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Salt Cellar Restaurant

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550 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-4604
+1 480-947-1963
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Surprise, Arizona
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66 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fresh seafood prepared just perfect . Service was great really well trained staff. Give it a try if your looking for something different

Thank Judith B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was relaxing , the service was phenomenal . Definitely go sit at Scott's table. Bacon cheesy grits with deep fried lobster tail

Thank Karen W
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Very cool space; entryway up top then you go down a stairway down. Great seafood which is flown in daily. Nice Wine selection. Staff was very friendly and professional.

Thank Roland H
Gilbert, Arizona
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I really like the location and the staff. The ambiance can't be beat. The food is good, but it is over priced compared to what you can get at other restaurants for far less money. I recommend it if you have never been here before and would like to try something different.

Thank Mary G
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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149 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This unique restaurant specializes in the best in seafood. My wife and I were here with friends and we opted to sit in the very busy bar. We started out with happy hour priced two dozen raw oysters on the half-shell $36.00. The oysters were huge and tasty. I asked the bartender/server Ted where they were from: Blue Points from... More 

Thank Gregory J
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

First, save room for the caramel Gelato desert. The Gelato is exceptional. I had the halibut with capers. The halibut was moist and flavorful. I recommend this entree. PS Don't fill up on it, but the bread is excellent.

Thank James G
Kemnay, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We went there with friends. Does not look like a restaurant from the outside however once you enter and go down the steps you realise that you are in an unique place. The service is excellent, our server was very helpful in advising one of our party who is lactose intolerance. The food was presented beautifully. The menu is very... More 

Thank Alan W
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have very fond memories of this restaurant. In fact, this is where he brought me on our first date 16 yrs ago. We have returned since then on our 5th wedding anniversary and decided to celebrate our 12th Anniversary dinner here again. We made reservations for 8pm and came early to enjoy a couple of drinks... More 

Thank Jackie M
Prescott, Arizona
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164 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

When our Uber driver realized we were at our destination, he said (incredulously), "Here?" The outside of the building is small and very unassuming. Watch for the lighted sign outside. Friends gave us a generous gift certificate to encourage us to try this place. We might never have found it on our own! We had a full meal - cocktails,... More 

Thank RunawayBoomer
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

it has a great atmosphere, you go down stairs to a cellar like restaurant, the food is seafood fresh, including crab legs which are huge which the server cracks for you, fresh maryland crab cakes, great soups and quiet atmosphere, wonderful place for two

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $62
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-4604
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-947-1963
The Salt Cellar Restaurant is known for having the largest and finest selection of quality seafood. Open for dinner 7 days a week, the Bar from 4PM-1AM and the Dining Room at 5PM. Our twin Happy Hours are from 4PM-7PM and again from 10PM to 1AM.

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