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189 Washington St., Salem, MA 01970
978-740-2337
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Pleasant Surroundings

Nice location, varied menu, very pleasant interior and satisfactory, but not great food. We probably will return again and give the food another chance.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
jackd_10
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Nahant, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Danvers, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to the tavern in the Square in Salem last Sat night and would like to share our experience with you. We have been there many times before but the first thing we noticed was a new menu. It was half the size as previous meny wife and I went to the tavern in the Square... More 

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Nahant, Massachusetts
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132 reviews 132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Nice location, varied menu, very pleasant interior and satisfactory, but not great food. We probably will return again and give the food another chance.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I order the turkey tips every time. It comes with choice of 2 sides. I order the very fresh broccoli and and quinoa. You have a choice of 3 sauces for the tips. I am addicted to the soy ginger! You can lock your bike up right outside. The entire restaurant is surrounded with glass doors top to bottom. They... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We loved the food. Some typical pub type menu items but served with a flair, great portions for the price (took leftovers home). Would go again.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

All in all food in Salem was less than desirable, but this place was better than most. Good burgers and beer.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Food is plenty and the waiters and waitresses are so helpful! The place is nice and very comfortable, though it was noisy when I was there.

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San Francisco, California
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131 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I came here on our very first evening in Salem. It was a great place to watch the World Series. We did not sit in the bar area since we didn't want to be around loud people but at the same time, we had a great time watching the game in the dining area with so many... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My wife and I ate here two times and both have been great!! We have gotten the burgers and were very happy with both the food and service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

So needless to say I'm really angry right now. Especially since I'm still sitting in here. To start its over priced. It's like they wanted to make fancy bar food, but should have just started with trying to make good bar food. I had chicken tenders in a "Mongolian" sauce. It's fried tenders dunked in soy sauce that maybe has... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Beer selection is great. Service was great. Food was great. Atmosphere was great. Tv's everywhere. This is the place to watch a game. Huge bar area with great set up. Would go here everytime I was in Salem. Draft beer selection had something for everyone and bottle selection had nice surprises on it. Great overall.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

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