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Saltwater Grill


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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enjoy one of our delicious starters before your entree, you won't regret it!
crispy fried calamari
topped w/ grated parmesan cheese & served w/ marinara sauce & a sweet thai sauce
lobster spring roll
golden fried w/ asian vegetables, maine lobster, & thai chili sauce
firecracker shrimp
crispy‎‎ fried shrimp tossed in our creamy spicy sauce served over asian slaw
seared ahi tuna
five spice dusted, roasted garlic soy, seaweed salad, pickled ginger & wasabi aioli
shrimp cocktail
jumbo shrimp, perfectly seasoned & served w/ cocktail sauce
crab meat stuffed mushrooms
broiled mushroom caps, w/ lump blue crab meat stuffing, & topped w/ bearnaise sauce
crab & roasted portabella mushroom en croute
lump crab meat, roasted portabella mushrooms, boursin cheese in a flaky puff pastry, finished w/ a lobster cream sauce
enjoy a fresh salad w/ one of our house-made dressings or try one of our delicious soups.
cup $6
bowl $8
lobster bisque
some say it's the most delicious bisque on the beach, try it & find out for yourself.
cup $4
bowl $6
soup of the day
chef's choice
small $4
large $7
small caesar to any entrée $+2.50
our classic caesar salad
crisp romaine lettuce tossed in a creamy caesar dressing, topped w/ shaved parmesan & garlic croutons.
small $6
large $9
a small greek salad to any entrée $+3.00
greek salad
mixed greens, tomato wedges, black olives, pepperoncinis, eggs, feta cheese, red onions, & our greek dressing
swg greek salad
our famous greek salad, topped w/ poached gulf shrimp & jumbo lump crabmeat.
summer spinach salad
baby spinach, grilled watermelon, fresh strawberries, candied pecans, smoked peaches, red onions tossed in raspberry vinaigrette topped w/ crumbled goat cheese
buffalo mozzarella & tomato salad
fine ripe tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, basil & herb infused olive oil & balsamic reduction.
center cut iceberg salad
crisp‎ iceberg lettuce, topped w/ crispy bacon, red onions, vine ripe tomatoes & crumbled bleu cheese, finished w/ a creamy housemade blue cheese dressing.
flown in fresh from maine twice a week, our lobster is absolutely delicious.
crabmeat stuffing $8
whole maine lobster
choose your own from our live lobster tank. flown in fresh twice a week, 2 - 6 lbs
broiled lobster tails
two - five oz. cold water lobster tails
jumbo gulf shrimp
lightly seasoned & flash fried.
nola creole shrimp & grits
tender gulf shrimp sautéed in a new orleans style tasso butter sauce, served over a smoked gouda cheese grit cake & grilled french bread
whole flounder
available fried or broiled
whole flounder w/ crabmeat stuffing
available fried or broiled
standard $22
full $26
swg $29
prime rib
hand rubbed w/ our special seasoning, slow roasted, & served w/ creamy horseradish.
grilled pork tenderloin
basted w/ a bourbon cane syrup reduction, served w/ asparagus, twice baked potato & finished w/ georgia southern peaches
10 oz. top sirloin
14 oz. ribeye
8 oz. filet mignon
sirloin & shrimp
10 oz. top sirloin, served w/ popcorn shrimp scampi & a parmesan cream.
mixed grill
grilled‎ beef tenderloin, grilled sea scallops, grilled jumbo gulf shrimp, finished w/ a lobster cream sauce.
surf & turf
8 oz. filet w/ a 5 oz. cold water lobster tail
$2.00 each
complement your steak w/ your choice of saltwater sauces
port wine demi, bleu cheese, sauce meuniere, or bearnaise sauce.
all fish subject to seasonal availability
scamp filet
scamp imperial
grouper filet
dayboat red snapper
yellowfin tuna
$2 each
top your favorite fish w/ your choice of saltwater grill sauces
garden fresh herb cream sauce, fire & ice salsa or sauce meuniere
add something special to your meal
lobster tail $+11
caramelized onions
lobster tail $+11
sautéed spinach
lobster tail $+11
grilled or fried shrimp
lobster tail $+11
crab cake
lobster tail $+11
seared diver scallops
add oscar style to any steak 12
lobster tail $+11
jumbo lump crab, asparagus & bearnaise sauce
lobster tail $+11
twice baked potato
lobster tail $+11
sauteed mushrooms
in a bordelaise sauce
Substitute our Signature Lobster Bisque to any entree 3.00
choose from one of our saltwater grill signature dishes, they're unbelievable!
Substitute one of our small Signature Salads to any entree Caesar 2.50 - Greek 3.00
pretzel & andouille crusted grouper
broiled gulf grouper w/ pretzel & andouille crust served over a roasted corn maque choux
snapper pontchartrain
day‎ boat red snapper topped w/ a crispy fried softshell crab & cajun hollandaise
crab stuffed grouper
broiled gulf grouper stuffed w/ our lump crab stuffing, then finished w/ sauce meuniere.
crab cake dinner
creamy roasted corn maque choux, haystack potatoes & red remoulade
shrimp & scallop penne a la vodka
tender‎ jumbo gulf shrimp & sea scallops pan-seared & tossed in a light vodka sauce w/ prosciutto & penne pasta
pan seared u-10 diver scallops
served on a bed of parmesan risotto, smoked grape tomatoes, pickled shallots & topped w/ fresh basil
redfish étouffée
grilled redfish fillets served w/ creole rice, fried green tomatoes, andouille sausage, & topped w/ our crawfish etouffée sauce
our early bird menu is served from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
crispy fried calamari
topped w/ grated parmesan cheese & served w/ marinara sauce & a sweet thai chili sauce
swg blt
fried green tomatoes, artisan lettuce, crispy bacon & sundried tomato hollandaise
firecracker shrimp
crispy fried shrimp tossed in our creamy, spicy sauce
no substitutions or split plates - no exceptions please
all early evening guests must be seated by 5:30 p.m. gf denotes items that can be prepared gluten free.
beef tenderloin
grilled beef tenderloin topped w/ port wine demi & crispy tobacco onions
honey glazed salmon
broiled salmon w/ a sweet honey glaze, served w/ wilted spinach, crispy haystack potatoes, & our garden fresh herb cream sauce.
nola shrimp & grits
jumbo gulf shrimp sauteed in a new orleans style tasso butter sauce served over a smoked gouda cheese grit cake & grilled french bread
gulf fish & tomato ragu
fresh grouper, snapper & scamp sauteed & simmered in our san marzano tomato marinara served over angel hair pasta & topped w/ parmesan & basil
saltwater beef wellington
braised prime rib, mushroom duxelle w/ fresh thyme & dijon mustard, wrapped in a light & flaky puff pastry. served over garlic whipped potatoes w/ asparagus & classic sauce béarnaise & port wine demi
fire & ice grilled chicken
tender grilled boneless chicken breast served over rice pilaf & wilted spinach topped w/ fire & ice salsa
our early bird menu is served from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
swg's signature white chocolate vanilla bean creme brûlée
seasonal bread pudding
key lime pie
made w/ nellie & joe's original key lime juice
As soon as you enter our Panama City Beach restaurant, you will be wowed by the panoramic view of our 25,000-gallon tropical saltwater aquarium. Both sides of our restaurant offer dazzling views of this tropical reef and its nonstop parade of exotic sea creatures. Our Gulf fresh seafood and choice steaks are amazing. Grab a drink at our newly designed bar and hang out friends.
$20 - $42
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

Overpriced menu. Food was good but not memorable. I will only come back for drinks and a view of the aquarium. Great bar service.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank bamcrewmom
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to a Valentine's Day dinner a day early. We used to go to the Saltwater Grill for special occaisions like our anniversary but due to the Hurricane we missed going last October. The place had been redecorated since our last visit and it...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It has been over a year since we last ate here. Dinner was excellent. Grouper Ponchatrain was prepared perfect and served with a fried soft shell crab. Service was fantastic.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank garycH7513FI
Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant has been here for over 10 years. Haven’t been here in a while but the beautiful aquarium still greets you upon arrival. The bar is nice and had a good singer covering a wide range of genre. A party of six was seated...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BJHarrison
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here for an early Valentines dinner. It was crowded but we had a minimal wait for a table. Our waitress (Meghan) was fast and efficient. The food was very good and reasonably priced. We had the fillet and the Saltwater cut prime rib. Both...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RaymondB499
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I ate here while working in the area, stopping in after a long day. The waitstaff was friendly and made me feel welcome - which is important for a solo diner. The food was delicious, the atmosphere good and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The grouper...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank GeofJx
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always eat here each year when we go to the beach. The food is great. Very fresh and tasty. If you like the quieter side ask to be seated to the left. The piano in the other room was too loud as we were...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank irish007girl
spellrestaurants, Owner at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant on several occasions. For both business and pleasure, have never been disappointed. Stakes are tender and flavorful as is the seafood. The restaurant is a little pricey but in Panama City you get what you pay for, so it’s...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 57brets
spellrestaurants, Owner at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We really appreciate you taking the time to write in a review. We cannot wait to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out for the evening w/a group that I’ve been working with for a few months since Hurricane Michael. A few in my party complained about the potatoes being salty but my dinner was delish - I had the Pasta Primavera w/Chicken & a Caesar salad....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dnikkir
spellrestaurants, Owner at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saltwater has been sold and renovated. Gone are the dark colors. While the new decor lends a clean air to the place the noise level is still deafening. It's fine dining in a Golden Arches atmosphere. Our meals were tasty--albeit a touch cool and the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gail L
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Heather M
June 18, 2018|
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Response from AnnL462017 | Reviewed this property |
I'm a seafood lover so I only ate seafood.
February 24, 2018|
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Response from jagdonald | Reviewed this property |
On Thanksgiving they were open for lunch through dinner
Donna O
October 10, 2017|
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Response from WTW1968 | Reviewed this property |
I think 4 to 6. Happy Hour is every weekday- I suppose.
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