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All 213 Salem Restaurants

Gulu-Gulu Cafe

247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3401
978-740-8882
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Ranked #15 of 213 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Czech, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Holliston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

When we arrived a few in our party were disappointed in the limited menu. But once they read through the menu and chose something they were very happy. The Munich Panini was extremely good. So was the artichoke dip. Make sure you use the bathroom because there is amazing urban art in the hallways.

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a great little place. It has an excellent selection of really great craft beers that you just can't get everywhere and some really tasty gourmet food too. Prices are decent and service is average. They can get really busy at peak times. Definitely a place to go though if you are a beer drinker. Right in the middle... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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180 reviews 180 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great little cafe with a comfortable atmosphere. The server was a friendly guy who was very helpful. The breakfast that I had was a delicious crepe and my son had great looking breakfast sandwich. The food was delivered quickly and with a smile. I will definitely be back to try lunch.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I had heard/read reviews of exotic-sounding Gulu Gulu for a while so glad to stop in after a nice show at nearby Peabody Essex Museum. As several reviews had not been kind regarding service, esp during peak times, we were pleasantly surprised that a table for 6 was available upon arrival and we had fun ordering off their impressive craft... More 

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gosport
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

on spinola bay, maltese menu. ate selection of typical maltese--rabbit,meat balls,brooad bean dip. good food but nothing exceptional. setting bit bare bone.

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Went with my best friend during an impromptu trip to Salem around Halloween. They had an impressive selection of beer and great soup! We thought it was a cute, cozy little spot! I could definitely see myself hanging out there a lot if I were a local.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Almost always busy, and usually very nice to sit inside and chit chat. I especially love the hot chocolate there!

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Silver Spring, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stopped here to sit a spell after exploring the city. Friendly staff. Delicious food and beverages. Fun atmosphere. Met and conversed with some fellow travelers and locals.

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New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We always enjoy at least one meal at Gulu Gulu while visiting Salem. Love the atmosphere, the art on the walls featuring local artists, great service, music, and of course the delicious food! This visit we tried a new menu item, the make your own crepe and also the portabella mushroom crepe which was out of this world! Our server... More 

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Naples, Italy
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A funky, artsy interior and outdoor seating available. Very fast and friendly service. Great sandwiches. Excellent beer selection. I wish I lived closer to this place. I would be a regular.

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Additional Information about Gulu-Gulu Cafe

Address: 247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3401
Phone Number: 978-740-8882
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Czech, Vegetarian

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