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The Old Salt Restaurant

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490 Lafayette Rd, Lamies Inn and The Old Salt Tavern, Hampton, NH 03842-2227
+1 603-926-8322
11:30 - 01:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Boston, MA
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474 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere here...so warm & cozy...and definitely a New England seaside vibe. Low ceilings and a big fireplace make you feel right at home. Service was friendly and helpful. Lots of different choices on the menu from a crock of chili to lobster rolls. Prices are moderate and food was good. This restaurant has been here a while, so... More 

Thank Hotelsnobb
Derry, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After spending a beautiful day along the New Hampshire seashore in 67 degree weather we decided to have an early dinner at the Old Salt Restaurant. We didn't have a reservation on a Saturday afternoon but were seated in about 10 minutes. The seating area is quite small but there are many memorable pictures along the walls to pass your... More 

Thank ggwje
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a local favorite of mine. Living 5 minutes down the road, it's our go-to if we either want a fun bar atmosphere (large bar with tall tables, low tables, barstools & lots of fun local artifacts hanging all over the walls) or a quiet, rustic dinner setting. I'd say that comfort food and seafood are their main... More 

Thank Graham C
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good seafood. The Old Salts calm chowder is the best. Sometimes service is slow or lacking it's just the luck of the drawer. Good buffet on Sunday's but make reservations ahead of time. Classic seafarer fried and baked seafood. The lobster is good too. The Lamies tavern is good too. Quiet place in the fall and winter and very busy... More 

Thank Seacoast M
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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134 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old atmosphere in this restaurant only serves to enhance the experience of the Sunday brunch. Before I review, let me suggest that you make reservations. Every single item freshly prepared, many in front of you, and downright excellent quality, except the dessert items which are just fine, but are not made on site (per our Waitress). The restaurant is... More 

Thank jaraysco
Newington, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good good, good portions. Waiting area very tight and dining room also tight in between tables. Portions very good. A bit pricey...four people, no drinks, no apps $120. Good service! Historical place. Will return.

Thank Thomas V
Hampton, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The main dining room has nice fireplace that's usually burning on a cold winter night. It's a true New Englan atmosphere. Good food too!

Thank Joegunz
North Hampton, New Hampshire
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I've eaten at the Old Salt probably 10 times and always had a great meal. Appetizers are consistent, we love the chowder, nachos, and stuffed mushrooms in particular! Seafood is super fresh, but you won't go wrong with other proteins. We'll be back many more times. Oh and check out brunch! It's a little pricey, but worth it.

Thank littletravellottafun
Jensen Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Still great after all these years. We met an old friend here. He had a fried shrimp platter, we had chicken fingers. Both excellent, and priced right. Nice homey atmosphere as well!

Thank Aoxomox
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Never disappointed. Good food, fast service-great place to hang with friends. Seafood always fresh, restaurant and facilities clean. Sunday brunch will knock your socks off.

Thank J M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 490 Lafayette Rd, Lamies Inn and The Old Salt Tavern, Hampton, NH 03842-2227
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 603-926-8322
  • This restaurant is at Lamies Inn and The Old Salt Tavern

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?