Genuine hospitality, a vibrant atmosphere, and impeccable attention to service!

Featuring incredible gourmet cuisine in a quaint, elegant, and relaxed yet energized atmosphere, Saltwater Grill is conveniently located in the heart of bustling downtown Galveston Island. We are dedicated to making every visit perfection by providing impeccable service, incredible gourmet cuisine, a unique atmosphere, and flawless attention to every detail. Join us for lunch, dinner, or dessert and drinks.

Our Chefs Recommend

Shared Starters

  • Chilled Seafood Medley
    Lump crab meat, jumbo Gulf shrimp, and Ahi tuna served with a citrus vinaigrette.
  • BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
    Over creamy chreese grits with andouille & sweet corn in spicy Creole butter
  • Chardonnay Mussels
    Steamed in a white wine pesto cream broth accented with fine herbs. Served with grilled bread.
  • Golden-Fried Calamari
    Served with a zesty marinara sauce. Add (6) Fried Shrimp +6.00
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
    With a creamy bed of grilled corn and Tasso ham relish, topped with jumbo lump crab

For Dinner

  • Filet Mignon
    8 oz. Tender Certified Angus Beef® Filet
  • Chilean Sea Bass & Jumbo Crab
    Pan-roasted sea bass over spinach couscous and jumbo lump crab with lemon garlic butter.
  • Saltwater Seafood Trio
    Pan-roasted Atlantic salmon, topped with two grilled Cajun-spiced shrimp. Served over spinach couscous and jumbo lump crab with lemon garlic butter.
  • Chef Walker’s Lobster Creation
    Lobster, crabcake & jumbo shrimp with asparagus & risotto

Restaurant of the Year


Winner 2016 & 2017

Diner’s Choice Award


Winner 2018


Best of Houston


Winner 2018


Now Celebrating 20 Years!

“If you’re looking for a warm and vibrant fine-dining experience with impeccable service, we hope you will join us for lunch, dinner, or Happy Hour.”

Since our opening in September of 1999, we have set new standards by focusing on impeccable service and a unique style of cuisine that centers around grilled, broiled, and steamed seafood from all over the US as well as our unique brand of Kettle cooking, tender hand-cut Certified Angus Beef® steaks, and other unique offerings. Our staff has been together for years, and this comfortable atmosphere helps to create a unique and unforgettable experience for our guests.

Join us for an Extraordinary Experience!

Most any time of the year, this stylish Strand-area restaurant is packed to the gills, so reservations are definitely recommended.

Shiny stainless-steel buckets produce the menu items identified as “from the kettle:’ including a full-bodied-gumbo, the island’s best steamed mussels and a lighter version of shrimp scampi. As good as all of these are, the kitchen turns out some of its own wonders. Seafood catches change daily but are always reliable. A recent visit hooked tasty versions of grilled snapper, salmon and sea bass. This restaurant could hold its own anywhere. If it were in Houston, in fact, you would never be able to get a table.”

– Houston Press

2017 Post Office

Genuine hospitality, a vibrant atmosphere, and impeccable attention to service!

Over 20 years ago, Galveston Restaurant Group saw a need for gourmet cuisine in a quaint, relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere, and Saltwater Grill is the manifestation of that dream. If you are looking for impeccable fine-dining, an unforgettable meal, and service that is second-to-none, we hope you will visit us at Saltwater Grill!