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Litchfield Saltwater Grille

26 Commons Dr, Route 202 at the Litchfield Bancorp Light, Litchfield, CT 06759-3418
+1 860-567-4900
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (20 reviews)
“crab cakes” (19 reviews)
“sole” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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26 Commons Dr, Route 202 at the Litchfield Bancorp Light, Litchfield, CT 06759-3418
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Litchfield Saltwater Grille
1. Best Raw Oysters and Clams!
"The men split one of the raw bar towers, and were very pleased"
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2. Comfortable and Friendly Bar
"We sat in the bar, which is huge! The bartenders great..."
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3. Great for Date Night
"All I can say is that I wish we'd made the trip sooner!"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped in this beautiful town for lunch. PERFECT Great waitress, Marie, she told us about the best selections and let us customize them a little. We had an eggplant dish sweet potatoes crab cake, salad, soup and I had a great dish, Mac and cheese...More

Thank backhoe409
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Great seafood--fresh and delicious. Warm crusty bread. Very good margaritas! Saltwater Grille is the best place in Litchfield for fresh fish and seafood. Don't even try anywhere else-it can't be beat! On our way out (it was August-we ate on the patio)- we heard this...More

Thank Mountaingirl2501
Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Mountaingirl2501 - Thank you for the gracious comments! Glad you were able to enjoy not only the good food but the music on a warm summer night! We hope to see you again when you are out and about in Litchfield. Best, Andy

Reviewed 2 days ago

The weather was perfect and so was the atmosphere, the food, the drinks, and specially the service (much thanks to our server, Amy!) which made the whole experience, well, just perfect!

Thank HappyTrailsTwoYou
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m actually pretty sad to write this review, after being such a fan of the Saltwater Grille for a couple of years. But the truth is, the last few meals we’ve had here have been average at best...perhaps even a bit below. And for $240...More

Thank Marianne B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Mussels, oysters, crab cakes and sushi grade seared tuna! Yes! We consumed them all and thoroughly enjoyed every delicious bite! Our server, Susan, was welcoming, attentive and patient as we decided what to select from the many menu offerings. The portions were generous, fresh, well...More

Thank Old B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this nearby seafood restaurant. The mussels were excellent and so was the chowder. We had steak and lobster and the food was cooked perfect! They even gave us desserts on the house

Thank Rushad K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed, I couldn’t figure out why there was a “special” menu for Groupon. Now I know. Compared to the other tables of foods I will Never use a groupon or return to a restaurant that takes advantage of the consumer.More

Thank LorraineW111
Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are very sorry that you feel this way. We are very transparent on the actual Groupon, before you purchase, that the dinner menu is a special pre fixe offering worth $88 and offered on Groupon for 30%-42% off, depending on the deal chosen. The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time! The food was delish and the wait staff was friendly and accommodating. In fact, our server Susie, made us feel like we were family!! The only reason this did not get rated 5/5 was the price. Slightly overpriced but we...More

Thank Paula F
Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your great review, Paula! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Saltwater Grille and we appreciate your honest feedback! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner for 2, My husbands Lamb was superb and I enjoy delicious salmon topped with a creamy spinach sauce, great cocktail selection and attentive service from Jill. Yummy desserts too!

Thank MistyLic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love to dine. I don’t mind spending a lot of money for a wonderful meal and dining experience. In this case, my two dining companions and I spent just south of $300 for (quite frankly), pretty terrible food, indifferent service, and the dubious distinction...More

1  Thank Jsmeriglio
Andy S, Owner at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so sorry that your experience at Saltwater Grille was a negative one. I strongly believe that there is much to learn from any feedback, so I would be appreciative if you could reach out to me directly to let me know what happened...More

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Questions & Answers
Matt C
7 December 2017|
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Response from Snipsy47 | Reviewed this property |
The bar is separate. Think you should go to look then you can decide.
Kathy C
24 September 2017|
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Response from Andy S | Property representative |
Kathy It has always been in its current location. Saltwater was opened in 2007. my wife and I purchased it at the close of 2013. Thanks for the question and we hope to see you soon! Best, Andy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 44
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Commons Dr, Route 202 at the Litchfield Bancorp Light, Litchfield, CT 06759-3418
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Litchfield
  • Phone Number: +1 860-567-4900
  • E-mail
Great menu with something for everyone! From the best raw oysters and clams to great steaks and burgers, Saltwater Grille is your destination! Our kids menu offers a number of items for the toughest customers including mac and cheese, chicken fingers, sliders, and more. Saltwater runs the best happy hour in the area from 4-6PM weekdays and 1-5 on Sundays with discounted beer and drink offers and nearly 20 food items under $10. If you are looking for something to do, check out our event schedule on Facebook or our website with 2-3 events every week including live music Thursdays and Fridays, wine dinners, paint nights and much more.
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