The Old Salt

Come eat and drink with us at The Old Salt!

The Old Salt is a family-run restaurant serving the highest quality food, sure to delight any palate. Fresh seafood is our specialty, including boiled lobster, an incredible New England clambake, and the catch of the day from local fishermen. Don’t forget to try our award-winning clam chowder!

For the land lovers, we offer a wide variety of mouth-watering USDA choice steaks, cooked just the way you like, along with delicious chicken specialties. Our pasta selections include delicious Italian cuisine served with salad and homemade garlic bread, perfectly complemented by a selection from our wine list. We happily consider the special needs of our guests, including vegetarian and food allergy accommodations.  We offer an extensive gluten-free menu and smoke-free dining rooms.

Summer Dining Hours

Monday through Thursday ~ 11:30 am until 10:00 pm

Friday and Saturday ~ 11:30 am until 11:00 pm

Sundays ~ 9:00 am until 10:00 pm

Our lounge is open daily until 1:00 am

Seats Available
Years Experience
Beers on tap (and counting)

Our Tavern

Our nautical tavern is the perfect spot for gathering with family or friends. Catch up on the latest sporting events on our high-definition TV’s, savor our domestic and imported draft beers, or just kick back and relax with some casual late-night dining.

Best Birthday Dinner I have ever had. Our waitress was super friendly, helpful and attentive. She made our First Old Salt experience a truly enjoyable one. We will be back for sure!


Rachael from Sunapee, NH

Very attentive waitress with a smile on her face the whole time. Very refreshing! All food came out perfect! Very enjoyable experience all the way around – As always!


Kaylee from Farmington, NH

Excellent food and service. Our waitress was very accommodating and friendly. One of my nephews has severe food allergies and she worked with the staff to get him a nice plate of fruit.


Patricia from Hampton, NH

Probably one of the most amazing dining experiences I have ever had. The waitress was perfect and catered to all my needs.


Allison from Portsmouth, NH

Celebrate our 30th Anniversary

Congrats to Justin from Indiana on winning the truck!