Fresh ingredients
& our signature
mesquite-grilled flavor

Artboard 1

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.

Gift Cards

Salt Creek Grille Gift Cards are perfect any time of the year and for every special occasion – Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Christmas.

Buy A Gift Card


Had a really nice catch up dinner with my daughter tonight. Totally chill vibe here and Freddy led the charge. He completely got it was a dinner of family...
Peter I.
21:46 08 Sep 21
This was our first time here, at their Dana Point location. We were initially attracted to this place by the beautiful photos of the food from all the...
Homer J.
21:56 03 Sep 21
Picked this restaurant while in Oceanside on a whim and even though we had to make a drive to Dana Point, it was well worth it. Fish over oak fire and the...
Paul G.
22:49 17 Aug 21
The food was phenomenal and the bartender and staff were equally amazing, attentive and friendly. Awesome experience will definitely be back. Support your...
Jon D.
09:26 17 Aug 21
Went here yesterday evening for date night and everything was exceptionally prepared. I went in ready for Covid related complications but was blown away by...
Ayyaz K.
14:38 15 Aug 21
The Salt Creek Grille date nights got us through the pandemic. They had great outdoor seating & had set up an outdoor bar. We would go, put our names in,...
alyson c.
12:31 15 Aug 21
We started with drinks from the bar. The watermelon mojito was sweet but good. Then we had the crab cake and scallops appetizer. It was delicious. My...
Tracy S.
06:11 15 Aug 21
First and foremost, the service was excellent! I was so impressed with the attentiveness of everyone in this restaurant from the moment we walked in until...
Lauren W.
08:47 08 Aug 21
This was one of the best meals I have ever had! The stuffed halibut was perfectly cooked. My husband's rib eye was amazing, and my 3 year old loved all of...
Caliente T.
18:24 06 Aug 21
The food was sooo good. Everything was a win. Matt was the beast waiter ever! He was very attentive and considerate. I would highly recommend.
Lori V.
21:39 31 Jul 21