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Salt Seafood Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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2 Beach Plaza | The Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4948 0011
07:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 07:30 - 21:30
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Jubilee Pocket, Australia
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Salts Seafood Bar was sadly biurnt out with a number of other restaurants in the mall about six months ago from this posting date. It was sad as it was an excellent upmarket Seafood restaurant. There has been no activity as yet to rebuild or re locate.

Thank Alan B
Proserpine, Australia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

best food in general but the calamari was outstanding. the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Good table service. Great evening out

Thank heatermoo69
Helsinki, Finland
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227 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I usually avoid places with a barker but their chalk board menu looked good. If you get to sit away from the walking street in street balcony, choose that, Cozy places and not so much hustle and bustle. Anyways, their chicken pasta was really good whereas their crab burger failed miserably: no taste and a really really dry combination.

Thank JiiBird
Bergen, Norway
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

It melts on the tongue, like it says in their menu. Strong pepper flavour and yummy from start to finish. We ended up ordering am extra portion of it. The fish taco was amazing, but extremely small portion. Get it in a bigger size and it will be a bigger hit. We'll be back next time we are in Australia.

Thank MissTravelFreak
Parma, Italy
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We came here to have a great night as the menu looked appealing. However the dream turned into a nightmare. We had made a reservation but were redirected to the worst table of the restaurant, meaning we were 5 facing a wall. We still had hope but then came the food. Indeed there was more empty space on our plate... More 

Thank taniazuki
Nelson Bay, Australia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here in October and both the service and the food was exceptional. Had the seafood platters for 2 It had fresh salmon,barramundi,prawns,oysters and alot more. Came with a side of salad and chips.Situated right across the beach with fabulous views..What else could you ask for. Highly recommend this place if visiting Airlie Beach

Thank shassa031
Cannonvale, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

late show and notice but salt has burnt down but will be up and going again, the waters are friendly and all of the food is shown geogousaly and delicious.

Thank teganganter123456789
Whistler, Canada
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

For our one night in Airlie Beach we walked along and loved the look of the outside area and menu of Salt. We chose the Barramundi (a local fish speciality of the region) and fish tacos as a starter. The food was well priced and tasted excellent. However, the "but" is that we don't know if its operational any longer... More 

Thank lisawhistler
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Poor attitude from staff especially with certain dietary requirements. Had "fresh" fish but had no flavour and was tough. Don't bother! Good service would make all the difference.

Thank Verdale16
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate at this restaurant 3 times over our 9 night stay. Could not fault the meals as they were all very well prepared, tasty and tender. We had the fillet steak which was cooked to perfection and melt in the mouth. Fish was likewise tasty and the chef had made a great effort to make the dishes interesting and... More 

Thank johnshelleyb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Beach Plaza | The Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Airlie Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4948 0011
Beautiful outdoor dining space with a viev of the beach and cosy indoor space with sofas and candles to get in the mood to chill out or go out... Boasting delicious cuts of steak and fresh local seafood. Just come on in, grab a cocktail, and enjoy the flavours Salt Bar & Grill has to offer.

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