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“Nice location but average food and service.”

Salt Shaker Deli and Inn
Ranked #5 of 45 Restaurants in Lunenburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Salt Shaker Deli and Inn, (rooms which were once known as the Spinnaker Inn are now part of the Salt Shaker Deli) is one of Lunenburg's most beloved destinations for local residents and visitors alike. Award winning dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients from the Deli makes staying upstairs in the cozy four room Inn an easy choice. Newly renovated rooms with breathtaking views of the historic Lunenburg harbour.
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We stopped by this little deli for a quick spot of lunch as it looked very nice from the outside. The inside is also very pleasant. We ordered a chicken club sandwich and the salmon plate. Both were ok but nothing startling at all. The club sandwich was particularly disappointing and resembled something which I could have got froma quarter of the price at the subway next door. It tasted ok but I was hoping fr something a little better. The salmon plate was good apart from the face that the crostini were pretty much burnt to a crisp. In the end my wife gave up on trying to eat these and just went with the other items on the plate. I would have said something to the waitress but we never saw her again after our food was delivered. Don't think we would bother returning here as there seemed to be a lot of other options nearby which may have been better.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

This place is worth the hype. The food is excellent (we ate there three times in six days)! The staff without exception were attentive, funny, and really engaged in assuring our satisfaction. We made a point of seeking out the owner at their other restaurant (Fleur de Sel) specifically to congratulate her on the hiring, training, and menu. Our best food experience there. Check out Fish Shack too, a third of there eateries. Great fish and chips!

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We saw this restaurant featured on the Food Network show You Gotta Eat Here and decided to try it. We both had the Seafood chowder, which tasted good, but for the price could have had more seafood and vegetables in it. It didn't look anything like the bowl of chowder shown on the show, which was heaped with seafood. I expect that's probably done a lot on the show to get customers in the door. We also shared the Florentine thin crust pizza. I know it's easy to overbake a thin crust pizza, but the crust around the edge was nearly all black...definitely not the best pizza we've had. We may go back another time to try their sandwiches, which looked good and may have been more filling than what we ordered. After paying a $37 bill, we were both still hungry after we left...

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Great food and service..... definitely recommend the Lobster Mac and Cheese, Lobster roll, the chowder and hummus. Everything is freshly made and unique.

Try it you'll definitely like it!

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Thank MTCB
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We knew there would be a wait on a July evening in a small town, but the guy managing the wait list radiated confidence. He knew which tables were finishing up, took down names, and his estimate (about 20 minutes for 2; an hour for 7) was spot-on. Tables ARE very close together, so squeezing in if you've got a big bum will be tricky. But you can eavesdrop on everyone else's conversations, or enjoy a book. The noise level is energetic but not over the top. Tables on the patio are pleasant if it's warm out or you're wearing a sweater.

Dinner: VERY thin crust pizza (my own preference) is almost cracker like, with fresh toppings including a spicy house-made sausage. We ordered one (about $14) to split,mane had salads and dessert,but I could have eaten one on my own. They're called "personal" pizza so don't share if you're very hungry. Salads had fresh greens, The dark chocolate mousse came with almost as much whipped cream as mousse.

Returned for lunch (people waiting again, even @ 1:30). Lobster roll was sweet, mild, and fresh ($16), while the Italian meats were generously piled onto fresh ciabatta roll.

Good selection of drinks and beer, including a Propeller bitter.

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