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99 W Church St, Swansboro, NC 28584-9012
+1 910-326-7300
11:00 - 22:00
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Hubert, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to Saltwater Grill. Had heard good words many times. I was very impressed. Loved the dining room, the decor and the friendliness of the staff. Mallory took care of us, beautiful and knew the menu and choices without question. Made me a perfect Mojito.....delicious! For dinner I had the Catch of the Day, Grouper. Had... More 

Thank 723heidiv
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Adorable place, amazing view, delicious food and awesome service! Kailey was our waitress and she was a doll! We will be back :)

Thank Hanna C
Winterville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are always looking for new places to eat. Saltwater Grill has a perfect location on the White Oak River and Intercostal Waterway. This is a want to be fine dining experience but it is not. The "cook" got my wife's order wrong so they keep my food to correct your food. Needless to say mine went under the heat... More 

Thank BoilermanNB
Sanford, North Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had dinner with friends prior to an outdoor event we were attending. The shrimp and grits with the creole cream sauce were delicious (2 at our table ordered). The fried flounder was overbattered and heavy. The best was the crab encrusted grouper, although there was a complaint of the portion being too small. Overall, we enjoyed our meal, and... More 

Thank StarrMomof2
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Went with the family and we had high expectations that were not met. For as much as we paid for the food we had very little on our plate, especially the fried Oysters. Every other seafood place that I have went to in Swansboro has literally filled up the plate. On top of that the service was very SLOW. My... More 

Thank Mikayla13
Raleigh, North Carolina
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Four of us went for lunch on the Monday before Thanksgiving. There was a very noisy group of eight and another group of four plus other assorted diners. We received drinks fairly quickly but waited about 20 minutes for our entrees. Both the wait staff and the kitchen appeared short-handed. The food was ok but nothing out of the ordinary.... More 

Thank Smith58z
Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The temperature inside the restaurant was uncomfortably warm, but the did open the door to the outside seating area upon our request. The server lost our ticket and had to take the order again, thus resulting in very slow service. The She Crab soup was very good. The calamari was excessively... More 

Thank deborahmM769PH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Great food. Tasty!!! Fresh. Friendly warm staff. Accommodating to needs. Excellent crab soup!!! Nice atmosphere. Great view of water. Quaint downtown walk the risotto is outta this world.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The staff are very friendly. The atmosphere is very inviting. Full-service bar and exceptional portion size. A little pricey but if you dine based on quality then you will not be disappointed. The bacon wrapped scallops are to die for!!!

Thank Trevor C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious and served in a timely manner, hot to the table. The staff are very personable and friendly. Nice spot on the water!

Thank Kerri B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 W Church St, Swansboro, NC 28584-9012
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Swansboro
  • Phone Number: +1 910-326-7300
Waterfront dinner at it's best, Chef David Owens serves only Fresh Local Seafood. With a Dock & Dine feature allowing boats to pull up and dine on our docks. Restaurant is open 7 days a week, serving Lunch & Dinner.

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