We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tavern in the Square

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
189 Washington St., Salem, MA 01970
978-740-2337
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Tavern in the Square and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 134 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great spot for dinner

Had dinner here on a nice summers night. We sat outside. The service was excellent, the staff were very friendly. Great choice in food and drinks. We had steak tips. Absolutely delicious. Highly recommend a dinner here. Great prices too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
scottdon99
,
Penrith, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
Add Photo Write a Review

134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Penrith, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here on a nice summers night. We sat outside. The service was excellent, the staff were very friendly. Great choice in food and drinks. We had steak tips. Absolutely delicious. Highly recommend a dinner here. Great prices too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Adams Massachusetts
Level Contributor
44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Can I give this place 10 circles?! Their brunch is like nothing I've ever had. Food and food and more food! Everything was cooked perfect! Omelette station carving station all the breakfast foods you can imagine lunch foods. Way to much to chose from! Oh and did I mention a chocolate fountain and tables of desserts! Ice cream! I've been... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lynn, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
106 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Quick trip for supper while out shopping. Rainy night in a tourist section of Salem. Our server was new and could not answer questions about the food. The Korean BLT was very good - chewy, sticky chucks of bacon on top of sliced avocado and lettuce/tomato. Fries and rings were OK. The burger was OK - nothing special but did... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We came in for dinner and asked to sit at the bar area. A hostess took us to a table and the plates were all stacked with silverware on top of them. When we lifted the silverware, the plates were covered in orange, watery food leftovers- maybe soup? Hadn't been cleaned at all. We handed the plate to the hostess... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Food is great, big portions and small price. It is nice to sit outside. Don't miss it! Well worth it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Its a fancy diner. If you like diner food, this place is great. And they were the only place we found that was open late. I heard they do a great Sunday brunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
142 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

June 3, 2015 - While visiting Salem, MA to see the witch museum, visit the Essex Peabody Museum, and learn about Salem's maritime history, we had an early dinner at TheTavern. It is located in the Hawthorne Hotel on Washington Square. The Hawthorne is a delightful, historic hotel and The Tavern is just off the lobby. The portions are large... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Myersville, Maryland
Level Contributor
56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Tavern in the Square is a moderate priced restaurant in the heart of Salem. It is located near the heart of Salem and is very easy to walk to if you are staying at one of the local hotels or Inns. Salem has several options when is comes to restaurants. Can be a little pricey, but they serve good sized... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We actually went here twice, and I sure hope this is the proper one. Sits in the courtyard across from the museum. we decided on steaks and I am here to tell you this was a most wonderful find. Wait staff was Johnny on the Spot and everyone was super friendly. Went back for cocktails on the patio and once... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Huge bar, great place to watch any game anytime, plenty of TVs, always have multiple games playing.As a regular for the last couple of years the menu is constantly being updated,staff is always on top of their game,I have never had a bad experience here. Sunday brunch is one of the best in Salem

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Tavern in the Square also viewed

 

Been to Tavern in the Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 189 Washington St., Salem, MA 01970
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-740-2337

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tavern in the Square staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?