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Salt Box

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American, Contemporary
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1166 US Hwy 1, Hancock, ME 04640-3471
+1 207-422-9900
17:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 setting in an out of the way spot -- well worth the drive. Chef Mike... More 

1 Thank Julie M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 salads. Mine was beet/pomegranate and was perfectly dressed.Delectable Steak was topped with Gorgonzola butter (... More 

1 Thank Jale24
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 little rolls that had a wee bit of salt on top that were heavenly. I... More 

2 Thank Flwrgurl
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 Salt Cod Fritters and think, "Hmmm...I wonder what those are like?" Then you take a... More 

1 Thank MarkInLamoine
Franklin, Maine
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 Salt Box offers unmatched cuisine in an intimate setting. My wife and I, and two... More 

1 Thank Bruce_Abbott_52
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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. When you get to dinner, you will NOT be disappointed. Each meal I have had... More 

4 Thank Janet L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 Sunday Brunch menu that isn't delicious. If you can book a table, the once a... More 

3 Thank Curtis L
Franklin, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 have to skip an appetizer so we can try the desserts

3 Thank brianbecky2
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 the pumpkin seed coated halibut - both were so wonderful. We will definitely return! Make... More 

3 Thank Rebekah E
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is an outstanding place to have dinner. The menu is limited but pack with magnificiant foods. The best chowder I have ever had, the best haddock my wife has ever had. They have steaks, seafood, chicken, fine dinning at its best. They have Great appetizers as well. The waiteress is excellent and the chef is awesome.we lived it so... More 

3 Thank hdwerep

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Contemporary
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?