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231 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3729
+1 978-745-2411
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a unique place to eat and if you can get one of the cute booths by the windows, you'll have a great view of the room itself, which is old and interesting. When we were there, it seemed a bit understaffed. The one server on our side was also the bartender. She was great, but my grilled chicken... More 

Thank Superhappytraveler
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Got the portobello tower. Sounds great but very disjointed. There was no good way to eat it without having a mess. I think it had potential but needed more thought. Vertical is not always the way to go. It also needed some seasoning.

Thank elayne l
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice interior and friendly staff. The food took a while to arrive on a Sunday afternoon with 1/4 of the placed filled. Plenty of fries with the lunches. The flatbread was just o.k.

Thank mazy
Raleigh, North Carolina
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337 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rockafellas is close to all the main attractions in Salem. It is a large restaurant and bar that is warm and inviting. Our waitress Casey was excellent and helped us decide what to order. We had the Poutine Fries which were packed with flavor and are really enough for four people to share. For our entrees we had the delicious... More 

Thank DuffyNC
Portland, Maine
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a bite while taking in some of the cool historical sites in Salem and wasn't impressed. Service was pretty good but the food was eh. Fried haddock wasn't fried very well (not crispy) and the onion rings were falling apart. Not awful but could do better.

Thank KevinPMcRae
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Good food and drinks nice bartenders and prices were reasonable great BBQ chicken flatbread. Yes we will go back as soon as I can get a day off.

Thank Sheila W
East Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We have been visiting Salem for several years and always walk by this place. Looks like a great place to eat. We finally decided to go for lunch. It was early around 11:30 so it was not crowded. We ordered the quesadillas and and a burger. I also asked for an order of fries after I placed my order. They... More 

Thank BretJohnson1
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this beautiful restaurant/bar whilst on a day trip to Salem. The staff were very friendly and they served an amazing selection of beers, ciders and cocktails at very reasonable prices. The food was also very good and very well priced, I recommend the pulled pork nachos. As we we were here in the holiday season the Christmas decorations added... More 

Thank david g
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Went here with family. Very busy night Saturday of Halloween. But once we where seated the food came really quickly. Excellent burgers I had medium rare and the chief got it just right. Nice list of cocktails as well all the be careful of the bar hot special.

Thank Druarc
North East, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

What a pleasant suprise. Looks like a fancy expensive restaurant from the outside but turned out to be the total opposite! The food was excellent. the server was friendly and efficient. And the best part of our dinner-the owner brought us two pieces of chocolate cheese cake on the house. Turns out they were testing out new dessert options. Hope... More 

Thank Rosalyn O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3729
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-2411

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