Owners: Jim & Tammie Subik
County Hwy 140
(Junction of Routes 67 & 10)
Ephratah, NY 13452
Saltsman's offers a fine
selection of steaks, ham, chicken, pork chops, lamb chops,
breaded veal cutlet, and seafood. Prime Rib is served on Friday
and Saturday and on Sunday a roast meat special is offered.
All entrees include coleslaw,
a choice of appetizer, corn fritters drenched in syrup, creamed
potatoes, baked onion casserole, vegetable of the day, and fresh
One of the areas favorite
treats is Milkweed time at Saltsman's Hotel. Milkweed is an
edible North American plant. It can be found in just about any
farm field and Saltsman's has been harvesting this crop for many
years and serving it up as the vegetable of the day during it's
prolific season which is usually runs for several weeks from
about the end of May to the second week of June.
Another seasonal favorite is
elderberry pie. Elderberries can be found in much of New York
State and the elderflower has recently been in the spotlight for
it's medicinal value. The tiny berries make a wonderful pie with
a distinctive flavor. Saltsman's serves up this tasty dessert
towards the end of August or the beginning of September.
A Bit of History:
Saltsman's Hotel, located at the
Junction of Routes 67 & 10, in the village of Ephratah, has offered
unique country style dining for almost 200 years. Built in 1813,
Saltsman's is one of the oldest restaurants in New York State. When
it was first built, with a dance floor (known as Apollo Hall) on the
upper level, Saltsman's Hotel served as a coach stop along this busy
farming route. Five generations of Saltsman's operated the inn
between 1889 and 1979 when Jim and Tammie Subik purchased the
restaurant. The guest book in the front parlor bears the signature
of President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Other more recent
notables who have dined at Saltsman's are Governor Nelson A.
Rockefeller, white house press correspondent Helen Thomas,
philanthropist Owen D. Young and all the way from Japan, the
president of Nippon Steel.
W-F 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 5pm - 9pm
Sunday 1pm - 7pm
opens Easter Weekend and closes at the end of October.
Saturday & Sunday - Easter thru Mother's Day
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Mother's Day thru Labor
Saturday & Sunday - Labor Day thru Halloween.
Monday and Tuesday!
Saltsman's is one of
the oldest continually operated "eateries" in New York
enter the building either through a door that opens directly
into a Victorian style parlor complete with tin ceiling,
walls and a player piano or through the hallway entrance
that provides a view of the polished staircase and the
tables, and small banquet room located on the right.
beautiful bar with old wooden stools, several round tables,
and an etched glass backing is a favorite waiting spot for
dining parties. Or, many prefer to take their before dinner
drinks out to the old side porch to enjoy the pleasant
sights and sounds of evening in the country. A standing deck
is also located off the bar.
The banquet room can accommodate about
40 guests and is a favorite for anniversaries, showers, and
- The long dining room
has a hardwood floor and is filled with square and
rectangular wooden tables and bentwood chairs. At the very
back of the dining room an antique hutch and glass display
case show off a variety of ironstone, depression ware, bone
A large number of pictures, displays, maps,
etc. of the area and it's history can be viewed on the walls of
the different rooms.
not required (except on holidays)