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Salt Cellar Restaurant

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550 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-4604
+1 480-947-1963
16:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here , loved it . Very unique- you have to go down some stairs to get to the dining area . Had escargot (prepared perfectly) -delicious and not too chewy . Oysters - buttery melt in your mouth . Lobster was huge , fantastic! The servers will crack it for you . New York strip - great portion... More 

Thank cbecklmt
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited The Salt Cellar for Valentine's Day. Entering is spectacular as you descend 3 flights of stairs to enter the restaurant. Once seated you are in for a wonderful time. The food is outstanding, as they fly in fresh seafood. I had the Shrimp San Reno, and it was beyond excellent. Large shrimp served on perfectly... More 

Thank Bobby W
Maui, Hawaii
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner at the best kept secret in Phoenix. Always fun going down to the cellar to eat. Had the oysters. They were awesome. Had the stuffed lobster. Phenomenal. Amazing how much meat you get. King crab and filet were on point as well. And how can you argue with a place that cracks the shellfish for you. Service... More 

Thank Scott J
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, I've had oyster shooters but here at happy hour they put a shot of booze in them and what a kicker. Always known for great happy hours, I would come the 1st time for this and sample at the bar for a fun evening. Wonderfully friendly happy staff and always a pleasure to go down down away from the... More 

Thank D M
New York
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after a business meeting. Friendly staff greeted me. Had a lovely glass of wine at the bar. Happy hour prices were quite reasonable. Oysters on the half shell were sweet and tender and their sauce was spiced nicely. Had the salmon Oscar special which came with a delicious salad. So good. Helpful waitstaff. No substitutions permitted so be... More 

Thank Bridget B
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109 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 18 for a business meeting. The service was excellent for a group this size. We had a variety of appetizers and the were all good. I had the lobster which was great. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

Thank Traveler76AZ
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has to have been over 25 years since we have been to the Salt Celler but I wanted sea food for my birthday and we have a very picky eater with my grandson. After reviewing the menu my son determined the grandson would eat the king crab. Our family of six had a wonderful meal, I was able to... More 

Thank plat2pus
Red Deer, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a good restaurant to have dinner after golf. We heard some good things about The Salt Cellar and I went and read some reviews about the restaurant from Trip Advisor and other sources. In my opinion, the food was just average and not in the lofty status of a 4 or 5 star restaurant. The menu... More 

Thank kingdog12
Phoenix, Arizona
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137 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Salt Cellar before but a while ago so it was nice visiting them again for our anniversary. Our server was very attentive, friendly and helpful and we enjoyed their filet mignon and salmon; excellent meals! We've always loved the intimate atmosphere and the underground environment makes it a unique experience. For dessert, try their salted caramel... More 

Queen Creek, Arizona
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Semi attentive staff, average food and way overpriced compared to other restaurants in the Valley. 3 entrees, shrimp cocktail, bowl of clam chowder, 1 bottled water, 1 sprite = $176.00 before tip. Never again!

Thank Marsha P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 62
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-4604
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-947-1963
The Salt Cellar Restaurant is known for having the largest and finest selection of quality seafood. Open for dinner 7 days a week, the Bar from 4PM-1AM and the Dining Room at 5PM. Our twin Happy Hours are from 4PM-7PM and again from 10PM to 1AM.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?