Saltbox Kitchen

We are a casual farm-to-table café, Concord’s only craft brewery and a Best of Boston-winning caterer. Our seasonal, globally-inspired menus feature fresh ingredients from Saltbox Farm, Chef Ben Elliott’s family farm built by his grandparents in the 1940s. In all that we do, we are committed to continuing the traditions of agriculture, family and community that have always been a part of Ben’s family and of Saltbox Farm.

Want to learn more about local chef Ben Elliott? Watch a “Behind the Scenes in 90 Seconds” short film segment.


Contact Information

84 Commonwealth Avenue Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 978-610-6020



Andreas Apostolopoulos   May 1, 2022
Thoroughly impressed as I passed by this place many times and originally thought better of going in! In fact the café/seat yourself vibe, the authentic and creative takes on global and local favorites, and the casual but elevated ambiance really make for an excellent dining experience that won't even break the bank! The food is delicious and there are options for everyone!! Supporting local farms as well!!
Sean D.   March 28, 2022
A True Story I was feeling a bit melancholy and out of sorts when I agreed to explore our new stomping grounds in West Concord with my wife. We weren't...
Keith Lawless   February 16, 2022
Nice downtown kitchen and nano brewery. Atmosphere doesn't lend itself to lingering. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Beer selection is limited but well made.
Angela S   December 21, 2021
Great flavors and care put into the food, although on the high end of pricey. I love well portioned food, but the portions can vary so ask before ordering (soup bowls are more like a small cup at $10). Coffee is very good and the ginger scones are worth the drive alone. It's definitely a treat, and more suitable for grown ups. Bonus that you can pick up a bottle of wine here for the night. Order ahead if you don't want to wait. Limited seating.
Taylor Yates   November 17, 2021
Great food. Great coffee. Great decor. This is my go-to lunch spot in Concord!
Owl H.   November 11, 2021
Farm to table menu, fresh, well prepared. The kitchen accommodates preferences and allergies. Excellent chef and attention to detail.
Catherine Dixon   October 2, 2021
My grandmother and I had delicious scones and some cold brew coffee (mine regular and hers decaf). We sat outside. If they had more outdoor seating that would be nice, but they did keep many doors and windows open for ventilation indoors too.
Catherine Shah   October 2, 2021
My grandmother and I had delicious scones and some cold brew coffee (mine regular and hers decaf). We sat outside. If they had more outdoor seating that would be nice, but they did keep many doors and windows open for ventilation indoors too.
Alexandra M.   September 7, 2021
This is my favorite place in Concord! I have been going there for years and am never disappointed. On this trip both our salads were filled with vegetables...
Jill Stewart   August 31, 2021
This was the most beautiful salad I have had in years! Plus it was very healthy. A must to go to. Also, their produce is the best around.
Dillon H.   August 13, 2021
Nice atmosphere inside, although a bit crowded. Diverse selection of food on the menu, and a farm stand with homemade honey, pasta, tomatoes, wine, etc. I...
Derek Rodenbeck   July 18, 2021
This place has style. As soon as you walk in there is something in the air where you know good things are going to happen. 1. Get the chocolate chip cookies. I ordered one and immediately came back and got two more. 2. Food was great. I did takeout and when I opened the paper box my burger looked just as good and the presentation was taken into consideration. I really enjoyed this place and will be back. Highly recommend!
Ryan Casey   June 23, 2021
This place is worth trying. They serve big portions for convenient rates. Always neat and with good atmosphere. I highly recommend this place.
Brianna Zillich   March 12, 2021
I found this place when I was going to pick up samples for my wedding cake in town, and was starving. So glad I stopped here. everything is clearly so well and handmade. The ketchup alone is amazing. I absolutely will be back again and again and again.
Sashi Qualitz   February 19, 2021
Did take out and it was good
Jayden Shepard   February 8, 2021
This place is first-rate and spacious, the menu was delightful and the prices were very economical. quickly, efficient service and very affable staff members. Highly recommended.
Suzanne K.   January 8, 2021
Best salad ever. I believe it was buratta with endive and grapefruit. Grab and go at the register. It is always such a pleasant experience.
Barin Moghimi   October 23, 2020
I've decided to give this place a second chance. They did not let me down. Thank you for bringing back wholesome farm fresh cuisine. One caveat though, please reconsider some of your wine selections.
Ron Savenor   October 12, 2020
Excellent creativity and quality chef Ben Elliot is very talented. He worked for Barbra Lynch for nine years. Plus he’s such a nice person Really love his food! Best food in the suburbs
Sumit N.   August 9, 2020
A total surprise find .. driving by and stopped for lunch. Wow! The best BLT - ever. The best veggie sandwich - ever. I'll be making the trek back over bad...
Ryan Mathis   March 10, 2020
Delightful farm to table restaurant. Bonus points for making their own beer in house. Pictures in this review was the flight consisting of their farmhouse ale, a seasonal (stout), experimental (raspberry cream ale) and IPA. Food was delicious too. The short rib was very tender and perfectly cooked to melt in your mouth. A little pricey but worth it
Ashton Moore   March 1, 2020
This spot is worth trying. They serve big portions for affordable rates. Always well kept and with good character. Will come back again.
Hector Constantzos   January 31, 2020
Very quaint location. The clam chowda was excellent and the pork dish (I don't remember what it was called) outstanding. The beer selection had a great variety for all taste buds. I'm an IPA guy, NE IPA preferred. Though the Spruce Ale didn't have the strength of an IPA, it packed a lot of character.
Kelly L.   December 13, 2019
Delicious breakfast with sisters and bro-in-law. Such a welcoming environment. Will return.
Hillary Lam   September 26, 2019
Staff are very friendly, great beers. Cozy atmosphere inside. Would love to come back
Paul e   June 7, 2019
This was a delightful little find. Combination micro brewery and farm to table restaurant. Not a big place but everything was very good. We started with soft shell crab with salad and Maine mussels. The crab was fantastic and the salad was a nice complement, with an unusually large head of asparagus (which I would have expected to be tough- but was delicate and delicious). The mussels and broth were seafood sweet, and makes you wish for a loaf of bread and a bigger belly. For entrees, I had deep dive scallops which were seared to perfection, preserving both the flavor and tenderness of the meat, over green beans. My partner had the strawberry pistachio salad with a deep fried goat cheese, which made for a filling dinner. The craft brews were interesting and satisfying. We tried 5 between us, at the suggestions of our waitress, who was knowledgeable and which worked well. Looking forward to coming back.
Real Housewife O.   May 8, 2019
Go here for DINNER! I had only been for lunch which I always like, but dinner was a great experience. We went on a Thursday night and sat at the bar. I...