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Saltbox - CLOSED

1047 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-5101
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
7 Nov 2016
“Great Burger!”
16 Oct 2016
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1047 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-5101
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

The burger here scores 6/7 on my personal burger scale. This is a relatively rare score. Only three burgers have ever scored 7/7. The burger was properly cooked (medium-rare as requested), well seasoned, and juicy. It was served on a great brioche bun, with well-balanced...More

Thank dave_chooses_name
Casey J, General Manager at Saltbox, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Hi Dave, Thank you so much for the review. We're very happy to see that you enjoyed one of Chef Brad's burgers. We also feel the broche bun, mustard aioli, and pickles all house made really do compliment the burger well. The restaurant is closed...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016

Menu is very limited and pricey for what it is. Add some granola/yogurt would help at breakfast, but service is great.More

Thank maurikei
Casey J, Manager at Saltbox, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

First I'd like thank you for giving Saltbox a try. We realize there are many dining options downtown to choose from. Secondly, we appreciate the feedback. The Saltbox F&B team values and reviews all of the information we get from our guests. The granola and...More

Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The Salt Box is a great launching and night cap spot but keep in mind that it closes fairly early for a hotel bar...10pm is barely night cap material but after a long day and evening hitting the Gas Lamp District it works out well....More

Thank treborz64
Casey J, General Manager at Saltbox, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

Hi Treborz64, We're very happy to see that you enjoyed the beverages here at Saltbox. Hopefully ya'll can give Chef Brad's menu a try on your next visit. At brunch the chilaquiles and breakfast burrito are a must with the short rib and fried chicken...More

Reviewed 21 August 2016

Full disclosure- I am biased because I stay at the Palomar but, I have food choices, too. Saltbox is fantastic will a varied menu that can fill you with appetizers, to snacks, to the full-on steak with all the trimmings. Always get the roasted caesar....More

Thank FashionSpeedTravel
Casey J, General Manager at Saltbox, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

It's so great to see that you are a Palomar guest and chose Saltbox for dinner. So many guests stay with us only to venture out into the Gaslamp without giving us a try. While I understand the reasoning, with so many fantastic dining options...More

Reviewed 8 August 2016

The menu is limited and what I ended up with was yet another life shortening American meal. though it was tasty my system was not very happy the next morning. Friendly staff and very uncomfortable chairs. There are much better choices up the street or...More

Thank Sailingbill63
Casey J, General Manager at Saltbox, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Thank you so much for the response. We are sad to hear that you didn't have the experience we strive to deliver. The Saltbox team values all of the feedback from our guests reviewing all guest comments back with our entire restaurant staff. I do...More

Reviewed 22 July 2016

Prior to SD Symphony, we chose to visit Saltbox Restaurant for the first time. The doorways to both the Palomar Hotel and its restaurant, Saltbox, are huge heavy brass and glass doors that could easily be on bank vaults and require assistance from staff to...More

Thank Wayne G
Casey J, General Manager at Saltbox, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Hi Wayne, The Saltbox team appreciates that you gave us a chance to serve you. We're so happy to see you enjoyed your meal. Also happy to once again see Nolen did not disappoint. He is a very valuable member of our team. We hope...More

Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Started off with the bacon and brussels flatbread split between two, followed by pot roast and steak. Honestly one of the best meals of the holiday. Served by Noel- top notch service and funny too. Happy hour added to the overall enjoyment of the night....More

Thank Lillian H
Casey J, General Manager at Saltbox, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Hey Lillian, The Saltbox team is so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience here with us. We're very lucky to have Nolen on our team as well. Perhaps on your next visit you'd like to go up to the rooftop and check out...More

Reviewed 1 July 2016

Just had breakfast, was staying at Palomar. Food great and so was service. would like to have tried for dinner but was on tight schedule.More

Thank Boskowcat
Casey J, General Manager at Saltbox, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2016

The Saltbox team would like to thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you as well as thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hopefully we'll have an opportunity to see you in for dinner. Or perhaps you'd like to...More

Reviewed 27 June 2016

no reso needed on a thursday night... one of only four parties, so thought the service would be better. nice enough hostess and server, but not much to speak about food wise. turkey burger was ok, but starter salad and brussel sprouts all came out...More

Thank daisyakaladyfuzz
Casey J, General Manager at Saltbox, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Hi Daisy, It appears we didn't perform up to the standard we expect of ourselves. The team here at Saltbox is disappointed to see this. We realize there are many options for dining downtown and definitely expect better execution. I assure you the team will...More

Reviewed 23 June 2016

We ate their when we arrived late and just needed a small meal. The staff was great and we enjoyed our introduction to San Diego sitting outside in their outdoor seating.More

Thank Valerie K
Casey J, General Manager at Saltbox, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2016

Hi Valerie, Thank you so much for the nice review. The Salthbox team is happy to hear you enjoyed the experience with us. Perhaps on your next to San Diego you'll have an opportunity to come up to Summersalt our rooftop pool bar. There's nothing...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1047 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-5101
    (5th & Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: MTS Trolley Orange and Blue line 5th Ave. stop.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
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