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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 #8 of 100 Restaurants in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We've driven by The Old Salt countless times en route to and from other area restaurants and I've often wondered what the place was like. I'm happy to say that we finally gave it a try and it's a great place. There will be no more drive-bys, that's for certain. I was particularly impressed by their large portions. They must... More

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Nashua, NH
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We "discovered" this place that's been around forever after tasting their lobster stew at the seafood festival in Hampton and decided to give it a try for lunch the other day. The food is very good. Fried oysters were delicious and so were the onion rings and not at all greasy. My wife had the crab melt and it was... More

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Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

You have to try theirs! We like it so much we buy cans of it to bring home with us to tide us over until we can go back.

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Marco Island, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I found this restaurant on the local NHLiving web site and was absolutely pleased with my baked stuffed lobster dinner. The lobster was sweet and succulent and did not stick to the shell - it made for a delightful dinner. The seafood stuffing was very good, not too salty and complimented the lobster without overwhelming it. Nice portion of fresh... More

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pincourt
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You know the old saying : The sqeeky wheel gets the grease....Well we were neglected by our waitress because the table next to us was really speeky and needed a lot of grease! LOTS!!! The woman at the table next to us was drunk and disgusting and spitting food all over! EEWWW! So our waitress didn't explain the menu, forgot... More

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Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We are always certain to enjoy good food and service at reasonable prices. The Lobster Bisque is exceptional

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Plantsville, CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you order the Chicken Parm., plan on having it again the next day. We liked everything about this place. It has that old New England feel to it and the atmosphere is great. All the staff is very nice and the food is top quality.

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Jackson, New Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was our first time here in years. We had a dinner reservation and were seated in a timely manner. The atmosphere is very charming, and our server very attentive. Salads and dinners were excellant with quality ingredients and good portions at very reasonable prices. The all you can eat fish and chip special was great...and one platter all I... More

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Boston, MA
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252 reviews 252 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My favorite thing about this place is the atmosphere. Very warm & cozy inside with lots of dark woodwork...very New England...you almost feel like you are in a cozy English pub. The British gentleman who sat us couldn't have been more friendly and outgoing. Very nice to chat with him! The menu is pretty good for basic seafood...nothing too creative... More

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ny
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have waited a long time to go back. I was in shock when it burned down on the beach a while ago and waited for them rebuild but the didn't and moved into town. The food was better than I can remember and the service was great it's a can't miss while your here..

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Additional Information about The Old Salt Eating & Drinking Place

Address: 490 Lafayette Road, Lamies Inn and The Old Salt Tavern, Hampton, NH 03842
Phone Number: (603) 926-8322
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hampton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bar

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