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Salt Box

1166 US Hwy 1, Hancock, ME 04640-3471
+1 207-422-9900
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good8%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Contemporary
1166 US Hwy 1, Hancock, ME 04640-3471
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Only the second night open in new much larger location. The haddock chowder was excellent and not the standard common variety. Duck confit and gnocchi with fiddlehead ferns were both delicious as was the cheesecake for dessert. The service was charming, if not a little...More

1  Thank nbakillam
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We have gone to the Saltbox 4 or 5 times for special occasions and every time we are delighted with the food no matter what we order. Appetizers, mains and desserts are all beautifully prepared with complex flavors and fresh ingredients. It is an intimate...More

1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I came here with my sisters and Mom and if between us if we can't find anything to complain about..it has to be excellent! Our server Danielle was friendly, attentive and timed everything just right. Chef Mike is visible and in fact served our tasty...More

1  Thank Jale24
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Had a wonderful meal here and thoroughly enjoyed the setting. The restaurant is housed in a log building made of huge timbers. The wood interior combined with just the right amount of candle light was very inviting. The food was wonderful. They brought out amazing...More

2  Thank Flwrgurl
Reviewed 15 November 2016

No, let me revise that: Saltbox is my favorite restaurant, period. If you're looking for a tremendous dining experience in a very intimate setting then Saltbox is for you. Chef Mike has some serious chops. You look at the menu and see an appetizer like...More

1  Thank MarkInLamoine
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The Meandering Mechanic again; I have been off the road for the last 5 months but am now traveling again. But today I want to praise a restaurant very close to home, the Salt Box. Located in one section of a massive log building, the...More

1  Thank Bruce_Abbott_52
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a local restaurant to spend a relaxed, special evening, The Saltbox is the place to go! You will feel welcomed by Danielle (delightful) into a warm, cozy atmosphere, be able to hear across the table, and the dirty martini's? Perfect....More

4  Thank Janet L
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Salt Box is truly a hidden gem. Just off of Rt. 1 in Hancock, the small cozy setting cannot be beat. The food is always good with many local inspired and creative dishes. Dinners are very nice, and you cannot find anything on the...More

3  Thank Curtis L
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I had read the reviews and couldn't wait to try the mussels with the Dion cream sauce - and yes you will want more bread to get every last drop.... everything was perfect - from the appetizers, salads, entree's & impeccable service; next time will...More

3  Thank brianbecky2
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We ventured out from Bar Harbor tonight for dinner to Salt Box - a great decision. Our meal was awesome. The smoked seafood appetizer was excellent, salad was good and our entrees were outstanding. I had the sausage and polenta strata, and my husband had...More

3  Thank Rebekah E
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Cindy G
Is there a full bar?
18 September 2016|
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Eddi S
What are the hours
3 August 2016|
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Response from lindasaleski | Reviewed this property |
From the website: Dinner is served Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from 5 til 9 (I believe their last reservation is at 8:30) Sunday Brunch is served from 9:30 til 1 PM Reservations strongly recommended year-round... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Contemporary
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1166 US Hwy 1, Hancock, ME 04640-3471
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Hancock
  • Phone Number: +1 207-422-9900
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