About Us

Eli and the team~ Hailing from Lowell, MA originally Eli has always found his life in the restaurant business.  Eventually landing in Portsmouth, he was the proud owner of State Street Saloon, a place where everyone is welcome, you become best friends with the stranger sitting next to you, and hard working individuals can kickback after a long days work.

Eli brought that same mentality and feel down to the beach when he opened 12 Ocean Grill.  Ironically , one month nearly to the day after he opened 12 Ocean Grill, the treasured Street Saloon (now Statey Bar & Grill) fell victim to a tragic and unexpected fire, claiming the beloved watering hole after nearly 35 years in existence.  Ever the businessman, Eli, with a heavy heart and determined soul, turned his focus to 12 Ocean Grill and making sure the spirit of “Statey”, and everything it stood for, was felt between the walls in his new Seabrook Beach location. So grab your friends and family and come meet our family down at 12 Ocean Grill, a.k.a Statey South, and help us keep Eli’s legacy alive and well!