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Tavern in the Square

189 Washington St., Salem, MA 01970
978-740-2337
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Ranked #69 of 216 restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
New York, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Delicious fried pickles, service is average, and the rest of the food has gone down hill a bit. They need to step it up and put a little more into their food. The atmosphere is ok, but I do recommend the watermelon beer and blueberry beer. Great!

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Manitoba
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We came after an evening walking tour on our first day in Salem. The signage and theme of the restaurant appeared like a chain restaurant like a Fridays or something and I thought we would get more for the money compared to the restaurants along Essex st. The cocktails cost $10 and for the price i was expecting a glass.... More

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Tennessee
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had some really yummy fried jalapeno Mac and cheese, some spicy udon noodles and some sweet potato fries with pecans and maple sauce. Omg YUM. Plus good beer and champagne. A nice, chill place with a huge menu and decent prices.

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Bear, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Sunday visit. We started with outside seating but the surrounding hedge was full of tiny flying insects so moved inside. The patio is nice maybe ask to sit in the center rather than along the hedge. We all enjoyed out meals. Pizza is rectangular thin crust, my picky pizza eater liked it. Everyone liked their sandwiches (chicken, turkey, vegetable), choice... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Right in Historic Salem. Large Bar area (we are non-drinkers) and large seating area inside and out. The food is good.... Basic pub food. TV's everywhere. All sizes. Family friendly. Waite staff always has a smile. Gets a little loud.... acoustics could be better. We usually visit twice a month for a go to place.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Went here for lunch with a group of four. We all ordered different things, but none of us was excited about what we received. Nothing was terribly wrong, the food was just mediocre. Service was excellent, but not in a hurry to go back.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Enjoyed this place. Service was good. Food was good. Prices reasonable. Fun atmosphere. Would be a fun place to watch a game with the many tv's. Would definitely go here again!

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Salem, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

On the days that the food is good, it's GREAT. But sometimes, for whatever reason, the food is terribly average. Its a little pricey, but worth it when the food is good. Service is consistently good.

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Stopped by for a quick bite before heading to Logan. Very nice surprise. Awesome burgers and a great selection of beer. Excellent bar with lots of TV's. $20 bucks for two folks!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

AS always, T.I.T.S never disappoints and not just the tastebuds but the vibrant and cheerful atmosphere you are surrounded with as soon as you enter. It caters for all crowds.....and is kid-friendly too. The service is awesome and recommendations from waiters won't make you feeling you made a mistake. I was confused between four entree's (right there goes to show... More

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