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Red's Sandwich Shop

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15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
+1 978-745-3527
05:00 - 15:00
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Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 15:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love Reds, especially for breakfast. just remember, only order 1 pancake, if you are getting anything else. the pancakes are huge and good. Never had a bad meal there, The staff is great, The cooks are amazing to watch. super friendly and fast service. Love this place If you are on a tight budget, this place is great!

Thank ShellyP1973
Salem, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Red's is definitely where the locals go, and lines can get long on weekends, but it's the largest of the breakfast joints in Salem and can accommodate people relatively quickly. The waitresses will tell you that the pancakes are as big as "manhole covahs" (manhole covers) and they aren't lying. The lunch specials are really reasonably priced (Seriously, good quality... More 

Thank brickandcobblestone
West Deptford, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in Salem hungry and stopped into Redstone. The service was friendly, quick and delicious. I recommend the panini.

1 Thank Carole G
Salem, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been visiting Reds for over 30 years! I have always had a great meal with great service. It is a family tradition. We always bring our guests to experience Reds!

Thank meditateamore
Burlington, Wisconsin
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204 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place while exploring Salem My son ordered the Cuban sandwich and he devoured it. My daughter and I got the shrimp, fried and it is dated fresh. My mom got the seafood chowder and loved it Cash only here

Thank corndogsmom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a day trip from Boston to Salem, and found this place through TripAdvisor. I had a delicious open faced turkey sandwich and salad. My waitress was also very nice. If you're in Salem, check this place out.

Thank Trey S
Detroit, Michigan
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch while visiting Salem as tourists. It is a family friendly "Coney Island" restaurant, as we would say in Detroit. The menu was very large and included a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods. We were very impressed with the waitresses. The restaurant was literally full of teenagers on a school trip,... More 

Thank rcw923
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the breakfast place where the local folk go for eats. We heard many folks "greeted" by name. The Cooks and their wait staff are really nice people. Lots of conversation to go with the REALLY SOLID BREAKFAST. Here, YOU EAT HEAVY...and your wallet will NOT be emptied!!

1 Thank Dave N
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best place for breakfast in the whole town!! Yum!!! The place was packed every time we went, but it was because the food was so good and there was so much of it.

Thank Verna C
Rochester, New York
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister & I stopped here for breakfast on our way out of town on a Monday morning. There was no wait for a table, and the whole staff was very friendly making us feel very comfortable and at home. My sister ordered the Belgium waffle, which she loved. I ordered the chocolate pancake, it was bigger than my head!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, 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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