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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
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
Hampton, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We usually go to the Old Salt Tavern twice a month. We love the atmosphere, the decor, the staff and that they have live music. I've had a couple bad experiences in the main dining room, however always have a good experiences in the tavern. Definitely try the tortellini, I usually add the steak tips (which are to die for)... More

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Athol, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

On the way to Maine, again stopped at Old Salt for lunch. Haddock chunks and fries in a basket. Plenty of fish, lightly battered, and tasty fries. Menu has everything so there will be something you'll like. Great interior space - lots of old wood like an opt tavern, which it is. All decorated up for a special Halloween night.... More

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Binghamton, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stayed at the Inn and dined at the Old Salt, although it appeared to be a place that the locals go also. Patrons and wait staff seemed familiar to each other. Our server was very good, we enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere was great.

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Ingram, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Had great time watching the Patriots on big-screen TVs in the bar. They had prize drawings throughout the evening.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
52 reviews 52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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