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“Great dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Saltwater Grill

Saltwater Grill
2017 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2021
409-762-3474
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Ranked #31 of 265 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Asian
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Arlington, TX
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356 reviews 356 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

Had a girls weekend with my mom n two of her best friends on the island, we had a great dinner! We loved the bread and the corn n crab chowder is creamy perfection. I had special of pan seared red fish with grilled shrimp and mango n red pepper salsa on shrimp risotto-it was great! Mom had snapper ponchatrain, Very tasty. Friends had lobster risotto, yum and shrimp n grits with roux gravy, yum. Shared a molten cake for dessert, double yum. I haven't been here in a few years but they've still got it!

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English first
Dickinson, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Attention Visitors, This Is Where You Want To Go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

When traveling I always look to reviews to find the best places to sample the local cuisine. Saltwater Grill would be that place in Galveston. As a life long Gulf Coaster I know seafood and this is my favorite restauraunt. The food is fresh, seasonal and prepared with perfection. The service is outstanding and most of the employees have been there for years. Chef Z is fabulous and always accomodating. Ask to sit in Julie's section for wonderful service. My favorites are kettle cooked gumbo and bouillabaisse but always get the Saltwater salad with homemade sun dried tomatoes, salty blue cheese and house dressing. There are a lot of "corporate" restaurants on the island but get off the beach and head down to Post Office street to escape the tourist traps! You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Prosper
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Really good food! Very loud on Friday night, but quieter during week.

Visited July 2012
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dallas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Delicious fresh seafood.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Our favorite restaurant when we visit Galveston. Excellent seafood, casual setting and a nice wine list that is reasonably priced. Make reservations!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Gulf Seafood done right”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

For really good gulf seafood in Galveston, Saltwater Grill is a must visit spot. BBQ oysters, the tuna tower and the Big Daddy Gumbo are menu staples. There is always a lively crowd. It is located just across the street from the Opera House on Post Office. It is a great place to rest during Art Walk.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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