339 Reviews
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Christie Overby Thompson
· December 23, 2017
Food was good nothing over the top... portions are huge. The menu doesn't show what comes with entrees... you have to ask the waitress. Fried shrimp are better at Icehouse. The fried shrimp are huge ...and they are medium sized at Icehouse... I find that the medium sized shrimp have more flavor than the extra large ones. Waitresses were swarmed around a computer looking at something and she was slow getting to us. Pretty atmosphere as it was decorated for Christmas. Overall, good and we'd go back. See More
Julie Banks
· October 8, 2017
We were so blessed yesterday when I looked at my husband and said "turn here", which he did and he took the first open parking space. The little town had been invaded by hundreds of people on bikes. was a party going on. As we strolled down the street ( both with our canes) we found an outdoor venue for lunch that so easily could have said "sorry, private party"! Kim of Saltwater Grille welcomed us with her Southern charm and a delicious menu to look over. My husband had the fried flounder and I had the blackened fish of the day. We were treated like royalty as we watched all the bikers ride in and get their lunches. Kim, lunch was fantastic, the service was outstanding and we thank you for being so accommodating!!! May you, your family and business continue to be blessed!!!

If Texas weren't so far we would drop in again for lunch next week.

Julie and Dan Banks
From the Texas Hill Country.
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Jessica Dauksza
· October 28, 2017
We used to love going to here to eat, it was one of our favorite places but after this last time we will not be back. The service was less than mediocre and the food was not very good. My husband told... them it was my birthday and instead of coming out with dessert and a candle or anything the waitress walked over with a tiny plate while we were still eating dinner and said whose birthday is it and I said mine and she just put the plate down in front of me and walked addition we were not offered dessert and my husband was given water with a bug in it. we are both very disappointed in Saltwater Grill. See More
Stacy Stover
· January 13, 2018
Stopped by for Live Music by Bryan Meyer last night. Great crowd! Lots of fun! Bartenders were on it... Even though it was very busy, we had no trouble ordering food (Had the Wings and the Philly Rolls) and we were able to get drinks quickly, also! Great place with affordable food and drink on the water and friendly ownership and staff! See More
Deena Craig
· January 15, 2018
Thank you so much for taking such good care of our group last night. Our server was pleasant, friendly and attentive to our every need. She went above and beyond, anticipating what we might need be...fore we even asked. Everyone there was attentive and helpful, and made our evening a very memorable one. The cuisine, of course, was excellent as well. Again, thanks for everything! See More
Sherry Talley Faithful
· October 15, 2017
Ordered coconut shrimp and scallops wrapped in bacon appetizers. Scallops were awesome - flavorful and cooked to perfection. Shrimp, however, were not local - they had been frozen, had no flavor, tough after having been cooked too long, and they had so much breading on them that you could hardly tell they were shrimp. Saltwater grill is located literally steps from Bogue Sound. There is no reason for a restaurant so close to fresh, local seafood to buy it frozen from who knows where. Always insist on local. See More
Linda Richards
· February 17, 2018
This was our first time here on the recommendation of a family member. Loved everything about it! Very quaint and comfortable atmosphere, the server was so pleasant, attentive and professional. And t...he food, the FOOD was amazing!! Had the lobster ravioli, high compliments to the chef! Cocktail was equally wonderful, cucumber collins. We will definately be back soon See More
Denise Rouse
· February 4, 2018
My husband and I had an early dinner here yesterday. The appetizer was scallops wrapped with bacon and it was delicious!! Our entrees were equally as good. Waitress was nice and very informative and t...he service was timely. Couldn’t ask for a better view. One of our favorite places to dine. See More
Christine Caffrey
· November 26, 2017
We loved it! Seasonal menu. Great seafood. Friendly staff and beautiful view. We were visiting my son and his fiancé who just relocated to the area. They plan on going back as many times as necessary... to try more food on the menu! We’ll go back for sure. See More
Shalayne Gautreaux
· September 2, 2017
I had the shrimp and oyster platter with French fries and cole slaw with sweet iced tea. The shrimp very large and were delicious, I'm from South Louisiana and I thought the shrimp were fried excellen...t and the taste was superb. The oysters on the other hand were small and had a muddy taste to them. The French fries and cole slaw were a nice compliment to the main course and they were outstanding. I think they should serve hush puppies or at least have butter and crackers while the food is being prepared. We ate lunch on the outside patio and the view was breathtaking! I'd rate the service a three as it took the waitress a while to refil our drinks and she forgot to bring extra condiments that we asked for. I am visiting North Carolina and would probably not eat there again However eating there for the first time was ok. See More
Rick Colón
· September 22, 2017
This place was excellent! Live music on our Thursday night visit. We had a party of four to eat dinner and their service was prompt and friendly. The meals were tasty with generous portions. In fact..., my brother in law was amazed with how much fried flounder was on his plate. Try this restaurant, you won't be disappointed. See More
Teresa Holder
· January 10, 2018
Second time here. Glad I came. The food was delicious. I had the shrimp and grits. Grits were nice and creamy and the shrimp was cooked perfectly. Loved the sauce. Our server was very pleasant.
Fran Bowen
· December 19, 2017
Every Christmas for the past 4 or 5 years a group of Ladies have our annual Christmas lunch here at Saltwater. Not to mention through out the year, we love to go there for lunch and enjoy eating Food is good, service is excellent and staff is very friendly. They are always very accommodating. Highly recommend. See More
Chris Kalt Kaltlife
· January 13, 2018
Came out to eat tonight and the food, service, and hospitality is amazing every time we come here. We are very happy and satisfied! We highly recommend this place. If you haven’t been yet, make this a must! Thanks y’all for a wonderful evening!!! See More
Katherine Cordoba
· September 3, 2017
If I could give Saltwater zero stars I would. At first my family and I wanted to sit outside on the patio but we're told it would be a wait to do so. Ok, that's not a big deal so we sat inside. Our se...rver was nice and took our order.
Now here's the part that deserves the zero stars. It took about 20 minutes for my husband's drink to come from bar. After he got his drink we wait and wait...and wait. During this wait time, four tables around us got their food, ate, and left, then the table reset for the next people to come and sit down. The next people sat down and ordered their food. Those tables got their appetizers before our food was even out. We waited for over an hour and finally got fed up and walked out (so no review for the food)
Typically we don't mind waiting but when tables that were sat 40 MINUTES AFTER US get their food before us then there's something wrong.
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Priscilla Hardwick
· August 28, 2017
My husband and I stopped for the first time this past Friday on our way to our vacation in cedar island. It was so good and the service was amazing! The food came out quickly and we enjoyed it so much... we stopped again on our way home just now! We look forward to visiting again on our next trip! See More
Herbert Balser
· November 12, 2017
The food was very good overall and their Mahi Mahi and bacon wrapped scallops were exceptional. Their service was good and the view from their enclosed balcony significantly added to our dining experience.
Mark A. Torsiello
· September 23, 2017
The food is more like something from Hardee’s, no kettle one vodka there also. I will give the waitress a 5 star but the food is just very poor quality
Samir Beganovic
· August 28, 2017
Appetizer were completely cold. Than meal that came for the party of 5 was over cooked and seemed like it was frozen before. Fried Calamari smelled like stained water. We all ordered different thing...s. Also no bread served. Waitress did not even ask if our food was good. See More
Suzanne Mendell
· August 1, 2017
Visited your restaurant following article in Our State Magazine. A perfect Sunday lunch view seated on enclosed porch. Hostess and server prompt, smiled too. Great first impressions.
Fresh catch Mahi with refreshing salsa. Not good...potato salad was loaded with too large egg whites, soggy potatoes. Not good..lobster cake. Good NC beer selection.
I will return. Support local and NC owned and operated business!
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