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Salt Cellar Restaurant

550 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-4604
+1 480-947-1963
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (26 reviews)
“lobster” (63 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
550 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-4604
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eating out is not just about the food. Service is important, of course, as is ambience. There’s little to fault the food here, especially the simply steamed lobsters and all entrees include a salad, so prices are reasonable, too. But what a dreary restaurant this...More

Thank Michael191145
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Neat, small restaurant with good bar and service. My wife and I had a delicious seafood dinner - everything we had was very good. Took a reservation for two. Had a drink in the bar and took advantage of happy hour 1/2 price appetizer.

Thank 1986twm
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We have lived in Phoenix for 11 years and have heard many people say that Salt Cellar is their favorite for special occasions, do we finally decided to try it for our 25th anniversary. The decor is dated and a little musty, like a ship,...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Only make it here a couple times a year but it is ALWAYS delicious! Our table had a variety of the fish offerings and everyone was more than happy. One of the few restaurants left that include the sides with the meals - a nice...More

Thank JAN B
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Originally, we went for a dozen oysters to share, then ordered another as they were so good. Then the escargots were tempting, again very good. Then we ordered Maryland crab cakes and fish and chips, both excellent. This restaurant has 2 happy hours, 4-7 and...More

1  Thank AZTraveller03
SaltCellarRestaurant, Owner at Salt Cellar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for your very kind post on Trip Advisor! We are delighted to know that you had such a wonderful experience at our Happy Hour. The Salt Cellar takes great pride, for 36 years now, in sourcing and serving the very best quality seafood...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

The halibut cerviche was terrible as the fish was mushy like it had been sitting in water overnight. The escargot was decent. $7 for draft beer during happy hour is too much. $30 for 2 apps and a beer certainly wasn't a good value.

2  Thank drtravels
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Upon recommendation, me and my husband decided to celebrate here. "Fresh baked bread" was at least a day old, cold and doughy - impossible to chew. Salads were drenched in dressing. My husband ordered crab legs and I ordered stuffed lobster. The waiter, who seemed...More

1  Thank Anon5170
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A friend recommended this place & we were NOT disappointed. I've only had better lobster one time, & that was in Boston, MA. Romantic place. Quiet, friendly, delicious food all around. Do not pass this place by. Best meal I've enjoyed in awhile.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Definitely not what you would expect from the outside. Pleasantly surprised when you walk in. All the locals will tell you to come here. There were several of us and I really enjoyed my stuffed shrimp although the shrimp seemed a bit rough. My friends...More

Thank Rosall81
Reviewed 20 July 2017

They have the most delicious clam chowder ever! Loaded with clams! The oysters are flown in fresh a few days each week I am told. We love sitting at the bar and always meet someone new. Very friendly place and the food in the bar...More

1  Thank azmoe
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20 April 2017|
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Response from SaltCellarRestaurant | Property representative |
Yes, highly recommended. You can go to the website and then to reservations or call 4809471963 Thank you for your interest!
Marcia M
26 February 2017|
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Response from SaltCellarRestaurant | Property representative |
Although seafood is naturally gluten-free, we do not have a specific gluten-free menu. We can certainly help you with menu choices, however, if your gluten-free issues are extreme, we would not guarantee no cross... More
Sandra B
15 November 2016|
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Response from Hotmaily | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
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
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
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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-12AM and the Dining Room at 5PM. Our twin Happy Hours are from 4PM-7PM and again from 10PM to 12M.
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