SALT Shelter Island

4.4
194 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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Our Bar and Grill are the perfect complement to any day on the water, or can be the perfect escape for those looking to unwind after a long day. Providing a laid back atmosphere and an exciting menu is what we are all about, so come on in and enjoy the relaxed ambiance and the local flavor.​
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Burgers, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm


Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(631) 749-5535
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Darren Boyle
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Neighborhood
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Entertainment
Live Music in the afternoons at the poolside "Shipwreck Bar". Call or visit online for full music schedule.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We didn’t have a meal at all because they were just about completely out of food! How does a restaurant have no grilled chicken? And out of half the items on the menu. FYI when it’s your last day to be open for the season.... Don’t!! Have a party for your staff to get rid of what’s left instead. Shame! We spent 28 dollars on ferry fare and then were charged for drinks that should have been comped for our inconvenience. Thankfully we found a great place for dinner in Greenport.

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V
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great water front restaurant in a beautiful waterfront location. Good food, good service and great location.

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BJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice spot and view, stick to the drinks and small plates

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Key West
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our favorite restaurant on Shelter Island. The food is always good. The menu offers something for everyone. The fish entree is always fresh and so delicious. Our grandkids love the mussels and the sushi. The staff is very friendly. It is great for waterfront dining.

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GM
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally, they added back my absolute favorite dish, Tuna BLT! Scrumptious!
Very good Bloody Mary

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AE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always...Dock to Table fish of the day cant miss...

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SV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waterfront restaurant. Fish was fresh and tasty and great service. It’s a little over priced but not outrageous considering its location. The carrot cake was a great dessert but not necessarily worth the price tag. Overall I would highly recommend

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S
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A definitely enjoyable experience. The lobster rolls were stellar. Packed with fresh, perfectly cooked lobster, with seasonings and flavorings that enhanced the lobster taste. The roll was a hearty and chewy potato roll and the side salad was crisp and flavorful. The fish tacos were perfectly cooked and paired with a delicious relish. Friendly attentive service in a relaxing atmosphere. Bravo!

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P
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food well prepared and tasty. We sat next to a heater in a tented porch but on a cold windy day it detracted from the quality of the experience.

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JP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good time. Anniversay date/ lunch. Lots of bee's flying around. Drinks were good

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g
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great lobster roll and Bloody Mary in a beautiful spot!

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our anniversary at Salt, good food and drinks, casual, great waterfront view.

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DW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had dinner at SALT last week. The food was excellent, particularly the Fluke special (very fresh fish), and the great Carrot Cake desert. Our waitress was very attentive, and the person clearing our plates was very attentive and timely in doing so. The outdoor table right next to the some boats in a small harbor had great views. The atmosphere was somewhat casual, which was great on a summer night. We were so pleased with the whole experience we stopped by to let the manager know that on the way out. Highly recomend SALT if you are visiting Shelter Island, or nearby on Long Island.

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Key West
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good friend visiting Shelter Island for the first time!

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j
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food reasonable. Service was good. Wait staff were attentive. Certainly overpriced for what it is.

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SP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Way to casual an atmosphere and vibe for what I was expecting. Decor and wait staff looked more like a burger joint on the water than a Saturday night restaurant. I actually thought I had the wrong place when i first walked thru the bar to get to the hostess who was in the rear by the water?? Was I supposed to come by boat??

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GK
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome meal. Great view and service. Nice vibe for a relaxing light dinner

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k
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A big thank you to Chef Darren. He took the time to come to our table to recommend options for us since we had two food allergy diners at our table. We took all his recommendations and our meal was excellent. The menu and service has expanded greatly over the years. This was our first time dining there, and it will now become part of our annual trip to Shelter Island. We hope to meet Chef Darren again in the future.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Not good. Undercooked mussels, inedible lobster roll. Wait staff young and inexperienced. When we told them mussels were undercooked the response was, “what do you want, to have them cooked some more?” Not how it works with mussels, dear. Instead we asked for more bread so we could at least enjoy the broth. Bread didn’t come until entrees came, and it was a mountain of bread — which read like an F U. The wine was good, so we ordered more of that and enjoyed ourselves in spite of multiple wait staff continuing to try to clear us before we were done.

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S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in the Hamptons with the best waterfront views!
Highly recommended!!

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MC
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for years and Salt never disappoints. The spot is perfect, the staff all around are terrific and welcoming and the food is delicious.

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LG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved the food so much that we returned another night. The shrimp roll was spectacular. Everything we ate actually was delicious. The prices are steep and the noise level if you go later can be severe. But The outdoor breezes and Water views make it really worthwhile.

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JS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Quite ordindary. Nothing to impress foodies. Overpriced but the views are pleasant.

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CG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Kind staff. Great food. Every time we come we are very happy. Highly recommend.

We love the salmon and the lobster roll.

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DF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All of the meals were amazing! We also got the carrot cake which was fantastic . Perfect ambiance on the water and the staff was friendly and efficient.

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NS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I gave it 4 stars this time mainly for the service and ambiance. Unfortunately what we ordered was not all that good. My husband had the sushi special which he thought was fairly good despite it not being a big order. I ordered the little neck clams which were fresh. I also ordered a Salt salad which was not good I received a pound of mixed greens and very very little tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions. I also added grilled chicken which was a very small piece that was not very good. My poor husband helped me finished the mixed greens. At the end of the meal we did give our server the feedback and was pleasantly surprised that they took it off the bill. Thank you, especially since it was not worth the cost. In conclusion I have been here in the past with my friends and have had a better experience with their food. I recall enjoying their lobster roll and burger. When in the area I would return and not order the salad.

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Key West
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect table on the porch. Celebrating an important birthday. Dinner was exceptional in every way. Carrot Cake was to die for!

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G
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Everything was great, but the food! Completely average

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GM
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food is quite good, a go-to lunch spot. Seems like they are going through a large number of servers, though they are friendly and eager to [pelase, seem somewhat untrained.

Twice in one week, I ordered the same thing, Tuna sandwich with fries and crispy bacon, twice they were unable to follow my explicit requests. Tuna, rare, fries crispy, bacon well done (even told them, if I hold up a slice and it falls over, it is not cooked enough.

Each time the tune was either well done or very well done. Bacon not cooked enough, fries one time not crispy, the time it was.

In the end, it is made right, but each time mine dining partner finished their meals before my corrected meal came out, thereby leaving us both eating separately.

View of the water, especially on a nice day, always appreciated!

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was not on par, mussels had no taste, clam chowder soup was awful.

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Best halibut ever

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Lobster roll was incredible— just wish there was more for the price

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S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great spot facing the dock and water. Food was very good and fresh.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round!

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d
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

fun place to eat-interesting menu-something for everyone-great views-e.z. parking-limited dessert menu-carrot cake a rip off/$22 big enuf for 4 people but only had 2 people-great steamers

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CG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food and kind polished service. Exceeded expectations. Kind attentive staff. We had the salmon and my husband had the lobster roll. Their specialty rolls are great too.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great day, fantastic meal

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RF
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fabulous location and we loved the adventure getting there!

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OS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Spent a very enjoyable Brunch with my new family celebrating my daughters High School Graduation. Great food and service with great ambiance. The picture is their amazing Giant Carrot Cake dessert, yum.

Will definitely return.

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GI
Greensboro
24 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Avoid. WAY overpriced and under-portioned food.

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