Fresh ingredients
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Years before our doors opened in July of 1996, Tim McCune and his original business partner, Pete Truxaw, dreamed of creating a neighborhood restaurant tailored to their community. They envisioned an upscale yet casual American-themed grille, where friends and family would come to relax and savor a unique dining experience. It was from that dream that Salt Creek Grille was born.

Our culinary approach follows the time-honored tradition of grilling meats over hot, mesquite embers. With a dedication to sourcing responsibly, our food is crafted with the freshest meats, poultry, fish and produce available. Our menu may be paired with unique wines from boutique vineyards and well-known cellars, catering to both the connoisseur and casual taster.

We invite you to experience the Salt Creek Grille way.


Clean, attentive, classy establishment right on the river. They have a nice little backyard area with some seats for those waiting, and even a long dock...
Fred A.
16:13 13 Oct 19
One of my go-to restaurants with my friends since my friends really enjoy their salads and steaks. This restaurant is located in the plaza with Whole Foods...
Nina W.
10:55 07 Oct 19
The food here is amazing but what really made the night special was our server Christine. She was super nice and attentive. Made us feel like home.The...
Mikr M.
18:53 04 Oct 19
Excellent atmosphere, service and food. Look forward to revisiting.Upscale eatery overlooking the Navesink river nestled a short drive from the beach area.
Timo L.
07:45 04 Oct 19
This is my wife and I's favorite place lately. We love the goat cheese marinara and everything else on the menu. We seriously try everything and there's...
Kurt N.
18:30 02 Oct 19
A group of friends and I picked this restaurant for brunch this past Sunday due to it being a central location for all of us and the food and service we...
Diana A.
00:43 01 Oct 19
I love this restaurant!!!It is beautiful and always expect great quality food. I frequently dine here and love the cocktails and service is excellent...
Andi B.
11:12 20 Sep 19
Salt Creek Grille appears to be a Dana Point institution, a 20-year-old restaurant on the Pacific Coast Highway that's done well enough to become a...
Steph C.
18:17 18 Sep 19
Best happy ever I've ever been to! Awesome gluten free options. Delicious cocktails - including the tastiest blue cheese stuffed olives in a Tito's martini....
Kristin T.
20:07 17 Sep 19
Went for happy hour appetizers and stayed for dinner! Our server Kyle suggested we try the calamari or the bacon wrapped shrimp, both were extremely...
Joe P.
16:47 10 Sep 19
Ivy did an amazing job tonight!!! She went far and beyond my expectations. Explain the entire menu, keep us updated on our food status, topped our drinks...
Nanette A.
21:17 06 Sep 19
Steak frittes was made perfectly. Old fashion drink was on point. Ambience and waiter were fantastic. The only downside was that they don't have live...
Tara R.
21:50 03 Sep 19
Halibut, Scallops, Shrimps: very good Rib Eye: Not so good Top Sirloin: very good Kids Baby Back Ribs: very good Kids Sliders: good
Pink S.
21:29 30 Aug 19
Joey the Bartender is hands down the best bartender in the OC!!! Coffee crusted NY, wood fired chatted filet and chocolate soufflé are Amazing!! If you...
Matthew C.
22:08 24 Aug 19
What a great find for a very late lunch on a Saturday! Atmosphere: very relaxing especially that there was an ocean breeze while sat in the patio....
Chary P.
15:42 24 Aug 19
Me and two friends came here for lunch after a spa day at the Ivy Day Spa. The service was great, the wine recommendations were on point!, and the food was...
Megan W.
08:31 24 Aug 19
Last night I dined here with my husband and his family. Service is excellent. Christine is the best server I've ever had! She's great at describing the all...
Jill S.
13:19 21 Aug 19
First time at Sat Creek Grille(had the margarita chicken plate(rate 7/10). Here with my gf's family. Overall, a great experience. Not much of a mainstream...
Andrew G.
20:51 17 Aug 19
This places is awesome there steaks are delicious, dessert is always amazing and there aged cheese Mac and cheese is a must. This places has been my top...
Ruben P.
15:04 16 Aug 19
Great service. Amazing pork chop. Live music was loud and proud. All hail the grill. Valencia Salt Creek Grill.
Ronald F.
08:59 14 Aug 19
Best Sunday Brunch Ever!This restaurant had wonderful staff and the most excellent food - all home made. Gissell and Lyza were the very sweet...
Victoria R.
16:24 11 Aug 19
Quality of food is great. Ordered the caesar over mesquite salad. The lettuce is grilled and charred a little, which is really unique. I've never had a warm...
Kristy L.
13:17 08 Aug 19
Went here for the first time a few weeks ago for brunch with some girlfriends.-$12 for bottomless mimosas was awesome!-The French Dip sandwich was super...
Q T.
10:45 02 Aug 19
Good food!Beautiful surroundingLocated in a lovely areaWorth the wait good steaks & drinks
Julie H.
11:18 28 Jul 19
i think this is the restaurant where corporate people hang out and have a good time after 9-5shift. my group has another Birthday Happy Hour with...
Josette B.
09:47 27 Jul 19
Really nice atmosphere in a great location and has great food for a reasonable price. You can't go wrong
Joe C.
13:02 25 Jul 19
Great food and service. From the outside I had serious doubts. It looks like a converted Cocos in a strip mall. My sales guy assured me it was good and...
John F.
16:47 23 Jul 19
This is my second time coming, and I enjoyed myself a lot. The sourdough bread is worth it EVERY time. Seriously... get the bread. I got the wood fired...
Albert M.
16:04 18 Jul 19
I honestly can not say enough good things about my experience at your Rumson, NJ location. It was an amazing meal. First, my family drove from Ocean County...
Sheri A.
13:49 16 Jul 19
Great happy hour, all the bartenders, Carlos,Joey and the rest of the gang pours greatDrinks and very generous at that! Food is consistently good, wether...
Ms. Kitka K.
14:38 13 Jul 19
My family and I were looking for a place to grab lunch after picking my brother up from LAX and - after passing on a number of different Manhattan Beach...
Scott T.
17:48 03 Jul 19
Update:I came back after Christina (GM) reached out to me. I say this often and I will say it again: if upper management cares enough to sincerely ask...
Eugene P.
14:45 03 Jul 19
Haven't been here in a long time, long overdue. I only live across the street but there's no excuse for being away so long. Salt Creek Grille makes an...
Todd B.
20:01 28 Jun 19
Brunch was EXCELLENT! The quality and flavor of the food was outstanding. Multiple delicious salads (house salad with apples, pecans, and blue cheese was...
Doc H.
20:56 23 Jun 19
My friends bribed me with food so that I could take them to the LAX and I chose Salt Creek because it was conveniently close. I made reservations off of...
Linda B.
21:26 21 Jun 19
Love the new Happy Hour! Deep pour, Valet parking, and the menu! I had come here years ago & then kinda gave up. It became a dark place stagnant.Now I am...
heidi h.
15:24 13 Jun 19
Since I am visiting this area from Los Angeles, I was disappointed that my request for a window table on a stormy evening this summer could not be...
Kim N.
18:10 05 Jun 19
Bottomless mimosas $12 for weekend brunch !Update: I had to come back and update my previous review cause I had phenomenal service here and another great...
Marissa T.
22:05 03 Jun 19
Having dinner at the Salt Creek Grille was a truly enjoyable experience! As delicious as the food was, it was the service and the ambiance of the grille...
Steve C.
04:14 27 May 19
Came here for brunch after running thousand steps in Laguna and was pleasantly surprised. Parking was easy and we were seated promptly upon entering. Our...
Vivian T.
20:16 22 May 19
5 stars for the waiter named Rebecca who was so kind and patient and answered all my questions since I am on keto/low carb diet. For drinks I started with...
Jessica D.
17:51 12 May 19
What? A review of Salt Creek Grille???The most ANCIENT restaurant in the area....??????????? I would know.....I grew up know I am gonna...
Todd S.
23:14 09 May 19
Delicious food and service!Love Marcos and Dimitri. Perfect hosts with the most!Great Bartenders too!
Maria Elena B.
20:10 01 May 19
Great Food and a beautiful view!!!I ordered the bacon wrapped shrimp for an appetizer in incredible!!For my dinner I ordered the citrus shrimp it was...
Laura L.
17:21 01 May 19
Opt for outdoor seating if available. Scenery is nice, firepit at the center keeps you warm, and it's more quiet than indoor seating. Very romantic...
Lyly V.
22:22 27 Apr 19
Came here while traveling for business and it definitely surpassed my expectations. I had a caesar salad with steak and blackened shrimp, with a side of...
Cindy H.
17:23 19 Apr 19
I ended up here on a customer lunch. Very nice establishment coming in, friendly staff, and a lot of ample space in the dining area.As most of the lunch...
Damien K.
11:55 19 Apr 19
This is my absolute favorite place for dinner!Great atmosphere, great food, great staff!It is our go-to for all anniversaries, birthdays and any special...
Maureen M.
13:59 14 Apr 19
You know when you come into a place and leave saying.. it was ok. Well, it was ok. I didn't find the prices high, it's a restaurant and the food to price...
Jeff K.
08:52 14 Apr 19
My wife and I decided to try Salt Creek Grill for the second time. The first time we came here was just after it opened up, we were both not very impressed....
Dan H.
13:55 12 Apr 19
I absolutely love this place. The best steak I'ever ever eaten is at Salt Creek Grill. It was a coffee encrusted NY Strip. WOW! My wife had the fresh fish...
Damon D.
03:56 11 Apr 19
I just love this place. Our past happy hour place closed and I came here. Not sure why I wasn't always coming here. I really love it. We had the best...
Rhonda W.
17:36 08 Apr 19
i love, LOVE the ambiance! I have had dinners with friends here during happy hour on Fridays and I believe they would have live band playing inside the...
Josette B.
09:54 04 Apr 19
I love the steak , I loved the Atmosphere, I love the mimosa, Love the service, love the view,
Katrin H.
17:55 21 Mar 19
All time best restaurant in OC ...great service and food ...great management Happy hour BEST in OC Thanksgiving dinner was awesome. I rank this as...
lance l.
23:46 20 Mar 19
Decent food and drinks. Nice ambience for happy hour either in their outdoor area or near their fireplace. Cocktails were strong. Nothing mind-blowing...
Jeremy L.
19:27 20 Mar 19
My family and I came here for early drinks and dinner and had a great time. We arrived around 4:00pm for drinks when the bar opened before our 5:15pm dinner...
Deana B.
16:43 18 Mar 19
Love this place! Never disappoints! Cindy the waitress is phenomenal, she goes above and beyond.
Danielle G.
10:38 15 Mar 19
I absolutely love this place!! I have been coming here forever and never had a bad experience. The food is excellent, the drinks are phenomenal, the service...
B C.
16:10 10 Feb 19
I just came back from THE most delicious and lovely dinner at Salt Creek Grille. It's freezing cold outside right now and my house is literally 50 degrees...
Allie O.
16:50 22 Jan 19
Definitely agree with most that is the spot for happy hour. Beautiful atmosphere overlooking the water and they also have a fireplace going.I believe...
Elizabeth K.
10:39 29 Dec 18
Salt Creek grille is our son's favorite resteraunt. He likes it because they have a nice kid's menu and he says their Mac n cheese is top notch. We like...
Dan D.
18:50 26 Dec 18