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“Food and service was very good”
Review of Salt Rock Grill

Salt Rock Grill
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: This beach landmark is legendary, and it’s still on fire with a burning passion for delectable food, enticing drink and pleasurable surroundings. For an evening of fine dining, elegant atmosphere, superior service and genuine hospitality, Salt Rock Grill is your destination.Come by land or sea and enjoy the finest dining location in Tampa Bay.St. Petersburg Times–"The first modern surf and turf joint on the beaches still packs them in with red-hot, straight-ahead cooking. Steaks are first-rate, lobsters monstrous, wine cellar deep, seafood and fish souped up in spicy broth. The unexpected treats are root vegetables, lentils and smart spicing"
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We made reservations online for New Years Eve which was very convenient since we were travelling from Ontario and weren't planning on arriving in Florida until the 30th. The meal was a set menu/cost which was very reasonable for new years eve ($59.50 US per person);
The food and service was very good although we thought the portions were smaller than we typically get from a Madeira Beach restaurant (although no complaints since we are not big eaters). I had the Surf and Turf - filet mignon, 1/2 lobster tail and 3 coconut shrimp - all was cooked perfect, and my husband had the Grouper Oscar (with crab) which was tasty. The garlic mashed potatoes are the best I've ever had. The service was very good - we had a very attentive server who's aim was to please.... he made sure the food/appetizers/drinks came when we wanted them (we didn't want to rush the evening so it was perfect). There was live entertainment - a jazz band that was very good. The restaurant handed out New Years hats/crowns but we were not planning on staying as we were going to the fireworks in Clearwater. Overall we weren't disappointed.

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Thank Catie4
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BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Salt Rock Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review! We appreciate your business and hope to have you back soon!

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We had really high hopes of having an enjoyable evening of fine food and entertainment for our New Year's Eve dinner. There were 7 of us with a reservation that was made 3 months in advance. We were put at a terrible table in the back of the restaurant and after asking for a change, we got a bit closer to the action in the main dining room. The food was just ok and for the price we really didn't feel it was worth it. Instead of gearing up after our 9 o'clock reservation, the place was emptying out and we ended up leaving long before midnight because the place was dead. Very disappointing!

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BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Salt Rock Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your honest opinions. Our owner Frank Chivas would like the opportunity to speak with you direct regarding your unpleasant experience. He has asked that you connect with him via cell or email (whichever you prefer) - he can be reached at 727-480-6704 or frank@baystarrestaurantgroup.com - Thank you in advance!

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Haven't been here since 2011 visit to Florida and recently spent New Year's Eve there. Same beautiful atmosphere, great food, friendly knowledgeable staff.

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Thank Fodder4B
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BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Salt Rock Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you for the 5 star rating! We appreciate your business!

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Our server was outstanding and accommodated our needs. The food was outstanding for a fair price. We will be go back next time we visit. .

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Thank Corey B
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BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Salt Rock Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you for the 5 star rating! We appreciate your business!

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary this year at Salt Rock. We ate there last night. Both of us ordered off of the daily special menu which was quite extensive. I had a tomahawk ribeye while my wife ordered a surf and turf dish called Land and Sea. Her dinner consisted of a 6 oz sirloin with a half Lobster stuffed with grouper and covered in a delicious citrus sauce. We have lived in St Petersburg for over 20 years and have eaten at most of the local steakhouses. So when I tell you that everything was absolutely impeccable I mean it. Cocktails, New Orleans style oysters, steaks, service, ambience. I consider it very reasonably priced . We arrived 15 minutes early to our reservation and were seated immediately. Charles our server was attentive but not overly so. Thank You Salt Rock for helping us celebrate our anniversary! I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Dale D
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BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Salt Rock Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for spending such a special day with us! We appreciate your business and your detailed review! We look forward to having you back for more special occasions!

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