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Salt Box

10 Newman St, Winter Harbor, ME 04693-3100
+1 207-422-9900
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good13%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
“oysters” (11 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
10 Newman St, Winter Harbor, ME 04693-3100
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

It seems like people are more inspired to write negative reviews than positive ones, so we are glad to share this ray of sunshine after our great experience at Salt Box. The service was good, the setting was special, and the food was fantastic. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Bigjohn512
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the Salt Box for our anniversary dinner, we were visiting and were looking for something a little more upscale to. Elle rate one year of marriage. We made a reservation and were seated promptly (parking was a bit of a struggle). The cocktails...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank maineiak07
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We were fascinated by the building, we looked up the menu and saw the reviews and knew we had to try the place. We really enjoyed the food, although the waitstaff could use some additional training. The atmosphere was lovely although we were seated in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kimberly F
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The setting of the Salt Box is lovely, as is the building. Based on the previous reviews I was expecting great things. Unfortunately, the experience did not rise to that level. This is a fairly expensive place that does have some good ideas but it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank PickyMontrealer
Reviewed 14 August 2018

LOVE Salt Box - from the creative cocktails when you sit down all the way through to the irresistible desserts, it's a real treat. Mike, the chef/owner, is personable and talented. Open kitchen is beautiful; views of the harbor are lovely. Our service was great...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Amy H
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We've now gone to Salt Box 2 times in 1 week - great food! The mussels in a cream, thyme, chardonnay, garlic, shallot, and mustard broth were OUT OF THIS WORLD! Make sure you get extra bread to mop up the broth. Also, the mushroom...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank kyleb643
Reviewed 14 August 2018

My husband and I had dinner here on a Friday night in August. We had a reservation and were promptly seated at a table with fantastic view of Henry's Cove. The service was excellent throughout the meal. I had a delicious cocktail with blueberry-infused vodka...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank alexandra9007
Reviewed 12 August 2018

My husband and I looked forward to dining at the Salt Box's new location in Winter Harbor. We ate dinner at the previous location several times and had good experiences, but this time was disappointing. I'll begin with the positive. The harbor location is beautiful...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Debbie R
marcopolo275, Owner at Salt Box, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Debbie. Thanks for taking the time to review. I'm curious as to how your steak could have been tough, given that we give it a controlled 4 hour sous vide cook before searing it. We do not ever ask how you like it cooked,...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

In terms of design and location, the restaurant has a great design and the location overlooks a small pristine harbor complete with lobster boats and beautiful blue water. We ate there on 8/9/17 (and subsequently on 8/10 as well) and Regina, our server couldn't have...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Artisan5562
marcopolo275, Owner at Salt Box, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thanks so much for taking the to review us and let us know what we're doing right! Really nice meeting you two! -Mike

Reviewed 2 August 2018

Beautiful building, superior food and drink, expensive but worth it! This place could operate in many locations and really stands out here. I was told that this was the best restaurant in the region and had been voted a romantic dinner site. It lived up...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank StephenJ441
marcopolo275, Owner at Salt Box, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review, Stephen! We love what we do and are happy to hear it shows. Hope to see you again soon- Mike

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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

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Newman St, Winter Harbor, ME 04693-3100
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Winter Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-422-9900
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