Fresh ingredients
& our signature
mesquite-grilled flavor

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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.


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Absolutely, positively the best Thanksgiving buffet ever.Thank you Sam for the great service and attentive care you gave our family.Greg did an...
Herb W.
13:14 24 Nov 22
Food is good, service is good and the scenery is nice.I love the appetizers it's great to go with friends and share a variety..
Maggie G.
15:48 15 Nov 22
The food here is consistently good. Bar is excellent. Tables spaced, so I felt safe I have eaten here multiple times and generally with one to 10...
Kate G.
10:31 05 Nov 22
Great menu and portions. Laguna Beach mix with plenty of choices. Welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff. Easy to find and the quality was excellent.
Michael K.
17:52 06 Oct 22
Solid American steakhouse offering a variety of American dishes including some foreign inspired ones as well. For my main course, I ordered the Tamari...
Stephen L.
08:49 04 Oct 22
Recently attended a wedding here. Upon arrival I was greeted by a friendly valet attendant. Valet was complimentary. Walking in I felt a bit over dressed as...
Vanesa F.
18:48 03 Oct 22
I was here for lunch with my colleague and he was raving about the burgers here. And he was right! The ambience is classy and elegant. Also, has a sports...
Roshan R.
14:36 01 Oct 22
First time trying Salt Creek Grille Dana Point and we were very happy with service, food, drinks, dessert!!! Our server was Cheyanne and she is wonderful!!...
Maggie R.
19:07 29 Sep 22
If, like me, it's been awhile since you've visited this local gem, I suggest you pay another visit. They've updated their menu, but have retained the good...
Jesse F.
18:28 25 Sep 22
Yesterday I had my daughters baby shower at Salt Creek Grille.There are no words to express how wonderful the day was . The set up and view of the water...
Roseann S.
15:16 11 Sep 22