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148 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970
978-741-4436
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Today
11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great BBQ

We got the pulled pork and jalapeño corn bread. Soo yummy! Cute little casual spot for a bite to eat in Salem.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Meaghan Y
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We got the pulled pork and jalapeño corn bread. Soo yummy! Cute little casual spot for a bite to eat in Salem.

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Clear Lake, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Poor food, indifferent service. The pulled pork and pulled chicken were mediocre at best. Fries were inedible. The staff. Argued over who HAD to take our order. I should have been tipped of when we walked in at 6:00 on a Thursday night and the only other patrons were at the bar. There are too many great restaurants out there... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Wow! How can this place earn 5 stars from anyone?? I really can't wrap my head around it. Yes, I'm a local, and only live 30 seconds away from it. I've lived next to The Pigs Eye for over a year now. I've never eaten there and for good reason. I see things, I hear things, and I smell it... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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312 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Not sure if it was just an off day but I kept hearing by locals that we needed to eat here. Was decent so I've nothing negative to say. Just not great. Or at least a great as everybody made out.

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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

This was the most genuine place we ate on our trip. It felt unpretentious and was really quirky. The food was hot and tasty. We really enjoyed eating here

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Whenever I go into a city/town I don't know much about, I like to ask the locals where they eat. During a morning walk in Salem, I saw this restaurant. It looked quint and the type of place I am always looking for. So, I looked for the reviews to see how others had rated it. They were all over... More 

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Peabody
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Haven't been in a few years, BF and I went last night, the tables have all been changed, they have like 3 tables for four, and are totally crammed in there, we could not even sit comfortably, they also now have these high tables, that are also crammed in. How anyone sits comfortably in there is beyond me. We were... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've heard other locals say they wanted to support this local business and since I couldn't go to the scheduled meeting with them I went with my partner for lunch one day. He ordered the haddock bites which were on special and he enjoyed them very much. I saw a "shrimp teriyaki" special and thought it odd so asked about... More 

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NYC
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is another Salem standard with good food, decent service and good prices. It's generally very crowded but the food makes up for the wait.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is my third trip to In a Pig's Eye and I really enjoy coming here. The food is very 'stick to your ribs' and they mix a great drink. I had a really good Chicken Parm with pasta and two drinks that were potent. The best part is the local entertainment and being able to relax with the local... More 

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Additional Information about In a Pig's Eye

Address: 148 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-741-4436
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 148 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-741-4436

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?