Summer Salt

4.7
294 reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Thank you for a wonderful Summer! We are closed for the off-season and will reopen in Spring 2022.

A farm-to-table restaurant. Join us for our candle-lit tasting menu, "dinner on the dunes" / a multi-course prix fixe dinner highlighting the freshest ingredients from land and sea.

2800 Boardwalk, Avalon NJ 08202 / 29th St and the Boardwalk in Avalon

Experiences

  • Dinner on the Dunes

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Thank you for a wonderful season! We are closed until Spring of 2022. -- Summer Salt is excited to offer a candle-lit, prix fixe tasting menu highlighting the daily catch & harvest. Join us in our outdoor dining room overlooking the dunes 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 294 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfection!

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vipJamie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was wonderful! Great for a special occasion. Loved how everything was locally sourced.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed this gem of the summer 2021 3 times the past 6 weeks and will miss it very much until next summer. Can’t say enough great things about the entire experience. From the tine we checked in our reservation to leaving for the evening, absolutely welcoming, professional, amazing quality and service. Can’t wait to see what they plan for next year.

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vipChathamtri
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, and great food. We will be back.

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PatWR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleased to finally get a reservation to Summer Salt. It was worth the wait. We met Heather (owner) who talked to us about her farm and where they get all of their fish, meat, vegetables, etc. For a small space, it was surprisingly quiet and comfortable with a beautiful view of the dunes and ocean. All of the staff were great and attentive. The food was beautifully prepared and every course was delicious. We loved the tasting menu and there was more than enough to eat. I can't wait to go back. Summer Salt is a welcome addition to the Avalon dining scene.

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vipLuvthebeach
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This pop- up restaurant was delightful! Great addition to dinner options in Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner I’ve had at the shore in a very long time. Service was great, setting is lovely and food was delish!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly, unassuming service in a laid back atmosphere with phenomenal food!!

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DianeD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner! It gets better every time

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vipGaynorJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful hospitality and the food was fabulous.

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vipAtraveler
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has top notch food and service. It is a price fixed menu with multiple courses. Our dinner last night had a selection of mushroom, Chicken and Scallops as the main course. Our group had the chicken and scallops and both were delicious. The appetizers courses were delicious. I cannot say enough about this fabulous restaurant with a great dune view this year.

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TheShoreGirl
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Farm to Table experience. Fresh, innovative and creative. The combinations of ingredients brought fresh from their "Bayleaf Farm" each day is a must have dining experience. Cheers to Chef Connor and the beautiful Heather, a couple that has certainly knocked it out of the park. - Lauren

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely dining “experience”. Everyone was very attentive. The food was well presented, refreshing!, delicious! We even ate a few things we wouldn’t have chosen but everything had such wonderful flavoring we liked it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow! What a fantastic experience. The food was amazing. Particularly the scallops and the dessert - so seasonal and fresh. I can’t wait to go back!!!

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SheriD
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Finally got reservations and am so bummed we won't be able to get back in before the end of their season. Laid back vibe - everything sourced from Cape May County and what ever the fish catch is that day is what they serve. The owners are lovely and put their heart into everything. Will go back for sure!

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Lary
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

the family who run the restaurant are efficient, charming, and hard working. the service is exceptional. I’m so sorry to say that the food isn’t and thus the hard to support the fixed price.

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vipChristineG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a very lovely place, sit outside if you can, the view is breathtaking. Food was delicious but just needed more of it. Left a little hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and setting. The owner actually drove to the liquor store to buy wine for us. Because we didn’t know it was BYOB…. Who does that???
Great attention to make sure we enjoyed the night.

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Babs
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The people, the food, the ambiance at the outdoor tables. Would go again for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious but a bit overpriced for what we got.

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vipmeganm
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience! The views are gorgeous and the menu is perfectly curated. Each dish was fresh, inventive, and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every morsel of food that crosses my lips was delectable! The owner (wish I could remember her name) was our server and she was a delight. You can see the love and passion she has for this fabulous place. The views of the red August moon were spectacular! Can’t wait to return

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Bill
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very unique and potentially outstanding venue. It was disappointing that we had prior to our visit informed the restaurant of a gluten free restriction for one person. The result was a pretty poor effort to accommodate that person, especially when I had received an enthusiastic response to my request. Entrees(scallops) were outstanding, and the gluten dessert(cake) was as well. A great concept. Hope it continues to evolve.

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LoganL
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place offers a one of a kind dining experience you wont forget! Food has tons of flavor. Portions arent huge so if youre starving I would have a snack or reschedule your reservation. Ambiance and food is amazing though!

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AndreaM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed this dinner/restaurant! Farm to table local food with fun tasting side plates. Everything was so fresh. Love the back deck. Service was excellent. Front of restaurant is the only complaint...just needs some TLC and maybe if the pop up becomes permanent they will add the finishing touches.

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Aval80
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal, gracious hosts. Can’t wait to come back next summer!

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vipMichaelN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Most of the dishes were outrageously interesting and tasty. The mushroom dish was the least favorite but we loved it all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely-service was wonderful-setting is beautiful. Food was delicious-very different-great experience. Only suggestion is to get more comfortable chairs or get cushions. Byob is great.

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RyanT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING! Best restaurant meal we’ve had to date. We were lucky to grab a table after the weather cleared as it was booked for the month. Definitely going back! More than 5 stars.

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MariaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food and the view is spectacular

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BrendaS
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Awesome. Server could had been a bit more attentive.

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DavidT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was wonderful and the setting next to the beach very nice.
However, our table was up against the building and the back door to the adjacent arcade full of kids and load game machines. Very annoying. We suggest no one sit next to this door.

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MargiL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, lovely setting. We went for our anniversary. Dress for warm weather as there is no air conditioning. We would highly recommend Summer Salt!

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vipAlliM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely phenomenal - everything is fresh and delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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vipStanE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and efficient. Eating great food with a view of the dunes and the ocean was special.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I dined at Summer Salt and did the fixed price tasting menu. The food was absolutely incredible - so fresh, organic, and locally sourced. Our waitress was extremely nice and helpful and went out of her way to accommodate us. Our table had a spectacular view of the dunes, and the entire restaurant had such a welcoming and warm ambiance. Some of the best food we’ve ever had! We will DEFINITELY be coming back.

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Kathy
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service was excellent and looking out at the dunes and the ocean was breathtaking.

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vipJenniferJ
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! The food and ambiance were outstanding! Highly recommend.

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ThomasM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, super service, awesome atmosphere.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

For all the hype we were truly disappointed. The food simply was not that great. The chicken main course that my spouse and our friend had was literally tough- they both commented it was dry and tough and not a good experience. The scallops were ok. Appetizers were interesting- fried beets unusual and the tomato salad was great. The others were just ok.

The hosts are really nice folks. Service was ok. Given the price is fixed at 75$ per head would have expected more.

We booked because of the reviews so maybe we just had an outlier experience.

Anyhow, won’t be trying it again. There are many other dining choices in the area where we have had great experiences for less.

FAQs

Summer Salt is rated 4.7 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.