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Saltwater Grill

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2017 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2021 (21st Street)
+1 409-762-3474
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

Visiting Galveston with family. Byron greeted us and with his descriptions of the specials for the night we were all eager to try them. He was very professional. He kept the drinks full and engaged with us in conversation we felt pampered. We had 3 that had Mixed Grill with filet shrimp and red snapper. So good highly recommend the... More 

Thank LeAnna B
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Galveston. It is located in the Strand district of Galveston and I always try to eat there when Im in Galveston. The staff if friendly and efficient and the food is always well prepared, presented and very good. If you want to dine there on a Friday or Saturday evening it is... More 

Thank Richard A
Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

We were in Galveston for a family reunion, and we went out as a group to the Saltwater Grill. The service was terrific--our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. I convinced my husband to splurge and order the special that included a 5 oz. filet, 5 oz. of fish, and some shrimp. The dish came with garlic mashed potatoes and... More 

Thank Katie H
Flower Mound, Texas, United States
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Really great seafood. Outstanding service. We were impressed by the willingness to have the fish prepared anyway you like it, whether on the menu or not. Obviously a "real" kitchen. Reasonable wine pricing.

Thank LeonardTonyCordato
San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I've visited Saltwater Grill a few times and they always have great specials. Most recently the house special was blackened snapper topped with crap meat and gulf shrimp with rice and grilled vegetables, it was excellent. The tomato bisque was very good as well. The restaurant is clean and the atmosphere is very relaxed. There is also free parking in... More 

Thank Paul G
Tallahassee, Florida
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Well, won't go back here...unfortunately the fish that two of us had was not what we ordered...that is wrong! I am a chef and I know my fish, so when they try to pass off cheaper fish this needs to be passed on to the public. Careful if you go here, kind of ruins your last night in town. Go... More 

Thank Ramonalea
Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

If you are visiting Galveston I highly recommend eating dinner (or lunch) at Saltwater Grill. The Sea Bass is the best I have ever had, signature Saltwater Salad is delicious & the fried asparagus with lump crab is amazing! My husband & I frequent this restaurant for not only the wonderful food but the atmosphere and staff are wonderful.

Thank Melanie K
Lufkin, Texas
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Anniversary dinner. Had a hard time making a selection - everything sounded so good - and once we chose, it was great! Very nice downtown upscale eatery great for an evening out. Yes, the price reflected the "upscale."

Thank Lee M
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

Good food and service, especially at the bar. But, I was a little disappointed that it didn't have a very wide range of fresh seafood dishes. This reminded me more of an inland seafood restaurant than one on the coast. What they offered was very good and it's a pleasant place to eat. Maybe it was just me expecting more....

Thank jmo354
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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

The place is so dark, but the attention over there was great, excellent service and also goodwill style. I suggest the almond crusted salmon which is a plenty meal.

Thank Juan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2017 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2021
    (21st Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-3474
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?