For over 130 years, Old Saybrook, CT, has been a highly sought destination for those seeking a leisurely retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With its old-world charm exemplified by the many historical sites and buildings, it’s no surprise that so many people want to visit our inviting burg overlooking the Long Island Sound. Arguably, one of the most immersive ways to enjoy a vacation is to sample the local fare. Fortunately, Saybrook Point Resort & Marina has an exquisite on-site restaurant that serves an impressive variety of classic New England foods. Whether you’ve never had our traditional cuisine or you’re a seasoned food enthusiast looking to compare and contrast various dishes, you’ll have easy access to our unrivaled Old Saybrook restaurant, Fresh Salt. To help you decide what to taste first, we created a list of five classic must-try New England foods offered by our on-site eatery. 

Must-Try New England Foods Offered by Fresh Salt Restaurant

One of the things the Northeastern United States is known for is its culinary excellence. From our coveted seafood and locally-sourced livestock and foul to our homegrown, seasonal fruits and vegetables, Fresh Salt is more than a restaurant; it’s an experience. Below, we alleviate some of the guess-work associated with deciding by providing a concise list of must-try New England foods. Let’s start with breakfast, shall we?

Smoked Salmon-Avocado Benedict

This protein-packed and nutrient-rich breakfast dish is a great way to start your day. Avocado and salmon come together with Hollandaise and egg that provide the perfect fuel to keep you energized well into the afternoon.

Regional Clam Chowder

You can’t really say you’ve gone on a New England vacation without sampling a bowl of our famous clam chowder. Guests can choose from Rhode Island or New England style, or combine them both to make it “Fresh Salt Style.”

Fresh Salt Plateau

This delectable seafood sampler comprising raw clams, oysters, and shrimp is a testament to our commitment to locally sourced foods that play an integral role in creating our slice of paradise. 

Fried Georges Bank Sea Scallops

This shoreline classic, served with french fries, coleslaw, and lemon, brings east and west together by combining Japanese style panko batter with our New England scallops to create a delicious seafood synthesis. Squirt some lemon on top for an added bit of zest. 

Fresh Salt Cioppino

If you could only select one item from our menu, we implore you to try this dish. An explosion of Atlantic Ocean flavor that unites shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, and swordfish with tomato, capellini, and lobster-saffron essence, Fresh Salt Cioppino exemplifies our culinary prowess. 

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We are very proud of our restaurant, and the same can be said of our proven dedication to providing a home away from home for our many visitors. Since 1980, Saybrook Point Resort and Marina has gone above and beyond to create a lasting impression on our guests. From weddings to corporate events and everything in between, we’re poised to help you have an unforgettable New England vacation. For more information, please contact us online or call 860-395-2000 for room reservations or 860-388-0000 for events.