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Tavern in the Square

) #26 of 165 Restaurants in Salem $$ - $$$ American, ,
189 Washington St., Salem, MA 01970-3522
+1 978-740-2337
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“tots” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
189 Washington St., Salem, MA 01970-3522
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a fun place to eat! It has a great atmosphere, the service is wonderful, and all seven of us who ate there enjoyed our meal immensely. The Duck Confit was the best duck my brother-in-law has ever had. He couldn't get enough...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second time we came to this restaurant and absolutely loved it the first time we were here which is why I was excited to come back the next time we were in the area and I was slightly disappointed. They changed their...More

Thank Kyra404
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not feeling too hungry so when perusing the appetizers our waiter suggested the Truffle Tots, and we're glad he did. A large serving (suitable apps for 4) Served piping hot in a cast iron skillet with just enough truffle oil and shaved Parmesan cheese...yum. Nice...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great meal and the service was as good. But the impressive thing is I left my jacket there. Megan the GM took it upon herself to return it at no cost to me. Thats owning the customer experience beyond the meal. Well...More

Thank jsrmaine
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Delicious food, just a great time and a great place to be while on vacation. Definitely will be back.

Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

My family loved this place. Two vegetarians in the family and they had no problem with the menu. Plenty of choices. I had the steak and it was Great! Very nice outdoor heaters near tabled for those chilly nights. Definitely going back!

Thank c s
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Kind pricey for bar type food, but that's just the area. However, the food was DELICIOUS! So it was worth it.

Thank Mia F
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Tavern in the Square is a great find and a convenient lunch spot when visiting the PEM. Their fish sandwich is outstanding, and almost everything on the menu is offered in a gluten-free version - perfect for my husband who has Celiac disease. The manager...More

Thank Happy_Camper_2004
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A bit on the pricier side but totally worth it. The food was incredible as were the drinks. We went at a quieter hour, about 2pm, but what a great first experience!

Thank SimplySarabeth
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I have been to the tavern several times since moving here. The last time I went both my friend and I were not pleased with the food. I got a burger that was flavorless. The service has been good on my visits although the last...More

Thank Brendalee B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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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