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The story of SALT started with Keith and Ali's love for Shelter Island. SALT was designed as a come as you are restaurant with a focus on fresh and local foods, that anyone can enjoy. They wanted to create a place they would want to go for dinner or drinks and find friendly service from other people who live and love Shelter Island. We treat locals like celebrities and celebrities like locals!


We look forward to meeting and sharing some of our favorite foods, drinks, and time with you this summer. 


Proprietors Keith and Ali Bavaro have family roots and have spent many summers as children on Shelter Island. After finishing school, traveling, and years in the service industry between them, Ali and Keith met back on this island they had loved for so long in 2009.  While working together, the duo came up with the idea for SALT and opened in 2012.  


Having opened their second restaurant, PORT, in Greenport, they split their time between work, family, friends, Key West, and living on this beautiful little rock they call home. 

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