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“One of a kind!”
Review of Saltwater Grill

Saltwater Grill
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Ranked #35 of 315 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: American, Asian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 21st Street
Description: 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.
texas gulf coast
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“One of a kind!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

My wife and I just happened in one evening, and discovered this wonderful establishment so well, we`ve made it one of our "go to" local places when we`re looking for a good time in the downtown area. Conveniently located just across the street from the Galveston Opera House, this restaurant features fresh tastes from the ocean. Lobster, fish, oysters, you name it. My personal favorite, because I like to eat light when I`m and about bar hopping, is the "Bouillabaisse". Which is a French Style Stew with Fish, Shrimp, Dungeness Crab, Clams, Mussels and Vegetables Served in a Delectable Saffron Broth! Awesome.... try it... you`ll like it!

  • Visited August 2012
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Food Outstanding & Service Excellent”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We visited The Saltwater Grill in recent months and decided to go back with friends.
Our selections were right on target, the food was outstanding. The scallop appetizer and mussels were great. Each of us selected different dishes so that we could sample the food. The sea bass, Red fish BBQ, Yellow Fin Tuna, and Lobster risotto were all collectively excellent. This restaurant has become my favorite on the island. The service was excellent and complimented the outstanding food. We will continue to dine at the Saltwater when ever an opportunity arises.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank 22Hoteltraveler
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Houston
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Service & Food...”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Could not have been happier with our group of eight's choice to dine at the Saltwater Grill. Excellent cocktails, service and food. Directly across the street from The Grand Opera House. For those that want an excellent meal before a show, I highly recommend the Saltwater Grill.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank philliephan
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Galveston,TX USA
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Enjoyable experience”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Impressed with the quality of everything. The lobster bisque was the best I've had anywhere worldwide - actual chunks of lobster. Servings were more than adequate, presentation fine and most importantly prepared to everyone's taste. The service was friendly and efficient - appropriate for $$$ restaurant. Of the restaurants in Galveston this is one of a handful that stands out. (Note: in Galveston this is a $$$ restaurant but elsewhere $$)

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Stephen B
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Galveston
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Another Jewel in Galveston”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

After an enjoyable late afternoon at the 1894 Grand Opera House to see the Houston Children's Choir, 4 adults and 2 children crossed the street to Saltwater Grill seeing they were open on Sunday evening. As usual, service, food and cocktails were excellent.
The special soup was lobster bisque, which used to be a regular on their menu. It is not for those on a diet or even contemplating one - delicious! I had the Chardonnay mussels as a main course (all portions are substantial) knowing they would be cooked to perfection and served with the delicious bread to soak up all that buttery sauce. My husband also had the bisque then topped it off with a cup (HUGE) of gumbo - his favorite.
A perfect dinner after a lovely afternoon.
Also love their happy hour during the week - great food!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank 3530cp
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