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Salt Cellar Restaurant

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550 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-4604
+1 480-947-1963
16:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Boise, Idaho
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had heard of this underground icon and our curiosity got the best of us in the end. The restaurant was packed, reservations were needed. We did have reservations and were seated immediately. The fish selection changes weekly if not daily. It was delicious. Our group had the Halibut Ceviche, Escargot and Mushrooms, Scallops, Halibut and Capers and Fried Oysters.....all... More 

Thank Idglm
Surprise, Arizona
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216 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great deal on blue point oyster's at happy hour and great escargot. The bar area is really tight and wasn't very comfortable for anything other than a drink but we made do as it was my other's birthday and he demanded oysters. They were excellent! Service was great, very friendly staff. Great martini! The dinner menu looks great but pricey.... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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197 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have driven by many times and finally went for their happy hour. Bar and restaurant are underground and the ambiance is unique. Happy hour at the bar with a lovely barista who was very knowledge of the menu was enjoyable. Food was very good but after experiencing once probably won't return although it was good it was quite pricey. Had... More 

Thank Sunny405
Surprise, Arizona
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66 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great fresh seafood prepared just perfect . Service was great really well trained staff. Give it a try if your looking for something different

Thank Judith B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was relaxing , the service was phenomenal . Definitely go sit at Scott's table. Bacon cheesy grits with deep fried lobster tail

Thank Karen W
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very cool space; entryway up top then you go down a stairway down. Great seafood which is flown in daily. Nice Wine selection. Staff was very friendly and professional.

Thank Roland H
Gilbert, Arizona
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I really like the location and the staff. The ambiance can't be beat. The food is good, but it is over priced compared to what you can get at other restaurants for far less money. I recommend it if you have never been here before and would like to try something different.

Thank Mary G
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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149 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This unique restaurant specializes in the best in seafood. My wife and I were here with friends and we opted to sit in the very busy bar. We started out with happy hour priced two dozen raw oysters on the half-shell $36.00. The oysters were huge and tasty. I asked the bartender/server Ted where they were from: Blue Points from... More 

Thank Gregory J
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

First, save room for the caramel Gelato desert. The Gelato is exceptional. I had the halibut with capers. The halibut was moist and flavorful. I recommend this entree. PS Don't fill up on it, but the bread is excellent.

Thank James G
Kemnay, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went there with friends. Does not look like a restaurant from the outside however once you enter and go down the steps you realise that you are in an unique place. The service is excellent, our server was very helpful in advising one of our party who is lactose intolerance. The food was presented beautifully. The menu is very... More 

Thank Alan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$62
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub
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, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
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
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-1AM and the Dining Room at 5PM. Our twin Happy Hours are from 4PM-7PM and again from 10PM to 1AM.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?