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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is pricy... but excellent. Very eclectic atmosphere, excellent service. Make Reservations.. its helpful

Date of visit: July 2022
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Christy L, Marketing at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for being our guest. We will look forward to making you another outstanding meal.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family was in Galveston on vacation and wanted to have a nice dinner out. We are a family of foodies and choose Airbnb accommodations so that we can prepare most meals together. Then we “splurge” on an evening out. The service here was impeccable....We started with The lobster egg rolls. The wrap was a little heavy, But the filling was delicious. The chili sauce went Perfectly with this starter. My husband & I ordered The coconut shrimp. The breading was light & Yummy. Beautiful large shrimp! Lovely setting, and loved that we were not rushed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Christy L, Marketing at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review, Julie. We're always happy to hear our guests enjoyed dining with us. We look forward to serving you another delicious meal.

Reviewed June 29, 2022

Great food and service. Highly recommend the Shrimp Fondue. Big hit with all of the family. Portions are large so don’t order the big daddy gumbo after a starter

Date of visit: June 2022
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Christy L, Marketing at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2022

Thank you for leaving a review, Richard. We are thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your meal with us, and we will look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed April 28, 2022

We stopped in on April 27th for dinner. We ordered an appetizer and the smaller bowl of gumbo. The serving was really large, so large, I could eat about 1/3 of my order. My husband ate around 1/2 of his gumbo. Our waiter offered to...put the remaining gumbo in a take out. When we got home there was a small container equal to 1 cup of gumbo. What happened to the rest! Such BS, never again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Gail, Owner at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2022

Hi Weblovin44years. Thank you for the 4-star review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed March 15, 2022

i will never understand the rude folks. it's spring break, you've got 3 kids under 12 with you... they're hungry and you want everything in 10 minutes or less.. go to whataburger. we listened to the table next to us complain about everything!! besides the...masses of entitlement in the place, the food was amazing, the service was spot on. we got the clam chowder, recommended by our server, it was great! the ribeye and crab mac were bomb, and my husbands snapper special was delish. that cornbread! we will recommend and go back!! we just moved here, so we hope to become regulars. can't remember our servers name, but she had very short hair, she was so friendly..More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Christy L, Marketing at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2022

Thanks for the 5-star review. We look forward to serving you another delicious meal soon.

Reviewed October 24, 2021

EXCELLENT - absolutely delicious! My Filet Mignon could be cut with a fork. Fish and specials delicious . Wine list GOOD / Malbec was wonderful. Delicious desserts. Best meal we have had in a long time with good service highly recommend - top of the...line without costing an arm & a leg.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2021

We are always happy to hear that our customers enjoyed their dining experience, Divadei. We will look forward to your next meal with us.

Reviewed August 29, 2021

Had the shrimp crawfish fondue, baked oysters, shrimp and grits, and almond crusted salmon. No disappointments. Pretty pricy but worth It.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2021

Thank you, Chris. It is always excellent to hear that, and we will look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed August 2, 2021

Love this place. We had reservations at 5:30 and we were seated immediately. Had shrimp and scallops. Great food - great atmosphere - great service - would highly recommend it!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2021

We are always thrilled to hear that we could make someone's evening even better. Thank you for the recommendation, we will look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed July 28, 2021 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday night and we had reservations but probably could’ve just walked in without. Attentive and efficient wait staff. The food was delicious! The seafood fondue appetizer was so good that I wanted to lick the plate! Entrees were tasty and different. Can’t...wait to go bsck!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2021

Thank you Lavonne, we are glad to see that you enjoyed every part of your experience with us. We will look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed June 12, 2021 via mobile

We went for Happy Hour and were so impressed we stayed for dinner too. The food in this upscale restaurant is very creative and flavorful. We are foodies from the Midwest and this is our kind of place for sure. For Happy Hour we had...the orange shrimp served on a bed or rice and the Kung Pao cauliflower with house made ranch. They had other menu items for HH that we will have to try including a tempura battered lobster tail ($21) that I am sure is fabulous too. For dinner we had a bowl of seafood gumbo and an apple cider salad. My entree was seared grouper with fingerling potatoes and steamed vegetables. The food, the service and the ambience is as good as I have ever experienced. No visit to Galveston Island is complete without taking your special someone to happy hour and dinner here. Wonderful!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2021

That is excellent to hear. We are glad that we could make your visit to the Island even better, and we will look forward to your next meal with us.

Reviewed June 2, 2021 via mobile

Oysters were good, ribeye left me wanting better. Wine was fair priced and good. Service was good, but the food was lacking.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Gail, Owner at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2022

Thank you for the review GregD756. We hope you will try us again.

Reviewed May 1, 2021 via mobile

What an amazing meal we had to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We picked Saltwater Grill based on reviews and were not disappointed. My husband had a Redfish dinner that he said was the best he’d ever had (and he loves Redfish) and I had an...amazing filet cooked to perfection. We shared a delicious creme brûlée for his birthday dessert. The atmosphere of the restaurant was a little on the noisy side, but the staff were attentive, professional, and friendly. We loved it and won’t hesitate to return on a future trip to Galveston.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2021

Thank you for spending such an important day with us. We are always glad to hear that we could make someone's day even better. We will look forward to your next trip to the Island.

Reviewed March 11, 2021 via mobile

On Postoffice street across from the Grand Opera House. Perfect for before and after shows. Nice varied menu and bar. Service is outstanding. Small paid parking lot is next door.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Christy L, Marketing at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2021

Thanks, that's always great to hear! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed February 24, 2021

This hidden gem is such a treat for fine dining/seafood lovers alike without the over priced meals and stuffy dress code like most places. Great portions, fresh, lots of flavor, friendly service and perfect ambiance for any occasion!! This is not a turn and burn...restaurant, the time spent between courses only confirms the dedication and attention to detail on your meal. Food comes out hot and cooked to perfection! Dont miss out on Chef Meagans skills, her twist on appetizers and toppings pair perfectly with the wide variety of seafood and steaks. Sure beats the generic Landrys places without a doubt!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2021

Thank you for visiting us and sharing your experience, John! We always love to hear our team helped make a guest's visit perfect! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed February 24, 2021

My wife and I have a second home on the island and wanted to dine at a different restaurant for a change. Saltwater Grill was a home run for us. Caprina our waitress was absolutely awesome !!!!! The other staff were completely involved with helping...with our meals and drinks and we would also like to thank them. The food was the best we have had in a very long time!!!! If I could give the Saltwater Grill 10 stars would still not be enough. Thanks for a Fantastic Experience !!!!! We will see you guys again very soon.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2021

It's always great to hear our guests had a fantastic experience, thanks!! We look forward to seeing you and your wife again soon!

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great question! I was there during a prefix menu,it is called Restaurant week and things are set in stone that week in Galveston.All restaurants taking part in the event have prefix. I had a question about a similar... More
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Saltwater Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4