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Tavern in the Square

189 Washington St., Salem, MA 01970
978-740-2337
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Ranked #64 of 214 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Denver, Colorado
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133 reviews 133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We ate here on a busy Friday afternoon mainly because it was one of few places in the neighborhood which didn't have a wait...we should have known. The service was competent but a little distracted, even though they weren't that busy. The food was OK, not inspired. The place has a slightly seedy bar feel, it might be better if... More 

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Scarborough, ME, United States
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133 reviews 133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a typical city restaurant with a cool bar area that boasts fun halloween decorations but has fabulous food. I had the best BLT in my life. I know. How can you make a BLT better? Well, they do. The waitress was inattentive. We had to ask for our check and she gave us someone else's. Twice. ug. Nice... More 

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Beacon, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Went here for dinner.. Great atmosphere and good food! Our servers name was David and he was excellent!! Definitely recommend this restaurant!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Loved this restaurant. Their Halloween drinks were especially outstanding. Tried the pumpkin pie martini which was excellent! Also tried the Hocus Pocus drink, which came out bubbling and steaming just like a witch's brew. The food was outstanding, and the staff was so kind. Loved the feel of the restaurant, great casual place with decent prices.

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

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