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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings


Cold Tomato Basil Cream Soup
Vine ripened tomatoes, red onions, & oven roasted garlic simmered w/ sweet cream & fresh basil, then pureed, chilled, & served w/ herbed crostini.
Antipasto Salad
crisp romaine lettuce tossed in Italian dressing & served w/ genoa salami, feta cheese, artichokes, green olives, & roasted red peppers.
Spinach & Strawberry
Spinach tossed‏ w/ house made poppy seed dressing & topped w/ locally grown strawberries, craisins, feta cheese crumbles, & candied walnuts.
House Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce, spinach, match stick carrots, vine ripened tomatoes, red onions, & sliced cucumbers drizzled w/ house made basil vinaigrette dressing.
Grilled chicken $+4.99
Grilled shrimp $+5.99
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Locally harvested vine ripened tomatoes, red onions, fresh basil, & parmesan cheese served w/ herbed crostini.
Deck Hand Burger
Black angus burger seasoned & grilled then topped w/ crisp romaine lettuce, sautéed red onions, tomatoes, & saltwater’s own pickles on toasted ciabatta bread, served w/ your choice of chips or pasta salad. Served w/ smoked gouda, cheddar or feta cheese.
Vegetarian Portabella Mushroom Burger
Marinated, grilled portabella mushroom topped w/ sauteed onions, crisp romaine lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, & sundried tomato pesto mayonnaise served on croissant.
Accompanied by your choice of fries or pasta salad
Andouille Dog
Grilled andouille sausage topped w/ whole grain dijon mustard, oven roasted red peppers, & sautéed onions.
Pasta salad
Oven Roasted Chicken Salad
Oven roasted chicken, diced green onions, craisins, & walnuts blended w/ raspberry poppy seed dressing, & served on a croissant roll w/ spinach & saltwater’s own pickle spears.
Pasta salad
Mediterranean Black Olive Chicken Wrap
Thin sliced, grilled chicken served in a sundried tomato wrap w/ wilted spinach, oven roasted tomatoes, sauteed onions, grilled portabella mushrooms, kalamata black olives, feta cheese & sundried tomato pesto mayonnaise
Pasta salad
Turkey BLT
Smoked turkey, crispy apple wood smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, & vine ripened tomatoes on croissant roll w/ craisins & dijon sauce.
Pasta salad
Crab & Shrimp Salad Croissant
Diced, broiled shrimp, lump crab, onions, tomatoes, & oven roasted red peppers tossed w/ cream cheese & sundried tomato basil aioli, & served on croissant.
Pasta salad
Smoked Salmon Caesar Wrap
Canadian salmon,‏ smoked in house w/ pecan wood, wrapped in sundried tomato flour tortilla w/ grilled romaine lettuce & chipotle caesar dressing.
Pasta salad
Saltwater Taco
Grilled shrimp or fried flounder plated w/ fresh salsa, lettuce, shredded cheese, chipotle ranch, & lime steamed flour tortillas.
Pasta salad
Waterfront dinner at it's best, Chef David Owens serves only Fresh Local Seafood. With a Dock & Dine feature allowing boats to pull up and dine on our docks. Restaurant is open 7 days a week, serving Lunch & Dinner.
$12 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best places on the water to dine. The views are spectacular and the food is delicious. Being locals to the area, our family frequents this destination often. The customer service has always been top notch and we have never left...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been years since we’ve been to Swansboro and I had forgotten how lovely it is. It has maintained it’s lovely fishing village charm. We had lunch on the patio of The Saltwater grill and enjoyed their wonderful service and delicious fried flounder. It...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The shrimp and grits were superb!! My bride at Sweet potato crusted salmon. She said it was the best salmon she had ever eaten! Our server, Jessica was the very best!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed May 27, 2020

We have eaten there twice in the last year. The location is convient and provides a nice view of the White Oak river. On our first visit, the food was cold and took an unusually long time to get served. The manager did give us...More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed May 25, 2020

I would have loved to have eaten in here because the view was gorgeous! But due to the virus, it was take out only. The food was excellent and the staff I interacted with were very nice.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed March 26, 2020

The food was fantastic and the service was better. Wish the pier was open, but we were a little early. We'll be back

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Great service. Tasty fresh food at affordable prices. Inside and outside dining options with nice view of the water.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020

Mike and I had lunch here yesterday and it was super good. The service is spectacular - very friendly waitress, super sweet. I had the shecrab soup and it was delicious. I wish they had a cup but a bowl was fine just more than...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020

I am a lover of Saltwater Grill! Have been since the first day I walked in! Great food, great staff, fantastic views and wonderful owners!

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 28, 2020

Both me and my husband both very much enjoyed our meal. The atmosphere was good. View was nice. The service was a little slow

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from Buscza1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have a Happy hour, but they do have specials on drinks that changes daily.
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