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The Old Salt Eating & Drinking Place

490 Lafayette Road, Lamies Inn and The Old Salt Tavern, Hampton, NH 03842
(603) 926-8322
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Ranked #6 of 100 restaurants in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Monroe, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

WOW! We had a wonderful meal here. It was quite memorable. The Haddock chowder was hands down YUM! and the stuffed haddock I had was outrageous! I am from NY and would go back just for that meal. The maple butter was really yummy too. We all enjoyed our meals very much, including our huge desserts!

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Buxton, Maine
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Since my last review dated September 2013 - nothing has changed. The table was still sticky and felt dirty, the busboy dropped a fistful of eating utensils on the floor as he was setting the table. I caught him starting to put the items on the table and gave him the 'look.' He put clean utensils on after that. We... More

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you're looking for excellence, look no further! The Old Salt Restaurant is among my all-time favorites. My boyfriend and I were coming in from Mass to spend the weekend at Hampton Beach. I had originally made reservations for 8pm, but I underestimated our car ride and we were running a bit behind schedule. When we arrived at Lamies Inn... More

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New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My daughter & I stopped here for a light lunch. From walking in the experience was outstanding. The decor is antique & charming. We split an order of potato skins and both had clam chowder in a bread bowl. Not only was the food outstanding but so was our server. Highly recommend going here if you are visiting the NH... More

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Merrimack
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It had been a long time since we visited The Old Salt at Lamie’s Tavern in Hampton, NH. The richly paneled walls created a deep, warm atmosphere that has been enjoyed by diners for years. The extensive menu offered many opportunities for either a full course dinner or standard pub fare. Our orders ranged from steak tips to a seafood... More

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North Reading
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food id good but not as good as the old place that was on the beach before it burnt down. The food is expensive now and not worth the money it costs in my opinion. The service was just OK.

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Taunton mass
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went here with my elderly parents, they were treated like they were special. Made they meals to there health. Requirements with out a fuss , very good pricing and. Large portions

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Westminster, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Old Salt in the last few years was my favorite, but each time I go, including a very recent visit it has been going Downhill ! The Chowder , Fish and Clam, once was among the Best I have ever had, but this past visit was a just a thick pastey crock of bland. Not sure what has happenned... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I were out shopping and were in the Hampton area and decided to give the Old Salt another try. We hadn't been there in a few months as we were disappointed by the past meal.. We got a cup of Clam chowder to start. I think it's the best chowder around. Thick, creamy, full of big chunks... More

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southern NH
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had never been there before and for lunch we split the broiled haddock and stuffed shrimp plate. It wasn't bad and it wasn't top notch. We did notice lots of dust on everything. Maybe at lunch the light makes that easy to see. The booths were really beat up and need some refinishing. There are lots of seafood places... More

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