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Summer Salt, Avalon, NJ

Summer Salt

4.8
4.8
575 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
CLOSING DAY: Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022

A farm-to-table restaurant. Join us for "Taste of Summer" / a multi-course prix fixe dinner highlighting the freshest ingredients from Cape May County land and sea. The menu is primarily plant-based, with a choice of land & sea for entree. Our ingredients are sourced daily from farms and fishers; and our guests are welcomed warmly like friends and family.

2800 Boardwalk, Avalon NJ / 29th St & the Boardwalk in Avalon

DINING ROOM OPTIONS:

Patio: The Patio is our enclosed back porch; outside and sheltered from wind & rain.

Terrace: Embrace the elements in our fully outdoor Terrace. These reservations are weather-permitting; if there's a chance of rain, your reservation will be cancelled. Cancellation fees do not apply in inclement weather.

Interior: Find respite & engage the senses in our brand new, coastal-inspired dining room!

Group Dining: Groups of 7-10 can be accommodated in our Interior Dining Room o

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Fish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 796-2096

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Connor Dore, Bayleaf Farm & Hospitality

  • Catering

    We offering catering; contact summersalt.avalon@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private events; contact summersalt.avalon@gmail.com

  • Neighborhood

    Avalon

  • Cross street

    29th St and the Boardwalk in Avalon

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Taste of Summer

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Summer Salt is excited to offer a prix fixe tasting menu highlighting the daily catch & harvest. Join us in one of our coastal-inspired dining rooms as we showcase the quality & diversity of Cape May County ingredients. The menu features four courses centered around local plants & seafood; with a choice of land or sea for entree. Enjoy individual plates, family-style dishes to pass and share, & service that is refined but relaxed. BYOB. All allergies & dietary needs can be accommodated with advanced notice. Patio Dining: The Patio is our enclosed back porch; outside and sheltered from wind & rain. Terrace Dining: Fully outdoor! Terrace reservations are weather-permitting; your reservation will be cancelled if there is a chance of rain.

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What 575 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Innovative

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Great for scenic views

  • South Jersey Shore

    Innovative

  • South Jersey Shore

    Great for scenic views

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  1. M

    Myla

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time at Summer Salt and it was very good. Farm to table, with all ingredients coming within 20 miles, which was fantastic. The service was excellent. We had Whitney as our server and many helpers delivering food in a timely manner and refills on water. Although it is a pre fixe menu, there is a choice of 3 options for the main course. Although a high price per person, it is a BYOB and it includes everything from an opening veggie dish with dips, appetizers, main course and dessert. You will not be disappointed. We hope to go back next season!
  2. RT

    RichT

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Can’t wait to go back! Food and service was top shelf! Owner was lovely!
  3. L

    Lynn

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing restaurant. Definitely sit outside if you can but the patio also gives the feel of being outdoors. Incredibly romantic eating outside under a moonlit sky and feeling the ocean air and ambiance. The food was incredibly fresh and every bite was better than the next. My favorite was the delicious red juicy tomato appetizer with crispy prosciutto and the cacio e pepe was amazing. A very creative and delicious dish was the peach appetizer that consisted of fresh peaches, corn and mozzarella . The dinner finished with zeppoles, a Jersey staple, with fresh sauces and ice cream. Definitely a keeper.
  4. EB

    EricB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The meal began fine, but quickly went down hill. We were served the first two courses in a timely manner, however after this we waited probably forty minutes for our entrees. Our waiter blamed it on the kitchen and offered no apologies. We then waited 30 more minutes for our dessert. I even had to inquire as to when dessert would be served. At no point did our waiter or the manager apologize for the terrible service. Dinner for two took well over two hours. People who came in some time after us left well before we finished and honestly the food was nothing to rave about. We will not be returning!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Summer Salt. The food was great. Sitting outside with an ocean breeze was also phenomenal.
  6. KP

    KathyP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    After reading the many rave reviews my expectations were much higher than Summer Salt delivered. The garden board did not have much taste. The veggies were just raw veggies, nothing impressive! The tomato salad was good, The clams were flavorless and sandy. The sauce looked and tasted like dish water! Very surprising since many gave the clams rave reviews. The cucumber crostini along with the peach and burrata were good but for the price of $85 I would expect more substantial choices. The entrees, I had the crab cacio e Pepe and the pork chop very tasty but still not and $85 meal. I wasn’t impressed with the service either, They would collect our old plates as they delivered our next course. I expected a more organized flow. All in all it was not worth the money and I’m not sure what all the hype is about the food, it was bland and basic! Many other restaurants in Avalon and surrounding areas that are amazing!
  7. SB

    ShayB

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was our 1st experience dining at Summer Salt. We sat on the terrace which was lovely. Great food concept and everything was delicious. Service was friendly and nice, however, very slow on clearing plates and bringing water and ice. They were extremely busy, but we were patient. Looking forward to returning next season.
  8. j

    justjoan

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Last minute reservation.staff was friendly and capable, our server, Mikes, dud s fabulous job. A real gem!
  9. MM

    MasterMover

    Atlantic City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we’ve had all summer!
  10. M

    Marlene

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fourth time here this summer! Never disappoints❤️Food & service *****
  11. JM

    JMGW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So good! Big portions! Staff was very attentive to dietary needs.
  12. G

    Goodtimes

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous!
  13. C

    Cozy

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal meal and service! Best meal this summer at the shore!
  14. WD

    WendyD

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ocean side dining at its best. Wonderful service and an excellent meal. Will certainly return next year!
  15. RV

    RobV

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Summersalt never disappoints! Food is fresh - and a great variety! Service was amazing as well! Guaranteed delicious dinner and service! Love the atmosphere too! Hands down best place in this area!
  16. R

    Reagansboys

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Nice place, generous portions. Service was good. If you have a limited palate, you may not enjoy. They gave us the opportunity to try so many table to farm recipes, we loved it. Great for once or twice a summer. Make reservations sooner than later.
  17. KG

    KathleenG

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As Always and in All Ways Summer Salt never disappoints! The menu, food , ambiance , experience and fantastic staff, including the owner, who never fails to make each and every one feel so special is such a treat.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is outstanding. With every morsel you can test the freshness of the food and the skill that went into the preparation. The staff was uncommonly friendly and attentive. I have eaten in some of the country’s best restaurants in Philadelphia, New York City, San Francisco and Napa. By far Summersalts rates at the top of our list. We cannot wait for it to reopen in 2023.
  19. R

    Red16

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, excellent. Highly recommend
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! We will be back!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fresh and flavorful - simply prepared to highlight the local flavors and absolutely delicious. Service was prompt and pleasant. We loved it! Highly recommend.
  22. MM

    MichelleM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience in a beautiful location. The sharing plates were marvelous and getting all of the appetizers - it was an explosion of tastes!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Summer Salt was an amazing dining experience. The food was fresh and different and delicious! Portions were generous. We were not rushed at all and we were really able to enjoy the whole night. The view on the enclosed patio is gorgeous. The servers were so friendly and attentive and the owner is delightful! We will definitely be back!
  24. N

    Nancy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and lovely atmosphere!! Best restaurant in Avalon
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful. Every single time we have visited, it has been magical. They are wonderful with my two year old daughter which makes the experience even better.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic - start to finish.
  27. JL

    JohnL

    Atlantic City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the concept at this restaurant, everything from farm to table and.... just pick your entree from the 3 choices and they will take care of you for the rest of the night! Everything is so delicious and presented beautifully. We really enjoyed the tasty appetizers of peaches and burrata, the chopped cucumber crostini and the steamed clams. The appetizers were also just the right amount for the 4 people at our table. We each truly enjoyed our entrees of : crab pasta, pork chop and scallops. P.S. We also were pleased to see that the service and timing was very good to make it such a delightful evening.
  28. LB

    LisaB

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Summer Salt: Consistently outstanding Foodies will love it Breathtaking setting Heather and Connor are warm and welcoming Always a treat
  29. RR

    ReRe

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    August Birthdays
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We have eaten here once before and had a very delicious and memorable experience. Unfortunately our last visit was not as expected. We had gluten free and Dairy free guests. The appetizers were very good. The pork entree was over done. The Gluten free pasta entree arrived luke warm though the regular pasta was hot. The gluten free/dairy free version of the scallops was tasteless with bland rice and unseasoned (though well cooked) scallops. Could only eat half of it. The gluten free/dairy free blueberry dessert was delicious and made up for the lack of taste with the entree. The gluten free cookies were delicious. Attentive staff and excellent service. We ate indoors but would love to try the outside seating by the dunes.
  31. MR

    MR52

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food - everything was spectacular
  33. l

    lovebyow

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the farm to table choices, very different and mouth watering to start the dinner off right. I had the crab and pasta , never tried that combination but it was amazing! My wife and I loved our meals! Will be back again!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing again!! I truly believe this is the best restaurant in avalon. Big portions, delicious food and friendly and amazing staff and owners!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went here with my wife for our first time out alone since our son was born. Great food and ambiance. Everything was fresh and you can taste the difference. Al
  36. OC

    OCBeach

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to this location. We enjoyed our first visit and were very impressed with the menu and food quality. On our first visit we sat inside. This visit we opted for the patio. Very nice setting overlooking the beach. This area is enclosed but not air conditioned. With widows open there was a nice ocean breeze. The food was again very good. The menus had not changed from our previous visit with the exception of one appetizer item. My first visit was the pork chop. This visit was the crab pasta. Both were excellent but my personal favorite was the pork chop. Sorry they are closing for the season but will definitely be back when they open next season.
  37. RC

    RCCitydiner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The prix fixe multi-course meal was well prepared. We were seated inside. Next time would try to get an outdoor table. Due to the end of season, they were short staffed which lengthened the meal duration. We look forward to dining at this new restaurant again next summer as it is closing labor day weekend.
  38. JC

    JimmyC

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Um, are these reviews from people real?! Service was mediocre, server had no clue, didn’t explain any of the food or have answers when asked. Seriously?! When you are charged a $$ prefix, you expect high quality service, and great food - you get none of this here. We were so excited to try Summer Salt. Courses were odd, especially the first one, literally a radish cut in 20 pieces - thanks jokers. Never again. Do yourself a favor and dine at another establishment that has great food and excellent service that is not Summer Salt. I’m literally still shocked at this entire experience - do better Summer Salt! Shame on you, and shame on me for being bamboozled. #hotmessexpress
  39. a

    artsy

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved it! Hope to reserve in time to be outside next time:-)
  40. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We currently live in Linwood & have tried some of the best restaurants from Cape May to LBI and Summer Salt, in my opinion, is hands down the best restaurant in the South Jersey region! The menu was superb (changes daily depending on what is in season), the service was exceptional & the ambiance was calm/ relaxing. We'll definitely be returning!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Summer Salt is rated 4.8 stars by 575 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Summer Salt

2800 Boardwalk, Avalon, NJ 08202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    29th St and the Boardwalk in Avalon

  • Neighborhood

    Avalon

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Fish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Connor Dore, Bayleaf Farm & Hospitality

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (609) 796-2096

  • Catering

    We offering catering; contact summersalt.avalon@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private events; contact summersalt.avalon@gmail.com

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