of ruins your last night in town. Go... More

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you are visiting Galveston I highly recommend eating dinner (or lunch) at Saltwater Grill. The Sea Bass is the best I have ever had, signature Saltwater Salad is delicious & the fried asparagus with lump crab is amazing! My husband & I frequent this restaurant for not only the wonderful food but the atmosphere and staff are wonderful.

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Lufkin, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Anniversary dinner. Had a hard time making a selection - everything sounded so good - and once we chose, it was great! Very nice downtown upscale eatery great for an evening out. Yes, the price reflected the "upscale."

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Good food and service, especially at the bar. But, I was a little disappointed that it didn't have a very wide range of fresh seafood dishes. This reminded me more of an inland seafood restaurant than one on the coast. What they offered was very good and it's a pleasant place to eat. Maybe it was just me expecting more....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The place is so dark, but the attention over there was great, excellent service and also goodwill style. I suggest the almond crusted salmon which is a plenty meal.

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Houston, Texas
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327 reviews 327 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We almost always have dinner at Saltwater Grill when we are in town. We have never been disappointed. This time we decided to try the "kettles" which are the various soups and chowders. Two of us had the cioppino and three had the bouilabaisse. Both were loaded with great seafood and topped with whole dungeness crab. We were all delighted.... More

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Benton, La
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was our second visit here and once again loved it. Service was great, food was great and desserts were awesome. We think the atmosphere could be a little better since the place is a fine dining establishment but the place is REALLY loud with everyone having to talk really loudly over the table next to them. All in all,... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Post Office Street over by the Strand is less crowded with tourists and very quaint. Loved the mixed media sea life art on the walls! The food was very good. My husband had a bone in ribeye special with an bacon onion jam on it. It was huge and delicious. My sea bass was very delicious as well although kind... More

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College Station, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed an evening meal before going to the Opera house. Make sure you make reservations. The food was very good, staff was friendly, prices were fair for what you got. Even the Pino Grigio was a decent price.

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