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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%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (209 reviews)
“home fries” (56 reviews)
“french toast” (37 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 1:00 PMAll 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

Cash only! Fast friendly service (we were there during the lunch rush) and excellent food. I would absolutely recommend.

Thank AshleyB8
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food and service were excellent! They were very busy when we went in and our waitress had a lot of tables, but we didn’t have to wait a long time for anything and she checked on us consistently. Our food came out quickly and...More

Thank Kara Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was awesome. I got a large piece of fried fish, fries and grilled veggies for under $15. The staff was friendly and fast. A must try.

Thank sueylt
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food here was alright. We had chicken pot pie and the BLT. The service was great and very friendly. The sandwich was pretty good and the pot pie was okay. The best park of the meal was the puff pastry that came with the...More

Thank turbotrevor
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food, service, and portions. Would go here again! I summed it up pretty well with the above wording

Thank Tarbosh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Service was amazing, very welcoming. The food was fast, cheap, and good! Sometimes you need a little home style cooking. Get the seafood chowder!

Thank Erica H
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family and I ate there twice this past weekend while on vacation. It not only has a very interesting history, but the food was great! The pancakes are huge and so good you don't even need syrup to eat it. The staff was very...More

Thank Jenniel P
Reviewed 1 week ago

THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE BEST PLACE to eat in Salem. The food is so good and you don't leave hungry. the service is fantastic, lunch specials under $8

Thank Regina L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a diner in a historic building. It's downtown but a bit of a walk from the historic area. The decor is very 1990s country which looks a little shabby today. The pancakes were pretty good-nothing out of the ordinary except for the...More

Thank QNPoohBear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow,,, we went for lunch and my poor daughter got sick from eatting there... Not the best at all.. It has gone down hill..

Thank nikki m
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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 IslandNative725 | Reviewed this property |
just realized you were there in 16..thought it was a recent question.
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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
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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