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Red's Sandwich Shop

15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
+1 978-745-3527
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“home fries” (59 reviews)
“french toast” (36 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I stopped here, he wanted breakfast and I wanted lunch. He had a great corned beef hash breakfast, everything very good. I tried a lunch special pork loin with squash risotto, cranberries and pepitas with a pumpkin purée. It was outstanding! Best...More

Thank Gourdie13
Reviewed yesterday

Great eats in Salem. Food was excellent and service was friendly and fast. It is amazing how much food this place turns and how many locals were there. Don't pass this place by.

Thank Lotz2CnDo
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice place with reasonable food prices, and a nice staff, but if you are looking for a historical place with history on the inside then this is not your stop. It is comfortable and the staff is super nice and help out...More

Thank heumanntouch
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a no frills local restaurant, ideal for a hearty home cooked lunch after a day exploring. It was a welcome and warm find on a cold and wet day. Large portions.

Thank cnicolaf
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent stop for breakfast and lunch! Portions are large and inexpensive. Very homey feel to the place.

Thank tammy h
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a Breakfast/lunch place that serves up plenty of good food. The service is friendly and helpful I ordered the pancakes and the waitress asked if I wanted a full order and after her description of the amount served I ordered two instead of...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Must have very large appetite! The pancakes are almost the size of a pizza pan so that gives you an idea of the portion size. The food is very tasty and the wait staff are lovely. The atmosphere is very rustic but that is why...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On our brief stop in Salem we asked a local chap for a good place to eat and he recommended reds - it was full of locals and it's easy to see why. Good breakfast menu - good atmosphere, good service.

Thank Gill H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got to have been the best Lobster roll during my visit to both ME and MA. Great service from a very crowded shop. Mainly locals.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap eats that are fresh, simple and tasty. Place is kinda a dive but so what? Food, service and price are just right.

Thank JIK0905
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Questions & Answers
22 June 2016|
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Response from penny c | Reviewed this property |
next time I go there i will find out if they serve gluten free food , and post a review about it
Constance C
31 May 2016|
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Response from stevie34289 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah it is but we're a couple wears hearing aids we either shut one or both off. Not too bad when everyone eats the food is good and we get excited I guess. Just enjoy it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-3527
Located in the Old London Coffee House, which dates back to the 1700s, Red’s Sandwich Shop has been visited by many Celebrities, Congressman, Senators and even First Lady Barbara Bush. A relaxed, friendlly atmosphere in a historic building is the perfect place to join Salem locals for the BEST breafkast and lunch menu in town. The food is delicious, all home-style cooking at pricing so reasonable you almost feel guilty. Having visited numerous restaurants in Salem that charge outrageous pricing for mediocre food, Red's Sandwich Shop is the crown jewel of the city in terms of excellent food, great prices, and a lovely environment with a friendly staff. They offer an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, Dinner Specials, and a daily $6.95 Special.. And when they say roasted turkey, they mean roasted turkey -- whole turkeys are roasted on the premises and carved for your order. In a tribute to Thanksgiving, their Home Style Turkey Sandwich (roasted turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and gravy) is out of this world! Wonderful specialty items from Chicken Marsala and Chicken Piccata to Chicken Pot Pie are made to order. Soups and chowders made fresh daily. For a variety of sandwiches from open-faced, to club, to roll-ups -- they cannot be beat. Red's is an award-winning restaurant that received the "BEST BREAKFAST ON THE NORTH SHORE" award for 24 years in a row! I cannot rave enough about this restaurant. If you have only one restaruant to visit in Salem, make it Red's.
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