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Tavern in the Square

$$ - $$$American, ,
189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
+1 978-740-2337
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was lucky enough to try this place on our first 70 degree day of the year. Our server was cool and knowledgeable with the beer selection. Hubbys burger cooked to perfection, truffle tater tots (holy moly) and my chicken and waffles all hit the nail...More

Thank Gets_around_1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good, but we went during a rush period and were left at the table unattended for far too long. To his credit, the manager did take notice and hustled someone over and from that point forward, things went very well. The...More

Thank wolff162
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I had an amazing salad here! Sesame encrusted chicken with lomein noodles, green beans, tons of avocado and jicama slaw on a bed of crunchy romaine. I didn't love the slaw, but the rest of the salad was really delicious and filling. Salad was piled...More

Thank Boston02116
Reviewed 21 January 2018

First time diner at this establishment. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The miso glazed salmon was very good and the tavern burger got an ok. The quinoa veggie burger was disappointing. There was a definite taste of sweet potato but no veggies or black...More

Thank ilovehats
Reviewed 4 December 2017

My wife is has a Wheat Allergy so she has to eat Gluten Free wherever we go. This place has a dedicated fryer to ensure there is no cross contamination. She was so happy to be able to eat the fish and chips. The fish...More

Thank davidbW6AG
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Great food in a lovely setting, the service was quick and efficient and the prices reasonable. We expected to have a wait to be served as it was very busy but we were pleasantly surprised and well looked after

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

My fiancee and I visited Salem for Halloween weekend and after walking around since mid afternoon, all restaurants and pubs had an hour to hour and half long waits (which was expected, not complaining) but after a visit to the Starbucks near by we decided...More

1  Thank Yara P
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Even though we missed the start, it was so fun to play along with the awesome trivia! Had some excellent beer nuts and then very tasty fish and chips. Would go again for sure!

Thank lmiller586
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Went for dinner and had an amazing meal. Addy was our waitress and was the nicest waitress I have come into contact with in some time. You definitely get your money's worth here.

Thank donnamaietta
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was not clean. Had to ask for water, set ups, etc. Wait staff was completely inattentive. Table was sticky and food was in our chairs. Food was marginal - okay- not great.

Thank LALady21
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-740-2337
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