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Salt Cellar Restaurant

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550 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-4604
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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162 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Phoenix, Arizona
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122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I visited Salt Cellar, I had an incredible soft-shell crab and a great dining experience, While our server this time was wonderful, the food was not. My stuffed lobster was dry and chewy and my husband's filet mignon was just 'OK'. Side vegetables were 'uninspired'. I still love the cellar concept of the restaurant but I'll hope... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1 Thank Hotmaily
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here a few times. The whole resturant is below ground. This resturant has a classic touch with consitent perfection and an educated staff re service and knowledge. Will be back for another special occasion. The king crab legs are the size of my arm & they crack for you;)

Thank jsinaz
Scottsdale, Arizona
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come here 2-3 times a year and it is always excellent! The food, the service, and the decor has stayed the same for years!

Thank JAN B
Fort Worth, Texas
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326 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

A business associate took me there and said he had eaten there the 3 previous nights. I thought that was funny until I saw the fantastic variety of the menu and then saw and tasted the quality of the food and presentation and the biggest surprise was the fair price. Don't miss the opportunity to eat here. Casual dress, good... More 

Thank BillIBT
Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Birthday dinner with 6. Excellent service. One dinner was significantly delayed. They removed the dinner from the bill without hesitation and without us asking. Will return.

1 Thank Mary S
Tempe, Arizona
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

I had a dear friend from out of town who wanted to go there so my wife and I took him. Great service Diana and Lacee took care of us with such professionalism & knowledge they really made our dinning night awesome not to mention the food wow off the chain ! the soft shell crab and oysters were to... More 

Thank Ray G
Greenville, South Carolina
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596 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

The atmosphere is very different.....hardly anything above ground...hiding the unbelievably good food below. You wouldn't think of fresh seafood in the desert but this place does it right.

Thank krandy21784

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $80
American, Seafood, Soups
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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: 480-947-1963

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?