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Saltsman's Hotel

Owners: Jim & Tammie Subik

County Hwy 140

(Junction of Routes 67 & 10)

Ephratah, NY 13452

 

 

518.993.4412

 

Email: milkweed@klink.net

Website: http://www.saltsmans.com

 

 

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 baked bread.

Milkweed:

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.

Elderberry pie:

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.

Serving Hours:

W-F 5pm - 8pm

Saturday 5pm - 9pm

Sunday 1pm - 7pm

 

Saltsman's opens Easter Weekend and closes at the end of October.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Easter thru Mother's Day

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Mother's Day thru Labor Day.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Labor Day thru Halloween.

Closed on Monday and Tuesday!

 

General Information:

Saltsman's is one of the oldest continually operated "eateries" in New York State.
  • You 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.
     
  • A 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 business groups.
     
  • 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 china, etc.

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.

Reservations are not required (except on holidays) 

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