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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
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Carmel, Indiana
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is usually an excellent restaurant- have been there many times. They have an outstanding Happy Hour with specially priced food & drink from I believe 4-6pm. If you don`t get there by 4:30pm- there is nowhere to sit & the Bar is very big. It was packed- I got the last seat at the Bar. Service was VERY slow... More 

Thank Patty M
Phoenix, Arizona
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant picks up their seafood from the airport daily assuring seafood lovers premium freshness.....You take stairs as this restaurant is literally underground like a cellar.....King Crab is shelled for you at the table,scallops are fluffy ,the Prawns are wonderful..and the Ahi Tuna was to die for.....the only down side to the meals was that the Halibut was overcooked.....meals come... More 

Thank treese l
Orland Park, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This seafood resturant is one of the best. I had great best soft shell crap. You must make reservations there. The appetizers are a great deal too.

Thank Kenneth M
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unique setting. We told the waitress when ordering that we wanted our fish on the medium rare side, but sadly it was overcooked. They did replace it, but then you have to wait. Restaurant is very noisy as well. Have been to happy hour and just had appetizers in the bar. The mussels, oysters, and shrimp were all very good.... More 

Thank Tami P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best steaks I've had in a long time. Lobster was fantastic as well and the turtle soup was pretty good although I have nothing to compare it against. But the real finisher that clinched it was the salted caramel Gelato in a waffle cone.... tasted just like the Gelato I had in Italy. It was magical. I... More 

Thank Clayton S
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I live in San Diego but every time we visit family or friends in AZ, we always come here. We have been coming to this restaurant now for about twelve years. Who would think they could get fresh seafood from all corners of the US in Arizona? The owner does just that. He ships fresh seafood from... More 

Thank Keriaworth
Littleton, Colorado
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seafood is excellent. Had the meatiest mussels ever served. The seafood is fresh and if you question anything it is replaced. A unique dinning experience below ground level.

Thank ljohnson08
Phoenix, AZ
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934 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some years ago, we had booked reservations at the Salt Cellar, based on many recommendations. That night did not happen, as we had my late MIL in her wheelchair, and she could not be moved to the downstairs dining area (“cellar” is NOT a misnomer). Communications of our needs were obviously not clear. We dined elsewhere that night, and then,... More 

Thank Bill_Hunt_AZ
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99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have wanted to go here for several years but have never made it....until now! It was a Sunday night in March (March 19th) during the height of the "season" for tourism in the area, spring training, NASCAR, LPGA were all on that weekend so Scottsdale was crazy busy, as was the Salt Cellar. We arrived about 7, you have... More 

Thank Brian50Edmonton
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trout, crab legs and pan fried oysters were delicious! I think the steak may have had some type of sugar coating as my husband's blood sugar spiked after that meal. The escargots weren't very flavorful and were served in mushroom caps rather than the traditional way. But the rest of the food, especially the fresh sourdough bread rolls, was... More 

Thank Karen L

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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
$30 - $60
American, Seafood, Bar, 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, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?