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Saltwater Grill

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Tue, 6/18
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Steamed Clams
With garlic butter & chardonnay winer broth
Marinated Tuna Tower
In a citrus soy sauce w/ avocado
Fire Roasted Gulf Shrimp
With olive oil & sea salt served w/ citrus vinaigrette
Pot Stickers
Over garlic & served w/ sesame soy
Chardonnay Mussels
Steamed in chardonnay wine pesto cream sauce
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
With‎ a creamy bed of grilled corn & tasso ham relish
Breaded & Shallow Fried Asparagus
With lump crabmeat in garlic bread
Tomato Basil Bisque
With parmesan croutons
Apple Cider Salad
Mixed greens w/ our signature apple cider vinaigrette, candied pecans, gorgonzola cheese & grilled granny smith apple
Soup & Salad
Seafood gumbo served w/ a salt-water salad
Corn & Crab Chowder
New England style soup w/ lump crab & roasted corn
Saltwater Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce tossed w/ housemade, dressing, shaved parmesan cheese & garlic croutons
Saltwater Salad
Mixed greens w/ our signature whole grain mustard vinaigrette, housemade croutons & crumbled blue cheese
Seafood Gumbo
With shrimp, oysters & crab meat
Shrimp & Lobster Tacos
Grilled stuffed flour tortilla w/ cheddar & monterey jack cheese blended w/ spinach, shrimp & lobster served w/ fresh pico de gallo & your choice of soup of the day or small saltwater salad
Chicken Breast Sandwich
Grilled marinated chicken breast served on Italian focaccia bread served w/ your choice of soup of the day or small saltwater salad
Saltwater Oyster Sandwich
Grilled oysters seasoned in our signature spices served on a toasted baguette & dressed w/ grilled onions & blue cheese dressing w/ your choice of soup of the day or small saltwater salad
Fresh Tuna Salad
Yellow fin tuna marinated in extra virgin olive oil w/ fresh herbs, critic juice, capers & red onion served on Italian focaccia bread dressed w/ basil pesto lettuce & tomato served w/ your choice of soup of the day or small saltwater salad
Crawfish Etouffe
an authentic Louisiana recipe w/ a rich spicy fresh tomato based roux served over steamed rice
Penne del Sol
Sun dried tomato, spinach & roasted pine nuts tossed w/ sauteed garlic & olive oil served over penne topped w/ diced roma tomatoes & fresh basil w/ your choice of grilled shrimp or chicken
Grilled Chicken Pasta
Penne‎ pasta w/ tomato cream sauce topped w/ grilled chicken
Seafood Linguini Primavera
Fresh vegetable, scallops, crawfish & shrimp in a garlic alfredo sauce
Savory Italian tomato stew w/ shrimp, fish, mussels, clams, calamari & dungeness crab accented w/ fine herbs
Big Daddy's Gumbo
Dark roux seafood stew w/ shrimp, oysters & crab
French style stew w/ fdish, shrimp, dungeness crab, clams, mussels, julienne vegetables served in a delectable saffron broth
Little Daddy's Gumbo
Dark roux seafood stew w/ shrimp, oysters & crab
Asian Grilled Gulf Shrimp or Yellowfin Tuna
Asian grilled gulf shrimp or yellowfin tuna w/ soba noodles & asian vegetables w/ a sweet Thai chile sauce
Grilled Salmon (Old way)
Topped w/ dill button mushroom sauce & served w/ mashed potatoes & mixed vegetables
Sweet Potato Crusted Catfish
Sauteed spinach & andouille cream drizzle
Southern BBQ Shrimp or Texas Red-fish
Honey glazed & fire grilled served w/ stone ground golden grits & a dark roux seafood gravy
Almond Coconut Crusted Salmon or Shrimp
Almond coconut crusted salmon w/ sticky rice, asian vegetables & peanut curry sauce
Fire Grilled Chicken Breast
Served w/ mashed potatoes sauteed spinach & button mushroom gravy
New York Strip
12 oz hand trimmed & aged to perfection for a juicy, bold taste that's simply incredible served w/ mashed potatoes & steamed asparagus
Creme Brulee
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Hot Chocolate Truffle Cake
Apple Strudel
The Saltwater Grill is located just steps away from The Grand 1894 Opera House. Featuring an array of tantalizing fresh-from-the-grill and fresh-from-the-kettle seafood specialties, Saltwater Grill is in a class of its own when it comes to quality and attention to detail.
$25 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went out for dinner before the Opera House show-ideally located for this! 1. My entree came out 5 minutes behind the other 5 in our party 2. I poured my own wine-the service was very busy 3. We did not remember to get our...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank John2Mary
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to go if you want something sort of fancy without the need to dress up. Across from Rudy & Paco, this is where you go when Rudy & Paco tell you that you aren't dressed up enough to eat there.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Connie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a really nice dining experience in Galveston. Ambience was great but a little loud.(hard to visit). Excellent service and food was outstanding. One member of our party said the salmon was the best she had ever eaten, and the grilled shrimp and scallops...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank smalltown_MN
GailGRG, Public Relations Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience, and we hope that you will dine with us again soon.

Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

I had a wonderful meal at Saltwater. The waitress was very attentive. The only real complaint regading the food was the amount of salt used in the food preparation. My partner and I did comment on the price of the meal considering what we had....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Phill N
Reviewed May 3, 2019

The food was a let down. I had eaten here before and I was looking forward to the same experience when bringing a friend for lunch. We opted for the lunch special and we tried each others plates; she getting blackened fish tostadas and me...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sunny B
Reviewed April 29, 2019

We took early reservation so we could attend a play across the street at the opera house. The place was crowded and very noisy as usual and luckily our round table for 6 in the back part of the restaurant near the kitchen area was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank PhilD614
KarlaGRG, Public Relations Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, Phil. We appreciate the feedback and while it's difficult to avoid some of the loudness associated with these old historic buildings, we will certainly address the service. We pride ourselves in providing a stellar experience and would like to...More

Reviewed April 22, 2019

We loved our meals at Saltwater Grill. Each was well prepared, beautifully presented and delicious! The Naked Grouper was perfectly prepared, not needing any additional toppings. The grilled shrimp and scallops with the creamy butter risotto with peas, shallots and mushrooms melted in your mouth....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Andrea T
KarlaGRG, Public Relations Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2019

Thank you for the recommendation! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed everything Andrea. We hope that you will dine with us again soon.

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

After eating a fabulous dinner at Gaidos last night, Salt water Grill Galveston was total disappointment. Their gumbo was dark brown and runny and actually very unflavorful. I ordered redfish again same thing I had ordered it Gaidos that was flaky and delicious and this...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JUNE B
KarlaGRG, Public Relations Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

June, we appreciate you dining with us and giving us feedback. We would like to discuss your visit in more detail. Please contact us at your earliest convenience with a contact number. - Karla, karla@galvestonrestaurantgroup.com

Reviewed April 11, 2019

We were in Galveston for a our Anniversary getaway and decided to have dinner at the Saltwater Grill. We didn’t have any knowledge of this restaurant but decided to try it based on the rave reviews we found online. Upon arrival we quickly discovered why...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank cookiebutter25
KarlaGRG, Public Relations Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2019

We are happy to hear that you had such a great dining experience with us, and that we were able to help make your Anniversary even better. We will look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed March 28, 2019

Went to Saltwater Grill last night for oysters and to celebrate a birthday. First, we were told if we wanted Happy Hour prices for drinks, we had to sit at the bar. We came to eat, so we did not get the cheaper prices since...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank bujnj
KarlaGRG, Public Relations Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2019

Thank you for choosing Saltwater to celebrate your birthday. While we're happy to hear you enjoyed the oysters and service was very good, we're disappointed to read that dinner was not as amazing. Please contact me with your phone number so that we can discuss...More

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Response from susan m | Reviewed this property |
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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