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Salt Cellar Restaurant

550 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-4604
+1 480-947-1963
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“lobster” (62 reviews)
“escargot” (24 reviews)
“king crab” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
550 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-4604
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Reviewed 3 days ago

They have the most delicious clam chowder ever! Loaded with clams! The oysters are flown in fresh a few days each week I am told. We love sitting at the bar and always meet someone new. Very friendly place and the food in the bar...More

Thank azmoe
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's tough to find fresh seafood in Phoenix and the Salt Cellar is one of my favorites. We called for a reservation a half hour before we wanted to eat on a Sunday night and were told the restaurant was not that busy. We each...More

Thank jnj182
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Seafood restaurant. When you drive into the very small parking lot you may wonder where the restaurant might be. Actually its underground with a small building that leads done to the restaurant. This last trip was for scallops and softshell crab. Of course oysters...More

Thank K F
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

I can't recall her name but she has only been serving a couple weeks and she is thin and short dark hair. She made our visit so enjoyable and she was extremely attentive. The food was phenomenal and compliments to the chef. We had the...More

Thank TerriM72867
Reviewed June 13, 2017

My wife and I had not eaten in the Salt Cellar for many years since we don't live in Scottsdale anymore. Thought we'd give it a try. Interesting place, built most underground. The menu has many delightful items with an array of seasonable specialties (halibut...More

Thank flash531
Reviewed June 9, 2017

We were in the area and others convinced us to try Salt Cellar. It's definitely not handicapped accessible as we had to descend many stairs to get to the restaurant. The room we were in was small with 5 tables. The low ceiling contributed to...More

Thank SalfromIL
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

We were invited here by friends. They had been here a number of times, are world class travelers, (she is a retired flight attendant) and they told us the sea food was incredible. They were right. My wife had the lobster, I had the blackened...More

Thank Timothy C
Reviewed May 23, 2017

My wife, myself and another couple ate at the Salt Cellar in mid January 2017. The appetizers and entre's were very good. The service was excellent noting the waitress opened and de shelled my wife's lobster. My wife was quite impressed as she fully expected...More

Thank camerona654
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

I went with my wife and friends hoping for excellent food (at around $40 per entree not unreasonable i thought) the food was good but certainly not excellent. The place is somewhat cramped and noisy. The fish was good the rest was just ok, so...More

1  Thank peter d
Reviewed May 22, 2017

The service and everything was wonderful, BUT the people who had crab cakes became very ill. My daughter called the next day to let them know what had happened. She told them this is not to get a discount or anything. They just blew her...More

1  Thank Jim P
SaltCellarRestaurant, Owner at Salt Cellar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Jim, Please be so kind to let us know who your daughter spoke with via telephone as that response is complete unacceptable to us. In addition, please send me the date of your dining experience (the 19th?) and the name on the reservation. We definitely...More

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April 19, 2017|
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Response from SaltCellarRestaurant | Property representative |
Yes, highly recommended. You can go to the website and then to reservations or call 4809471963 Thank you for your interest!
Marcia M
February 26, 2017|
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Response from SaltCellarRestaurant | Property representative |
Although seafood is naturally gluten-free, we do not have a specific gluten-free menu. We can certainly help you with menu choices, however, if your gluten-free issues are extreme, we would not guarantee no cross... More
Sandra B
November 14, 2016|
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Response from Hotmaily | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $60
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
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, 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
  • E-mail
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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